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Alongside our vibrant culture, Plymouth offers a huge variety of inspiring and creative events, contemporary arts venues and a wealth of independent and nationally recognised bars, restaurants and shops.
<p dir="ltr">Plymouth, <a href="https://britishheritage.com/travel/plymouth-britains-ocean-city#:~:text=In%20maritime%2C%20island%20Great%20Britain,water%20west%20to%20North%20America.">Britain’s Ocean City</a>, is home to around 35,000 students. Alongside our vibrant culture, Plymouth offers a huge variety of inspiring and creative events, contemporary arts venues and a wealth of independent and nationally recognised bars, restaurants and shops located within walking distance of Arts University Plymouth’s <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/virtual-tours">Tavistock Place campus</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Perfectly situated on the south west coast of the UK, Plymouth borders Devon and Cornwall, offering a stunning and vast coastline all easily accessible by foot, bus, car or train, as well as being within a 25 minute bus journey from the city centre to <a href="https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/">Dartmoor National Park</a>; there’s many reasons to consider Plymouth a place to call home throughout your studies.</p> <p dir="ltr">Did you know, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/why-you-can-feel-safe-living-in-plymouth">Plymouth was officially recognised as one of the safest places in the country to enjoy a night out</a>. Need more convincing? We’ve created a round-up of the <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/top-10-reasons-to-study-at-arts-university-plymouth">top 10 reasons why you should choose to study at Arts University Plymouth</a>.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr"><strong>Visiting in-person<br /></strong>The best way to experience our vibrant city is to visit us in-person. If you have applied to study with us you will have received information about how to book on to an Applicant Experience Day. </p> <p dir="ltr">This is a great opportunity for you to get to know Plymouth and experience what it’s like to study and be part of our welcoming creative community. You will get to participate in a course specific workshop with our expert academics and technicians and meet other students on your course before you start in September. There will also be the opportunity to have a campus tour of our industry-standard facilities and talk to our teams about accommodation, finance, student support, careers and any other questions you may want answered.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you can’t make an Applicant Experience Day, you can book a <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/visit/book-a-tour">bespoke campus tour</a> and 1:1 chat with a course leader at a time that suits you. Just email <a href="mailto:hello@aup.ac.uk">hello@aup.ac.uk</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Make the most out of your trip and visit our <a href="http://aup.ac.uk/events">What’s On page</a> and discover just some of the creative events and activities taking place on our campus. You can also keep an eye on our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts?orderBy=postDate">website</a> and see some of the exciting events taking place in the city. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Claim £80 back towards your travel costs!<br /></strong>We understand the importance of having the opportunity to explore our campus and Plymouth first-hand so you are able to make an informed decision about where to choose to study. That’s why we’re proud to offer our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/claim-up-to-80-when-you-come-to-visit-us2">travel bursary</a>. With our travel bursary you can claim up to £80 back towards your travel costs, <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/claim-up-to-80-when-you-come-to-visit-us2">find out more here.</a><br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>I can’t visit you in-person, what can I do next?<br /></strong>Not able to make it onto campus? There’s still plenty of ways you can explore Arts University Plymouth, the city and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home! <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/student-life/discover-plymouth">Discover more about our incredible city and all of the opportunities available to our students here.</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>On-Demand Open Days<br /></strong>If you can’t make it down to visit us, why not get a taste for life as a student at Arts University Plymouth with our curated selection of pre-recorded talks and virtual tours of our state-of-the-art studios and workshops. <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/visit/on-demand">Find out more here.</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chat to our current students<br /></strong>Want to speak to one of our current students to get first hand information on what it's like to study here at Arts University Plymouth? <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/ask-a-student">Start the conversation here.</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Take a virtual tour of our campus<br /></strong>Explore our campus, including our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/student-life/students-union">students union</a> and specialist facilities without having to leave your sofa. <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/posts/take-a-virtual-tour">Take a virtual campus tour here.</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Check us out on our social channels!<br /></strong>Being a creative university, we have produced a host of inspiring images and footage to give you a taste of what it’s like to study with us. Explore the work of our students and staff via our social media channels (and make sure you hit like or follow!):</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/artsuniplym/">Facebook</a><br /><a href="https://twitter.com/artsuniplym">Twitter</a><br /><a href="https://www.instagram.com/artsuniplym/?hl=en">Instagram</a><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@ArtsUniPlym">Youtube</a><br /></p>