Freshers' Week
Our city-centre campus is the focal point for student life at the University of Plymouth. It's the location for many lectures and classes; where you'll find study spaces and the library; where you will meet friends for coffee or lunch; where you'll discover the Students' Union as well as our sports facilities.
Whilst we have other locations across the city – including specialist dental, medical, health and marine facilities – our city campus remains the bustling hub of University life in Plymouth.

Find your way around

Being quite compact, the campus is easy to navigate and finding your way between lectures, the library and your favourite lunch spot will soon become second nature.
Our campus maps will help you to find your way around.
Additional teaching spaces and specialist facilities such as Cookworthy, the Emdeck, InterCity Place: facilities for health professions, nursing and midwifery, Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE) and the Marine Station are located within walking distance.
Campus map tile updated November 2023

Access guides for our campus and buildings

Where to eat on campus

Enjoy a break in one of our award-winning campus cafes.
Catch up with friends over a coffee or grab a bite to eat in one of our many campus cafes. Whether you fancy a hearty breakfast, a healthy salad, a pizza or a sandwich, there's plenty of choice.
Our cafes are committed to providing a sustainable food culture at the University, and hold a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association which reflects our achievements to promote sustainable sourcing, reducing disposable packaging, reducing meat intake and much more.
The Students Union also offers it's very own coffee shop offering a wide range of .
Business student Shaina Salan and PhD Geologist Dylan Beard have coffee at the Container Café, Crosspoint in the Roland Levinsky Building.

Your Students' Union (UPSU)

We want to make sure you have a successful, fulfilling and rewarding time both at University and in the future.

Nightclub DJ

What's going on in the SU?
From karaoke to yoga, live music to film nights, the UPSU main room, bar and nightclub host a broad selection of social, cultural and sporting events.

Members from UPSU Swimming Society take a dip in February.

Get involved!
UPSU supports a large number of sports clubs and societies. Find your community, continue with an existing hobby or try something completely new!

Using the Students' Union shop on campus.

Students' Union Shop
Handy for meal deals, coffee, snacks and drinks, stationery and official University of Plymouth merchandise

Keeping active

Whatever your activity goals there are a number of ways to stay active mentally and physically on campus. With the located in the heart of campus, it’s quite easy to fit in a work out session or fitness class around your timetable.
The sports centre offers a 50 station gym, squash courts, multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio and sports injuries clinic. Opportunities to swim and climb are also available at , situated a 15-20 minute walk from campus.
There are also many opportunities to get involved with the myriad , although many of these take place off campus.
Drake's reservoir
A sunny day overlooking Drake's Reservoir
Students on Students' Union roof
Outside seating on the Students' Union roof

Plymouth is an amazing university both because of location, the atmosphere but also the amount it offers. The Students’ Union offers a fantastic range of support and events, the city feels really safe.

Students' Union Summer Ball
Summer Ball
Students chatting on the Union roof. City centre campus.