Life as a student in Plymouth

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Why Plymouth might be the best UK university town

As a vibrant seaside city, Plymouth is an exciting place to study and live in. Whether you like the hustle and bustle of city life or looking to live somewhere you can easily escape to the rural countryside and stunning beaches of Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth would be perfect for you. Home to multiple universities and colleges (including University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marjon University), the city hosts many students with a lively nightlight, great shopping, historical landmarks, and days out at the beach.

The area of North Hill is where you will find most students if are looking for a lively student night, planning a few quiet drinks or an evening at a comedy show, the area will have something for you. Some of the student bars/nights to look out for are The Roundabout who offer plenty of deals for students or popular student pub The Skiving Scholar. The student unions are of course another popular choice. Plymouth is also home to a wide range of venues showcasing the creative arts including the Theatre Royal Plymouth or The Box Plymouth, a major new museum, art gallery and archive for Plymouth and the South West.

Known as Britain’s Ocean City, there is of course plenty of sights and attractions in the great outdoors. The Plymouth Hoe offers stunning views out across the English Channel or just outside of the city is the Dartmoor National Park, perfect for a day of hiking. Plymouth is also not short of fantastic beaches nearby; Wembury and Bovisands are easily accessible by bus. Looking for something different to do for the day before your next assignment is due? Visit the National Marine Aquarium which is the UK’s biggest aquarium and offers a discount for students. Plymouth is also home to Olympic sized swimming and diving pools for those who prefer the water with a bit less salt!

Metro’s student accommodation in Plymouth has been given Grade A accreditation by Plymouth University. Both the No Place Inn and the Mutley Tavern are recently converted public houses with lots of character, and are within walking distance of local shops, bars, cafes and restaurants as well as the Uni. They are also close to some lovely local parks and gardens.

Both buildings offer a perfect mix of private student rooms with sociable common rooms and kitchen areas that are dedicated to student living. They also come with fibre optic wifi, free use of the laundry room and all utilities included within the rent. The studio apartments have an en suite bathroom, power shower, fully fitted kitchen and double bed.

If you are looking for Plymouth apartments for rent, contact our helpful team here to discuss your needs, or take a look at our listings to see all Plymouth University Accommodation.

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