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Meet our international students

We regularly welcome students from around the globe to experience life at tPlymouth Marjon University. We love how this connects our institution to the rest of the world, and we take great care in making sure our students feel welcome, safe and encouraged throughout their time with us. With proximity to both the moors and the sea, our campus provides a stimulating, exciting environment in which to study and discover more about life in the UK.

Our students (and their families back at home) tell us that the safe, compact nature of our campus is one of their main reasons for choosing Plymouth Marjon University. After all, coming to study in a new country can be somewhat daunting and, with Plymouth being among the safest cities in the whole of the UK, studying at a campus such as ours helps put all minds at rest. We’ve interviewed a few students so that they can tell you, in their own words, what makes studying at our University such a joy.

Clara from Spain

BA (Hons) Journalism student Clara told us: "The other day in the gym, I heard a woman saying: “Plymouth is a city, but it’s a village when it comes to knowing people.” I instantly thought she was absolutely right, and that is probably the thing I most like about this place. I’ve been living here for less than a year and I already stop in the street to speak with people I’ve met somewhere or even with complete strangers: in the bus, in the street, in the ocean… In Plymouth people don’t seem to be too busy for a nice and random chat with their neighbours and that is what makes this town special.

I have experienced the same at uni. The lecturers are not just someone who stands there on a platform, give their memorised lesson and then you’re on your own. They actually care about you learning and enjoying yourself. They make their lectures as productive and active as possible and their doors are open for you whenever you need them. Here at Marjon, you are supported and trained by doing, experiencing, failing and trying again. In my opinion that’s the best way to learn".


George from Greece

George who recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education course told us: "There are a lot of nice places in the city - pubs, clubs and cafes. We've also got the moors, tors to climb on and rivers to practice our paddling. I think the course is fantastic, I couldn't possibly recommend it more. Our lecturers care for the students and I realised that from day one. They will always provide you with the support you need".

Marlies from Austria

Marlies, who studies BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Education told us: "Plymouth offers something for everyone. Being this close to Dartmoor National Park and the sea, every person who loves the outdoors can find something to do here. Furthermore, Plymouth provides many chances to gain work experience in the outdoor field."

"This course helps me to improve my personal skills, as well as discovering new interesting activities. It also gives me the opportunity to advance my English skills both in writing and speaking, as well as gaining more knowledge about outdoor education."

Ivo from Switzerland

Ivo is an Swiss international swimmer who studies BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning was in part influenced to come to Marjon our Elite Sports Schiolarships and the opportunity to train with the worldclass Plymouth Leander Swimming Club.

He says: "The sports lab offers perfect conditions for research and to aid the understanding of all the theory we are being taught here at Marjon. Personally, I developed a great autonomy by taking over my own responsibilities to reach my academic and athletic goals.”