Meet our international students

Thomas-Maurer 2016

Sporting ambitions

Tom from Switzerland

Tom is an elite swimmer and studies BA (Hons) Sport Development at Marjon. He says: "My favourite place on a nice day in Plymouth is the Plymouth Hoe. In case you need to cool down you are right at the sea and you're very close to the city center with a diverse range of restaurants, snack bars and shops. Since English isn't my first language my academic advisor helped me with grammar and academic writing in my essays. The university also provides a wide range of activities and events to develop skills to improve my future employability."


2017 Marlies Maczejka WIDE

Enjoying the outdoors

Marlies from Austria

Marlies studies BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Educationa and says: "Plymouth offers something for everyone. Being that 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."


Giorgos Katsogridakis Wide

Supportive lecturers

George from Greece

George who studies BA Outdoor Adventure Education says: "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".


Ivo-Staub 2016

Sport and social activities

Ivo from Switzerland

Ivo, another elite swimmer who studies BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning, 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.”

He is also enjoys being in a city by the sea saying: "I really enjoy going for a walk at Plymouth’s lovely seaside on a sunny day, sipping coffee in one of the many restaurants and cafes at the Barbican or having a picnic with my friends around the light house on the Hoe."