Post 16 students

Take uni for a test drive

Discover Days

Discover Days enable post-16 students (Years 12 & 13 and access students) to get hands-on and interactive understanding of a given subject area and a feel for university life.

Discover days

Let's get real

Summer School

Running through the summer, this structured event can spark a student’s ambition. The 2020 Summer School will focus on Education & Teaching, and will be run virtually with full information being available soon. Applications are now open. Please email Kari or Siobhan to find out more or register your interest on

Practical help



Open to students who are heading towards the end of their secondary and A-level education, our bespoke workshops cover everything from writing a sparkling personal statement to transitioning to higher education with confidence.

Our workshops give students an informative, yet interactive, experience. They will learn how, why, and when to apply for university, but the workshops are also designed to calm nerves, as well as explore the benefits of going to university.

Our workshops support your students through their next educational steps. It’s true that many students face barriers to higher education, and we’re here to make sure they can be overcome. Sessions will be delivered online either live or pre-recorded with a live Q&A option.

We are open to customising the workshops, working with teachers, to ensure that the sessions will be the most impactful they can be. Typical workshop topics include:

  • Confidence-building for higher education
  • UCAS applications
  • Personal statement writing
  • Study skills for Level 3 students
  • Student funding applications and budgeting
  • Student life
  • Stress management

For more information on these or to book a workshop in please email Kari and Siobhan at


Partnerships with schools

Progression agreement schools

A progression agreement is a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby colleges and universities work together to engage students with the university course that is right for them.

By working with partner schools in this way, Plymouth Marjon University can guarantee that suitable candidates are considered for admission, providing they’ve worked hard to achieve certain criteria.

The student knows exactly what is expected of them should they wish to progress onto a course at this university. We can work with individual students and their college to map out exactly which units of study must be completed. Students who want to be considered for the scheme need to apply individually and when you do so, we make every possible effort to make sure you’re offered admission to a course that fits with your interests, skills and abilities (where availability allows).