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Discover days

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At Plymouth Marjon University, we offer regular discover days for students aged 16+, so that they can come and explore the opportunities for themselves.

Developed to offer a genuine taste of higher education, our Discover Days examine our most popular subject areas.

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The Discover Day experience

Our Discover Days usually begin with two engaging academic sessions in the morning. After an in-depth campus tour (led by some of our student ambassadors), we’ll break for lunch before another academic session.

We then run a ‘truths and myths’ session about student funding. Understanding the funding options available can often remove barriers for prospective students. Throughout the day students have the chance to ask our student ambassadors questions, getting the chance to talk about what matters. The day typically runs from 10:00 - 14:00.

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Popular subjects for Discover Days

Our Discover Day programmes are a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about some of the exciting possibilities available at the university. These programmes have been developed for students aged 16+ across a variety of subject areas, giving them a taster of Higher Education study, as well as learning more about the subjects on offer at Plymouth Marjon University


  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Health and Wellbeing

University demystified

We always aim to review each Discover Day so that we can continue to improve, year on year. During the past few years, we’ve identified the following:

  • 74.6% of those who attended the Discover Days were more confident about navigating Higher Education options as a result.

  • 97% of attendees felt that the Student Funding workshop was useful.

  • 98.5% of those who attended rated their Discover Day as either ‘useful’ or ‘very useful’.

What the teachers had to say

"Many thanks for all the hard work from you setting this up. The experience was amazing and the students have gained so much from the two days. I will be in contact with regards next year and also will pass on your details on to a colleague at another school as they have a group of 17 year olds who would benefit from visiting the University to raise their aspirations prior to making their university choices."

Lee Adams, Poltair School, St Austell