These pages provide information about clubs and societies and useful links to activities and the local area as well as places to eat and drink and worship, prayer & reflection.
Clubs & Societies
Here you will find some keys information related to setting up your own club or society.
Want to set up a new Club or Society?
Here’s how you do it…
- If you want to start a club or society, make sure there isn’t one already existing that does the same activities, or is based on the same idea- there’s no point in duplicating.
- Download an application form or grab a hard copy from the Clubs & Societies board which is outside the SU.
- Get a group of friends, or like-minded fellow students together, to sit down and discuss what the basic activities and functions of your club are going to be. Will you be going on trips, are you discussing something, are you training etc?
- You need to choose a committee; this comprises a president, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as a necessity.
- Next you will need to attract a minimum of 6 other people to become potential members. A minimum of 10 members are needed, this number includes the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. At this stage, they don’t need to pay anything, but you will need to collect their names and contact information on the provided sheet in the application pack.
- Then you need to look carefully at the questions on the application back and fill in the answers as best you can.
For more information on how to set up a club or society, please see our Clubs and Societies Information Booklet.
Remember if you have any questions, please contact your SU Officers Rhys Roberts or Laura Butler
Eating & Drinking
As well as various food outlets on campus, there is a huge variety of places to eat out in Plymouth.
Check out the inplymouth website for more information.
Eating on Campus
The University is committed to the Plymouth Food Charter which promotes healthy and sustainable food and aims to improve health and wellbeing. We use fresh seasonal produce to cook affordable and tasty meals. We offer in-house catering for students and staff, both in and outside of term time.
There are three excellent dining outlets on campus: the Hub, the Grandstand Cafe and Barjon. Students and staff can always get access to delicious, hearty food that’s cooked and prepared with great care.
Breakfast: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 11.30am
Lunch specials: Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm
Grill bar: Monday to Friday 12:00pm – 7.00pm
Dinner specials: Monday to Friday 5:00pm – 7.00pm
Sunday Specials: 5:00pm – 7.00pm
Open every day in the University sports centre
The Student Union Bar, also known as ‘Barjon’ is the on-campus watering hole for students. It has been the venue for many enjoyable and memorable student nights.
The friendly Barjon team members are part of our close student community and are always willing to chat and get involved in events both on and off campus.
Monday – Friday 8.00 – 5:00pm
Fitness & Activity
The University’s state-of-the-art sports centre is fast becoming the health hub of choice for fitness enthusiasts across Plymouth and beyond. Click the tab to find out more.
Popular with both local and international athletes and regularly used as a base for established sport clubs, the University’s sport centre is loaded with cutting-edge sport and fitness equipment.
Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond.
(Some places you will get to very easily via public transport, others might be a bit more tricky. Most websites will have a section letting you know the easiest way to get to them. If it doubt, get in contact with them.)
Arts & Culture
- Theatre Royal Plymouth
- Barbican Theatre
- Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (under renovation until 2020)
- Merchant’s House Museum
- Plymouth Hoe
- (Smeaton’s Tower)
- Plymouth Sound
- Burrator Reservoir
- Royal William Yard Harbour
- Saltram (National Trust)
- National Marine Aquarium
- Crownhill Fort
- Mount Batten Pier
- Mount Edgcumbe
- Cremyll Ferry trips
- Cawsands Ferry trips
- Dartmoor Zoo
- Live Escape Rooms
- Adrenalin Leisure Park
- Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre
- Plymouth Pavilions (ice skating and live shows)
- Delta Force Paintball Plymouth
- Plymouth Karting
- Barbican Leisure Park
- Lido Swimming Pool (seasonal)
- Local walks throughout South Devon
- Dartmoor National Park
More ideas can be found at: Visit Plymouth
Fancy a trip outside of Plymouth? The West Country has some interesting and amazing places, full of history, to visit:
Worship, Prayer & Reflection
The Chapel is a place of worship, prayer and reflection for any who wishes to use it. It is a beautiful and restful space. During the day it is normally available as a place of sanctuary and quiet prayer.
Term time Christian services in the Chapel include:
- Monday service 5pm-6pm followed by pasta dinner
- Tuesday Christian Union at 7pm
Morning prayer at 9.30am
Holy Communion the first Wednesday after half terms and start of term.