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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. 

The Evening Herald for further event listings.

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.

Opening Hours

University Hub

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

Grandstand Cafe

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.

For more information visit the Marjon Sport section of the website, email or call 01752 636876.

Local Area

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

Day Trips


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.

For more information please visit the Chaplaincy website or email our university Chaplain Michelle Parkman at