About Plymouth

Plymouth Marjon University (formerly The University of St Mark & St John) is located in Plymouth, Devon. The city is packed with character and charm and delegates may enjoy waterside dining at the Barbican or the Royal William Yard. Or if you love the great outdoors then it’s a short trip to Dartmoor National Park or to the beach. With transport links by road and rail, the University of St Mark & St John is easily accessible to those travelling to the conference and on-site parking is available.

The Venue

The conference will be based at our vibrant green and self-contained campus. It takes just minutes to walk between the sports centre, lecture theatres, teaching rooms, restaurant, shop and accommodation.

The Plymouth Marjon University is ranked 4th best University in the UK for sports facilities by Times Higher Education (THE).

Getting to Marjon

Staying in Plymouth

Travelodge – Plymouth Derriford – 5 min walk from campus

Future Inn, Plymouth – 20 min walk from campus

Premier Inn, Lockyer’s Quay, The Barbican, Plymouth – a 15 min drive away but wake up on The Barbican

The Grosvenor, Plymouth – a 15 min drive away but wake up 1 mins walk from The Hoe

More Accomodation – VisitPlymouth


Things to do in Plymouth

Special Conference Deals (to come soon)

Why not stay longer?



South Hams

Cornwall – Beaches, Eden Project and much more

Tavistock – A historic Market Town and World Heritage site situated in the middle of Dartmoor (about 20 minutes away across the Moors)

Kingsand/Cawsand – A short ferry ride and/or drive away, this secret gem of Cornwall is as picturesque as many of the more well known Cornish locations. Close by you’ll find the stunning Whitsand Bay and Rame Peninsula and not too far along the coast you’ll also find Looe.

Mount Edgcumbe is a short ferry ride, and has coastal walks, segways, gardens, cafes and a pub.

Things to do

Go for a paddle at Mountbatten

Cycle on Dartmoor

Climb on Dartmoor

Run with Storm Plymouth running club (all abilities welcome)

Do a parkrun

Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour

Visit Plymouth Life Centre – 50 m pool, Diving Boards (Olympic Athletes train in both)

Cycling and MTB at Haldon Forest

Watch Plymouth Argyle play Oxford United on Saturday

Watch Exeter Chiefs RFC play – Fixtures will be here when released

Watch Plymouth Raiders Basketball Team play – Fixtures will be here when released