Plymouth University

Scandal-Ridden Plymouth University 'To Splurge £150,000 On Seven Chairs'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Plymouth University is reportedly set to spend £150,000 on seven custom-made chairs, the latest in a series of scandals at the university. The pl...

Oh Plymouth. You Know The Sh*t's Hit The Fan When Even The Students Next Door Are Mocking You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

When we were at university (quiet at the back there - it wasn't that long ago), there was always pride in hating the university closest to you, the ne...

Plymouth University Blows £24k On Staff Trip To Miami

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university has raised eyebrows after blowing a whopping £24,000 on sending six staff members to a conference in Miami earlier this year. The thr...

Dear Fresher, Enclosed is Some Advice, Love From the Students of Plymouth University

Madison Taylor | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.

Surfing Research Part of One of the Best Degree Programmes in the Country

Gregory Borne | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

This week represented the conclusion of an academic year. Let me make it very clear, this does not mean I am now on holiday. Far from it, there is a considerable amount of work to do in preparation for next years teaching and a pressing need to continue the research agenda.

Why Does Society Diagnose You as Terminally Single?

Madison Taylor | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Why is it, that in our community, we feel that being single is a punishment, undesirable; and basically means you're a hideous leper? This is what I tell my mother constantly, as more than once a week she asks if I am seeing someone.

Freshers Expectations vs. Student Reality

Madison Taylor | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Despite it being the summer, Freshers and the beginning of term will be upon us before we know it. There will be thousands of fresh-faced, nervous 18 year olds in the pool of trepidation which is first year. They will currently be dreaming of freedom and what university life in Plymouth (of all places) will be like.

Campus Style: Plymouth University

Gabriella Thomas | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabriella Thomas

The Campus Style Team at Plymouth University have rounded up some of the best dressed students on campus during first and second term...

Do Plymouth University Rugby Boys Instigate 'Lad Culture'?

Madison Taylor | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You can look at pretty much every student website and 'lad culture' will be mentioned in various contexts. What I wanted to question is, are university rugby teams perhaps deemed the main perpetrators of it?

The Rise of Plymouth's Drug Scene

Kay Smythe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

It's a Saturday night in Bang Bang, two girls are sitting on the floor giggling into their tap water as they grab their cards out of their purse and start racking up lines. It's like a scene out of Skins, except these aren't young A-levelers, they're Plymouth Uni students.

Game-Changing Recommendations Put Universities at the Heart of Economic Growth

Wendy Purcell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Purcell

The role of universities as catalysts of economic growth and as anchors in their region has been called out loud and proud in the Witty Review. And about time too I say - and especially pleasing for those of us who have been at the forefront of championing this vital positioning...

Scientists Identify Mystery Substance Killing Seabirds On South Coast

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Scientists investigating a pollution spill which has killed and harmed hundreds of sea birds off the English coastline say the mystery substance is an...

Students Wage War On Buses Over 'Ageist' Passes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Mature students at a university have launched a campaign after deeming a bus company "ageist" for saying they are too old for a discounted bus pass. ...

University to Take Action Against UniLAD - But is It Enough?

Coco Khan | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Coco Khan

Whilst I hope that Plymouth University do expel the likes of Jamie Street I have a sinking feeling this may not be the case. It makes me wonder, had the site employed a racist rhetoric rather than a sexist one (although I did spot a little bit of homophobia in one article - wouldn't want you to think the writers weren't liberal with their bigotry) would we have heard by now that Plymouth had terminated their relationship with Street.

UniLad CEO Faces Disciplinary Action Over 'Surprise Rape' Article

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UniLad website CEO Jamie Street is facing disciplinary action over an article called "Sexual Mathematics" which resulted in a national outcry. The ...