Blog

17th May 2019

Selecting a location to study can be a decision that takes a lot of research and consideration, this is something that we understand. To help you make a decision as to whether Plymouth is the right city for you, we are giving our top 5 reasons as to why it makes for the perfect location to come and study.


  1. Adventure

With the ocean on our doorstep and the exciting forests and tors of Dartmoor, you will never be stuck on where to have your next adventure. With many different boat trips and activities you can do from Plymouth Barbican, a sunny day will see you exploring the surrounding waters. Making the journey up to Dartmoor will see you bumping into many different animals, from the notorious Dartmoor ponies to sheep and cows. Dartmoor allows you the freedom to roam and make your own adventures.


  1. Food & Drink

Being a city that is next to the sea as well such great countryside produce, the food and drink available throughout the city is incredible. From fresh seafood available throughout the Barbican, to the variety of different restaurants available at the beautiful Royal William Yard. When it comes to finding your spot for drinks, different venues exist throughout the city. With the incredible gin drinks available at Old Toms on North Hill, to the variety of wines and spirits of Honky Tonk Wine Library at Sutton Harbour, you truly can match your choice of location to your tastes.


  1. Culture

Plymouth has a vibrant event calendar from the annual firework championships, that see the Plymouth Hoe light up for two nights of amazing firework displays. You may also be lucky enough to be near the Barbican for the annual Pirates Day. Celebrating the pirate history of Plymouth, in true pirate style with a day full of fun events and plenty of food and drink. The city also becomes a hub for great food in the summer, with the flavour fest bringing together best of the region and some delicacies from further afield. Located in the heart of the city centre, a short stroll from our college will see you making your way around foodie heaven.


  1. Shopping

From the big names of Drake Circus, to the independents of the Barbican, the options available to you allow for a complete shopping experience. What’s even better about Plymouth is that many of the places are easily accessible by foot from the city centre. A short walk can have you down at Royal William Yard or down to the Barbican.


  1. People

With many friendly faces around the city, you may notice that you often bump into the same people regularly. What makes Plymouth even better for many looking to come and study with us, is the 2 Universities that are located within the city, this means that many of the people will be young and studying just like you. Allowing you the opportunity to make many friends and truly put your English skills to the test, even when out socialising.


We hope that has given you good insight as to why Plymouth makes for the perfect location to come and study, with many more hidden treasures for you to come and explore in the city, should you have any questions please do click here to get in contact with us.