The diverse community of students studying at the University of Plymouth, UK creates a dynamic, exciting learning environment characterised by equality, respect and inclusion. Our Advancing knowledge, transforming lives mission is delivered through raising the aspirations of our students, excellence in teaching and learning, and world-class research. Partnership with students is core, as acknowledged by the Students Union “our Union and our University are working towards the same goal, to transform lives …[we] collaborate in numerous ways … through our and the University’s strategic plans.”
The University is justifiably proud of the commitment of their staff to innovation and enhancement in the teaching of our students, and to the support given to students to ensure they have an effective, transformative experience. The award gives an opportunity to collate many varied activities that staff pursue every day. It helps to raise the profile of critical supportive work by student services with less advantaged students to bridge the attainment gap. Being selected in the top 27 has been very satisfying for our staff. Our Students Union sabbatical officers were delighted too.