Student accommodation guide: University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

Student accommodation guide: University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

The University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

Best Locations for student accommodation

  • Plymouth
  • Drake Circus
  • Town centre

Average Rents

Average rent for a room in Plymouth is around £65.00-£70.00 per week in private accommodation.

Average agent fees

Not many agents charge an agency fee in Plymouth, but those that do are generally around £100 per tenant.


The University is located very close to a number of the city’s excellent transport services and is also easy to get to by car. Plymouth railway station is only a few minute walk from the city centre, but you will need to get a bus into town or drive in order to get there from the University campus.

Living in the area

Plymouth is a superb location for students who enjoy life by the south Coast, in close proximity to the popular surfing locations in Devon and Cornwall. Some other locations that are near Plymouth include Torquay and Exeter both of which lovely areas with a variety of culture and activities to enjoy!

There is a huge range of social venues and locations in Plymouth for students to enjoy including North Hill, Union Street and The Barbican. There are a range of clubs in Plymouth which cater for all tastes. Most of the popular clubs and bars in Plymouth are located on Union Street.

This is one of the central locations that students go to and Union Street has an array of clubs. During the week students can enjoy cheap drinks with student nights run most nights of the week. Some of the most popular places include The Warehouse C103 Nightclub, Oceana, Flares Club, Dance Academy Nightclub and The Candy Store Nightclub.

Local Shops
Plymouth has a huge amount of shops and it is likely you will be able to find everything you need in the city centre where the majority of the shops are located. The shopping mall, Drake’s Circus is one of the most well known shopping areas in Plymouth and has plenty of variety.

New George Street and Cornwall Street have the majority of High Street stores located on them whereas the Independent Quarter is more specialised as the shops are independent shops and boutiques. But, if you want to try out some other shopping location nearby there is always the option to visit some of the other nearby places mentioned earlier.

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