We Picked UPIC!

Anais, Mauritius

Foundation in Health and Human Sciences Leading to BSc (Hons) Dietetics

"I’ll admit that the first day I felt a little lost as no one else was from Mauritius, but now I don’t regret my decision at all… My new best friends are from Asia and Europe!"

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Ranul, Sri Lanka

Foundation in Business and First Year Economics

"They are always there to catch you when you fall, motivate and encourage you especially when your pace slows."

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Zaid, Palestine/Jordan

First Year BA (Hons) International Business

"UPIC was very helpful in all ways you can possibly think of, whether you were confused, needed advice or simply were in difficult situations, even if they were not relevant to your studies, the college would never dismiss them..."

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Victor, Nigeria

Foundation in Health and Human Sciences & BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

"When you come, you get the best possible help and support, you have everything from experienced lecturers and expert Nurses guiding you."

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Laura, Spain

Foundation in Engineering & BSc (Hons) Robotics

“Plymouth Centre has everything that you could need to live your normal life; you have the city mall, streets full of shops, restaurants and fun activities to do. Also, only 10 minutes away you can find the Hoe and the Barbican, both of these places are next to the sea..."

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Chukwudi and Walter, Nigeria

Vice Presidents of the Student Union and Former UPIC Students

“The International College helped me to understand the education system and I had a very inclusive relationship with the people there. It taught me how interact with classmates and lecturers." - Chukwudi

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Denilson, Mozambique

Pre-sessional English & Foundation in Business and Management

“A friend told me about UPIC and I knew that the University of Plymouth would be the right environment for me – it’s so chilled here! I’ve been swimming since I was 5 years old and will be competing in this year’s Commonwealth Games, so it was also important that my university city had a swimming club with a good reputation.”

Mar, Spain

Foundation in Health and Human Sciences & BSc (Hons) Optometry

"My education adviser suggested UPIC when I said I was thinking of studying Optometry abroad. I’m from Madrid, where there is no sea, so Plymouth is completely different – it’s a student city, but it’s relaxed here and you can walk everywhere! I thought it would be hard for me to adjust to life in the UK, but the college support team are friendly and helpful."

Cherylnn, Singapore

Foundation in Navigation, Marine and Ocean & BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

“I spent 3 years in the Singapore Armed Forces but knew that I wanted to study Marine Biology. After meeting Dan from the University of Plymouth at an education fair, I found out that Plymouth had an excellent reputation in the field and that UPIC could help me progress to the University with the qualifications that I had. I love living by the sea!”

Marwan, Egypt

Foundation in Architecture and Design & BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering

“The tutors are brilliant. My degree is a good mix of creative architectural design and engineering, I love living by the sea and I’ve got a part-time job in customer service here.”

Anastasiia, Russia

Foundation in Navigation, Marine and Ocean & BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

“I’m on track for a First and want to get a PhD. My Microbiology professor recommended that I get in touch with Plymouth Marine Laboratory and I’ve been working on a Vietnamese algae project, which has been an amazing experience.”

Linh, Vietnam

Foundation in Maritime Business and Logistics

“The best thing about UPIC is the people; when I first came everyone helped me find my feet. I’m in the second semester of my foundation programme now – I’m proud of my exam results so far and my English has really improved.”

Falah, Kuwait

Foundation in Engineering and Design & BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

“Studying at UPIC was great. I felt like I was better prepared than students joining the course in first year.”

Waiganjo, Kenya

Foundation in Environmental Sciences, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & MSc Applied Marine Science

“Plymouth has a good pace of life and a good quality of life – it’s different from somewhere like London. I got a First in my Bachelors and was awarded a scholarship for my Masters after working in a children’s home in Kenya for a year.”

Nimota, Nigeria

Foundation in International Relations and Politics & BSc (Hons) International Relations with Politics

“My proudest achievements to date have been attending the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and being appointed the VC of the University’s Equestrian Society.”