University Centre South Devon – South Devon College


  • Location: Seaside, Town

Student life

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with key student cities including Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, and Bath.

This largely rural corner of the world is a go-to for those seeking peace, tranquility, and mindfulness. That said, it also hosts Glastonbury – ideal if the festival is on your bucket list.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

Cider and cheese buffs will be more than content, with both produced locally. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks – but watch out for the ‘Beast of Exmoor’, an elusive big cat spotted roaming the wild terrain since the 70s.

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What's it like to live in Plymouth?
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Study by the sea in ‘Britain’s Ocean City’ – a port city with a zeal for exploration, and just an hour from holiday favourite Cornwall.

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Campus and facilities

Our Higher Education students have their own dedicated building. Students are able to access a Resource Centre with study space and a Student Support Hub staffed with trained and knowledgable staff.

Alongside this UCSD facilities include  - 

Discounted travel pass with Stagecoach

Cafés and dining areas, click here for opening times

A dedicated higher education study space

Hairdressing and beauty therapy salon, ‘Inspirations’

Fine dining restaurant, ‘Horizons’

Discounted gym membership including weekly fitness classes

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery for students with young children

Course locations


Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ