PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY - KEY PERIODS
1862 - School of Navigation
Plymouth School of Navigation was first established under the science and art regime.
1970 - Plymouth Polytechnic
In 1962, the School of Navigation was renamed Plymouth's College of Technology, and was granted polytechnic status in 1970.
1989 - Polytechnic South West
1988 saw the amalgamation of Rolle College of Education (Exmouth) and Exeter college of Art and Design with Plymouth Polytechnic. The Seale-Hayne Agricultural College merging in 1989; this merge created the Polytechnic South West.
1992 - University of Plymouth
Plymouth's Polytechnic was awarded university status in 1992, prompting a name change to University of Plymouth.
2000 - Joining of Peninsula Medical School
In 2000 the Peninsula Medical School, managed jointly with the University of Exeter, was designated to the University of Plymouth which was a major boost to its status.
2011 - Plymouth University
2011 saw the University of Plymouth undergo a rebranding change, launching itself as Plymouth University.
HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN PLYMOUTH
Read about the 150 years of history at our History of Higher Education in Plymouth page, or view our specific pages: