UCSD Virtual Open Day

Welcome to University Centre South Devon’s (UCSD) June 2020 Virtual Open Day.

This page will provide you with all the information you need to navigate the Virtual Open Day and help you get as much out of the day as you would if you physically attended an Open Day at the UCSD campus.

On this page you’ll find:

  • A welcome from our Principal and CEO, Laurence Frewin
  • Our Courses and How to Apply
  • UCAS and Student Finance
  • Student Life and Study Support
  • About Us and Our Local Area
University Centre South Devon

Our Team are ready and waiting to speak to you throughout the day. If you would like to ask any questions then please contact us on any of the below.  

Phone – 08000 213 181 

Email – [email protected] 

Facebook or Instagram private message 

A welcome from our Principal and CEO, Laurence Frewin

Our courses and how to apply

Please see below videos from our curriculum staff introducing their subject areas and offering some more detail into what it’s like to study with us. You can find details about how to apply for any of our courses at the bottom of this section.

Please note that some of these videos are pre-recorded webinars and may mention things that won’t apply to your experience today.

Animal Science

The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Animal Science  
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science  


Business and Management 


Construction and Civil Engineering

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment 
  • Civil and Coastal Engineering  
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering  

Creative Digital Design

Contemporary Arts Practice


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Early Years Care and Education 
  • Teaching and Learning  
  • Working with Children, Young People and Families  
  • BA (Hons) Child Development and Education  


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering  
  • Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering   

Film and Photography

Games and Interactive Design


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Assistant Practitioner  
  • Hearing Aid Audiology 

History with English 

Illustration and Graphics with Animation


Leadership and Management/Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Marine Technologies  

Social Sciences

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Psychology and Counselling  
  • Psychology and Criminology  
  • Psychology and Sociology  
  • BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society  

Sports and Adventure

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Adventure Leadership  
  • Sports Coaching and Fitness  
  • BSc (Hons) Coaching  

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

You can look through all the degrees and courses you could be studying at UCSD on the Courses page. Once you’ve found the right course for you, we have broken down the steps to applying for any of our courses on our How To Apply page.


Alternatively, you can view and download our digital prospectuses for both 2020 and 2021 below:

UCSD Prospectus 2020

UCSD Prospectus 2021

UCAS and Student Finance


If you would like to find out more about applying to study Higher Education, we would recommend you visit the UCAS website for more information.

Finance Support

If you need more information on student finance and the other financial support schemes in place at UCSD, please visit our Funding, Finance and Bursaries page.

Student Life and Study Support

Student life

Hear what our current students have to say about their experience here at UCSD:


Here at UCSD we pride ourselves on the high level of Academic and Personal support we offer our student community. You can watch our video here to find out more about how we can help you to achieve your Higher Education and Career goals. 

About Us and Our Local Area


At UCSD, you will have access to a wide range of high quality facilities, including those in the South Devon College building. To find out more, visit the Facilities page.

The new and innovative £17 million Hi Tech & Digital Centre is also open to UCSD students. It provides a visionary facility for higher education and training support towards ever-expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider regions.

Class-leading research

The staff at UCSD are actively shaping the industries they are part of with pioneering research. You can find out more about what our staff are discovering on the Research Activity and Research Showcase pages.


We know that moving away to university and sometimes to a new location it can be difficult to go about finding the right accommodation. As a small, local institution we pride ourselves on supporting every new and existing student to find accommodation that is suitable for them. Watch our accommodation video here to find out more.

Getting to UCSD

With high-capacity on-site car parking, a main-line train station opposite Paignton’s bus station, and an exclusive student bus pass offer with Stagecoach, getting to UCSD shouldn’t be a problem.

At UCSD, we are surrounded with beautiful coasts and countryside that make up The English Rivieria. In between your studies, there are plenty of places to see and things you can do.

Thank you for coming along to our Virtual Open Day today. We hope you found out everything you needed to know. Please don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone – 08000 213 181 

Email – [email protected] 

Facebook or Instagram private message