Plymouth Marjon University
|University of St Mark & St John|
|University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (2007-2012)|
College of St Mark and St John (1923-2007)
|Motto||Latin: Abeunt studia in mores|
Motto in English
|Out of studies comes character|
|Type||Independent Church of England voluntary|
|Established||University status (2012)|
Joint College (1923)
St John's (1840)
St Marks (1841)
|Affiliation||University of Exeter (1991-2013)|
Plymouth Marjon University, commonly referred to as Marjon, is the trading name of the University of St Mark and St John, a university based primarily on a single campus on the northern edge of Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom. Formerly named University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, the institution was awarded full university status in 2013.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university is Rob Warner who joined in March 2017.
The campus facilities are often host to a variety of charity, social and youth activities.
The university's history dates back to the foundation by the National Society (now National Society for Promoting Religious Education) of the constituent London colleges of St John's College in Battersea, London (1840) and St Mark's College in Chelsea, London (1841). The former chapel of St Mark's College, designed by Edward Blore is on the Fulham Road, Chelsea, and is now a private residence. 
St Mark's College was founded upon the beliefs of The Reverend Derwent Coleridge, son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, its first principal: that its primary purpose was to widen the educational horizons of its students. During the First World War, St Mark's College was requisitioned by the War Office to create the 2nd London General Hospital, a facility for the Royal Army Medical Corps to treat military casualties.
These colleges merged in 1923, establishing a single institution in Chelsea as the College of St Mark & St John. In 1973 came the move to Plymouth due to the college outgrowing the Chelsea campus.
In 1991 the college became affiliated to the University of Exeter, which accredited it to run undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to degree awards of the University of Exeter, and in 2007, gained University College status, as the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John. It was awarded full university status as Plymouth Marjon University in 2013.
The university campus is located several miles north of Plymouth city centre, next to Derriford Hospital. Residential accommodation is provided, with all first-year students guaranteed a place. In 2013 a major investment programme in campus facilities was completed, with new sport and exercise science laboratories, extensive indoor and outdoor sports provision, a theatre, a media centre and a music studio.
|British Government assessment|
|Teaching Excellence Framework||Silver|
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- Joy Carroll, inspiration for The Vicar of Dibley
- Sir Lewis Casson, established the Actors' Association which became the British Actors' Equity Association.
- Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester since 2011
- Helen Glover, London 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning rower and 2013 World Championship Gold Medal winner
- Harry Greenway, former Conservative MP for Ealing North
- Philip Kingsford, in 1912 held the best-ever triple jump record by an English-born athlete
- Ernest Millington, Labour MP for Chelmsford 1945–50, and was the last surviving member of the House of Commons elected during the Second World War (he died in 2009).
- Ron Pickering, athletics coach and BBC sports commentator
- Paul Potts, English tenor. Winner of ITV's Britain's Got Talent 2007
- Henry Rawlingson Carr, Nigerian educationalist and administrator.
- Andrew Salkey, author, activist, poet, film and documentary maker
- Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the Football Association, responsible for the purchase of the first Wembley Stadium
- Ian Whybrow, children's author.
- Anthony Willis, Paralympic games silver high jump and gold pentathlon winner.
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