Glasney Student Village on the Penryn Campus

Whether you're looking for a purpose-built flat on campus or a shared house with fellow students, we'll ensure that you get all the advice and support you need to feel at home.

Creating a home away from home enriches your university life, allowing you the space and comfort to work, to socialise and to relax. Falmouth offers a variety of affordable accommodation options, from high-spec student flats to private sector housing. Located in the vibrant communities of Falmouth and Penryn, all our accommodation offers easy access to both campuses, a huge range of facilities, public transport links and, of course, the Cornish coastline right on your doorstep.

University accommodation

Glasney Student Village

Glasney Student Village, located at the Penryn Campus, has over 1,400 study bedrooms for Falmouth University and University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) students, offering shared rooms and single occupancy.

The Sidings

Located within walking distance of both Penryn Campus and the town itself, this new development is next to Penryn station, providing easy access to both Falmouth and Truro.

Tuke House

Situated in the heart of Falmouth, with Falmouth Campus, Wellington Terrace, the beaches and many shops just a short walk away, Tuke House is a purpose-built cluster of 11 buildings set around a central courtyard. Tuke House contains 156 rooms, divided into flats of five, each with a shared kitchen and living space.


Please note, during periods of high demand, we enter into agreements with approved accommodation providers in Falmouth and Penryn in order to increase the availability of university owned, managed or approved accommodation. In the past, these residences have included The View (New Street Apartments), Montezuma House and Maritime Studios, all located in Falmouth.

Find out more

Further details on Glasney Student Village, The Sidings and Tuke House

Private sector accommodation

For those looking to live in private accommodation, Falmouth and Penryn offer a wide choice of shared houses, flats and lodgings, with rents typically in the region of £70-90 per week excluding bills. Our Accommodation Office can help you with all the information you need to find a great room at an affordable price, including links to lettings agents and details of our accommodation fair.

Find out more and view the current list of private sector accommodation

Pointers to help you search for private sector accommodation

  • Work out what you can afford - prices will vary so make sure you have done your sums!
  • Work out what you need - not all rooms and houses are created equal so compile a short list of 'must haves'
  • The contract - ensure you are clear about the length of tenancy, the deposit required and the bills you will be paying
  • Take a visit - spend a day or two getting to know Falmouth so you can make an informed decision about which area you want to live in
  • Ask a friend - you can talk to current students on our Facebook community, who will be able to offer advice based on their own experiences

Contact us

Our Accommodation Office website includes information about applying for student residences, a regularly updated list of private rented accommodation, advice about insurance, council tax for students and house hunting.

Accommodation Office
Penryn Campus

Tel: 01326 253639/213805/370436
Web: Accommodation Office website