Going to university is an investment in your future, but it doesn't end there. To launch a successful career you need support, advice and guidance while you study to help you realise your potential on graduation. That's where we step in.
At Falmouth, we're dedicated to providing the best employability and entrepreneurship opportunities to all our students, as well as lifelong careers support to our graduates.
Our staff are practicing professionals and all our courses have excellent relationships with industry, giving you opportunities to make valuable contacts, hear from inspirational visiting speakers, work on live briefs, go on study trips, and set up work placements or internships.
Our reputation for quality has attracted many leading lights to Falmouth, be it as guest speakers, to attend conferences and symposiums or simply to be inspired by our vibrant programme of exhibitions. Visit our course pages for more details of recent and upcoming guest lectures.
Our Visiting Professors Lecture Series brings international speakers of the highest calibre to Falmouth to share their ideas and insights with students, staff and the wider public. Visiting professors include Michael Grandage the award-winning artistic director of the Michael Grandage Company and formerly the Donmar Warehouse, Turner Prize-shortlisted artist Cornelia Parker, celebrated poet Simon Armitage, and writer Deborah Levy. All the lectures are free and open to the public.
Placements are integral to most of our courses and stepping up to the experience of life in the workplace will help you to grow your expertise and confidence, as well as develop your employability skills in a real-world environment. Our well-connected staff and the placements team are on hand to support you in sourcing and securing a suitable placement.
Falmouth offers IT training courses, workshops, learning resources and qualifications in a host of applications including Dreamweaver, Flash, WordPress, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Courses including Adobe qualifications are offered at a hugely discounted rate.
For full details visit Falmouth IT Training on Facebook
Two agencies housed within Falmouth's courses offer students real industry work on briefs for local, national and international clients:
Located within the BA(Hons) Illustration studio, The Agency uses the talent of staff and students to meet the illustrative needs of local, national and international businesses – a professional service that's the first of its kind in the UK.
For more information visit The Agency website
An agency run by students and alumni from the BA(Hons) Press & Editorial Photography course, Cartel Photos delivers images covering everything from local news stories, events and PR shoots to editorial and reportage content.
For more information visit the Cartel Photos website
Our employer liaison team works on your behalf to build relationships with regional, national and international companies as well as links to existing and emerging networks within the creative industries. Look out for networking opportunities, alumni events and discover opportunities and vacancies for students and graduates.
Careers Advisory Service
You're never alone in your hunt for employment, whether you're seeking part-time work alongside your course or full-time work after you graduate. As well as designing and delivering bespoke employability elements to each of our courses, Falmouth's Careers Service is also on hand to offer live vacancies searches or explore the possibility of further study options with you. Their impartial one-to-one advice on applications, improving your CV and interview skills is available even after you graduate.
Dream of owning your own business? At Falmouth we'll help you to develop your idea, and provide support and guidance on processes such as business planning, procedures, finances and more. Benefit from one-to-one start-up support and coaching, the opportunity to attend a week-long entrepreneurship boot camp and tap into the expertise of a team of visiting start-up mentors.
Stay in Cornwall
Unlocking Cornish Potential has already worked successfully with over 600 businesses, matching talented graduates with progressive Cornish companies to fuel innovation, growth, creativity and economic prosperity. The team help graduates develop employability skills, get work experience, and offer a range of vacancies to graduates, each with ongoing mentorship and support.
For more information visit the Unlocking Cornish Potential website
Academy for Innovation & Research
A cutting-edge meeting place for collaborative projects; a hi-tech specialist facility for product design; a specialist centre for the research student community; an experimental space. The £9 million Academy for Innovation & Research (AIR) is many things to many people – but above all it's a vibrant and pioneering place that nurtures creative thinking to uncover bold solutions.
Tremough Innovation Centre
Build valuable relationships and networks with access to the independently run Tremough Innovation Centre – a dynamic on-campus centre designed and equipped to nurture, grow and develop businesses across the creative, media, eco and environmental science sectors.
For more information visit the Tremough Innovation Centre website