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About Falmouth University

Creative. Connected. Courageous.

With more than 120 years' experience, professional facilities, teaching excellence, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community, we’re not afraid to do things differently. At Falmouth University, we’re re-thinking the shape of higher education and delivering impactful research and innovation. 

Creative

One of the most valuable commodities in the future economy, our focus on creativity means students, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators shape the world with out-of-the-box thinking.

Connected

With industry links spanning the globe, we're a hub not just of creative innovation, but a place that celebrates and supports collaboration and transdisciplinary work with real reach.

Courageous

We're committed to pushing the limits of traditional boundaries and disciplines, meaning we’re working boldly, differently and disruptively to bring about new ideas, new ways of thinking and doing.

 

Harnessing creativity for the future economy

Virtual reality. Green energy. Culture-shifting content. Nothing in this world has ever been achieved without an injection of creativity – it's what we call the Creative Bridge.  

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Doing it for real

Our industry connections, professional facilities, in-house agencies and challenge-led approach to teaching mean our students are doing it for real from day one. 

We’re proud to work with some of the finest minds in their respective fields, and our students get to work with them too. Whether it’s paid opportunities through our agencies (such as Mayn), an international placement or our programme of guest lecturers, we empower our students to carve out successful, entrepreneurial careers by giving them a head start in industry. 

We know that in today’s workplace it’s important to be flexible. So in addition to our on-campus portfolio of degrees, we also offer online undergraduate and postgraduate courses that can be completed anywhere in the world and fitted around a career or other responsibilities.

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Lacuna field

Students gain industry experience at Lacuna Brewery

20 May 2022

Four undergraduate students from the Cornwall Business School have gained valuable work experience a...

Students gain industry experience at Lacuna Brewery
Creative advertising students standing together
Creative session

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign

09 March 2022

Creative Advertising students are working with Cornwall Council to create a communications campaign ...

Creative Advertising students developing Safer Streets campaign
Team photo of graduate business TeX Innovation Studio.
TeX Innovation Studio 2

Business graduates receive £200k funding for TeX Innovation

03 March 2022

Two graduates from Falmouth's Cornwall Business School have secured £200k funding from the National...

Business graduates receive £200k funding for TeX Innovation
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Codices Team Photo

Launchpad startup Codices sees value rocket to £8.7m

22 February 2022

Having recently been valued at a cool £8.7m, Launchpad startup Codices is now set to unveil the 'ne...

Launchpad startup Codices sees value rocket to £8.7m
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Hamish Thompson

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"

18 February 2022

Since graduating with a degree in Film in 2020, Hamish Thompson has established himself as a...

"Immediately, I realised that you don’t have to live in London to be successful in film"
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Mab Hudel Beach Shot 4

Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel

21 January 2022

The Sound/Image Cinema Lab has added a new film to its portfolio. Students and staff have collaborat...

Film and Television students & staff collaborate on short film Mab Hudel
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Sol705 Cover

Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards

18 November 2021

MA Indie Game Development online student Patricio Land was nominated in the Best Entertainment Game ...

Indie Game Development student shortlisted at national game awards
Film poster for 'The Tape'. A woman in a white dress with her back to us, a guitar at her feet.
The Tape Poster

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story

09 November 2021

Falmouth’s Sound/Image Cinema Lab gave students the chance to work in key production roles fo...

Student crewed film another Cinema Lab success story
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CEO delivers live brief to students with enticing prize on offer

14 October 2021

Second year BA Creative Advertising students have been set an industry brief by John Brown, CEO of b...

CEO delivers live brief to students with enticing prize on offer
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Workshop Festival 8

Students learn new skills at May Workshops Festival

28 May 2021

Last week Falmouth opened up its world class facilities to students for the 2021 May Workshop Festiv...

Students learn new skills at May Workshops Festival

Research & Innovation

Our researchers work in an environment of Open Innovation to address the grand challenges of our age. This way of working encourages us to operate across disciplines, share ideas, stimulate invention and engage in entrepreneurial activities. It recognises that ideas come from many different sources and that we need to co-operate with partners from different sectors, with other businesses, markets and end-users.

Research & Innovation
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Collaborating beyond boundaries

We believe collaboration is the catalyst for innovation and cultivating successful careers. That’s why we place an emphasis on working with peers, across disciplines and often hand-in-hand with industry partners.

Whether it’s alumni sharing professional opportunities with students, online learners connecting with the on-campus community or distinct disciplines colliding to create the unimaginable, tapping into our eclectic global community keeps us pushing beyond the realms of possibility.  

We’re also committed to being an anchor institution in Cornwall and driving the growth of the regional economy. That means ensuring we’re working closely and strategically with Cornwall Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and other local partners and industry. Visit our Working with Business page to find out how we're connecting with business and fuelling Cornwall's economy.

Working with business

Workshop Festival 8
Workshop Festival 8

Students learn new skills at May Workshops Festival

28 May 2021

Last week Falmouth opened up its world class facilities to students for the 2021 May Workshop Festiv...

Students learn new skills at May Workshops Festival
Brickfield Min
Brickfield Min

Architecture MArch students collaborate with Brickfield-BUILD project

06 May 2021

Falmouth’s Architecture MArch students have partnered with Brickfield, a community brickworks base...

Architecture MArch students collaborate with Brickfield-BUILD project
New Kerdroya
New Kerdroya

Kerdroya: Cornish mythology meets Pokémon GO

05 May 2021

Professor Tanya Krzywinska and a team of developers from the Games Academy, including Tim Phillips, ...

Kerdroya: Cornish mythology meets Pokémon GO
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Wilderness Coast2

Student-crewed film released for streaming

06 April 2021

Wilderness, written by Falmouth associate professor Neil Fox and crewed almost entirely by Falmouth ...

Student-crewed film released for streaming
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Connected Healthcare - Satellite image

Meet the women bridging the digital divide

12 March 2021

The Connected Health Care (CHC) project seeks to provide a digital infrastructure for primary care, ...

Meet the women bridging the digital divide
Art Street Map
Art Street Map

Fine Art students launch community project

23 February 2021

Fine Art student Lily Peach-Forster has instigated a new community arts project, Street View Falmout...

Fine Art students launch community project
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Rachel Davies Jasmine Attwoodpage

Students create collaborative 'Future Trends' Report

22 December 2020

First and second year Interior Design students and first year Photography students have completed an...

Students create collaborative 'Future Trends' Report
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Waterbear 3

Falmouth University and WaterBear announce joint venture

19 November 2020

Falmouth University has strengthened its successful partnership with WaterB...

Falmouth University and WaterBear announce joint venture
60 Secs Film Challenge Winner Best Film Grace
60 Secs Film Challenge Winner Best Film Grace

o-region film festival supported by Falmouth University receives record number of entries

22 October 2020

Cornish film and theatre company o-region received a record number of entries into the 2020 Roughcut...

o-region film festival supported by Falmouth University receives record number of entries
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Cast 6

All Things CAST

07 October 2020

Falmouth University’s Journalism school has collaborated with the CAST arts centre in Helston, Cor...

All Things CAST

Working for Falmouth

We are passionate about ideas and innovation. Our approach is rooted in collaboration and transdisciplinary working, believing that only together can we deliver the bold thinking that will solve the most complex issues of our time. Find out more about joining our talented community.

Work with us
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Strategy

Meet our Chancellor Dawn French

Our Chancellor, Dawn French, is a pioneering artist, award-winning actor, comedian and bestselling novelist. Her career spans television, film, theatre and writing and includes seven BAFTA nominations and a BAFTA Fellowship. She was announced as Chancellor in 2014 and is committed to being a part of Falmouth life. She likes to be known as the Queen of Falmouth University and has attended every graduation since her instalment, meeting and congratulating every graduate as they receive their degree.

Dawn French Chancellor portrait 2022

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Meadow of gold

Sustainability at Falmouth

As an educational institution we're committed to operating in ways that are environmentally consciou...

Sustainability at Falmouth
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Falmouth view from water

Economic Impact Report

We commissioned an independent report to assess Falmouth University's contribution to Cornwall and t...

Economic Impact Report
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Be proud of who you are

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

At Falmouth University we believe that positively engaging with equality, diversity and inclusion me...

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
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Falmouth campus comms building

Falmouth Campus

Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth Campus a haven for creative practice. ...

Falmouth Campus
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Two students walking on Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus’s architectural innovation, outstanding facilities and state-of-the-art technology m...

Penryn Campus