Creative. Connected. Courageous.
With more than 100 years' experience, TEF Gold standard teaching, professional facilities, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re re-thinking the shape of Higher Education and delivering impactful research and innovation.
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.
Creativity is an invaluable resource in the future economy. At a time when machines, data, robotics and AI are upending the old industries and changing the way we live, when demographics are shifting and our environment is changing, it's creativity that will provide solutions to today’s complex challenges across every sector.
So, we’re fostering the fusion of creativity and technology to bring about new ideas, new ways of thinking, doing, making and creating – working in sectors as diverse as eHealth, agri-tech, fintech, fashion, tourism and immersive technology.Study at Falmouth
"The future economy is being driven by the 'Creative Bridge'. Imagination, innovation and storytelling is needed in every sector to bring technology and ideas to life."
- Professor Anne Carlisle, OBE, Vice-Chancellor
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.
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.
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.
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 postgraduate courses that can be completed anywhere in the world and fitted around a career or other responsibilities.
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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.
We are mindful of the context in which we work, and how Cornwall provides a test-bed for innovative research programmes that can have global application and impact. One of our key priorities is to support the development of new high-growth, high value businesses in the region and in the last decade, we have been successful in securing major investment to develop our Research & Innovation base.Research & Innovation
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.
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Falmouth staff, students and alumni are working together with Logitech, provider of personal...
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.
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