Coronavirus advice & guidance
Update 24 March: All buildings are now closed and face-to-face teaching has ended. Staff will continue to support students remotely
The health and wellbeing of our campus community is always our priority. As a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the latest government advice, all Falmouth University buildings are closed.
These arrangements will be reviewed in three weeks' time (mid April) in accordance with Government advice. We will continue to keep all staff and student informed via your University email account and the intranet pages.
Please be assured that we are working diligently to ensure that our students' education is not adversely impacted. The decision to close our campus buildings and end face-to-face teaching has been made in accordance with the strict Government advice issued on 23 March. Each academic department will continue to communicate changes in delivery and assessment directly to students.
We recognise the distress and disruption that this pandemic may have caused. We thank our campus community for their ongoing cooperation and resilience and ask that we all continue to support one another at this time.
Stay home to stop coronavirus spreading
As of 23 March, the latest government advice is to stay home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
- To shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to.
- To do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with.
- For any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person.
- To travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary.
What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
To protect others, stay at home and DO NOT go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Read the latest health advice from the NHS.
Other things you can do to stop the infection spreading
Official government advice is that everyone needs to do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands immediately.
- Stay 2 meters (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
We also strongly advise all to check the following websites for the latest advice and guidance:
Advice for applicants and their parents and guardians
All our interviews will now be conducted online. If you have an in-person interview booked, someone from Applicant Services will call you to move it to online. Please visit our Interview tips page for more information.
We know many of you will be concerned about the impact of coronavirus, however, at Falmouth we interview all our applicants – this enables us to get to know you and see your potential.
- If you are holding an unconditional offer then this is not dependent on your grades, we look forward to seeing you in September.
- If you are holding a conditional offer, we will update you via email and on this page once the government have finalised what will happen with exams and grades impacted by coronavirus.
Visit our Apply for undergraduate courses page to find out more
We may consider evidence of continuing use of English in the workplace or elsewhere in the intervening period where possible. Visit our English language requirements page to find out more.
You can apply for your Tier 4 Student Visa once you have firmly accepted your offer of a place, your offer has become 'unconditional' and you have paid your acceptance fee. Please visit our Visa requirements page for more information.
The Office for Students has instructed all institutions to not send any decisions to applicants for around 2 weeks due to the current uncertainty. We will communicate the outcome of your interview as soon as we can.
UCAS have extended the time you have to make a decision on your offers. If you receive all offers by 31 March you'll have an extra two weeks to make your decision, which will be the 19 May 2020. As a direct result of this we have extended our on-time application deadline for accommodation until 22 May to give applicants more time to make informed decisions.
Get in touch
We are here to support you as usual and you can contact us in the following ways Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
T: +44 (0)1326 213730
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937
SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398