Keep up to date with our coronavirus response.
We're continuing to provide safe access to our world-class facilities and resources alongside teaching via our virtual learning environment. Whether you're a returning or new student, find out about the changes to our campuses, our approach to blended learning and what to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms, below.
Find out about the procedures we’ve put in place to ensure that you can navigate our campuses safely.
Coronavirus Rapid Response Team
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Cornwall Campuses Community Charter
The current global challenges mean that, now more than ever, we must all work together to support each other.
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Keeping Creative, Connected & Courageous
Find out how we're supporting our community to stay creative, connected and courageous during these unique times.
Learning & teaching
For study block one of the 2020/2021 academic year, we will be delivering teaching with a flexible, blended learning approach. This means that our lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered via digital platforms, but we will also provide safe access to our incredible facilities and resources.
For study block one at least, we are planning primarily for a flexible, blended delivery. This means that lectures, seminars, and tutorials will be delivered via digital platforms, but we will also provide safe access, as far as reasonably practicable, to our amazing on-campus facilities and resources.
From gaming studios to performance spaces, top-of-the-line photography equipment and extensive printmaking facilities, you'll have timetabled access to facilities on campus and will also be able to book sessions to support self-study and practice. While capacities have been reduced due to social distancing, opening hours have been extended in September:
Mon-Fri: 08:30 - 22:00 and Sat: 09:00 - 17:00
Head to our Navigating Campus page to find out more about using and booking our facilities.
Course teams are working to adjust assessments, so that they can be conducted digitally. This is because we cannot guarantee the usual levels of access to our physical spaces and resources. As a result, the assessment will be different to, but will build on, your hands-on work within our workshops, studios and spaces.
We are working on a course by course basis to understand what these changes mean for you and what additional equipment you might need. Any changes are outlined in your welcome letter.
You will need a laptop and a reliable internet connection so that you can access digital resources.
We recognise that increased digital working means that access to industry-standard software is essential, so for your first year, the University will provide you with a free Adobe Creative Cloud license. You'll also have access to the Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
If you are worried about being able to afford any equipment, additional financial support may be available through the Falmouth University Hardship Fund, which aims to consider any unforeseen financial issues that might arise. Further details on how to apply can be found on our Hardship Fund page.
The Government Student Loans Company has revised its guidance on studying remotely, permitting students to study a full-time on campus course on an online-only basis, if "prevented from returning by Covid-19". If you are clinically vulnerable, or have a disability/long term health condition, and you wish to make a request to study online please email Accessibility@fxplus.ac.uk and they will contact you to explain the evidence-based request process.
To discuss any impact remote study may have on your student loan, please contact our Student Funding team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are clinically vulnerable to coronavirus or have a disability/long-term health condition, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. The team will get in touch to discuss your concerns and to reassure you of the many measures we have in place to keep you safe.
We are still considering the position with UK placements and trips on a case by case basis. However, we have made a decision that there will be no international travel as part of your course in study block one (September 2020 - Janurary 2021). Although this will be reviewed, based on Government advice, the length of time it takes to plan overseas trips means that even if the Government guidance changes, we may still not be able to safely include international travel within your course and it is possible that disruption to trips could continue for the whole academic year.