Enjoying our campuses
Our campuses will be open again in September 2020. While there will be changes to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, our students and staff will still be able to benefit from our outstanding facilities and resources.
Our gardens, Sports Centre and catering facilities, as well as our academic spaces and libraries will be open.
New measures that have been introduced include:
- An expectation of 2m distancing and 1m+ only by exception
- Enhanced cleaning regimes for busy areas across our campuses
- New hand sanitiser points
- One-way systems and clear signage to support social distancing
Discovering our facilities
One of the many reasons that students and researchers choose Falmouth is because of its world-class facilities. From gaming studios to performance spaces, top-of-the-line photography equipment and extensive printmaking facilities, our communities get to use the best creative software and hardware. This means our students are industry-ready when they graduate.
Social distancing means we can't have as many people in our classes, studios and workshops as we would have done before the pandemic, but we are mitigating this through our new blended delivery model.
Students will have timetabled access to our facilities on campus as part of their course and will also be able to book to use facilities and equipment on campus to support self-study and practice.
Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, specialist material and journals.
Our Sports Centre, on Penryn Campus, includes a spacious gym with up to 90 of the latest, new stations from Pulse Fitness, including...
Art & Design Facilities
Primarily located at the Falmouth Campus in a subtropical garden, our studios and workshop facilities provide an exceptional environment...
Fashion & Textiles Facilities
Centred around studio spaces that cater for solo and group working, our Fashion & Textiles Institute includes a printmaking studio and...
Media Equipment and Facilities
Our industry-level facilities offer everything you need to practice and produce animation, film, TV, radio and print media.
The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) is a purpose-built live venue housing an assembly of flexible theatre spaces, performance,...
Housing dark rooms, post-production suites, full professional studios and gallery, our Institute of Photography encompasses both...
We facilitate a range of printmaking techniques and encourage both traditional and non-traditional processes, holding inductions for...
Games Academy Facilities
Our Games Academy offers professional-standard studios, a dedicated craft room, breakout spaces, and a range of industry-standard software...
Learning & teaching
Innovation is in Falmouth's DNA, so we have adapted to the pandemic and adjusted our approach to teaching and learning.
We've kept our focus on hands-on experience and doing it for real, while ensuring that we can keep our campus community safe.
For Study Block 1 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 COVID-secure access to our amazing on-campus facilities and resources.
Read stories of the online opportunities our students have benefited from:
Radiohead's Ed O'Brien delivered an online Q&A session for students:
Our graduate showcase went online for 2020
The world’s first online design festival hosted by Dezeen featured Falmouth students. Course Leader, Tom Ebdon said, “This is an opportunity to show off the students' projects to a huge global audience.”
Living & wellbeing
Our campuses are social, academic and creative hubs. We've had to make some changes to ensure they're socially distanced, but they are still the inspiring, inclusive and supportive places they've always been.
We're always here for our students. We offer health, wellbeing and academic support services to all our community. All our services are still available, primarily online, but face-to-face appointments will be available on request.
Work & local life
Cornwall is still very much open for business in this pandemic. Local businesses including shops, cafes and restaurants are opening in the Falmouth and Penryn areas. There's plenty to see and do that can be done in a socially distanced way including enjoying the local beaches, Falmouth town, the harbour and a socially distanced drink at a local pub.
While these businesses offer lots for our university community to do, they are also potential places for employment. If you like the idea of flexible and rewarding work, why not become one of our Student Ambassadors?
We know that our climate-focused community use public transport and many rely on it to get around while they're studying and working. The local bus and train services are operating in Cornwall with social distancing measures in place and the airport is set to re-open soon.
Aside from this, roads and car parks are open as usual in the Falmouth and Penryn areas with campus carparks at Penryn reopening in September.
We're pleased to be offering a range of bursaries and financial support for our students, particularly in the current situation. If you want to find out more, speak directly to our financial services team. They'll be able to offer the best advice after finding out a bit about you.
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 which might arise. Further details on how to apply can be found here.Email Financial Services
Student & applicant FAQs
For more detailed applicant and student information, we've put together these FAQs. From accommodation, to visas, to attending in September, find out the answers to your questions.Read our FAQs