New Students

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Everything you need to know about starting university at Falmouth

From accommodation and enrolment to how to register for the GP and which freshers events to book, this page will be updated for September 2022.

Registration and enrolment

Registering at Falmouth University means officially enrolling on your course which involves confirming your personal details, and agreeing to abide by the University's regulations and policies.

In order to be officially registered as a student at Falmouth University, you must complete the online enrolment process.

Enrolling will release your student loan (if applicable) on or around the first day of term. Enrolling also confirms your access to Falmouth University buildings and IT services.

Moving in

Moving in to student accommodation looks a little different, depending on which accommodation you've chosen, so look out for an email from the Accommodation team. You can also check for updates on the FXPlus website.

Arriving on campus

During Welcome Weekend, you'll be able to collect your ID card from the registration centre. If you're living in student accommodation you can collect your keys at the same time.

Top moving tips

1. Get packing!

But remember you'll need to transport it to your accommodation and fit it in your room. You can always order accommodation packs, that contain items like bedding and cooking equipment, if you need to. Head to UniKitOut to find out more.

2. Shopping essentials

There's a couple of handy supermarkets you'll want to know about. Head to ASDA or Lidl in Penryn of Sainsbury's in Falmouth for a grocery shop. Or you can choose to get it delivered to your accommodation.

3. Public Transport

Regular buses run between both campuses throughout the day.

You'll be able to check the bus timetable nearer the time.

4. Go to our events

Make sure to check out what social events are happening. There will be events running throughout the whole first term.

5. Take a breath and relax

Well done, you're here! Now's the time to take a deep breath, relax and start getting to know your flatmates. And don't worry if you're the first one to move in – our ResLife team will be there to make you feel welcome.

Welcome events

You don't just have Freshers Week to look forward to – there's always something going on across our campuses. Check out the FXPlus website for more information.

See upcoming events
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6 key things to do

Getting a vaccination before coming to university gives you the best protection, as your body will have had time to develop antibodies, however if you're not able to get one before moving, you will be able to get a jab when you're in Falmouth.

It's important to register with a GP here in Cornwall when you arrive. Make sure to register as early as possible, so your doctor has time to access your full history.

More about health

If you're staying in university accommodation,booking details for moving in will be provided to you.

Download the Falmouth App to access everything from your emails to your inductions and timetables. It'll also give you information on how to loan equipment, the virtual learning environment and routes to a full range of support services.

Get the app

Every new student is paired with a Student Mentor – someone who can be a listening ear, a helping hand, and a fount of knowledge. They'll be your friendly face and point of contact for any questions you may have during your first year at Falmouth. They are trained second or third-year students volunteering their time to help students settle into life in Falmouth.

For any questions, contact: studentmentors@falmouth.ac.uk

For more information, including how to talk to one of our mentors via Facebook, go to:

Find out about mentoring

You'll be emailed with instructions before the start of term. Ensure that you enrol before the start of term, as this will release your student loan (if applicable), as well as providing access to University services and buildings.

Inductions

To help you get prepared for all aspects of life at Falmouth, we'll be offering a range of in-person and online induction sessions to get you settled in and ready to hit the ground running.

In the past these sessions have included course introductions and an overview of all the support and opportunities that are available to students.

International students

As guidance around travel corridors and quarantine periods continues to change on a regular basis, please refer to the Gov website for the latest information.

If you'd like to use our Airport Collection Service you can find out information on our dedicated page.

If you have been granted a Student Visa, you will be issued with either a 30-day or a 90-day vignette sticker in your passport to allow you to travel to the UK, but you will need to collect your biometric residence permit (BRP) within ten days of entering the UK. Your decision letter will confirm where you should collect your BRP from, and when it will be available.

If you have completed the entire visa application process (including submission of your biometric information) and have nominated Falmouth University as your Alternative Collection Location (ACL), you can collect your BRP from the Applicant Services team at Falmouth Campus by appointment. You must take your passport with you for identification, and copies of your travel documents if you used an eGate at the airport to enter the UK. Your passport and travel documents will be scanned and documented by the Applicant Services team to release your BRP card.

You can contact us regarding BRP cards in the following ways:

T: +44 (0) 1326 213730
E: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk

If you have not nominated Falmouth University as your ACL, or have not submitted your biometric information as part of the visa application process, you'll need to travel to Truro Post Office to collect your BRP. You must collect your BRP within ten days of your arrival in the UK. Please check the UK Visas and Immigration website for more information about obtaining your BRP.

Some international students need to register with the police. Check your BRP letter to see if you need to do this.

We'll also need to see your travel documents if you used an eGate at the airport to enter the UK. This is one of our duties as your Student Visa sponsor, and it is also a condition of your stay as a student in the UK.

You must present your documents within two weeks of your studies starting. If you don't do this, your registration will be terminated, UKVI will be informed, and your permission to study in the UK could be affected.

At the start of each study block you will be asked to present your current passport and visa documents for reregistration. You should always do this promptly: if you fail to respond to these requests, it is likely that your student registration will be cancelled and UKVI will be informed.

We're arranging a variety of online and on-campus events to help you get to know your fellow students and to explore Falmouth. You'll be able to find more information about these on the FXPlus website in the coming weeks.

We offer an airport collection service from Heathrow Airport in London and Newquay Airport in Cornwall.

Book an airport collection service

Falmouth offers free English Language classes to help students improve everything from pronunciation and informal English to writing CVs and applications.

Find out about courses

You'll need to choose which bank you want to register with first. Make an appointment with the bank you'd like to join and take the BRP letter and your passport with you (plus anything else the bank asks for). For support, contact:

T: +44(0) 1326 254259
E: international@falmouth.ac.uk

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We're here to help

Feel free to contact us for clarification on any of the above.
T: +44(0) 1326 213730
E: applicantservices@falmouth.ac.uk

For information about enrolment, international registration and other student administration queries, contact the Student Records team. 

E: student.records@falmouth.ac.uk