Welcome to Falmouth!

On this page you'll find important information on what to do before your arrival at Falmouth if you're a postgraduate student studying on-campus, as well as how to get settled once you’re here.

If you’re an international student or an online student, we have specific information and advice for you. Select the relevant button below:

International new students

New online students

Becoming an official student

To be officially registered as a student at Falmouth University, you must complete the online enrolment process. You will be contacted approximately two weeks before the start of term with instructions on how to do this. 

All students must enrol online before the first day of term. Doing this will also release your student loan, if applicable. 

Once you have enrolled, you will be able to access your Falmouth University IT account. This allows you to log into your University email, connect to the campus Wi-Fi, as well as download Microsoft Office 365 apps for free and other key digital tools you’ll need during your studies. 

If you have any difficulties getting set up with your IT account, you can find some handy information here, or contact the IT Service Desk

Accessing your timetable is a vital part of getting started at Falmouth. It will tell you when and where your sessions are and help you to plan your time around your studies.  

Once you have enrolled, you’ll be able to view your timetable. If you prefer you can access your timetable via Outlook or by clicking on the tile in the Student App & Portal.

Your timetable will also contain all your important course induction sessions (beginning Monday 18 September) which you should attend.  

We've got an app for that...

The Student App & Portal is here to make your life easier. It's a gateway to all your important university systems like your email, timetable, and the Learning Space, and allows you to access everything from one place. 

The Student App & Portal is also home to all the latest news and events, so if you're ever looking for some information around living or studying at Falmouth, this is the best place to start. You'll be able to access the Student App & Portal once you've enrolled and set up your IT account.

Get the app on iOS

Get the app on Android

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Preparing for your studies

As a new student, you will receive a Welcome Letter in the post from your course leader before the start of term. This will include any reading and equipment lists you might need before you start your course. You’ll also be able to view an online version of your Welcome Letter here.

It’s important to get any support in place before you arrive at University. If you have a long-term health condition, disability, or specific learning difference, we encourage you to apply for an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This is a document that recommends simple adjustments to your academic experience to make sure you get the most from your time at Falmouth.  

Don’t have a diagnosis? If you are an on-campus undergraduate student, you can use our free online screening tool, the Do-It-Profiler. This provides you with a personalised report, useful advice and resources and helps you decide whether to get a formal diagnosis. 

To find out more about how we can support you, email the team at accessibility@fxplus.ac.uk 

During your time at Falmouth you will be able to access a wide range of support for your studies, to help you excel academically and creatively.  

Head to the StudyHub website to see what’s on offer. 

Get your Adobe Discounted Licence

We also provide students with the opportunity to purchase an annual Adobe Creative Cloud license. This will become available at a reduced price once you have completed online enrolment.

Find out all the key dates and study blocks for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

Check term dates

Preparing for student life

We want to make sure you enjoy your life as a student. That's why we provide lots of help so you can not only hit the ground running but be supported throughout your time at University.

Check out all the different support you can connect with below.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Discover support and resources to help you manage your mental health while at Falmouth University. ...

Mental Health & Wellbeing
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Mentors - Bench Group Talk

Student Mentor Scheme

Falmouth's mentoring scheme matches second-year students with new first years, to help you settle in...

Student Mentor Scheme
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Money Matters

Find key information to help you manage your finances with confidence.

Money Matters

Staying safe and healthy

Living and mixing with new people means that students are more at risk of certain illnesses than the general population. It’s therefore important to have the right vaccinations.  

We strongly advise that before coming to university, you should check that you’ve been vaccinated for:  

  • Meningitis  
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella  
  • Covid-19 

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

SafeZone is our official security app for use on our campuses, and features live chat and one-button assistance requests without the need for remembering phone numbers. It also has the ability to let the security team know if you’re working somewhere alone or out of regular hours. 

Your Health

Find out how to register with a local doctor, what do to in an emergency and how you can manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more about health and wellbeing

Stay safe

Advice on keeping yourself and others safe at University, and information on where you can access help and support should you need it.

Staying safe
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Getting settled

Well done, you're here! Now's the time to take a deep breath, relax and start getting to know Falmouth.

Your Induction

Your Course Lead will be in touch with information about your induction. You'll get to know your team of academics and the other people on your course, enjoy guided tours of campus, become familiar with your facilities, and learn about our range of support services. 

Your student card is your official university ID that will give you access to buildings and services, and prove your eligibility for sports clubs and societies membership, discounted public transport and other student deals.

You will be able to collect your ID card from the Compass Helpdesk on your home campus (where you will undertake most of your studies) during opening hours from Monday 25 September.

There’s also the option to collect it from the main registration centre during Welcome Weekend (Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September in the Sports Centre on Penryn Campus), or at various points on campus between Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September. 

Welcome Weekend:

  • Friday 15 September, 9am-6pm
  • Saturday 16 September,  8am-6pm
  • Sunday 17 September, 10am-4pm 

Induction Week (18-22 September):

  • Falmouth Campus – Seminar E, 10am-2pm
  • Penryn – Compass Desk in the Library, Exchange Building, 10am-2pm

Welcome to Falmouth

Once you start at Falmouth, we'll share tips and information to guide you through your student journey. Keep an eye on our weekly student newsletter in September.

Getting around 

Our focus on green travel makes getting around easy and we encourage all students, staff and visitors to use sustainable transport whenever possible. If you want to head out, take a look at public transport options.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union (SU) is an independent organisation led by students, for students. This means the student voice is at the heart of everything they do, so that everyone at Falmouth can get the most from their degree. The SU also offers a diverse range of societies, sports clubs, and volunteering opportunities to suit almost everyone! Keep an eye out for the Welcome Fayre and lots of taster sessions during the Welcome period so you can explore everything on offer.

Visit the SU Welcome Hub
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