Welcome to Falmouth!

On this page you'll find important information on what to do before your arrival at Falmouth if you're an undergraduate 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

Falmouth app
Falmouth app

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

Hear from our student mentors

Watch these videos to get advice about starting university from our student mentors.

Student Mentor Sian
Student Mentor Sian

Freshers advice with Sian

29 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Sian
A Student Mentor named Seb
Student Mentor Seb

Freshers advice with Seb

27 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Seb
Student Mentor Sarah
Student Mentor Sarah

Freshers advice with Sarah

28 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Sarah
Student Mentor Jordan
Student Mentor Jordan

Freshers advice with Jordan

29 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Jordan
Student Mentor Grace
Student Mentor Grace

Freshers advice with Grace

28 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Grace
Student Mentor Eulogeo
Student Mentor Eulogeo

Freshers advice with Eulogeo

28 June 2023

We spoke to some of our Student Mentors to find out what advice they'd give to their First Year Self...

Freshers advice with Eulogeo

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 of the different support you can access below.

Group of students walking through Falmouth high street.
Students walking down Falmouth high street

Step into Falmouth

Step into Falmouth is a series of online sessions to help you settle in to student life.

Step into Falmouth
Falmouth students at the Orchard
New Students 5

Mental Health & Wellbeing

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

Mental Health & Wellbeing
Student mentor sat on bench talking to students.
Mentors - Bench Group Talk
Mentors

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 main image

Money Matters

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

Money Matters

Hear from our students

Alexa Rayner

Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’

17 April 2024

Third-year Fashion Photography BA(Hons) student Alexa Rayner has designed the latest edition of Petr...

Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’
CaRPG game still

Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals

16 April 2024

Falmouth University Games Academy students Brandon Chadwick, Faith Hamil, Samual Wood, Robert Turner...

Five Falmouth students made the Grads in Games Search for a Star and Rising Star finals

Meet the winners of Falmouth’s annual Dragons’ Den event

11 April 2024

Falmouth University's Employability team recently hosted their annual Dragons’ Den event, showcasi...

Meet the winners of Falmouth’s annual Dragons’ Den event
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How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community

10 April 2024

The regular 'Body &' events, run by the Dance & Choreography BA course team, offer students studying...

How collaboration fuels creativity for our Dance community
Tony Pellicone

Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games

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One of the simplest joys of loving games is talking about your favourite games – the ones that sta...

Dr Tony Pellicone: my top five favourite games
Mia Bartram
Mia Bartram

Falmouth students develop assistive kitchen products in collaboration with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

05 April 2024

Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) students working on the Inclusive Design module have developed a...

Falmouth students develop assistive kitchen products in collaboration with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 

04 April 2024

We caught up with Kangaroo Court founders Joseph and Matt to delve into their debut production 'Shot...

Creative Writing graduates take their debut play 'Shotgunned' on nationwide tour 
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Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students learn from Sky Studios' Head of Commissioning in Milan

04 April 2024

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students recently took part in a unique opportunity to learn...

Writing for Script & Screen MA (Online) students learn from Sky Studios' Head of Commissioning in Milan
Portrait of Falmouth Textile Design BA graduate Beth Somerville
Beth Somerville

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville

03 April 2024

From being named overall winner of New Designers 2023 to being selected for the Chanel and King’s ...

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville

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 medical 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
Three students walking down Falmouth high street

Moving in guide

What to expect when you move in, planning your journey, as well as what to do and where to go when you get to University.  

Book your arrival slot 

If you’re moving into University managed accommodation, you will receive an email inviting you to book your arrival slot at the end of August. You must remember to book your slot.  

Welcome Weekend (Friday 15 - Saturday 16 September) 

Welcome Weekend is the main moving in period for new students at Falmouth University.   

Getting the keys to your accommodation

  • Check-in at the Sports Centre on Penryn Campus, where you’ll collect your keys, parking pass and Student ID card.  
  • Display your parking pass clearly on the front of your car and drive to Glasney Lodge, where a member of the team will direct you to your accommodation block.  
  • You’ll have 20 minutes to unload, before your car will need to be moved to one of our other car parks.  
  • Once you’ve unloaded, fill in the accommodation inventory and report any issues to Glasney Lodge.  
  • If you arrive outside your arrival time, don’t panic. You’ll still be able to pick up your keys from Glasney Lodge.
  • Check-in at the Sports Centre on Penryn Campus, where you’ll collect your keys, parking pass and Student ID card. 
  • Once you have your keys, go to your halls of residence to start unloading your belongings.
  • You’ll be issued instructions in your confirmation email about where to collect your keys. 
  • Arrange key collection with your letting agent or landlord.  
  • Take pictures of the accommodation when you arrive, and create your own inventory, even if there is a formal one already in place.

Registration centre

Once you have unloaded and moved everything into your accommodation, you should return to the Registration Centre (the Sports Centre on Penryn Campus) to:  

  • Collect your Student ID if you haven’t already. 
  • Register with a GP. 
  • Meet some of our Student Mentors. 
  • Explore our range of student services. 
  • Ask any questions to the Compass – your go-to place throughout your studies for information or advice.  
  • Discover more about student funding and finance. 
  • Learn about local transport links. 
  • Visit the IT helpdesk at the nearby Daphne Du Maurier Building (follow signs). 

If you’re moving to Falmouth on Welcome Weekend, you’ll be able to pick up your student ID card at the same time you collect your accommodation keys. If you’re arriving after Welcome Weekend, you’ll be able to find the Student Records team on your home campus (where you undertake the majority of your studies) between 18 – 22 September. 

  • Falmouth Campus - Seminar E (Fox Building), 10am-2pm
  • Penryn Campus - Compass Helpdesk in the Library (Exchange Building), 10am-2pm

From 25 September, you will need to collect your Student ID card from the Compass Helpdesk on your home campus during opening hours. 

Food and drink

Visit the food and drink stand in the Registration Centre to collect your free voucher pack and loyalty card. You’ll also be able to find out about their offers, carbon-labelled menus, part-time catering jobs, catering package, University branded merchandise, welcome events and more!

Check their Instagram for updates
Bowls of food

Introducing ResLife

You might also be feeling a little nervous about living away from home, which is totally normal. ResLife are a team of students whose job it is to help you settle in, and they run loads of great trips and events throughout the year so you can meet new people and get to know your new home away from home.

Explore reslife on Instagram
Students walking through Glasney Village with arms linked.

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 induction takes place from Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September, and will help you hit the ground running. 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. 

You’ll be able to find details of your induction within MyTimetable after you’ve enrolled online. You should attend all your timetabled sessions during induction week, as they’ll cover important information you’ll need throughout your studies.  

Welcome Events 

You can expect a packed programme of events this September, helping you to feel part of the Falmouth community, make friends, experience something new and have fun.  

Our full line up of events will be published on the Events Calendar soon!

Welcome to Falmouth

Once you start at Falmouth, we’ll be sharing lots of tips, tricks, and information to guide you through your first few weeks as a student and help you kick-start your creative journey with us. 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
Students painting the Students' Union mural