Welcome Week

Falmouth international students sitting on the grass in the sunshine.

Once you've completed your registration, picked up your Student ID card and moved into your accommodation, it's time to check out the full range of Welcome Week activities, from big club nights and the Freshers Ball, to a murder mystery evening and an It's A Knockout Tournament.

When you arrive

There will be clear signage and student ambassadors to signpost you the right way when you get on campus. You'll be able to pick up your keys and student ID.

Are you a student visa international student?

If you're a student visa international student, then registration is an important condition of your stay in this country. You should complete this as soon as you arrive and will be directed to collect your BRP and student visa on campus. If you have chosen to collect your BRP yourself from a Post Office, contact us to have it recorded and verified. You'll also need your passport and travel documents so we can verify and register your immigration details.

Registering with a doctor

Registering with a doctor when you come to university is very important.  Students can register online. You can find the necessary registration forms on the Penryn Surgery website:

Online forms for doctor registration

You'll need to:

  • Complete the online registration form - do this using your university address
  • Submit the registration form online and you'll be asked to sign it when you visit the surgery for the first time
  • Complete the medical questionnaire
  • Send the questionnaire by email to letters.penryn@nhs.net

Doctor's appointments are largely by telephone initially, and then a face-to-face consultation can be arranged if needed. You may also be able to access appointments available at the clinic on campus. The Penryn surgery provides health advice and updates on its Facebook page @penryncampushealth.

SU welcome events

There are going to be plenty of opportunities for you to meet new people and make memories at our SU events. The SU sports clubs and societies organise meet-ups and taster sessions for new students.

Visit SU Events
Students chatting at freshers fair

Any questions?

If you need any support, Student Services can help you with a range of specialist services and information. It's the first port of call for enquiries about any aspect of student life. The team can answer your questions or signpost you to the relevant department for any further help you might need.

You can log your enquiry through Compass Online.

Penryn Campus: Library, Level 1, The Exchange

Falmouth Campus: Lower Courtyard

E: compass.fxplus.ac.uk

If you need any help with your university accommodation, Glasney Lodge is open 24 hours a day and can provide any support you need. IT help will be available for anyone having problems connecting to the internet in their room.