Campus Life

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Your university campus is much more than the place you go for lectures. It's your social and creative hub; where you meet and make friends, experience unforgettable events, tackle big ideas and hone your craft alongside fellow students in professional studios.

Both our campuses are dynamic, inspiring environments where collaboration and creativity spark ideas and feed innovation. The purpose-built Penryn Campus is a contemporary creative hub, while the historic Falmouth Campus is nestled in the heart of glorious sub-tropical gardens only a five-minute walk from the beach. And with great travel links between them, it's easy to enjoy both.

 

Food, drinks & events

Both campuses have their own cafés serving hot and cold meals at very reasonable prices. There's also an eclectic range of street food vans and pop-ups regularly visiting each campus. On top of this, the Stannary Bar at the Penryn Campus hosts everything from open mic and quiz nights to DJ sets with some of the country's top artists.

Penryn Campus also plays host to an enviable array of live music, theatre and dance courtesy of the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts' public performance centre.

Keep an eye on what's on at AMATA.

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Green space

Rich in heritage, our grounds blend the old and the new, with stunning gardens creating a beautiful environment to work in. At Falmouth, students can explore the peaceful and colourful, sub-tropical Fox Rosehill Gardens. While at Penryn, there's the walled garden, fruit-producing orchard, Italian garden, 18th century lime avenue and the historic rare rhododendrons.

 

Studio culture

From the fine art studios on Falmouth Campus to the Games Academy breakout rooms in Penryn, the textiles workshops to the Newsroom, our shared spaces create a sense of community and encourage collaboration. Here you’ll connect with your peers socially, creatively and professionally.

On-campus facilities

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Art & Design Facilities

Primarily located at the Falmouth Campus in a subtropical garden, our studios and workshop facilitie...

Art & Design Facilities
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Fashion student in studio

Fashion & Textiles Facilities

Centred around studio spaces that cater for solo and group working, our Fashion & Textiles Insti...

Fashion & Textiles Facilities
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Games Academy Facilities

Our Games Academy offers professional-standard studios, a dedicated craft room, breakout spaces, and...

Games Academy Facilities
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Penryn library group study area

Library Facilities

Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, ...

Library Facilities
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SoWJ Newsroom through window lecturer talking

Media Equipment and Facilities

Our industry-level facilities offer everything you need to practice and produce animation, film, TV,...

Media Equipment and Facilities
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Performance - AMATA

Performance Facilities

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) is a purpose-built live venue housing an assembly of f...

Performance Facilities
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Photography lecturer using camera equipment

Photography Facilities

Housing dark rooms, post-production suites, full professional studios and gallery, our Institute of ...

Photography Facilities
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Screen print studio

Printmaking Facilities

We facilitate a range of printmaking techniques and encourage both traditional and non-traditional p...

Printmaking Facilities
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Sports Centre

Sports Centre

Our Sports Centre, on Penryn Campus, includes a spacious gym with up to 90 of the latest, new statio...

Sports Centre

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.

First (Kernow) operates dedicated University buses every ten minutes between the Falmouth and Penryn campuses. There is a train station in both Falmouth and Penryn, with a regular service running between the two towns. Visit the GWR website for the latest information on timetables and ticket prices.

Across our campuses, we offer free showers and changing facilities for cyclists, along with secure bike storage facilities. There are free cycle maintenance stations available at both campuses, comprising of an integrated work stand, pump and essential bike tools.

On the Penryn Campus we have two electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed for staff and students to use.

Download a copy of our campus maps or for more information on travel and transport services, please visit the FX Plus website 

Our campuses

 

 

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Falmouth Campus

Subtropical gardens and light-flooded studios make Falmouth Campus a haven for creative practice. ...

Falmouth Campus
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Two students walking on Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus’s architectural innovation, outstanding facilities and state-of-the-art technology m...

Penryn Campus

Accommodation

Explore our on-campus halls of residence Glasney Student Village, as well as all other accommodation options across Falmouth and Penryn.

Explore accommodation options
Colourful blocks of student accommodation on Penryn Campus

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Student Life

Inspiring natural beauty, a vibrant programme of cultural events and a bustling students union – d...

Student Life
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Aerial View Of Swanpool Beach

Explore Cornwall

From camping on the Lizard to sailing the open seas, here's how to explore Cornwall.

Explore Cornwall
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Social

Surfing and sundown sessions, beach bars and Boardmasters, gigs and gig rowing. See how we like to g...

Social
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Students' Union

The Students’ Union puts your voice at the heart of everything it does.

Students' Union
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Port Eliot festival night

Creative Culture

From Falmouth’s Independent arts centre to the Tate St Ives, our county boasts a thriving creative...

Creative Culture