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.
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.
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.
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.