Our Students’ Union (SU), is the only union in the country to represent students from two different universities; Falmouth and Exeter. Its aim is to ensure every student has the highest quality of education and the best experience possible during their time in Cornwall.
The SU puts your voice at the heart of everything it does. Although relatively small, it has one of the highest levels of participation in the country. The team provides social opportunities,societies, sports clubs, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, and the chance to be politically active and represent your coursemates and colleagues.
But it doesn’t stop there. The SU offers confidential and objective support and advice on anything from financial concerns, to welfare, to accommodation and course queries, at any stage of your degree. The team are here for you in the run up to the first time you arrive, right up until the day you graduate.
Sports and societies
Extracurricular activities can take your degree from being good, to being great. That’s why the SU runs hundreds of societies and clubs, over 1,000 activities a year, and averages around 20,000 volunteering hours.
On the clubs and societies front, there’s something for everyone - from classic groups like Fal Surf and the fundraising society to beekeeping and the martial art Tang Soo Do. The societies are free to try and will often become an integral part of your university life.
Try new experiences, develop skills and make a difference. Our volunteering scheme gives you the chance to work with community partners, charities. conservation projects, young people and the elderly. From Primate Sanctuary Conservation to the BUCS Surf Championships to Ghanaian Book Connection, there’s a huge range of opportunities available.
From prestigious volumes to impactful events, Voices celebrates the authentic and diverse experiences of our student body. Exploring ideas of gender, body confidence, community, faith, disability and more, this student-led campaign is a soapbox for people whose voices often go unheard.Visit the Voices Project
Each year the SU elects, trains and supports over 200 Falmouth students to act as Course Representatives. They gather and represent student feedback, getting the student voice to the places where decisions about your experience are made.
Becoming a Rep gives students the opportunity to work closely with their course team and develop valuable leadership skills whilst shaping their university experience.
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