María Cartón Charfolé (Spain)


Course: BA(Hons) Fashion Marketing
Home country: Spain

Why Falmouth?

As I lived in Gran Canaria, I wanted to choose a part from the UK that was a similar size to my hometown and that had the sea. I saw Falmouth advertised on UCAS and had a look at it on Google, I liked and gave it a chance. I didn't come to Falmouth for an interview because I had exams going on back at home and didn't have the time to come to here, but luckily I got accepted and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

How have you found the course?

The course has been interesting up till now. I feel I have learned lots of new things but I still need another year of learning, this will give me more confidence in order to be ready to go out into the industry. The resources that Falmouth offers to their students are amazing. There is so much help offered too. I think it should be promoted more. I didn't know I could get help with my English writing in order to make it sound more professional, that was brilliant! Also my lecturers are really motivated and they like the subject so you feel good too.

What social activities did you enjoy?

I have discovered I love rounders (ha ha) and I have also discovered surfing. I like going for walks, ballet, dancing, yoga, pilates and the gym.

What's the best thing about living in Falmouth?

It is a small multicultural town surrounded by the stunning coastline. I can't imagine myself leaving at the moment, or if I leave I wont address it until then, but I will always come back. I will always love Falmouth.

Has the University been supportive during your time here?

Yes in terms of helping with my work - they have been excellent with the English language support.

I would tell other students to enjoy their time here and study lots! Try to balance your time! There are lots of exciting things to do but it is possible.

What are your plans for the future?

I am looking forward to getting an internship with M&S to help make connections for future work in fashion marketing.

Published September 2015