Our Local Community

All the ways you can engage with your local university

We're not just a university in Cornwall, we're a university for Cornwall.

We are committed to sharing our spaces, resources and knowledge to support our local community to thrive. 

From community days, exhibitions and events, to business support and knowledge exchange, here's how you can benefit from everything that’s happening at Falmouth University. 

Explore this year's Falmouth Showcase

Expo

Wed 22 May 2024

The Games Expo opens on 22 May and ends on 25 May. The Expo will be open to the public from 24-25 May from 10:00 - 16:00

The Games Expo 2024

In-person

The Games Expo will feature industry speakers, talks and – most importantly – real, playable gam...

The Games Expo 2024
Falmouth Showcase

Sat 25 May 2024

25 May - 01 June 2024. Full programme below.

Falmouth Showcase: 2024

In-person

Join us as on campus as we celebrate the hard work, creativity and innovation of our third year stud...

Falmouth Showcase: 2024
Community Day 24

Sat 01 Jun 2024

10:00 - 16:00

Community Day 2024

In-person

We’re opening up our Falmouth University Campus at Woodlane for our Community Day: where we fling ...

Community Day 2024

Opening our campuses to the community

Students looking through a book, design work hanging from a line in front of them.
SoCD graduate show students looking book

Community Day

Our annual Community Day is the perfect opportunity for staff, students and the local community to get together and enjoy our beautiful Falmouth Campus.

Coinciding with our graduate shows, you'll be able to discover our graduating talent while enjoying creative workshops, lawn games and live entertainment.

Falmouth Showcase & Games Expo

Our graduate shows (Falmouth Showcase) and the Games Expo are the highlight of our events calendar. At every corner of our campuses, you'll find an array of inspirational work produced by our graduating students. 

From Advertising to Fine Art, Game Development to Interior Design, you'll discover just what our student community is made of. You'll also have the chance to purchase prints, books and artwork, and play our students' games. 

These events take place in May every year. 

See all events

Experience live performances at AMATA

Falmouth University's AMATA is a public venue that hosts a year-round programme of professional performances from globally touring artists, as well as local and student talent. Whether you're into live music, theatre, dance or comedy, you're sure to find something that fits the bill.

See what's on
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Civic University Agreement

Falmouth University and the University of Exeter have signed a Civic University Agreement with Cornwall Council, the Council of the Isles of Scilly and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Find out more
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A student reading at a table in the cafe on Penryn Campus
Penryn Campus Sustainability Cafe student reading

Enjoy our gardens & eateries


Across our Falmouth and Penryn campuses, you'll find an array of tropical flora, Italian orchards and beautiful lawns to enjoy. Visitors are also welcome in our cafes and food outlets, so feel free to pop in for coffee or a bite to eat.

Explore our campuses

Community news

Women in Sound - photos of the producers, Amy and Astra
Women in Sound- Amy and Astra

Women in Sound: Falmouth student and graduate produce podcast for Hypatia Trust

10 January 2024

Astra Jeffree and graduate Amy Colman have produced a podcast for The Hypatia Trust that aims to amp...

Women in Sound: Falmouth student and graduate produce podcast for Hypatia Trust
A view of Penryn Campus from the air
Penryn Campus

Civic University Agreement signed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

27 September 2023

Falmouth University and the University of Exeter have signed a Civic University Agreement with Cornw...

Civic University Agreement signed for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Falmouth University Vice Chancellor and Chief Exectutive signs Armed Forces Covenant
Armed Forces Covenant Falmouth University

Falmouth University signs covenant to recognise the contribution of armed services personnel and their families

27 June 2023

Falmouth University’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive has signed the Armed Forces Covenant on ...

Falmouth University signs covenant to recognise the contribution of armed services personnel and their families
Close up of volunteers planting tree in the ground during Falmouth University's community tree planting event
Tree Planting Day - 8

Falmouth University community plants 500 trees in partnership with PlantOne

21 June 2023

Through its partnerhsip with PlantOne, Falmouth University has planted 500 trees at the Trefusis Est...

Falmouth University community plants 500 trees in partnership with PlantOne
Two male students playing a game at Falmouth University's Games Expo
Games Expo student visit

Schools and colleges welcomed at Games Expo

20 June 2023

Students from schools and colleges across the UK visit our annual Games Expo.  

Schools and colleges welcomed at Games Expo
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Postcard competition exhibition display at Falmouth campus

Exhibition of postcards on Falmouth Campus

Postcard Competition showcases the South West’s young creative talent

13 June 2023

Year 9 and 10 students from schools across Cornwall and Devon showcased their creativity with our po...

Postcard Competition showcases the South West’s young creative talent
The Duchess of Edinburgh talking to two Games Academy students in a studio
Duchess of Edinburgh talking to Games students

HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Falmouth

09 June 2023

Falmouth welcomed HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh to its Penryn Campus.

HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh visits Falmouth
A group of young people making artworks on a large table
National Saturday Club art and design

Cornwall teenagers set to shine at National Saturday Club exhibition

26 May 2023

The National Saturday Club exhibition opens on 27 May at Falmouth's Fashion & Textiles Institute bef...

Cornwall teenagers set to shine at National Saturday Club exhibition
Stall at Falmouth University's Fairtrade Fortnight event
Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 5

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 at Falmouth University

25 May 2023

Here's how Falmouth engaged with Fairtrade Fortnight 2023. 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 at Falmouth University
Gareth Farr Biscuits for Breakfast Promo
Biscuits for Breakfast - Gareth Farr

Biscuits for Breakfast: Lecturer's new play makes an impact beyond the stage

09 May 2023

While writing his new play, Acting lecturer Gareth Farr began a collaboration with a local chef and ...

Biscuits for Breakfast: Lecturer's new play makes an impact beyond the stage

Contributing to our economy & community

We are the only university headquartered in Cornwall. As a significant local employer, driver of skills development and hub of local enterprise, boosting the region's economy is at the heart of our mission.

From Knowledge Exchange and business support to facilities hire and our employability services, see how we're supporting the local economy.

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Academy for Innovation & Research

Working with Industry & Non Profit

From offering fully-funded business support and opening up our incredible facilities for hire, to connecting you with our talented students, see how we work with businesses, charities and community organisations.

Working with Industry & Non Profit
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Business Support & Expertise

Benefit from business consultancy, product and services development support, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and CPD for your workforce.

Business Support & Expertise
Research & Knowledge Exchange CATT conference
Research & Knowledge Exchange CATT conference

Knowledge Exchange

Here at Falmouth we champion Knowledge Exchange: the sharing of ideas, skills, expertise and physica...

Knowledge Exchange

Make the most of our facilities

Did you know you can hire our facilities and equipment? Whether you've got a creative project in the wings or you need a space for your community group to meet, we're here to help you make it happen.

Hire facilities & equipment
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Discover our short courses

Move ahead in your career, expand your skillset, and explore new topics on our short courses.

Find a short course
Sustainable Business

Work with our students

Looking for student talent in your business?

Tap into our pool of creative skills by working with our students. Whether you have an internship to offer, a live brief you want fulfilled or a role out for recruitment, we can help you connect with our student community.

You can do this by connecting with our employability service, RealWORKS, or contacting our creative agency, Mayn Creative.

Work with our students

Marketing MSc
Marketing MSc

Join upcoming events

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ArtsCentre Deep Listening Film Poster Summer 2024

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Film screening starts at 13:30

Film Screening of 'Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros' directed by Daniel Weintraub

In-person

Voices on the Edge are excited to share the first Cornwall screening of 'Deep Listening: The Story o...

Film Screening of 'Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros' directed by Daniel Weintraub
A distance image of a solo dancers on the beach near a rocky cliff
ArtsCentre Kyra Norman All Ears Summer 2024

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Workshop starts at 15:45

All ears: listening as an embodied act

In-person

In collaboration with Kyra Norman and Deep Time Moving, Voices on the Edge are happy to present “A...

All ears: listening as an embodied act
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ArtsCentre VoTE Concert Summer 2024

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Doors open 19:45, performance starts at 20:00

Voices on the Edge presents 'Deep Listening to Dark Kernow'

In-person

An evening of drone, trance-like states, and ethereal sonic spellcasting emanating from the Cornish ...

Voices on the Edge presents 'Deep Listening to Dark Kernow'
Young people dancing outside in an urban city setting
ArtsCentre NYDC Wall Oona Doherty Summer 2024

Sun 07 Jul 2024

Doors open 19:15, performance starts at 19:30

National Youth Dance Company / Oona Doherty: Wall

In-person

Oona Doherty joins NYDC as guest artistic director for 23/24, working with some of the most exciting...

National Youth Dance Company / Oona Doherty: Wall
A young person making a dance pose towards the camera with stage lights shining in the background
ArtsCentre YP Classes Summer Show Summer 2024

Sat 13 Jul 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

AMATA Classes Summer Show 2024: We Draw

In-person

This year's summer show is titled 'We Draw'.

AMATA Classes Summer Show 2024: We Draw
Students looking at work in studios
NSC

Sat 05 Oct 2024

Every Saturday from 10:30 - 12:30 during term time

National Saturday Club: Art and Design

In-person

Falmouth University is inviting all 13-16 year-olds of all abilities to take part in our National Sa...

National Saturday Club: Art and Design
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Fashion design lookbook shoot

Sat 05 Oct 2024

Every Saturday from 10:30 - 12:30 during term time

National Saturday Club: Fashion and Business

In-person

Falmouth University is inviting all 13-16 year-olds of all abilities to take part in our National Sa...

National Saturday Club: Fashion and Business
Student behind camera.
School of Film & Television 19 - Camera

Sat 05 Oct 2024

Every Saturday from 10:30 - 12:30 during term time

National Saturday Club: Film & Screen

In-person

Falmouth University is inviting all 13-16 year-olds of all abilities to take part in our National Sa...

National Saturday Club: Film & Screen
A person stood on stage under lighting singing into a handheld microphone
ArtsCentre Cara Dillon 02 Spring 2024 - shortened 2

Sat 30 Nov 2024

Doors open 19:15, performance starts at 19:30

Cara Dillon

In-person

Cara Dillon, an extraordinary, multiple award-winning Irish folk singer and acclaimed musician and p...

Cara Dillon

Get in touch

Community helpline

We are proud of the positive impact that our students make in our local area. 

We encourage all our students to be respectful and responsible members of the local community and emphasise the importance of this throughout each academic year. 

If you would like to report a student related concern or seek advice, please telephone our community issues helpline on 01326 370737 or email community@fxplus.ac.uk