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. 

Join upcoming events

A busy image of lots of dancers moving on space looking towards the camera
ArtsCentre Mapdance 2024 Holding Image Spring 2024

Sat 02 Mar 2024

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

Mapdance 2024

In-person

The University of Chichester’s MA touring company, mapdance 2023, offers an enticingly varied set ...

Mapdance 2024
A cuban salsa dance class shown from above with lots of people dancing
ArtsCentre Cuban Salsa Course Spring 2024

Wed 06 Mar 2024

Various dates, see below for information

Cuban Salsa Course for Adult Beginners

In-person

Join our 4-week salsa dance course where you'll master the fundamental footwork and rhythms of Cuban...

Cuban Salsa Course for Adult Beginners
The Comedy Network logo on a background of black bricks with a blue zigzag going through the middle
ArtsCentre Comedy Network Brand

Wed 06 Mar 2024

Doors open 20:00, event starts at 20:30

The Comedy Network: Thor Stenhaug, Mary O'Connell & Tom Glover

In-person

Come and unwind after a stressful week at one of our monthly comedy clubs. Gather your friends, grab...

The Comedy Network: Thor Stenhaug, Mary O'Connell & Tom Glover
A male dancer stood upright with the female dancer on his shoulder and round his neck holding a silver tray of spring onions
ArtsCentre May Contain Food Spring 2024

Sat 09 Mar 2024

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

Protein: May Contain Food, May Contain You

In-person

Transforming the AMATA Arts Centre into a restaurant, you are invited to bring your own food (someth...

Protein: May Contain Food, May Contain You
An illustration of a person in the view of a circus tent standing under some bunting that reads the words Pippin
ArtsCentre Pippin Spring 2024

Tue 12 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

Pippin

In-person

Join us as our troupe of performers, led by the cunning and crafty Leading Players, take you on Pipp...

Pippin
An illustrative image with a deep purple background and text in a mix of white, pink and green saying 'Rough Girls'
ArtsCentre Rough Girls Spring 2024

Wed 13 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

Rough Girls

In-person

This is the untold story of the Belfast women who stepped onto a pitch in society-shocking shorts an...

Rough Girls
Rory Sutherland headshot against a grey background.
ArtsCentre Rory Sutherland Spring 2024

Fri 15 Mar 2024

Doors open 17:50, event starts at 18:00

Rory Sutherland Public Guest Lecture

In-person

Discover how businesses can triumph by tapping into behavioural science principles and a better unde...

Rory Sutherland Public Guest Lecture
An illustrative image of a bird with an outline in bright red against a background of a sandpaper texture
ArtsCentre Air Pump Spring 2024

Tue 19 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

An Experiment With An Air Pump

In-person

An Experiment with an Air Pump was joint recipient of the 1997 Margaret Ramsay Award and premiered a...

An Experiment With An Air Pump
An illustrative image of black and white geometric shapes with the text 'The Wonderful World of Dissocia' cut through the image
ArtsCentre Dissocia Spring 2024

Wed 20 Mar 2024

Various dates, please see event listing

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

In-person

A curious invitation leads Lisa Jones on a surreal odyssey through a kaleidoscope of surreal landsca...

The Wonderful World of Dissocia
A group of musicians standing against a brick wall holding various musical instrument
ArtsCentre Kizamba Holding Image Spring 2024

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Performance starts at 19:30

Kizamba

In-person

Kizamba is Cornwall’s premier Latin & Afro-Caribbean good vibes band. Since 2021, these talented m...

Kizamba
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

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
Monette Allison playing guitar

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
A wide angle aerial shot of Penryn campus with buildings and fields.
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

Team photo on the set of Trengellick Rising by Guy Potter

A new era of filmmaking? Guy Potter on working with Falmouth film talent to produce his debut film

24 January 2024

'Trengellick Rising' is the the world's first hand-processed Cornish language film.

A new era of filmmaking? Guy Potter on working with Falmouth film talent to produce his debut film
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
Two rows of printed postcards displayed on a wooden board
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

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.

Menu AIR Image for Research & Business Services
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
Two students talking across a table at Falmouth University
Business Support Main Image

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
A woman operates a camera

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

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