Inductions & Welcome Talks

Your university teams are here to advise, support and guide you, to enable you to succeed in your studies and university life.

Starting university is a very exciting and challenging time. So that you know what to expect when you arrive, we've organised a number of induction activities to help you get settled and prepare you for university life. 

If you have any questions about student life, please just ask! You can email us at or ring us on 01326 370460

Induction activities

We've also organised a number of induction activities for when you arrive, to help you get settled and be fully prepared for University life and learning:

The Compass (Student Services)

Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services, and are here to support you throughout your studies.

At The Compass helpdesk, staff will be on hand to offer help and advice with any questions you may have about the campus and services, registration, living in the community and adjusting to university life. 

At The Compass in Penryn, our Student Essentials event will take place in different stalls and drop ins every day during Welcome Week to help you settle in and find your way around. Make sure you come along so you don't miss anything important. If you are based in Falmouth, catch a bus to the Penryn Campus, visit The Compass and get a tour of the campus and the library and find out more about the services available.

You'll find out more about Student Services and how they can support you throughout your studies in a timetabled presentation during Welcome Week.


Tel: 01326 370460

The Library

Regular Library tours will be available at both campus libraries for the first two weeks, following Welcome Weekend. 

Tours are highly recommended. During Welcome Week, they will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In the second week tours will be available every day from Monday - Friday. All tours will start at the Library helpdesks and will run every 30 minutes between 11:00 - 13:30 with an evening tour at the Penryn Campus Library at 18:00. Tours will take approximately 15 minutes.

Individual tours are also available upon request.



ASK: Academic Skills

ASK: Academic Skills offers advice on academic study throughout the year. The ASK team are planning to meet all first year student groups within the first few weeks of term. They will introduce you to StudyHub: an online study skills resource with a range of self-help tips and recommended tools and apps to help support your studies. StudyHub also includes details about our study skills workshops, which cover getting organised, essay writing, referencing, group work and more.

Returning to learning?

The ASK team will facilitate a Returning to Learning - Study Skills Day for mature students who may have had a break from learning. For further details visit the ASK website or see our  blog.

IT Services

The IT Service Desk is available to help with all of your IT needs - whether you are on or off campus, using our IT suites or your own computer.

During Welcome Week we will be offering a number of free half hour optional drop-in training sessions at both the Falmouth and Penryn campuses, to introduce you to the IT facilities and services available. The team will also be part of the Student Services timetabled presentation.


Tel: 01326 213822

My Timetable

You will be able to find details of your timetabled sessions, including Student Services presentation and Vice-Chancellor's talk, on My Timetable when you arrive.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Contact the Compass, student information service:

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