Falmouth University Open Days on a budget

08 September 2023

A crowd of parents and students at an Open Day inside Falmouth University's campus cafe
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Category: Discover Cornwall

If you’re planning to attend a university Open Day, we know that the various costs involved may affect your decision to book. However, Open Days are the best way to experience what universities have to offer and what your future student life could be like. So, here are our top tips for making your Falmouth Open Day more affordable.  

Top tips for visiting Falmouth University on a budget

Check if your school/college can help

If a group of students want to go to the same Open Day, your school or college may be able to support with the costs or organise coach travel. They may also have funds to support students to access higher education activities. So, it’s always worth asking! 

Make it a road trip

Car sharing is a great way to cut down on fuel costs. Check if any of your friends want to go to the same Open Day as you and start planning your road trip!  

Book travel in advance

If you’re planning to travel by public transport, make sure to book your travel in advance. You can also sign up to train ticket alerts on the trainline website to get notifications when cheaper train tickets are released. If you’re eligible, getting a 16-25 Railcard will also help make the journey cheaper. 

Travel by coach

Coach travel can be a more cost-effective way to get to Cornwall than going by train. Explore sites like Megabus and National Express to compare travel costs. National Express also offers a Young Persons Coachcard for £15 a year, which will give you a £15 day return anywhere in the UK (among other offers).  

Go by bus in Cornwall

If you’re currently living in Cornwall, remember there’s currently a fixed single fare of £2 or £5 for a day ticket if you travel by bus anywhere in Cornwall. So even getting from Bude to Falmouth and back in a day would cost £5 per person. Studying close to home will also help to reduce the costs associated with student life. 

Find affordable accommodation 

If you’re travelling a long way, you might want to consider staying in Cornwall for a night. For local campsites, hotels and B&Bs, see our guide to Places to stay in Falmouth. You also find a Premier Inn between Falmouth and Truro and a Travelodge in nearby Redruth. 

Make it a holiday

If your family or friends are considering a trip to Cornwall this year, why not make visiting Falmouth University part of the holiday?

Alongside our Open Days, we also offer individual Campus Tours. These are available to book most Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year so you can visit us at a time that suits you.

Find out more about Campus Tours

Do your research online first

Narrowing down the list of universities you want to visit will ultimately help with costs. You can explore university courses, campuses, facilities and the local area online.

Falmouth University also has a Virtual Tour, so you can see inside our campus facilities and accommodation without leaving home.

Take a Virtual Tour

Quiz current students

If you have any questions about life at Falmouth University or the experience on a particular course, you can chat to a current student online through our Ask a Student platform.

You’ll also find student created content on Student Voices and our social media channels so you can get a feel for Falmouth life before visiting us in person.

Ask a Student

Panoramic view of Penryn Campus with buildings and trees

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