Students learn new skills at May Workshops Festival
28 May 2021
Last week Falmouth opened up its world class facilities to students for the 2021 May Workshop Festival. Students were able to choose from over 100 different workshops, with a mix of in-person and virtual activities on offer throughout the week.
The Workshops Festival embodies Falmouth’s transdisciplinary approach to study, giving students an opportunity to explore interests beyond their core discipline. The sessions are divided into six different categories – Employability Coaching, Image Making, Printing, Sound & Vision, Tech & Coding and Making & Creating, with each session run by a subject specialist.
The goal is for students to learn new skills, broaden their academic horizons and engage with areas of the University that they may not otherwise encounter.
The Festival is a calendar highlight for students, and this year proved to be no exception. Feedback, which was submitted to festival organisers anonymously, was overwhelmingly positive. Of the festival, students reported that it “was great to create something and learn a new skill”, and that they were “so happy to get back on campus and be in person for the festival”, with one student writing that they “will definitely be going to more next year!”
I was so happy to get back on campus and be in person for the festival… I will definitely be going to more next year!
This year, the University has also provided an online video bank of recorded workshop content, enabling students to learn new skills in their own time. The resource has been highlighted by students as a “fantastic” addition that gives students the opportunity to review “more in-depth videos if we need more information on certain key areas.” Students also praised the recorded workshops for being “clear and well explained”.
Falmouth students and staff are able to access the recorded Festival content below.