Penryn Campus

Two students walking past a large building on Penryn Campus

Standing proud above Penryn town and just a short hop away from the vibrant community of Falmouth, Penryn Campus’ architectural innovation, outstanding facilities and industry-standard technology make it the ideal place to hone your skills. 

Playing host to courses covering a spectrum of disciplines, from design and gaming to performance and writing, Penryn Campus sees students and staff gather to think, work, create and share – a collaborative melting pot of ideas and opportunities which are sure to challenge and inspire. 

The Stannary welcomes a diverse range of musicians, DJs and club nights all through the year. 

On Penryn Campus, you can find the following departments: 

  • Academy of Music & Theatre Arts 
  • Cornwall Business School 
  • Fashion & Textiles Institute 
  • Games Academy 
  • Institute of Photography 
  • School of Film & Television 

Penryn Campus facilities

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Sports Centre - Outside
Sports Centre

Sports Centre

Our Sports Centre, on Penryn Campus, includes a spacious gym with up to 90 of the latest, new statio...

Sports Centre
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Penryn library group study area

Library Facilities

Offering extensive collections, our two libraries provide a wealth of digital resources, magazines, ...

Library Facilities
games academy fight

Games Academy Facilities

Our Games Academy offers professional-standard studios, a dedicated craft room, breakout spaces, and...

Games Academy Facilities
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SoWJ Newsroom through window lecturer talking

Media Equipment and Facilities

Our industry-level facilities offer everything you need to practice and produce animation, film, TV,...

Media Equipment and Facilities
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Performance - AMATA

Performance Facilities

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) is a purpose-built live venue housing an assembly of f...

Performance Facilities
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Fashion student in studio

Fashion & Textiles Facilities

Centred around studio spaces that cater for solo and group working, our Fashion & Textiles Insti...

Fashion & Textiles Facilities
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Photography lecturer using camera equipment

Photography Facilities

Housing dark rooms, post-production suites, full professional studios and gallery, our Institute of ...

Photography Facilities

Campus life

Food & drink 

Whether you feast on a continental breakfast at the Stannary Café, grab a panini to go from the Sustainability Café, or gather your mates for a night of handmade pizza at Koofi, Penryn Campus offers a variety of eating options for all tastes and dietary needs – including vegan options. The Stannary also houses our on-campus bar, with the whole space transforming into one of the county’s largest music venues for our Students’ Union events. 

Visit Penryn Campus Shop if you need a quick sandwich or snack before your lecture. Penryn Campus shop also stocks a range of household essentials as well as locally sourced vegetables, meat and bread. 


Our award winning gardens at Penryn Campus are open for all to enjoy. Visitors can take in the walled garden, herbaceous beds, sub-tropical planting, fruit producing orchard, Italian garden and terraces, the 18th Century lime avenue, parkland, the old drive with pinetum native woodlands and historic rare rhododendrons, cultivated on the site in the Victorian era. Ideal for de-stressing, ideas-generating and playing. 

Glasney Student Village 

Penryn Campus is home to Glasney Student Village. Housing 1800 students, the 90 acre site offers enviable views over Falmouth and Penryn, the sea and the surrounding countryside. Find out more about Glasney Student Village and our other accommodation options by visiting our Accommodation page

The Compass

The Compass is your first point of call for any student services enquiries. Whether you have a quick question, require specialist support or need advice on any aspect of student life, our friendly and well-trained staff are on hand during term time. 

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Students walking in Glasney Student Village


Falmouth University's Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR) enables staff and students to work with businesses on large scale development projects. With a focus on the digital economy and sustainable design – that have both national significance and a particular resonance in Cornwall, it offers opportunities to engage with key challenges of our time including; new applications for superfast broadband, health and wellbeing and sustainable transport. 



Connected to AIR via the Creative Bridge (a meeting and working space for guests, staff and students), the Launchpad building is home to the University’s ground-breaking venture studio. It brings together teams of highly skilled software, creative, digital and business minds to develop high-growth digital companies. Having benefited from £9.8m funding from ERDF and co-investments from Cornwall Council and the University of Falmouth, Launchpad can now accommodate up to 40 businesses. 

Tremough Innovation Centre

Owned and run by Cornwall Innovation, The Tremough Innovation Centre (TIC) is a business acceleration facility providing dynamic office space, access to individually tailored business support services, cutting-edge meeting and conference facilities, informal networking areas, fabulous connectivity and technology and the connection to a vibrant and collaborative business community. 

Environment & Sustainability Institute

The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change. Its world class research and education is enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. 

The Exchange 

Shared with the University of Exeter, The Exchange is a £10m learning, teaching and research hub at the heart of Penryn Campus. Created to foster exploration and collaboration, the vibrant, welcoming space gives both students and staff access to the full spectrum of academic and support services. 

Penryn Campus address

Penryn Campus Reception
Falmouth University
Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE


How to get to Penryn Campus

Public transport

Buses depart regularly from Falmouth town centre, the train takes five minutes from Falmouth and it’s 15 minutes by train from Truro to Penryn station, which is a 20-minute walk from Penryn Campus.

The Penryn Campus operates a green transport plan and we encourage staff, students and visitors to use public transport where possible. We have put a series of measures in place to help everyone make green travel choices. Find out more about bus and train timetables, season ticket and railcard links, cycling and car sharing information:

Car parking

A range of car parking options are available for you if you need to bring your vehicle to Penryn Campus.

We operate a sustainable, state-of-the-art, automated number plate recognition system on a pay-as-you-leave basis.

Find out more about car parking on campus including parking charges, parking permits, and long stay parking for students living at Glasney Student Village:


You can find instructions for getting here on our how to find us page. 

How to find us 

Contact us

Our friendly campus staff are happy to help with any queries you might have:

T: 01326 370400