Staying in Cornwall for university

25 January 2021
Three Falmouth University students in the sea as the sun is setting
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Having lived in Falmouth for pretty much my entire life, you would think I would be bored of it or even that I would be excited to get away and try somewhere new. I personally wasn’t. I love where I live and saw no rush to leave. There is nowhere quite like it and to be honest I personally I don’t think I could live far away from a beach.

Falmouth has a great atmosphere created by great people. The locals are friendly and the town is sweet with plenty of coffee shops, pubs and bars to take a break in, all of which are only a short walk from the sea. Falmouth is a hub for activities and events with a great community of people who make it all happen.

I am a first year at Falmouth University and staying close to home for me has meant that I am able to make new friends at uni, whilst still being able to maintain strong connections with the friends I grew up with. This is something I feel incredibly thankful for. 

I chose Falmouth University mainly for the courses provided but also for the chance to network with other creative people.

What I have also definitely benefitted from is living at home. The cost of accommodation can be a lot but being local has really helped me and I don’t feel as though I have missed out by making this decision, as you very quickly get to know people on your course.

I chose Falmouth University mainly for the courses provided but also for the chance to network with other creative people. Falmouth gives you an opportunity like no other. You can skill-swap with other students on different courses and by working with other students and building those connections, you know you have reliable people to ask for help once you have graduated.

The Uni has a whole range of different societies that you can join as soon as you start. These have been great for me as you get to meet a whole load of new people all interested in the same things you are outside of your course. I personally have a huge love for the sea and try and get in it as often as I can through a range of activities such as paddle boarding, swimming and surfing. Being part of societies has made it easier to enjoy these activities with other people too ?.

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