New Online Students

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Everything you need to know about starting online study at Falmouth

Welcome to Falmouth University and your new online community. We know that there’s a lot to think about before you get started. Check out the information below to find out all about starting your online studies, from the different resources and websites you’ll need during your time studying, to details of where to get support.

Registration and enrolment

To be officially registered as a student at Falmouth University, you must complete the online enrolment process. This involves confirming your personal details and agreeing to abide by the University's regulations and policies.

You'll be contacted by the Student Records team near the start of term with a link to the instructions on how to enrol, using the same credentials you used for the Applicant Portal. The process will take 10 – 15 minutes. Completing enrolment will generate your Falmouth student email address, which you’ll use to log in to a wide range of resources while you’re studying with us.

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Welcome Week and inductions

During Welcome Week, your Student Advisor will send you lots of information to help get you prepared for the start of your online degree. 

This induction is an opportunity to get to know your academic team and new course mates, discover the support available for you throughout your studies, as well as to explore our virtual learning environment - known as Learn - and other digital tools you'll find helpful during your time studying with us.  

There are also opportunities to meet the Student Advisor team at optional welcome webinars and ‘Introduction to Learn’ sessions. If you are unable to attend these live, they will be recorded and available for you to watch in your own time.

The Student Advisor team will also run drop-in sessions during Welcome Week, in which you can ask any questions you have. You will receive instructions on how to join these sessions via email.

Key things to do

1. Apply for student finance

If you plan to fund your course using student loans, please ensure that you have applied before you start. If you are on an undergraduate course, please check whether you have applied for a full-time or part-time course.    

2. Complete online enrolment  

You'll receive instructions on how to enrol via email before the start of term. Ensure that you enrol before the start of the study block, as this will release your student loan (if applicable), as well as provide access to systems like Learn and the student app. 

3. Download the app 

Download the Falmouth App to access everything you need, including your Falmouth student emails, Office 365, Learn and information about support.

If you prefer not to download the app, you can also access this information online through the student portal.  

4. Log into Learn  

Once you have completed your online enrolment you can log into Learn. You'll need you Falmouth student email address and password to do this. 

5. Check your term dates

Don’t forget to check the term dates for the course you are studying - for online study this is either postgraduate or undergraduate accelerated. A full breakdown of the University’s term dates can be found here.


Your first week  

Once you’ve got access to Learn, you’ll be able to see what your tutors have planned to get you started on the course. After logging in you'll be taken to the home page, where you will be able to access the module and course hub you are currently enrolled on.

The content for Week 1 of your first module will be released in Learn on the Friday afternoon of Welcome Week, and from this point you'll be able to access the planned learning and activities.

There will be some scheduled activities, such as webinars or tutorials, and others that you can do at a time that suits you. Week 1 will include an introductory webinar with the course team and online tutor. 

Each week there will be a variety of activities for you to follow and they will be broken down into different sections. You'll be guided through these activities on Learn and your online tutor will be able to answer any questions you might have about the module content.

All of our online degrees have different structures and content, so keep an eye out for course-specific emails from your course team during Welcome Week, which will take you through all the information you need which is bespoke to your course.


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We're here to help

We’re here to help you get started at Falmouth. Feel free to contact us for clarification on any of the above.  

Phone: +44 (0)1326 255251 

WhatsApp: +44 (0)7342707666 


For information about enrolment, international registration and other student administration queries, contact the Student Records team.