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.

Becoming an official student

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.   

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To be officially registered as a student at Falmouth University, you must complete the online enrolment process.

You'll be contacted approximately two weeks before the start of term with 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.

All students must enrol online before the first day of term. Doing this will also release your student loan, if applicable. 

Once you have enrolled, you will be able to access your Falmouth University IT account. This allows you to log into your University email, connect to the campus Wi-Fi, as well as download Microsoft Office 365 apps for free and other key digital tools you’ll need during your studies. 

If you have any difficulties getting set up with your IT account, you can find some handy information here, or contact the IT Service Desk

Using your Falmouth student email address and password, you'll now be able to log in to Learn

Learn contains everything you need for your course. From the homepage you'll be able to access the module and course hub and find out about the Welcome Week activities you can participate in.

We've got an app for that...

The Student App & Portal is here to make your life easier. It's a gateway to all your important university systems like your email, and Learn, and allows you to access everything from one place. 

The Student App & Portal is also home to all the latest news and events, so if you're ever looking for some information studying at Falmouth, this is the best place to start. You'll be able to access the Student App & Portal once you've enrolled and set up your IT account.

Get the app on iOS

Get the app on Android

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Falmouth app

Preparing for your studies

Undergraduate students

As a new undergraduate online student you'll receive a Welcome Letter from your course leader before the start of term.

This will include any reading and equipment lists you might need before you start your course. You’ll also be able to view an online version of your Welcome Letter here.

Postgraduate students

As a new postgraduate student you will receive information from your course leader about any preparation and materials you'll need for your course.

It’s important to get any support in place before you start your studies at University. If you have a long-term health condition, disability, or specific learning difference, we encourage you to apply for an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This is a document that recommends simple adjustments to your academic experience to make sure you get the most from your time at Falmouth.  

To find out more about how we can support you, email the team at 

During your time at Falmouth you will be able to access a wide range of support for your studies, to help you excel academically and creatively.  

Head to the StudyHub website to see what’s on offer. 

Get your Adobe Discounted Licence

We also provide students with the opportunity to purchase an annual Adobe Creative Cloud license. This will become available at a reduced price once you have completed online enrolment.

Undergraduate online students

All of our undergraduate online degrees are accelerated. This means you condense your degree modules into two years on the full-time route, or three years on the part-time route. You'll be working across three study blocks per year, instead of two, including through the summer.

The start date on the website includes a welcome week, where there will be a small number of optional webinars and you will be sent emails with practical information and guidance on how to get started with your studies. You will not have access to any academic content until the Friday of this week.

Postgraduate online students

All of our postgraduate online degrees are part-time.

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Getting settled

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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 week is an opportunity read this introductory information, get to know your academic team, discover the support available for you throughout your studies and explore digital tools that you will need during your time at Falmouth. At the end of the week you will also have a chance to explore our virtual learning environment - known as Learn. 

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.

If you have any questions during Welcome Week the Student Advisor team will be on hand to help. The contact details will be sent to you as part of the welcome emails.

And keep an eye on our monthly student newsletter which is full of tips, tricks and information to guide you through your time at Falmouth.

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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New online student

Staying safe

Online safety is important and there are resources you can use to help you. Please use the links below for more information:

National Cyber Security Centre advice

Cyber Aware advice

Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

We want you to feel safe, supported and happy at university. That's why we provide a 24/7 counselling service, digital wellbeing space, and the ability to connect with our Student Support team.

Find out more about health and wellbeing
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Helpful information

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Online Study Funding

Find out how you can fund your online study whether you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate...

Online Study Funding
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Students' Union

Your elected SU Presidents work hard to represent all students and ensure your voice is heard.

Students' Union
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Studying and Working

Our flexible degree options give you the opportunity to work alongside your studies.

Studying and Working
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How You Study Online

Supportive and rigorous teaching available through online undergraduate and Masters degree courses. ...

How You Study Online

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)7785 802202


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