New Online Students
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.
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.
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.
Preparing for your studies
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.
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.
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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.
Postgraduate online students
All of our postgraduate online degrees are part-time.
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.
And keep an eye on our weekly 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.
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.