Student Life

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Our students enjoy a lifestyle a little beyond the ordinary. 

Falmouth might not be a city, but when it comes to weird and wonderful events, festivals, activities and nights out, our vibrant creative community constantly pushes the boundaries of what a small town can do. Where else can you find world-class beaches, delicious food, music, art, and cutting-edge tech and innovation?

From exploring the coastline, seeking out live music and getting to know Cornwall's creative culture to finding out what the Students' Union can do for you, discover life at Falmouth below and speak to current students.

Student Life Main
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Aerial View Of Swanpool Beach

Explore Cornwall

From camping on the Lizard to sailing the open seas, here's how to explore Cornwall.

Explore Cornwall
Two female students smiling sat at a picnic bench on Penryn Campus.
Campus Life

Campus Life

Your campus is where you meet and make friends, experience unforgettable events, tackle big ideas an...

Campus Life
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Facilities: Accommodation 1
Glasney Student Village on Penryn Campus


Explore all our on and off-campus accommodation options and discover modern, well-equipped spaces de...

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Port Eliot festival night

Creative Culture

From Falmouth’s Independent arts centre to the Tate St Ives, our county boasts a thriving creative...

Creative Culture
Dark room with disco lights and students dancing with arms in the air.
Snowball Stannary


Surfing and sundown sessions, beach bars and Boardmasters, gigs and gig rowing. See how we like to g...

Falmouth University Bee Society wearing bee suits

Students' Union

The Students’ Union puts your voice at the heart of everything it does.

Students' Union

Student Voices

Get the inside scoop from our student community. Whether it's about life in Cornwall, advice on applying or what it's like being an international student at Falmouth, hear straight from our students.

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Ask a student

Get a unique perspective on Falmouth life from one of our students.

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