Falmouth University sold dreams. It was an absolute shambles of an experience. Tutors were never available, facility was never available or safe to work in with all construction going around. There was limited space in the studio so it was a war zone first come first serve which is ridiculous because the budget for the course was being spent on nonsense signs which they took off months later. I'm disappointed because we were sold dreams and in reality it was all a joke.
Not much at all, with the course and uni itself there wasn't much link within jobs and industries especially in Cornwall. I never received much help and couldn't get a work placement unless I went to London
I'm happy I've been able to take some new things away from the course however, I don't feel satisfied with how things played out and tutors being away for months with no one to report to. We also only had one pattern cutting tutor for a class of 60, there was never no time to meet
Student union was a waste of time
Terrible, we were paying for nothing. Barely could use the studios due to construction half way through the course, printing facilities weren't available or even staff
There wasn't much in Falmouth its a very small town so unless you lived close to town or by a bus stop nothing was really 'local' shops were too far from Penryn so would do deliveries and not much option unfortunately.
I never joined any societies I didn't think there was a vast majority or anything really interesting
Academically I don't feel like the uni offered much support Personally e.g. Counselling they did and I'm greatful for that
Loving my course, tutors friendly and approachable. Good experience in library facilities.. location perfect for me.. canteen stocks good variety of vegan meals, with knowledgeable staff.
They are big on self sufficiency
Least is that lessons can be cancelled without notice
Very good.. always someone on hand if issues arise
Libraries and cafe perfect
Yes, it's easily accessible to public transport and shops
Good I think though don't participate
Haven't needed service
My overall university experience so far has been invaluable and the infallible output from my tutors and lecturers has been extremely useful. I feel that I have been at this university for much longer than a semester as I have learned such a lot.
They encourage any out of university commission work and there are careers and work placement opportunities. We learn a multitude of transferable skills in every workshop we attend in illustration
The best part about my course is the high amount of contact time from the lecturers and the large time spent in the studio. My least favourite is the splitting up of both groups. I like activities where you can spend time with the whole course but I understand that the group is large and must be split to make sure everyone is catered for.
They seem to care about student welfare.
Falmouth campus does not have all of the facilities open as much as penryn campus does which can sometimes be frustrating but the facilities themselves are very good.
Yes it is great as it is right next to town and my house is only 20 minutes walk away.
There are an extensive array of societies that cater for all walks of life.
The feedback system with the tutors is amazing and we get a detailed mark sheet as well as a 30 minute time slot where we go through our work and get suggestions and feedback. I do not receive personal counselling but the contact I have had with the compass desk and the student service employees has been extremely helpful and beneficial.
University has been really great, supportive, encouraging and educational so far and I can't wait for the next 2 years. My course is really fun, the facilities are amazing and the opportunities that have arisen have been really helpful and fun
They give opportunities for work experience, they give us real work skills and advice, the careers department seems really helpful
Theres lots of hands-on experience and lots of opportunities and encouragement for individual development
Very good, they seem to really care about the students and do what they say they're going to do
The facilities we use on my course are incredible. Equipment that costs hundreds of thousands of pounds in really great condition and that we can use whenever to develop our skills
The Penryn campus is a 20 minute bus away from everything but that's not too bad
Very varied, loads of stuff to do
The support is fantastic, tutors really seem to be invested in their students and there's always someone to talk to about anything
My overall experience was very positive, the campus and surrounding areas was beautiful, however the course could have definitely been improved on in terms of feedback and listening to the students.
They have a section in the library building but they could do a lot more to help students with what to do when they leave and could offer more in the way of work experience during the course.
I like most that we were able to cover a lot of different areas. But the teaching was not clear and results were very different between lecturers.
I think that the student union does not accurately represent all of the students at the two universities very well
All of the facilities on campus are very good
No, it is very far out of the way to most accommodation and amenities so you have to get the train to class and when you are there you can only go to the campus shop which is very expensive
I think the variety of sports and societies is very good and they have a few uniques societies as well which is good
Very poor when it came to tutor feedback, but as a university as a whole if I student needed support they would get it if they asked for it
I have enjoyed it very much, it's been amazing. I'm exited for my next 3 years at Falmouth University. I think I am going to enjoy it all very much as far as i can tell!
The Uni supplied a lot of support within this area if needed. They have areas on campus that are open to anyone if they need help with finding jobs and anything along those lines.
I love my course so much. If i had to pick one negative thing it would be that I do have some 3 hour lectures that are just sat in a room being shown a powerpoint. I find it hard to concentrate and sometimes useless as i can't process the information as the lecture is too long. But other than that all the practical work is amazing and everyone of my lecturers are brilliant at helping out.
I think they all seem really postive and friendly. Super aprochable if needed to be aswell.
All the facilities are very good. The library being open 24 hours is amazing and helpful to so many students. The stannery is a wonderful cafe/bar for students to use and is also used as a club for on campus nights out what is fantastic for some students. Everything around campus is super easy to find and everyone is always willing to help if needed.
I love the location of my University. I think Falmouth Uni is the perfect Uni for me. With the beach just a train ride away is fantatic and I'm very grateful for that. All the wildlife around campus is beautiful and so pretty. Aswell as all the gardening and plants around campus it all makes me feel so happy.
I personally did not join any societies as i couldn't afford any. But because Falmouth Uni is in such a beautiful location I always go running around Penryn and it's so lovely. As far as I know anyone out of my friends who have joined societies have enjoyed them so much and met lots of lovely people through them what I think is a brilliant opportunity.
Amazing. My lecturers have been brilliant with support when i have spoke to them about personal issues. There is the on campus living support what is also handy for people if needed.
Very good, mostly due to fantastic facilities and great lectures. However had a terrible time accessing mental health support and there is little to no financial support available
By making its degrees very vocational
Most - the level of teaching and professional experience lectures have Least - not enough contact hours each week. Need at least 20 hours. At the moment I hardly have 6 hours a week
Terrible, small, expensive and no good nights planned.
Very good, world class
Very good. And great bus service
Very good, although they are not very good at letting new societies start
Academic support is fantastic Mental health and wellbeing support is terrible
I love it! Everyone here at the University is passionate and inspiring. You can learn a lot by doing. What I love most are the collaborations possible with other courses (like acting in short films for film/tv students). Apart from the great course there is a lot to do in your free time for the personal development - societies, sports centre. The campus is perfectly organized- everything you need is here.
Tutors very dedicated, professional, inspiring. Too many students - not enough individual focus, but still good. Could be more practical work like more smaller projects (films, shows, performances). More hours of classes in the week would be better - I find it more effective to learn in the classroom.
Good to accommodation when living in Glasney Student Village. When living in town it’s not that good. Campus is perfectly organized - almost everything needed is here. Could be a bit closer to a big supermarket. Pharmacy could be closer.
Perfect!!!! Everything for everyone! I started doing societies I have never thought I’d do and I love it!
Awful. I feel lonely, struggle to make friends, there is a lack of support both general and with the course. I wish I had dropped out in first year but feel trapped now. It is way too expensive and too far from home
Have an employability office but I don’t feel there is enough interaction with the students
I love the guest lectures, I don’t think there is enough interaction between lecturers and students. They don’t seem very approachable, I feel we need more specific workshops that you can sign up for, for those interested in specific things or those who need extra help.
I don’t really know what they do to be honest, they always promote things but then you find out it only happened like once such as the animal therapy
They are okay, could be more computer suites, and individual study/computer rooms for people who like to work not surrounded by people
Good for on campus accommodation, not good for off campus as you have to travel and the buses are really expensive. Not a good location for local amenities, it is quite isolated and you have to walk quite a bit for food.
Good variation but not as much as there could be, sports ones are very expensive and should have leisurely sports societies for cheaper
I don’t feel there is much support from the tutors, they don’t really keep in touch. Counselling is okay but again not regular enough and not many sessions which isn’t helpful when you are really struggling
Been underwhelming and I feel as if it's not what I was led to believe, but I've enjoyed having time and space to build my creative skillset with professional equipment (though not worth the £30k+ debt)
Holds employability talks and has required work placement modules
Most- can tailor it to what you want to do Least- lack of organisation and structure
Asks for a lot of student input which is good
Academic- good if you have access to the right tutors Personal- don't know