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Falmouth University

1,190 Falmouth University reviews

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This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.2)
  • Falmouth University
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Vega Hertel
01 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years

Fashion Design BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Falmouth is a very caring environment. The course is well laid out and there is great support. It’s also a very beautiful campus. However Falmouth being so small the night life can be quite dull and if your used to a city experience you find your missing out on things like exhibitions, galleries, bars etc…

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Caitlin
31 Mar 22

Illustration BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Location and facilities Falmouth is a lovely university, the Falmouth campus and surrounding area are stunning, it feels like you're walking through a jungle! There are many different workshops which all art students have easy access to through inductions such as printmaking, woodwork, metal work and more. Student life If you're looking for a place with a rich nightlife, then Falmouth might not be the place for you, as the town only has a few bars that can hardly be classed as clubs. However, there's plenty to do in the local area, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities and nature. Due to Cornwall's poor public transport, a car may be necessary if you want to properly explore the surrounding areas, but there's enough to keep you entertained in Falmouth for the first year. I haven't really engaged with the student union much this 1st year, but they send weekly emails and updates , and have a wide range of societies to join.

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Rebecca Kealy
01 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

Creative Writing BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Great aspects of Falmouth are the homage it pays to its environment. Both campuses are incredible, beautiful spaces that compliment the towns rather than taking over. Wild life is prioritised and it's so inspiring to be around. There's a proper sense of community and anyone seems to be welcome. Night life isn't wild at all however if that's what you're going for. It's quite disappointing. There's a variety of societies and clubs etc however they are mainly on the larger campus which is a bit difficult to get to. More seating on the smaller campus would be great. Prices of living, night life, and uni in general (cafe, canteen etc) are ridiculously high so you will NEED a job. Overall, a beautiful, pricy place, that is so inspiring.

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Victoria Rendell
31 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Fine Art BA (Hons)

University rating (5)

I applied for Falmouth through clearing, it is the best decision I could've possibly made. The kindness of the tutors and lecturers saw me through the last 3 years which have been personally incredibly difficult (nothing to do with University). I would recommend this Uni to anyone who loves art, you'll be encouraged and supported fantastically. The only thing I'd say is those who come seeking a clubbing/city like experience this won't be the case naturally as Falmouth is a small seaside town. We have beautiful beaches and a lovely little community of people.

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Ellie Tarling
31 Mar 22

Fashion Marketing BA (Hons)

University rating (3)

I like my course but it can be quite boring sometimes especially when we are working in groups. Can be stressful too when other people don't pull their weight.

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TARUNYA VALLAMKONDA MANJUNATH
31 Mar 22

Architecture MArch

University rating (3)

It is a great place to study arts and creative courses, the location is beautiful and destressing. I just we had more studio sessions and a studio of our own.

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Emma
31 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Photography BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Falmouth is a lovely location for anyone looking for a student experience but in a quieter, less intimidating environment. The campus facilities are great and the technical staff are always around to help with anything you need. There is also a good range of societies and plenty of opportunities to get involved. However, support for those who are struggling, eg, financially or with their mental health, is very bad. Funding applications are usually met with an immediate ‘no’, with no further support offered - this is especially an issue on creative courses where students have to pay for the majority of materials themselves.

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Bethan Smith
31 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Marine and Natural History Photography BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Workshop festival is incredible. My favourite part of the year transphobia is prevalent, refusing to use preferred names for students when they are happy using nicknames for cis students

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Minnie Browning
02 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years

Drawing BA (Hons)

University rating (5)

it's a beautiful location, friendly people, amazing staff, great facilities and a really intimate feel to the place because it's quite a small campus (Woodlane campus). It could be improved by having a ceramics facility and more cross overs between Drawing and Fine Art.

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Mia
01 Apr 22

Illustration BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

The Woodlane campus is a really welcoming and relaxing location and encourages creativity. The facilities are excellent and my course is offered a variety of workshops which give us the chance to explore them, for example we had the chance to do screenprinting in the first year. Although student support is very good on my course (Illustration), the support offered to students on other courses such as the Architecture BA is poor and I have heard many students complaining about this. Additionally, the student union's presence at Woodlane campus is virtually non-existent and many students at Woodlane campus (including myself) often feel isolated from Penryn campus and the events that are held there.

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