So far so good. Seems like a nice place.
Staff seem experienced
More digital journals about games/tech industry stats in the library would be good
It’s is a nice transition into adult life with quieter surroundings than a city university. It has also been challenging as uni should be but this has been easier to deal with due to meeting like minded people to help you get along. It’s in such a calming space with so much time to think about creative opportunity.
Great employability department help with anything and everything. Put on talks and sessions to help with CVS's, learning about freelancing etc. Also help you after you leave.
Freedom, as well as working along side other courses and practising teamwork. We have lots of real life briefs which prepare us for after uni.
Student representation is good. Facilities and club nights etc at SU need to be improved
Great facilities, best textiles/fashion equipment I saw when looking around unis and all under one roof. Most of the campus is fairly new.
Yes, both campuses are in good distance to places to shop and you can easily commute by bus.
So so many sports society’s!! There really is anything you could think of and it’s just the same for other societies there are some unusual ones but everything and anything to join!
Very good feedback can ask for it whenever you like tutors are happy to help. Haven’t experienced counselling but others have said the team are very good.
Awful, I hate it. Too far from home, services are no help at all, extremely lonely for people suffering with mental illness and low self esteem and struggle to make new friends, don’t care about the students only care about taking money off us poor students
Have a employability services
Like the guest lecturers from industry, course itself is very biased against vfx and 3D animation, lecturers seem to put all of their attention on 2D. Not enough computers or natural light, need more studios and space to relax
Very poor, don’t listen to student feedback, student services is appalling, everything is a rip off
Front front door doesn’t lock, no light by front door, no light in back garden towards gate and it is all sloppy wooden decking, price per month including bills is ridiculously high, no drive to park on
Student halls on campus, local amenities all really far, and hills to get to etc. Basically trapped on campus.
There’s loads of societies
Tutorials are not very useful, more them attacking us with negative comments rather than feedback. Counselling wellbeing service is appalling, they take ages to get back to you, you are given 6 sessions to last the year. Someone could desperately need help and they take 2 weeks to get back to you and then you have to wait further for an assessment
I am very glad I chose Falmouth over my second choice. There is so much to do here and the friends I have made here are friends to last a lifetime. The course is fun and exciting every day, a clear next step from A Levels/Foundation and everyone is at the same level and come from different backgrounds. Having the sea right next to you is one of the biggest highlights (and Cornish Pasties too!), but also being able to brag that Dawn French is the Chancellor is everything. Feels like a dream come true!
There is always an email or two about employability! There is a career department that can put you in the right direction and also the course departments can always help you as well. With my course, although the title is Graphic Design it covers many skills whether it is about thinking about research in another way or looking at design in a different approach and not just jumping to the finished outcome. There are many skills and knowledge to know and will keep growing throughout the 3 years at Falmouth.
After a month of being here, it is intense but in the best way possible. There is so much more freedom with how you execute the brief and there is no "right or wrong". The staff deliver amazing support and remember you and want to know you really well to understand your background, but also to see how you can develop into a better Graphic Designer. The Learning Teams really help inspire you and the Student Mentors are brilliant for tips and advice. Contact time is brilliant alongside talking to peers. It might be a big course but it feels like a big family and not as big as you think!
The union has recently rebranded and the events and student representation has been brilliant so far. As I am only a month in by the time of this review, I can't speak lots, but the team have done a brilliant job at making everyone feel welcome and you are always reminded about them too.
The halls is good value for the money and has all you need. Safe as anything and if there are any issues you can contact the site office who do a great job and is a speedy response. As I am on Falmouth campus rather than Penryn, the location is perfect and is only a 12 minute walk away. All the shops are close together which means no money spending for the bus or train!
The facilities here are so good it will make you feel annoyed you cannot start now! Libraries with extensive content and online services, Macs everywhere and workshops galore (even workshop festivals). It is definitely worth the investment to come here!
This depends on which campus you are on. As I am on Falmouth campus and my accommodation is in Falmouth rather than Penryn, everything is super close, even the cinema, shops and bars. Penryn is a little further away, but only a short train or bus journey away!
There is always a society for someone, whether it being sporty, political or even Eurovision (as of the time of this review)! It is definitely worth a look at and there's a Freshers Fayre at the start of the year to have a look for yourself.
Academic side is amazing. There are learning teams and one to ones every week to help give you the best advice and inspiration as to where to go next with the brief/assignment. If you are struggling, the staff really understand and will help you as much as possible. I had a slight dip with homesickness and they understood the situation. The Compass are also available for wellbeing support and can help during those times.
My overall experience has been great, stressful but helpful in preparation for living in the outside world of my degree. The right resources and information is all around and there’s a lot of support if you’re finding it tricky. It shouldn’t be easy but having the right things around to ease the pressure by learning has definitely helped my experience.
There’s always new job placements advertised in the library, employability workshops on courses, and there’s always a chance to book in with a member of the employability team to answer any specific questions. There’s also the study abroad scheme which full support is provided.
I like most that there’s the right balance between practical and theoretical. It’s stressful at times but my course aims to mimic the industry in which we will be working in so we can use our experience to our advantage. Plenty of workshops are readily available and more are available to sign up for on our course’s department. There’s nothing I like least.
Students Union is extremely helpful and informative for a wide range of issues.
University facilities are great, they’re currently building more study spaces as more and more students are choosing the university to study every year
City life is what it can be for a small town in Cornwall but there’s always something going on for nightlife, open mic nights, local bands, club nights. Daytime life is generally good, all essentials are dotted around and it’s a small town. For clothes shopping we have to travel to the nearest city, but Cornwall is a beautiful location ovrall
We have a good range of clubs and societies and more are being created each year to specialise the groups of subjects people take for a dgree
In my experience they’ve been fantastic, pointed me to all the right resources and notified my tutors about my circumstances etc, and my tutors have always been respectful but also helping, and understanding
My overall experience has been really good and I wouldn't have gone anywhere else. I found first year quite difficult being away from home and being completely independent was a big shock at first however Falmouth is such a comfortable town and university to be staying and it quickly becomes a second home. I think the course itself is so useful and the skills I've learned and how much its made me question my ideas and culture have strengthened my understanding of the music industry and my prospects for after I graduate.
The modules allow for opportunities to go on work placements, providing lectures from careers advisers to ensure we understand the placement process.
The course is well structured, we are given a good balance of lectures which guide independent study. The lectures are passionate about what they teach. The lectures in third year could be split and more focused forwards individual music pathways as they are sometimes quite generic
I've never been involved with the student union, I don't have enough time and feel that being part wouldn't support my course in any way. However the events and opportunities they provide to get involved are really varied and sound interesting.
The music store is amazing and has loads of new tech which the store staff will help you understand. The Mac suites are also really useful especially in first year where you may not have access to course specific programmes. The studio space is also great and the booking system means you have good accessibility to rooms
Falmouth is great and has an amazing atmosphere. The town is only a few minutes walk to the beach which means its always really busy. The town is full of quirky independent shops which means there's loads of opportunities to get a student job alongside your studies.
They're really varied and there's something for everyone. In first year I was part of the uni choir which would organise loads of performances around the campus and local towns. The societies allow you to keep in touch with other interests that might be different to your course. They are also really representative; theres a sign language society, and asian society and a black hispanic society etc and all of the societies put on regular events.
The tutors on my course have always been really helpful. Most of them are really quick to respond to emails and try and get you any support you might need- even from other departments if your wanting to collaborate. I think the feedback could be much more precise however. Sometimes its a bit vague and it would help if there comments directly showed us how to improve. I also think more could be done to support mental health. There is a long wait for counselling sessions and you only get a block of 6. This seems unsupportive especially for when arts universities and the arts industry have the highest prevalence for mental health issues.
Very friendly, enjoyable and fun! I don’t feel as if there are enough contact hours however the content of the lectures are very good and I like how there is opportunity to be very practical
Easy and accessible online services and advice
Time tabling was an issue at the beginning, like the practical aspect of the course
Very active and easily approachable team! All good and intising activities / social clubs
Good, some could be worked on and improved
Falmouth is a buzzing town and very much improving
Very wide range
Excellent advice and support on offer, easy to access
Really really good. It’s just been a whirlwind of emotions. I’ve learnt so much about myself and about Photography and I am so glad I decided to come here! If you have doubts about coming to uni there is no need. University (and especially Falmouth) is an incredible opportunity to open your mind to all the career prospects, friends and how to be an adult. I regret nothing.
They always actively email updates on job prospects - whether than is through the course Facebook page or through email. It makes me feel more confident about life after uni and the sort of careers I could go into!
I love that there is a lot of practicality on the course. Lots of workshops to do and new things to learn that’s taught in a very relaxed way. Perhaps some of the course is slightly repetitive?! But not enough for me to think the course overall is bad :)
I don’t think our student union is that good! I don’t get involved because I’m usually off campus though.
Incredible!! Darkrooms, film processing machines and more. The facilities are 2nd to none.
Quite quiet! There isn’t a lot going on - and it’s usually up to you to do something fun! Whether that’s a pub crawl or a house party. It’s very chill though so I don’t mind that the city life isn’t busy!
In terms of clubs we have 2?! So it isn’t amazing, but alright. Societies are amazing and there is SO many to choose from.
Very good, I never feel alone and I always know there is someone to talk to which is great.
I have loved every second, I really don’t want it to end. I’m jealous of all the new freshers! You should get involved in everything you want to because the journey goes so quickly.
Scheduling talks and fairs.
Like that we are given time to research on our own. Would prefer more contact hours.
They don’t take on board our point of view.
Very very good. Always well kept and new.
Bearing in mind it’s a small village it’s very good.
Loads to choose from.
When I needed help I was not contacted by the support team. But I have heard from others that they are helpful.
The university itself was a total and utter let down. I left with a very heavy heart full of disappointment and a feeling of failure. The university failed a group of students more than capable and willing because of there own issues in management, organisation and greed. The people I lived with and attended uni with are friends I have for life and falmouth as a place is incredible.
No effort made. Promised links to industry, however nothing ever delivered. When asked teachers for references no replies. Extremely poor careers help and advice. Teachers don't care at all about your individually just want good Stats for the course.
The course is extremely disorganized. The teachers do not communicate with one another resulting in mixed messages and very incorrect marking advice. two teachers on two very different pages leads to confused and mislead students. The promises made when joining the course are far from. The course is more like a basic college course. I completed a foundation year that had more substance and useful teaching methods etc.. Poor teaching/no teaching more box ticking advice and very basic levels on what is covered. No PR module on a fashion marketing course is shocking. - Teachers are out of touch and to old to understand social media and the advancements within technology within marketing so when you propose work with this they mark it down and refuse to acknowledge it as marketing just because they don't know about it.
Student union was ok, wasn't much point as student voice was ignored and nothing ever changed no matter how many times it was brought up in student rep meetings. Uni was very clever to have the course lecturers sit in on the meetings so that you couldn't say anything bad. Very intimidating environment.
The uni facilities are good. The fashion marketing studio specifically is poor. Also wrongly advertised on the uni course page as it shows you the huge fashion facilities building which you simple walk past to get to the small stuffy plain box room at the top. Nothing inspiring, no moodboards, no teaching literature on display. Just tables in a room. Nothing creative about the space. Most students on other courses had there own work station where they could put up moodboards and project work. This was feedback to student union and ignored over the 4 years I was there.
Falmouth is beautiful, The only thing this uni can offer you that somewhere else cant is this. If you want a unique, safe and friendly place to attend uni this is it. I love Falmouth as a place and miss it dearly. It is just a shame the uni have become greedy purely after money rather than good quality education.
Clubs at uni were great lots of opportunities.
Very poor. I suffered with a few bereavements whilst at the uni and fell behind on work at one point, they were extremely inconsiderate and would discuss my personal life with other students.