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Student Accommodation

  • The university offers purpose-built accommodation with a range of room options to suit a variety of needs and budgets, all with Wi-Fi.
  • Student halls are in the centre of Falmouth and on the Penryn campus.

Accommodation Costs

Falmouth Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,878
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,000–£5,400
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,900–£4,700

Penryn Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,878
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,000–£5,400
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,900–£4,700

Living Here

  • City Population: 21,385
  • Student Population: 4,000
  • Falmouth is a vibrant fishing town in Cornwall famous for its beautiful beaches and creative atmosphere. It boasts of a rich maritime past and an artistic history that includes famous names such as Picasso, Henry Tuke and Man Ray.
  • It has recently become a cultural hot-spot due to the number of arts students at the university and with the opening of quirky independent shops and cafés. 
  • The town is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty which provide brilliant walking routes. 

Getting Around

  • The size of Falmouth makes it easy to walk around the town.
  • Trains from Falmouth Town station to London Paddington (via Truro) run hourly and take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes. From Exeter, trains take c. 3 hours and 45 minutes and from Bristol, around 2 hours 45 minutes.
  • The closest international airports are Exeter and Bristol, while the nearest domestic airport is in Newquay. Transport from Newquay airport to Falmouth is either by bus (approx 2 hours) or taxi (approx 45 minutes).

Culture and Nightlife

  • Falmouth is home to an array of unique cafés, bars and micro-breweries.
  • The Princess Pavilion is a live music and theatre venue hosting a diverse programme of events including comedy, art exhibitions, and festivals. Adjacent, the beautiful Gyllyngdune Gardens also host events.
  • A number of festivals take place in Falmouth, including Splash which celebrates creativity in the town with art installations, poetry, drama, comedy, and dance. Falmouth Spring Festival includes Run Falmouth, the annual half-marathon, and a folk and cider fayre.
  • The Falmouth coastline is a popular diving area with shore diving and shallow wrecks. Surfing is an important part of life in Cornwall, however the surf in Falmouth can be limited so be prepared to travel to other local beaches. The Falmouth Pilot Gig Club runs various training sessions, including novice classes. Cycling around the area offers creekside paths, bridleways and lanes to explore; and there is a golf club in Falmouth.