Its a really welcoming and artistic community that’s very environmentally conscious and has delicious food. I came from London and was worried about nightlife, but it’s just as fun and vibrant.
By member948770 On 28th May 2020
Study in Falmouth
Falmouth is best known for one thing in particular; the incredible location it has on the Celtic Sea coast. Oh and Falmouth University, obviously.
Falmouth University is a specialist university for the creative industries. The university prides itself on over 100 years’ of experience, superb industry connections, professional facilities and a vibrant creative community. Teaching has been recognised with a gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
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Falmouth Student Life
Falmouth is the ideal starting point from which to explore everything that Cornwall has to offer. The county is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, and for decades people have been coming here to surf, fish, boat, and generally soak up the rays. And now that includes you - nice choice!
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs range from £111 - £185 per week; the average is £154 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Bristol: £195/week, Bournemouth: £171/week, Plymouth: £132/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £10
A pint of beer: £4.50
A regular takeout coffee: £2.82
1L of milk: £0.89
A loaf of white bread: £0.93
Falmouth University is split between two campuses and has regular buses that run between them. A bike might be useful as your everyday mode of transport, there are several major cycle routes that come through Falmouth. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can even take on the 40 mile ride to Land’s End. To get out of the city, nearby Truro train station runs regular journeys to UK cities including London Paddington. National Express Coaches also run regular services from Falmouth to major UK destinations.
It’s a good-sized town with a busy High Street that has a lot of local and independent shops, thrift shops and galleries, as well as the usual big chain shops you’d expect to see. There’s also a weekly Farmers Market where you can grab some yummy local grub. Put some time aside to have a good look round.
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With Falmouth bringing such a creative hub it’s no surprise that there are fantastic galleries to visit. You’ll be able to view internationally renowned and exciting new artists all around the town, some of the top galleries to visit are Newlyan Art Gallery & The Exchange, CAST, Falmouth Art Gallery or take an hour road trip to St Ives to visit the Tate St Ives.
Theatre and Performing Arts
The university has their very own performance venue called AMATA where they host performances and events all year round for the public. There’s also the Princess Pavillion in Falmouth town, whilst nearby there’s the incredible open-air theatre Minack which is certainly worth a visit.
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Public transport: Falmouth to Penryn (5-15minutes walk- 3,60£ Falmouth to Truro- where you have some sohops- shopping experience is zero, unless you love surfer's clothing, or some charity shops. 8,50£ return ..yep. If you live in Truro. Your return ticket to uni costs you 6£. Per day. Night out and eating out- not many cool and funky places, plus due to the Cornish council many places close down, because of the high rates... So yes... You're stuck between fish n chips or some "restaurants for grannies ;) Although you're always saved by cool Nude Canteen and Brothers Pizza! Used to funky pubs- well you'll have your " local pub with a 5 o'clock old guys. Anything ..new, interesting and ...urban-like- proper cocktails ...- please forget about it... read more
Bus drivers are e...
Bus drivers are extremely rude and prejudiced. Even though most of the students were polite, the most you'd ever get out of them was a grunt. Private Accomodation is overpriced and local estate agencies will rip you off left right and centre. read more
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If you need to get away from studying there are three local beaches to enjoy! Surfing, paddle boarding and cliff jumping are the most popular activities student undertake whilst at university in Cornwall. Due to the stunning coastal views coastal walks are also a popular past time. Falmouth has a wide and diverse range of places to socialise. If you're looking for a quiet night at the pub then there are plenty of pubs that all offer something different. If you are looking for a more lively night then there are several clubs located in Falmouth, where you are sure to have a good night! read more
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