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I study BA Fashion Photography, the course has been somewhat of a shambles. The majority of our tutors fairly unhelpful and rude at times. Lectures were seldom much help though technical workshops were great. This being said it seems that they're making some big improvement's to the course for the years below ours. Photography facilities are top notch! Really good! though the staff aren't always helpful/cooperative/nice (particularly to fashion photo students some have noticed). Library is nice, open 24/7 which is super convenient and the staff are pretty helpful. The fashion building is great, a lot of resources and opportunities for course collaboration. Student accommodation is fine, probably to expensive for what it is but it's nice enough. Falmouth is a really nice place to study - the town has relaxed atmosphere and the student community feels very connected and like a community. Wouldn't venture outside of falmouth/truro personally though.

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By Honestfalmouthreview
On 30th July 18

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I study BA Fashion Photography, the course has been somewhat of a shambles. The majority of our tutors fairly unhelpful and rude at times. Lectures were seldom much help though technical workshops were great. This being said it seems that they're making some big improvement's to the course for the years below ours. Photography facilities are top notch! Really good! though the staff aren't always helpful/cooperative/nice (particularly to fashion photo students some have noticed). Library is nice, open 24/7 which is super convenient and the staff are pretty helpful. The fashion building is great, a lot of resources and opportunities for course collaboration. Student accommodation is fine, probably to expensive for what it is but it's nice enough. Falmouth is a really nice place to study - the town has relaxed atmosphere and the student community feels very connected and like a community. Wouldn't venture outside of falmouth/truro personally though.

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By Honestfalmouthreview
On 30th July 18

Applying to Falmouth University

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
3,475
÷  
Applications:
5,055
=
Offer rate:
68.74%
Acceptances:
1,405
÷  
Applicants:
4,685
=
Acceptance rate:
29.99%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

Falmouth University Reputation

Falmouth University is located in South West England, Cornwall. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 6,000 students are enrolled at Falmouth University:

- 5,350 of these students come from the UK
- 365 come from other EU countries
- And 285 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for Falmouth University show that six months after leaving university, 98% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Falmouth University, is £18,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd December 19

The lecturers on the dance course at Falmouth are very very manipulative and favour students that do what the lecturers tell them to do rather than allowing each student to grow and develop themselves. . Two of the lecturers were very nearly sacked for manipulating exam scores. It was a total disgrace to be honest. Very bad atmosphere and lots of arrogant attitude problems. Awful!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th October 19

I imagine the five star reviews are all being done by staff... Btw, five star review to the person that wrote they had received more support from a bra. Very true. When I tried to get help for my chronic illness, support services kept trying to push me towards counselling. I somehow said yes, and ended up being "counselled" to believe I was just being anxious with deadlines. Lecturing staff wouldn't believe I was ill either and marked me with unjustified absences most of the time. Towards my final year, most of them had either been sacked or jumped off the boat. Fxu staff are useless and rude. Societies have no clue what they're doing. Local community is prejudiced and blames students for all the short comings of the town, when in fact most of the businesses wouldn't even be open if it wasn't for students. They're also extremely racist and will look down at everyone that isn't Cornish.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 18th June 19

Due to discrimination I'm in 100,000 dept with no qualifications bad university do t study here study else where .

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th May 19

i'm really enjoying my course and its structure, which is BA Film, but i feel like they accept a lot of people, many of which don't necessarily have the interest or skills required. very nice campus but it gets boring after a while as it is a small town.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th January 19

Didn't enjoy my time here at all. Course isn't stimulating or challenging, rely's a lot on group work but students never show up and lectures have no way to rectify this. Isolated campus and town, the same 2 clubs get boring after freshers week. Student Union doesn't have a lot going on, freshers tickets were overpriced and overhyped, loads of people didn't show up. Facilities were good but in short supply in comparison to the amount of students wanting to use them. Booking out studios or equipment had to be done about a month in advance to even get a look at a decent slot. Left in my first term and transferred to another University, do not regret it.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 10th December 18

A cop out of a 'university' who care more about its lecturers than its students. I wouldn't recommend if you paid me. I've learnt more from YouTube and been more supported by a fricking bra. Just don't bother, find somewhere who actually wants to teach you and that's worth the ridiculous expense. One of the worst decisions of my life.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th September 18

Well, it’s an arts uni by the beach- so expect to see a lot of people who go here for the ‘vibes’. Campus is ok however there is a lack of adequate PCs for the non Mac using population. Makes zero sense that they offer Mac book pros but not a similarly specd windows pc or laptop. This can become infuriating when your course has no computers of its own, and the soft wear you are required to run is not Mac OS compatible. As for the town it’s tiny, yes there is some stuff about but you end up getting very familiar with the place quickly. That’s not necessarily a bad thing however it does get boring after a while. WiFi is on the hull fine, and if it weren’t for a handful of total outages across both campuses then I would give 5 stars.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd August 18

Nice place. Just insanely far away from civilization.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th July 18

I study BA Fashion Photography, the course has been somewhat of a shambles. The majority of our tutors fairly unhelpful and rude at times. Lectures were seldom much help though technical workshops were great. This being said it seems that they're making some big improvement's to the course for the years below ours. Photography facilities are top notch! Really good! though the staff aren't always helpful/cooperative/nice (particularly to fashion photo students some have noticed). Library is nice, open 24/7 which is super convenient and the staff are pretty helpful. The fashion building is great, a lot of resources and opportunities for course collaboration. Student accommodation is fine, probably to expensive for what it is but it's nice enough. Falmouth is a really nice place to study - the town has relaxed atmosphere and the student community feels very connected and like a community. Wouldn't venture outside of falmouth/truro personally though.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 18

It was a dream come true to attend falmouth, and my expectations have been exceeded multiple times.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 18

Hidden gem of a uni, unlike many others with an individual experience.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th December 17

Facilities are great, and if you want a smaller, rural campus this is the place for you. Good university with a heap of investment. I was unfortunate enough to be one of the last students of the BA (Hons) Theatre course, which was cancelled the year after I graduated and the majority of the staff were sacked. We had all joined hoping for an actual theatre course, as would be suggested by the degree title, but what we got should have been called Performance Art. Not once did we look at a single script or do a scrap of acting. The only way to pass this degree was by copying the style of the lecturers. They had obvious favourites, and would go to particular students performances and boycott others. Each lecturer had their own art, and I say art loosely. It was all based around "life is art", to the extent that in one lecture we had ANAL PORN playing in the background, because... ART. I'm not surprised it was cancelled, just wish I hadn't wasted my time.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th June 16

great staff teaching on the mfa program but no support from the university who wanted to close the course which lots of doubt and uncertainly, lost the tutor in last 3 months of the course who was not replaced had the cheek to constantly email for fees during this time. Terrible attitude towards the staff on the course could never recommend for this reason. Everyone completed the course but this was without doubt inspire of not because of the institution.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 16

Good university however absolute nightmare to get housing in the area and not enough university accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th May 16

I have nothing to say here really, all good..

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th October 15

Falmouth is my dream university. The whole place is surrounded by a chilled, earthy aura, and yet the uni is still incredibly driven to better itself. I loved watching Dawn French's installation speech when she became our First Chancellor. She expresses the power of arts in society, and Falmouth is the place to be to feel this.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 15

Couldn't think of a nicer place to be

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 15

So far the university itself seems good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st October 15

Brilliant campus filled with so many opportunities. The photography centre lets you hire out equipment that you may never try again, the support is insane and there's always somewhere to go and have a great time. The buildings are easy to navigate around and the gardens are beautiful.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th September 15

Overall, I think that Falmouth is a fantastic art school, and I feel really proud to be a part of the University.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 15

The university clearly cares about making it as easy as possible for students to experiment and excel in their degree course. My degree is very dependent on software, research resources and subject specific equipment, and these are all top notch on the Penryn campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th August 15

Brilliant and friendly atmosphere to facilitate learning in a beautiful environment

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th July 15

The campus has everything you need and the facilities are brand new and amazing, the lectures are top quality and socially the uni is great. Couldn't have gone to a better uni. I love it here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Staff are extremely friendly and students always very welcoming. Facilities are great and ways someone to help you if you're stuck!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Creative bunch in the middle of a budget Los Angeles

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Having the best time of my life here and my course is fantastic.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Falmouth University has always made me feel at home, even though it's 4 hours away from my actual home. All the lecturers seem great and the facilities are beyond my wildest dream. There's no other University I know of in the UK that has Palm Trees on campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th July 15

The uni just hits all the right notes. You can always expect more but realistically Fal does everything you need at a more than acceptable quality.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 15

Amazing university, spectacular staff, lovely views and a huge choice of subjects to study

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 15

Creative fun, great community, links with the real industry. And it's by the sea!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 15

The campus is beautiful and has a peaceful atmosphere which makes it perfect to study! It also has an aura of excitement with the wide range of events, societies and personal explorations in and around the university campus. The Student Village is a perfect way to make friends especially if you are travelling on your lonesome and want to make some new friends. Your University friends become your life long friends, and you start making your life long friends once you walk into your Residence! The beaches are to die for and top it off to make my university experience the best I could ever ask for!

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