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- TEF Rating
More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- ONLINE OPEN DAY:
- On-campus only from Oct
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Planning primarily for a flexible, blended delivery in September. This means that content that can be delivered via digital platforms will be, but also access to on-campus facilities and resources that will follow 'Covid secure' guidelines.
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. 6,425 students are enrolled at Falmouth University:
- 5,730 of these students come from the UK
- 445 come from other EU countries
- And 245 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2018/19)
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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Studying BA Photography here was the worst decision of my life - waste of time and money. YR 1 lecturers are useless with no clue how to 'teach' students, really disappointing. Please choose another location. The location of the university makes a huge impact, Cornwall lacks a photography industry here. Studying in London would open more opportunities to make a connections in industry. This uni is run like a factory to make money with hardly any time to discuss work with the tutors at the weekly 15 min tutorials - unhelpful. The tutors have no understanding of how to 'teach' someone. The whole course lacked direction and clarity of expectations, guidance and support. There was a 1 hr lecture per week based on theory and dated humanity, dogmatic and baseless theories. I regret going here, it was an unstimulating course, The facilities are amazing and it was a huge draw for me, but the equipment and studios would need to be booked a month in advance.
Its the one of the most nurturing, challenging and industry connected universities I’ve ever known. Popular music in particular is really hard in terms of workload and material, but their students absolutely flourish with amazing tutoring and the most positive and supportive ethos.
With all due respect to some of the staff I've met during my 3 years at the Falmouth University... I must say that this institution is truly a misleading, and disgusting place. It will discriminate you, your mental situation ( if you have depression like I did) or if you're from outside UK. At first everything looks perfect. Everyone smiles, everyone tries to he nice and kind to you. Don't get fooled. Don't study here if you're a mature student. Don't study here if you have dreams. Don't study here if you are ambitious. Don't study here if you want more. If all you want is to tick the boxes and get the paper...go for it. But I can tell you... They don't care if you're doing extra outside the University. If you're pushing yourself. If you believe you can do more. If you're ambitious. Go to St Martin's or somewhere where they are competent, when you can ask questions and your tutors are professionals, working within the field. Go to better school where your tutors care.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!