Living in Glasney Student Village

Living in Glasney Student Village means you are at the centre of everything. You have the Stannary a few minutes away, a gym, the student shop, an extensive library and bus stop with frequent buses into Falmouth and the neighbouring areas. The community feel you get means you quickly make a circle of friends and you always have a sense of security within the 24-hour Glasney Lodge.

Hari Chandegra, 1st year student

Residences

All of our halls are self-catered however students can purchase food vouchers for use at our food outlets.

Glasney Student Village

Glasney Student Village is located within the grounds of Penryn Campus and accommodates over 1800 students. The 90-acre site has spectacular views over Falmouth and Penryn, the sea and the surrounding countryside. The on-campus facilities include a gym, refectory, cafes and a bar, a live events venue, shop and Accommodation and Student Support Services. It is only a twenty minute bus ride from Falmouth town and a ten minute walk from Penryn town centre.

Students share a flat with six to eight others from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University with each flat offering a fully equipped kitchen area. The ensuite bedrooms are fully furnished and each flat has a shared kitchen area. We are able to offer students the choice of a single occupancy room with a double bed, or shared occupancy rooms furnished with either studybeds or bunk beds to offer a more affordable option for students on a tighter budget.

Our shared study bed rooms give a cleverly designed study and living space for two students. They rotate between two functions, acting alternatively as a single bed and a large desk area; the innovative design means there is no need to clear the desk before rotating to the bed function. We also provide a limited number of bunk bed rooms to offer a more diverse range of shared options to suit all budgets. There are a maximum of 2 shared rooms per flat.

The Halls Team are on hand to support all residents during their stay at Glasney Village.  Staff are available in Glasney Lodge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to deal with your enquiries or problems.

View the Glasney Student Village page for detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps.

The Sidings

The Sidings is our primary residence for returning students, mature first year undergraduates, students who have selected ‘quiet’ accommodation and postgraduate students. This is not exclusive however and will also accommodate a number of first year undergraduates. The Sidings provides contemporary student accommodation for 233 students and is conveniently located within a short walk of both the Penryn Campus and the local amenities of Penryn. Close to Penryn Station it provides easy access to buses and trains to Falmouth and Truro.

The Sidings has 36 flats ranging in size from four to seven en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are fully furnished to a high standard and the large communal areas provide not only kitchen and dining facilities but a comfortable living space with sofas and a television. The majority of rooms are a standard size but there are a small number of medium and large rooms which are priced slightly higher. There are also six self-contained studios with en-suite and kitchenette.

The residence is managed by CRM Students, the market leader in the management of student accommodation across the country. They work closely with the Accommodation and Living Support teams at Penryn Campus to ensure a good quality provision of accommodation and full support to all their residents. Their on-site management team are responsible for letting administration, security, maintenance, cleaning, health and safety compliance and IT services. For more information see the CRM website.

View the Sidings webpage for detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps.

Tremough Barton Cottages

Tremough Barton Cottages, located at the Penryn Campus provide unique converted cottage accommodation for 33 students. Each cottage has been recently refurbished with a modern interior yet still retains many original features of a Cornish cottage.

The cottages accommodate between three and six students and are arranged around a central courtyard. They offer both shared and single occupancy living and each cottage has a fully fitted communal kitchen/dining area and bathrooms.

Based in the heart of the campus they are convenient for all the facilities and amenities the campus has to offer.

Shared studybed rooms provide a study and living space for two students. Studybeds cleverly rotate between two functions, acting alternatively as a single bed and a large desk area; the innovative design means there is no need to clear the desk before rotating to the bed function. Single occupancy bedrooms are furnished with a single study bed or double bed.

View the Tremough Barton Cottages webpage for detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps.

Additional options

In addition to the options mentioned, we are also offering the opportunity to apply for other university owned, managed, or approved halls in Penryn, Falmouth and Truro.

These options are predominantly allocated to Falmouth University students but are also available to University of Exeter students. Therefore, please be aware that you may be further away from campus and we cannot guarantee that you would be living with other University of Exeter students.

These options do, however offer a more diverse range of housing to choose from, including studio accommodation and unique converted warehouse accommodation. Prices vary depending on the room type (en-suite or standard), as well as the size of the room.

Further information can be found at through our accommodation provider.