About the Cornwall Campus
No other university in the country beats the Cornwall Campus for student satisfaction: our students say it’s a highly personal experience, intellectually stretching but great fun, where everyone quickly gets to know their peers.
Living and studying in Cornwall is not like living and studying anywhere else, and the difference is more than a postcode. Cornwall has its own energy and feel; people tend not to end up here by chance, they come for a reason, and there are plenty of good reasons to choose from.
The smaller scale helps; year after year, students tell us how much they like being somewhere sufficiently intimate for them to see faces they recognise, to be recognised themselves, and to be on first-name terms with so many other students and staff. They tell us, too, what an amazing place this is to live, not just because it's the Cornwall they expect (beaches, beauty, sunsets, friendliness) but because it's the Cornwall that takes them by surprise (music, culture, energy, ambition).
Sharing a campus helps as well. Locally, it's known as Tremough, and we share it with Falmouth University. This creates a vibrant, creative mix of students with science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.
The environment and sustainability are important to us; they're the basis for a lot of the research undertaken here, and they feed - directly and indirectly - into all our degree programmes. Our new Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) has been occupied and functioning since Autumn 2012 and was officially opened in April 2013. A £30 million interdisciplinary centre in a brand new BREEAM Outstanding* rated building, it brings together state-of-the-art resources with leading academics to pioneer cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change. It's not the only new facility either: the £10 million Exchange is a striking extension to the Learning Resource Centre and provides a range of distinctive new spaces suitable for 21st century learning. Find out more about the investments on campus by downloading our short guide: Creating a World-class University Campus, and visit the ESI pages to download more detailed information about its work.
You might like to hear about the campus from some of our current students who recently helped us make two short films. The undergraduate and postgraduate films both feature students studying at the Cornwall Campus. In addition, we recently asked a group of current students to share their thoughts online; check out their profiles.