"I can hand on heart say there is no other similar experience like studying on the Cornwall campus. I am yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy their experience."

Read Alice's post from her personal blog.

FXU (Falmouth and Exeter students union) oversees more than 125 clubs and societies for you to join, covering surfing, paleontology, cricket, theatre and quidditch, to name a few. See a full list on the FXU website.


A typical day in the life of a student at our Penryn campus: not just library time and lectures, but cliff jumping, beach trips and exploring Cornwall.


Highlights of Freshers' Week 2017 for our students based at our Penryn and Truro Campuses in Cornwall.

Studying in Cornwall

Studying with the University of Exeter in Cornwall is unlike studying elsewhere.

  • Rated gold standard for teaching excellence by the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • A Russell group university with a close-knit friendly community of world-leading academics
  • A great student to teacher ratio that lets you communicate directly with research leaders
  • We are ranked 14th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • A shared space with Falmouth University and a diverse mix of people and interests
  • A vibrant social atmosphere and beautiful natural resources right on your doorstep
  • An underlying thread of sustainability, the environment, and innovation

You can read more about life in Cornwall in our Live It brochure for prospective undergraduates, or discover what the county of Cornwall has to offer in our online guide to the South West

Prospective Students

Find out exactly which courses are available to study on our Cornwall campuses

Studying at a top world-class university like Exeter, in a great environment like Cornwall, is a brilliant combination. I hope to utilise the scientific knowledge, research skills, leadership capacities and global connections I'm gaining through my Exeter career to the benefit of research, education and social entrepreneurship in Ghana.

Gameli Adzaho, MSc Environment and Human Health, Penryn Campus

It’s very close-knit and we get a lot of one-to-one attention from the teaching staff and get to know our classmates really well. You bump into people you know all the time, and that makes for a very friendly atmosphere.  The other thing I’ve been impressed by so far is the amount of support available to us. When I first arrived, I had a number of practical things I needed to sort out as an international student, like my bank account, and I got lots of help with that.

Aula Ourtashi, BSc Business, Penryn Campus

The opportunity to study at one of the country’s top universities, built in a non-city environment, was very appealing. If you’re into the city nightlife it may not be for you but, for a small town, Falmouth has a good amount of live music and restaurants. There is a great range of independent shops, cafes and pubs in both Falmouth and Penryn. To anyone thinking of studying here, I’d just say come along to an Open Day and see for yourself.

Jason Rive, MEng Renewable Energy

Being an Exeter student means that you belong to a community. Although we are quite a large institution, there is a sense of unity amongst Exeter staff and students that my friends at other universities don't seem to have experienced. I feel very privileged to be part of it.

Rebecca Chin, BA English, Penryn Campus