Matthew Smith, BA History

Student profile

“The course looked very appealing in the prospectus. There was a large variation of modules available to students, but with a small, friendly feel about them, something which definitely appealed to me. It is also ranked high in university guides, both generally and specifically in history.

The location was a prime factor. Being so close to the beach is a massive draw. Falmouth, although small, is packed with things to do during the day and evening. The extensive individual nature of Falmouth, expressed through its pubs and shops and general atmosphere, is a big draw. The chilled-out vibe is unrivalled and creates a friendly and personal feel. My friends mean a lot to me, and because the campus is shared with University College Falmouth I have a fantastic group from all sorts of backgrounds and courses.

The open-door policy that the lecturers have is fantastic. Knowing that you can just pop your head in to ask a question about the module or assessment is a great help. All the lecturers deliver with enthusiasm for the subject which keeps you swept up in it too.

I have been involved in many societies as well as running my own night out in town. As well as being enjoyable, these give you a lot to take away once you’ve graduated, from marketing to leadership and organisation, all vital to an employer.

My time at the Cornwall Campus has been one of the best I've had. From the friends I have met, the skills I have learned and the knowledge I have gained, my experience will be with me for the rest of my life. And where else in Britain can you wake up, hop in a car, and go to some of the most stunning beaches in the UK? That’s what Falmouth is, fun.”
Matthew Smith, BA History, Cornwall Campus