Glasney Parc, Cornwall campus
“If you want somewhere with a slower, more chilled out, friendly pace of life without losing that all-important student atmosphere, then Cornwall is the place for you", Sally Wagner, 3rd year student, Cornwall Campus

Cornwall Campus

The Cornwall campuses is set in 70 acres of countryside, close to the waterside town of Falmouth, and boasts beautiful views over the Fal estuary. It offers peace and tranquillity as well as a lively student community with a vibrant mixture of students from science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.

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 here is not like living and studying anywhere else. 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 recognising faces and being recognised themselves. They also tell us what an amazing place this is to live, not just because of what they expect (beaches, beauty, sunsets, friendliness) but because of what’s surprising (music, culture, energy, ambition).

Sharing a campus helps too. Locally, it's known as Tremough, and we share it with Falmouth University. This creates a vibrant mix of students with science, engineering, humanities and arts backgrounds.

The environment and sustainability are important to us and the basis for a lot of our research; they feed - directly and indirectly - into all our degree programmes. Our Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) 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 our only new facility: the £10 million Exchange 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 can hear more about the campus from some current students who recently helped us make two short films. In addition, we recently asked a group of current students to share their thoughts online; check out their profiles.

* BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. ‘Outstanding’ is the highest classification.