The Cornwall Campus 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.
The Cornwall Campus, which is close to Falmouth, is designed to meet the needs of 21st century students and offers the very latest academic, research and residential facilities. Our newest development, the £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), puts the University and Cornwall at the forefront of research into the solutions to problems of environmental change.
The Cornwall Campus gives you intimacy and friendliness (with around 4,000 students), in an arrangement that we think is unique as we share the campus with Falmouth University, a leading specialist arts institution which recently gained full university status. This combination creates a vibrant mix of students, with a diverse range of interests and backgrounds.
The campus also gives you world class, cutting-edge teaching and research. Though one of the smallest top ten university campuses in the UK, we excel in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges through our programmes and research projects. We do this in a way which students positively relish: the 2012 National Student Survey put the Cornwall Campus in first place, nationally, for student satisfaction with academic staff and improvements in their personal development, communication skills and confidence.
The campus’s striking main buildings feature the very best facilities, with teaching labs, lecture theatres and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technologies. The latest phase of development sees not just the building of the ESI, but also an increased capacity for the existing Learning Resource Centre (LRC), with a new facility called The Exchange. This provides a series of informal learning environments and links the LRC to a range of distinctive new spaces that reflect how our students, staff and visitors work together.
The environment and sustainability underpin this campus’s unique ethos; they’re the basis for much of the research here and recur throughout our degree programmes as well as in student societies, clubs and the running of the campus.