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Everything you need to know for the spring break

A ‘travel window’ (Friday 26 March – Monday 26 April) has been created to allow students to travel away from University and back to term-time accommodation once during the spring break. This includes international students who are allowed to travel overseas to return home during this time.

Although, this travel window is in place, the Government is still strongly advising students to remain in term-time accommodation wherever possible, in order to minimise the transmission of COVID-19.

For everyone not travelling during the spring break, this website has information about what’s open and taking place on campus, as well as how to protect against COVID-19. Don't forget you can also download the SafeZone app to help keep you safe on campus.

Keeping COVID-19 safe - get tested

Whether you're staying in term time accommodation or going home, it’s still important that you continue to follow safe COVID-19 behaviours.

If you choose to travel away from University, you must get tested before you leave, and as soon as possible after you return to campus. This will help us reduce the risk of transmission in our community and ensure we can continue restarting activities in line with the Government roadmap.

If you are travelling to or arriving from overseas, make sure you carefully read the information on our international travel webpage for detail on the test you need to book. 

If you are staying in your term-time accommodation during the vacation, please continue to get tested regularly – twice a week, every week. This is important as more students return to campus and more activities are able to take place. Book a test at your nearest test centre.

REMEMBER - if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a test via our Rapid Response Hub

Penryn Campus

Everything that’s open on Penryn Campus during the spring break can be found here. This includes activities and facilities that are reopening in line with the Government roadmap out of lockdown.

Students’ Union activities:

The Union will be running a variety of free activities over the vacation. Details can be found on the Union website.

We know some of you may be feeling more isolated than usual at the moment and to help support you, we have a ResLife Social programme running throughout the spring break, which you can sign up to for free. Once you’ve joined, our ResLife team will keep in touch; make sure you are okay and aware of the support available. They will also be able to tell you about upcoming online events that you can join including, bingo, film festivals and an upcoming virtual online, Locked In!

Penryn Campus shop:

  • Open Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Open Saturdays 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Open Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm

Falmouth Shop - open weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm (no need to book)

KOOFI Café (takeaway only):

  • Open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Deli Bar (takeaway only):

  • Open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Fox Café (takeaway only):

  • Open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Student Services 

Info @ Penryn will be open 9.00am-5:00pm for in-person queries, online and telephone support throughout the vacation.

SID Online remains available 24 hours a day. Term time hours resume from Monday 26 April.

The Career Zone - students can access My Career Zone and some other services on the webpages and use Handshake job search.

Penryn Welfare team is available in-person and online.

Compass/Helpdesk Service (including Student Support, Wellbeing, Accessibility and Academic Skills)

The Compass/Helpdesk Service is open weekdays 9am-9pm; weekends 10am-6pm. Should you need support outside these hours, please contact our out of hours team on 01326 253503.

Libraries:

Opening times for Falmouth and Penryn Campus libraries are available on their website

Faith and chaplaincy events

Details of all events over the spring break can be found on the chaplaincy website

The prayer room on the ground floor of the Multifaith Chaplaincy (Tremough Barton Cottage 8) will open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. The space is available for students and staff to use for private prayer/meditation on a first come first served basis and up to three people can use the room at any given time. If the room is in use when you arrive, you will need to wait outside. Chairs and prayer stools are available for use, please make use of the cleaning station before and after use. Other items you may need including prayer mats are not currently being provided so please bring your own. Bathroom/washing facilities are also open. Please be aware that a single entrance/exit is in use so take care when entering and leaving the building. If you require any further information, please email: chaplaincy@fxplus.ac.uk

Sport and social activities:

From Monday 12 April

St Luke’s Campus

Everything that’s open on St Luke’s Campus during the spring break can be found here. This includes activities and facilities that are reopening in line with the Government roadmap out of lockdown.

Catering and food outlets:

Details of catering and food outlets including online ordering and delivery options, and opening times for Cross Keys are available on the eat and shop website

Students’ Guild activities:

The Guild will be running a variety of free activities and competitions over the vacation. Details can be found on the Guild website.

The societies will also be running a variety of in-person and virtual events - sign up online.

The Guild are also offering a support service for students - if you need any advice, support or just someone to talk to. Scan the QR code above to sign up to a chat with one of our Here to Talk student volunteers.

Student Support Services:

  • The SID Desk will be open, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm. SID Online remains available 24 hours a day. Term time hours resume from Monday 26 April.

  • Info @ St Luke’s is open 9.00am-5:00pm for in-person queries. All hubs are open for online and telephone support.

  • The Career Zone availability can be found on the website. Students will still be able to access My Career Zone and other services on the webpages and use Handshake job search.

Study spaces

Study spaces in Cross Keys and Giraffe House will be available to book throughout the spring break – please check ther website for opening hours and information on how to book.

Libraries:

Opening hours for St Luke’s Library can be found on the website along with details of online chat support.

Faith and chaplaincy events

Details of all events over the spring break can be found on the chaplaincy website

Sport activities open from Monday 12 April

  • Fitness trees around campus

Streatham Campus

Everything that’s open on Streatham Campus during the spring break can be found here. This includes activities and facilities that are reopening in line with the Government roadmap out of lockdown.

Catering and food outlets:

Details of catering and food outlets including online ordering and delivery options, and opening times for the Ram Bar, Marketplace and Isca Eats are all available on the eat and shop website

Students’ Guild activities:

The Guild will be running a variety of free activities and competitions over the vacation. Details can be found on the Guild website.

The societies will also be running a variety of in-person and virtual events - sign up online.

The Guild are also offering a support service for students - if you need any advice, support or just someone to talk to. Scan the QR code above to sign up to a chat with one of our Here to Talk student volunteers.

Student Support Services:

  • The SID Desk is open, Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm. SID Online is available 24 hours a day. Term time hours resume from Monday 26 April.

  • Info @ Building:One will be open 9.00-5pm for in-person queries. All hubs will be open for online and telephone support.

  • The Career Zone - students can access My Career Zone and other services on the webpages and use Handshake job search.

Study spaces

The following study spaces are open throughout the spring break – please check the website for opening hours and how to book:

  • Building:One (bookable)
  • XFi (bookable)
  • La Touch (drop in)
  • Forum study spaces (bookable)
  • Devonshire House (bookable)
  • The Sanctuary (bookable)

Libraries:

Opening hours for the Forum Library and Old Library can be found on their website along with details of online chat support.

Faith and chaplaincy events

Details of all events over the spring break can be found on the chaplaincy website

Sports and social activities:

A sports activity programme is available throughout the spring break, including fitness classes, rugby, football, ultimate frisbee and dodgeball. You do not have to be a member of the sports park or gym to get involved – view the timetable and book online.

From Monday 12 April

  • Picnic tables across the campus are available for up to six people or two households to use (view our wellbeing map for information)
  • Sculpture walk and outside quiet areas available (view our wellbeing map for information)
  • Outdoor tennis courts – book online
  • Sports Park trim trail available to use
  • Fitness trees around residences available to use
  • Cornwall House swimming pool is now open - for timetable and booking visit the website.
  • The RAM Bar – table service only to people outdoors in the marquee (first come, first served)
  • The Russell Seal Fitness Centre is open – bookings only – check the website for opening times
  • AU activity begins