Help and advice
Leisure and living
If you travel to and from Uni by bus, you can save money with a First Kernow Unlimited ticket. The monthly ticket subscription is taken by direct debit and will automatically activate on your renewal date. Find out more.
Download the First Bus app to get timetables, offers and savings.
The 16-25 railcard is available to all full time students in higher education, and gives you a third off rail tickets.
More information on rail travel to our Cornwall campuses.
Truro campus common room
The recently refurbished common room is a great place for you to hang out and keep warm. There’s comfy seating, plus tables for eating or working and a kitchen area to prepare food and drinks, with free hot water. There's also games and activities including a games station pod from Falmouth Uni's Games Academy, free to play pool table, a clothes swish and swap rail and book swap.
Penryn campus cafes
Remember that the social spaces and cafes on Penryn campus are here for you to use whether you’re buying something or not. If you want somewhere warm and comfy to hang out, you’re welcome to use The Upper and Lower Stannary, ESI café, AMATA café and Sustainability café without feeling obliged to buy anything.
Free (and low cost) Events
On Penryn campus - we're all committed to making as many events free for you as possible. See what's coming up from The Students Union, ResLife, the Chaplaincy and more on the Events on Campus pages.
Regular events in The Stannary Bar
There’s loads of fun and games on offer with these regular events at The Stannary Bar on Penryn campus.
- Monday 8pm, every other week during term time from 30 January, Open Mic Night in the Stannary, all singers, songwriters and bands welcome, free entry. Follow @stannaryopenmic for more info and book online.
- Tuesdays 8pm during term time, Quiz Night in the Stannary, questions start at 8pm, 50p entry, maximum team size is 6 people, book online.
- Thursdays from 7pm during term time, free Video Game Night in the Stannary, play an array of Nintendo Switch games from Mario Kart to Switch Sports, book online.
- Fridays from 5pm during term time, free Games Night in the Stannary, play cards, board games and pool.
Intercultural Cafe - Penryn campus
The Intercultural Cafe is an oppportunity to meet new people, and celebrate our different cultures and approaches. Come along on the second and fourth Friday of the month during term time from 2.30pm - 4pm, for a free hot drink and cake. Each week is a different theme. Everyone is welcome, but please pre book so we can plan for the session.
Res Life weekly events
Join Res Life for their regular weekly events – fun activities that also offer free food.
•Tuesdays: Takeover Tuesday (online)
•Wednesdays: Wednesday Walks and Study sessions
•Thursdays: Glasney Café
•Fridays: Movies and Games
Follow Res Life on Instagram for all the details and look out for more events on campus.
Warm up in local libraries
Your local libraries are great options if you want to save money and work in the warm when you’re not on campus. They’re free to use, have free WiFi and public computers if you need them, or just offer a comfy place to chill out and read a book.
Penryn Library, St Thomas Street
Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Penryn Library has free Wi-Fi and a hot desk area where you can charge your laptop or mobile, four public computers that are free to use and plenty of areas to sit.
You can bring refreshments into the library (as long as you clean up afterwards).
Falmouth Library, the Moor
Open 9.30am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 1pm Wednesday and Saturday.
Falmouth Library is right in the centre of town and easily accessible. They have 15 public computers, free Wi-Fi and printing and copying services available. There are tables for working on a laptop, and also some soft seating. Plus jigsaws and board games, and of course plenty of books.
Truro Community Library, Union Place
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Truro Library has free WiFi, seating, 10 public computers and scanning, printing and copying facilities. They also have a cafe on site and a community garden where you can sit and read or just relax.