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Most of our halls are self-catered; students can purchase food in our well-stocked shop, at our food outlets or receive food deliveries from external suppliers. A catered package is also available at Glasney Student Village.

"Living in Glasney Student Village means you are at the centre of everything."

"You have the Stannary a few minutes away, a gym, the student shop, an extensive library and bus stop with frequent buses into Falmouth and the neighbouring areas. The community feel you get means you quickly make a circle of friends and you always have a sense of security within the 24-hour Glasney Lodge."

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Hari Chandegra

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Glasney Student Village

Glasney Student Village is located within the grounds of Penryn Campus and accommodates over 1800 students. The 90-acre site has spectacular views over Falmouth and Penryn, the sea and the surrounding countryside. The on-campus facilities include a gym, a refectory (called The Stannary), cafes and a bar, a live events venue, shop and Accommodation and Student Support Services. It is only a twenty minute bus ride from Falmouth town and a ten minute walk from Penryn town centre.

Students share a flat with eight to nine others from the University of Exeter and Falmouth University with each flat offering a fully equipped kitchen area. The ensuite bedrooms are fully furnished and each flat has a shared kitchen area. We are able to offer students the choice of a single occupancy room with a double bed or Studybed or shared occupancy rooms furnished with Studybeds to offer a more affordable option for students on a tighter budget.

Studybeds rotate between two functions, acting alternatively as a single bed and a large desk area; the innovative design means there is no need to clear the desk before rotating to the bed function.

There are a maximum of two shared rooms per flat.

The Halls Team are on hand to support all residents during their stay at Glasney Village.  Staff are available in Glasney Lodge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to deal with your enquiries or problems.

View the Glasney Student Village page for detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps.

The Sidings

The Sidings provides contemporary student accommodation for 233 students and is conveniently located within a short walk of both the Penryn Campus and the local amenities of Penryn. Close to Penryn Station it provides easy access to buses and trains to Falmouth and Truro.

The Sidings has 36 flats ranging in size from four to seven en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are fully furnished to a high standard and the large communal areas provide not only kitchen and dining facilities but a comfortable living space with sofas and a television. The majority of rooms are a standard size but there are a small number of medium and large rooms which are priced slightly higher. There are also six self-contained studios with en-suite and kitchenette.

The residence is managed by CRM Students, the market leader in the management of student accommodation across the country. They work closely with the Accommodation and Living Support teams at Penryn Campus to ensure a good quality provision of accommodation and full support to all their residents. Their on-site management team are responsible for letting administration, security, maintenance, cleaning, health and safety compliance and IT services. For more information see the CRM website.

View the Sidings webpage for detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps.

Catered Halls

All our halls include self-catering facilities, but if you prefer to have your meals prepared, we offer a catered option. The catered option can make planning meals and budgeting easier as meals are included in your accommodation fee. The catered option is available in Glasney Student Village and provides breakfast and dinner, Monday to Friday (10 meals a week) for 36 weeks of the 40 week contract. Catering for Christmas and Easter break is excluded.

For more information on the catering option visit the FX Plus accommodation pages.