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Penryn Campus near Falmouth, Cornwall

Penryn Campus tour

Drone tour

Our Penryn Campus is consistently ranked highly for satisfaction: students report having a highly personal experience that is intellectually stretching but great fun, providing plenty of opportunities to quickly get to know everyone.

Currently supporting around 6,000 students, the campus – shared with Falmouth University – combines the latest academic research and residential facilities with an intimacy, energy and friendliness. The diversity of students’ interests and backgrounds gives the campus a unique vibrancy.

Though we have one of the UK’s smallest TEF Gold university campuses, we excel in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges through our research, which informs our teaching. Students respond positively to how we do this; they report exceptionally high levels of satisfaction with academic staff, improved communication skills and confidence.

Issues related to the environment and sustainability underpin much of the campus’s ethos; these themes recur throughout our degree programmes as well as in student societies, clubs and the running of the campus.

The campus is constantly developing, most recently the £12 million extension to the existing Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF), which builds upon the £30 million investment in the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI). Cumulatively, these facilities put not only the University, but also Cornwall as a whole, at the forefront of research aiming to solve problems associated with environmental change.

Other recent additions include the Renewable Energy Engineering Facility (REEF) and a £1.2 million Masters Suite. A £4 million sports centre and nursery, and a prestigious Green Flag Award for our grounds, help make this campus a great place to study, work and live.

Visiting and Open Days