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Self-guided campus tours

Penryn Campus

Use the Penryn Campus virtual map, or help yourself to a physical Self-Guided Tour map from any of our building receptions and student hubs.

Follow the numbered circular route around some of our key buildings on campus.

Click on a building name in the dropdowns below to virtually see inside buildings and find out more.

Directions to Penryn Campus

Central tour

The main reception can be found at the Penryn campus in Heart area. The team provides a range of essential services covering the whole campus and providing help for staff, students and visitors. They are also the starting point for our on-campus tours. The Heart also is home to the shop which has the essential supplies for lunch and studying. The heart is also the hub where the buses come onto campus, a meeting and social Space.

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The Exchange is a learning and teaching hub at the heart of the Penryn Campus that is shared by the University of Exeter and Falmouth University and is open 24 hours a day in term time. Its home to a number of teaching rooms and facilites such as the labrary and career Zone

The Exchange houses the Library and Archives, which has a wide range of materials, including books, journals, movies, and music. Students also have access to the entire catalogue offered by Falmouth University’s Falmouth Campus and the two Exeter-based libraries. The Penryn Campus library features a special collections area, a periodicals section, quiet study areas, and spaces where you can work individually or in groups and also is home to the Central IT facilities and the Compass Helpdesk.

The Career Zone is found on the ground floor and can help with all things job-related. They are here to help you with your career planning, whatever stage you are at. Whether it's a case of not knowing the sector you’re interested in yet or the options that your degree offers you. Or perhaps you are very clear on your chosen career, want to skip those early stages and get help with your applications and the next steps.

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The Stella Turk Building is a centre of excellence for research and teaching, building on the success of the Science and Engineering Research Support Facility on the campus. It is the new home for The Law School in Cornwall, The existing Energy Policy and Mathematics departments, providing a collaborative space for Law labs and seminars. It also is home to a range of academic offices.

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SERSF is home for the University of Exeter Business School, which moved to Cornwall in 2015, and provides a “Collaboratory” space for students and staff to work with local business. The existing Marine Renewables team and the growing Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) also has facilities and staff in the building such as the Laboratory of Ocean technology.  

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Here you will find the CSM Museum - Here is the home to the Geology and Mining courses on campus, with specialist labs and facilities for teaching - we provide a practical and engaging environment in all our programmes, ensuring our students are learning using industry standard technologies and equipping them with relevant skills for their future careers. 

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The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) - is home to staff  from a range of diciplines across the University - working together to provide an interdisciplinary centre and leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change.  Our world class research and education is enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. A range of Masters degrees are led by academics in this building - including the new Applied Data Science courses, run by the Mathematics department

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The Sport Centre is home to a four court sports hall is available for hire for a variety of sports and activities, a large, versatile fitness studio. Spacious gym, featuring up to 90 of the latest stations equipped by Pulse Fitness, including cardiovascular, resistance and free weights areas. There are a huge range of sports clubs, or studio sessions that are run by the sport centre or the Students Union that you can be involved in. There is also a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on campus that is available to book.

On the other side of the sports centre is the Little Wonders Nursery Our vision is to provide exceptionally high quality care and learning where there is a highly sensitive understanding of every child’s unique circumstances. This means that care will be tailored to meet children’s developing needs and we will seek to ensure parent/carers are always fully included. We provide childcare and education for children up to five years, with after school care for children up to eight years, for the families of staff, students and the local community.

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The Daphne Du Maurier building is home to a range of departments. This part of the building is home to Bioscience and Renewable Energy, and a range of large Lecture theatres and seminar spaces. The courtyard teaching rooms here, is a recent expansion of the current teaching space, providing smaller, modern study spaces. Biosciences is home to the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, with staff offices, specialist laboratories and facilities.

The College of Life and Environmental Science Teaching Lab is located in this building, which can hold classes of up to 120 students and provides a great space for practical's for students studying Bioscience, Geography and Environmental Science subjects. The Renewable Energy department too is housed in DDM and their teaching lab is here, catering for a range of renewable technologies, as well facilities across the campus, including the REEF Building for larger Renewable Engineering projects.

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The ground floor is used by the Graduate School of Education to simulate the classroom experience (if you look through the glass windows on the right hand side, you will see the ‘set’ of a primary school classroom!).  The ground floor also houses the internationally renowned Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre. The centre is devoted to the study of the exercising child and aims to initiate research in paediatric exercise science and disseminate the findings. The top two floors have small lecture theatres and seminar rooms.  We also have teaching labs and brand new teaching kitchen for Nutrition students.  

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The Lower Stannary is made up of The Stannary Kitchen and The Stannary Deli. The Stannary Kitchen restaurant offers a wide variety of freshly cooked dishes. Our menus are freshly made on site daily and use locally sourced produce, providing for a wide range of tastes, dietary requirements and budgets. Our Stannary Deli serves fresh, made to order sandwiches and coffee as well as a selection of wraps, snacks and cakes. There is also a new downstairs bar area in the extension of the stannary.

Upstairs is the Stannary Bar, which is open from 10am during the week and serves a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks as well as snacks. There is also the new sustainability Cafe. On Saturdays the Upper and Lower Stannary is converted into Cornwall's largest nightclub and live music entertainment venue, having experienced the likes of Radio One DJ Annie Mac and Wretch 32. 

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The Annexe is home to the Student Health Centre, which provides medical care (provided by Penryn Surgery) for students five days a week - ideal for when you are feeling unwell.

Student services, wellbeing and accessibility services also reside in this building - The Student Support team is here to help you get the most out of your time at University. The Student Support team can support, advise and point you in the right direction with all sorts of issues such as general student life, academic issues, living in the community, personal relationships, general worries, as well as psychological or emotional concerns and mental health difficulties. Our Accessibility and Inclusive Learning teams support and advise students with disabilities, health conditions and Specific Learning Differences (dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD).
We want every student to feel valued and supported and to get the most out of their time at university.

The chaplaincy team (located a short walk away) provides pastoral and spiritual care for students and staff of all faiths and none. We know that life is full of beginnings and endings, sad times and happy times, joys and challenges and that sometimes we need company and conversation. Naturally, we are always happy to talk about religion, faith and spirituality but in the context of pastoral care we would only do that at your request.

The Chapel lecture theatre is the largest lecture theatre on campus holding classes up to 250 people. The chapel was part of the convent school at Tremough, and over the years had various uses, until it was refurbished into a lecture theatre and keeping many of its original features. This lecture theatre is used for large first year classes, but also for special guest lectures, inaugural lectures, Christmas events and society events.

If you continue down the steps and gollow the path to the right you can view Tremough House. Tremough House was built in 1703 by John Worth and has had various uses from a family home, a boarding school for boys and more recently a Convent School between 1943-1998. It was then purchased by the Combined Universities in Cornwall group in 1999. Since then the estate has been developed into the Penryn Campus, housing higher education provision for the University of Exeter and Falmouth University. It houses a range of seminar teaching rooms and the boardroom which is used for Mock Law trials. The house and Gardens play host to a number of outdoor events including summer parties, graduations and even the 100m Slip and slide which is held after the exams in the summer  

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The Peter Lanyon building is home to a range of subjects as well as a selection of study spaces and a language suite. The building is named after Peter Lanyon, a Cornish born painter of abstract landscapes.

The English, History and Politics departments and staff offices are located on the first floor and the The Centre of Geography & Environmental Science (CGES) staff offices are on the ground Floor.

The History Department on the first floor will allow you to thrive amongst our strong, close-knit community and harness the team’s wide expertise: studying approaches and concepts in history from 1600 to the present. There is an emphasis on public history, culture, memory and heritage, oral history, party politics, environmentalism and environmental politics, modern conflict, imperialism and 19th-20th century North American history Peter Lanyon is also home to the Penryn Info Point - that houses the education support team where you can contact with queries regarding your studies, including exams, coursework, timetabling, Welfare and mitigation, registration and module changes..

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Glasney Student Village is located within the grounds of Penryn Campus and accommodates over 1600 students from both Falmouth University and the University of Exeter. The 90-acre site has spectacular views over Falmouth and Penryn, the sea and the surrounding countryside. 

The Halls Team (Glasney Lodge) are on hand to support all residents during their stay at Glasney Village. The team conducts regular out of hours patrols of each residence and will respond to noise complaints, and behaviour or welfare issues. Staff are available in Glasney Lodge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so whether you have locked yourself out your flat or your toilet won't stop flushing, they are there to help with your enquiries or problems!

Students share a flat with six to eight 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 shared occupancy rooms furnished with studybeds to offer a more affordable option for students on a tighter budget.

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