Student Accommodation at Falmouth University

Since opening its doors in 1902 as a college for arts, Falmouth University has come along leaps and bounds. Today, it’s known throughout the UK as a forward-looking hub for creative education, giving students from across the country the knowledge necessary to launch long and prosperous careers. 

Winners of the AGCAS Strategic Innovation Award for Excellence 2021, Falmouth University treats creativity not as a leisurely endeavour but as an invaluable resource to the future economy. Their courses support this, bringing together the brightest minds in the UK’s creative sectors to impart their knowledge and experience to the next generation. Partnerships with local business and a technology-first approach to teaching helps create the perfect training ground for creative talent and fosters new ideas in the process.

It’s no surprise that this coastal university consistently ranks highly for Art and Design, placing in the 20 top UK university subject rankings nationally. Plus, as part of the most recent International Student Barometer, Falmouth was ranked first in the UK and second in the world for international student experience.

Although determination and innovation are the pillars of this academic institution, it’s a place that both students and alumni describe as warm, friendly and welcoming – whether you live locally or have come from afar to deepen your creative expertise. And, since the university does specialise in arts, the community at Falmouth is built on sharing ideas and getting involved in exciting project. From animation and film to fashion, architecture or even AI, there’s a place for you at Falmouth if you too believe that the future is built on imagination, storytelling and technology.

Naturally, the first question that both new and returning students have is about accommodation – and we’ve got plenty of options to choose from. In the charming town of Penryn, we’ve carefully picked out a collection of student houses to accommodate groups both large and small. As well as proximity with one of the university campuses, students love living in Penryn for the picturesque architecture, the cobbled streets, the thriving arts community and the striking scenery.

A short walk away from Falmouth University’s central campus is Budock Terrace, a buzzing student area with beautiful terraced houses that range from one to six bedrooms. Living here will put you just a stone’s throw from the town centre, and you’ll never have to panic about waking up early to catch a 9am lecture. We also have plenty of properties in the heart of Falmouth, where the creative scene can be seen and heard in the form of art galleries, live music and theatre performances throughout the year. 

Life on Campus

Falmouth University is split between two campuses. The first sits in the heart of the town centre while the second can be found in Penryn. The purpose-built Penryn Campus boasts a modern feel, while the historic Falmouth campus is just minutes away from the seaside. Both campuses strive to create inspiring environments where new ideas can flourish, and friendships be formed. The two are connected by regular travel links, so you won’t have to worry about missing out on the activities offered at either building. 

Falmouth University’s campuses have been designed to ensure students get the best experience possible – and part of that means providing an eclectic range of food options at affordable prices. You’ll find street food vans serving dishes that transport you to foreign countries and regular pop-up shops at either campus – simply put, there’s always a mouth-watering meal waiting to be had. And that’s not all – when you study in Falmouth, you’ll get to benefit from Penryn Campus’ impressive live music, theatre and dance calendar. From open mics to improv comedy, you’ll be all set for entertainment without even leaving your university campus. 

Of course, part of what makes Falmouth University so desirable as a creative centre is its resources. Both Falmouth Campus and Penryn Campus have vast libraries that house extensive collections of digital resources, magazines, specialist materials and journals – all freely available whenever you need them. Plus, Falmouth is home to one of the largest dedicated game development studio spaces of any other UK university. If gaming is your passion, you’ll be pleased to know that Falmouth offers access to professional-standard studios as well as industry standard software and game engines. 

When you aren’t studying, take some time to appreciate the gorgeous university grounds. At Falmouth campus, students can immerse themselves in the sub-tropical Fox Rosehill Gardens while at Penryn, you can follow up a morning lecture with a stroll through a fruit orchard, an Italian garden and the 18th century lime avenue. 

Why UniHomes?

There’s nothing like a smooth move to your new home to kickstart the semester. That’s why UniHomes have sourced a selection of student homes near Falmouth University that range in size and style, catering to a range of needs. Whatever you’re looking for – big, small, classic, modern – we’ve got you covered. Beyond matching students to their perfect properties, we make budgeting a breeze by bundling up the costs of utility bills including water, gas, electricity, internet and tv license into one, fixed monthly rental fee. That way, you don’t have to save extra every month or worry about rising costs.

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