Where will I live?

Most first-year students choose to live in halls and then move out in to Falmouth or Penryn for their second and third years. Living in Falmouth is often one of the highlights for students in Cornwall - there are not many University's where you can have a bedroom with such envious sea views. Falmouth is around 15-20 minutes by bus from campus and there are regular shuttle buses up to campus from the town. 

The majority of our Halls of residence are within walking distance of or based on Penryn Campus. In addition to this, we have opened up a number of options usually only available to Falmouth University students in both Falmouth and Truro.

Applying for accommodation

Once you have accepted your offer from the University as your first choice, it is important to submit your application for accommodation. To find out how to apply, please visit our accommodation webpages or the Falmouth Exeter Plus accommodation site for more information.

There are plenty of choices for accommodation so whether you choose to live in a shared house in the private sector, or university owned, managed or approved accommodation – you can find all the information on the various options on the Cornwall accommodation website. All university owned, managed or approved accommodation is self-catered. 

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, refectory, 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.

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 due to its intimate size and style attracts a mix of returning students, mature first year undergraduates, and postgraduate students as well as a number of first year undergraduates.  

Tremough Barton Cottages

Tremough Barton Cottages, located at the Penryn Campus provide unique converted cottage accommodation for 33 students. Each cottage has been recently refurbished with a modern interior yet still retains many original features of a Cornish cottage.

The cottages accommodate between three and six students and are arranged around a central courtyard. They offer single occupancy living and each cottage has a fully fitted communal kitchen/dining area and bathrooms.

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