Open Days

Open Day

Experience Falmouth at one of our Open Days

Our on-campus and virtual Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about life at Falmouth.

Book your spot on an Open Day to explore our facilities and location and meet our staff and current students.

All upcoming Open Days

Parents smiling with daughter at an Open Day at Falmouth University
Open day Penryn mother smiling father daughter student mentor

Sat 25 May 2024

10:30 - 16:30

Open Day (in-person)

In-person

Visit our beautiful campuses and explore our world-class facilities at an Open Day.

Open Day (in-person)

Open Days

Want to visit our beautiful campuses and explore our industry-standard facilities? Book your spot at one of our informal Open Days.

Attending an on-campus Open Day is the best way to get a real taste of student life at Falmouth. They're informal days that provide a great way to see our professional-grade facilities, speak to our academic staff and meet our current students.
 
Get all the information you need below. 

Open Days

What to expect on the day

Our campuses will be open from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Please arrive 1-2 hours before your academic session booking: this is the only fixed time you need to remember. On the day, you can also attend easy to access drop-in sessions and campus tours, which run throughout the day and don't require a booking. 

  • Welcome – When you arrive on campus, you’ll be met by our friendly Future Studies team. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions, such as how to apply, what our accommodation options are and how to navigate student finance. You’ll also get to speak to our Student Ambassadors, who’ve got lots of insights and advice to share about life at Falmouth.  
  • Academic session – Please arrive 1-2 hours before your booked session, to make sure you have enough time for a campus tour, chat to our accommodation team or attend a drop in session. During your booked academic session, you’ll get to meet a lecturer from the subject area you're interested in who'll show you around the department facilities and answer all your questions. You’ll find out what courses we offer, how the courses are delivered and what modules will be available. 
  • Campus tour – On a campus tour you’ll get to visit our professional-standard facilities and get a better idea about life on campus. Our Future Studies team will let you know the tour times and meeting points when you arrive. You do not need to book these tours and they run throughout the day.
  • Drop in sessions - During the Open Day there will be drop in sessions covering topics such as how to apply and portfolio advice throughout the day. You do not need to book these sessions. 

Accessibility & additional requirements 

You'll have the opportunity to tell us if you or your guests have any additional requirements when you make your academic session booking. For more information, please contact us at futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk or call +44(0) 1326 254350

View campus access guides

View our Open Day Guide

Open Day arrivals & information

Falmouth University is split between two campuses, approximately four miles apart:

1. Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH
2. Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE

Regular buses run between the two, with a journey time of 20-25 minutes. Before you come to your Open Day, make sure you check which campus you'll need to be at. You can find out which course group is located on each of the campuses below:

Courses on Falmouth Campus:

  • Architecture
  • Creative Advertising
  • Drawing
  • English & Creative Writing
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interiors
  • Journalism & Creative Writing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Media Production
  • Sustainable Product Design

Courses on Penryn Campus:

  • Animation
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Costume Design
  • Events & Tourism
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Photography
  • Fashion Styling & Art Direction
  • Game Development and Art
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Post-Production & Visual Effects
  • Television and Film
  • Theatre Arts
  • Textile Design

 

Find out how to get here via car or public transport on our How to find us page.

Parking is available on Penryn Campus. Falmouth Campus does not have parking available, and the nearest public car park is Dell Car Park

If you or your guests have additional access needs, please contact us for support - futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk or call +44(0) 1326 254350

View campus access guides

Arrive 30 minutes before your first booked session. This will give you enough time to meet our Student Ambassadors and quiz our Future Studies team.  

We recommend leaving around 3-4 hours for your Open Day, to make sure you have enough time to explore our campuses and get any questions answered. 

You'll have the opportunity to tell us if you or your guests have any additional requirements when you make your academic session booking. For more information, please contact us at futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk or call +44(0) 1326 254350.

Alongside your booked academic session and any drop in sessions you choose to attend, you can explore our campuses at your leisure throughout the day.

Both Falmouth and Penryn campuses have restaurants and cafés serving fresh food, drinks and snacks, as well as beautiful sub-tropical gardens. 

If you'd like to explore the local area, Falmouth and Penryn towns have lots of cafés, restaurants, museums, bars, galleries, shops... and of course two beaches and a castle! You can find out more about things to see and do when visiting Falmouth on the Falmouth town website

Your booking includes spaces for family and friends, you do not need to book for them. Please note if the academic session you’re attending is very busy, only one guest will be able to accompany you. Check our latest information for guests for more information.

If you’d like more detailed information about our courses, how to apply or student finance, we recommend booking on to our virtual events as well as visiting us on campus.  

The Falmouth University Travel Fund is designed to support individuals facing financial hardship with visiting the University. 

If you're a UK resident and meet our eligibility criteria, we can assist you with the cost of travel to the following events: 

  • Open Days 
  • Applicant Days 
  • On-campus Interviews 

Find out how to make a claim

A crowd of parents and students at an Open Day inside Falmouth University's campus cafe
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Visiting Falmouth University on a budget


If you’re planning to attend a university Open Day, we know that the various costs involved may affect your decision to book. So, here are our top tips for making your Falmouth Open Day more affordable.  

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or want help registering for one of our on-campus or virtual Open Days, get in touch using the details below. We're here to help.

T: +44 (0)1326 254350
E: futurestudies@falmouth.ac.uk

Campus Tours

Our on-campus Open Days aren’t the only way to visit us. You can also book a Campus Tour. Spaces are limited so make sure you book your slot below.

Book your tour
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