Penryn - boring or just quirky? And is a degree from here worth less? Watch
I am a second year Zoology student at the University of Exeter, on the Penryn Campus. This campus is actually one of the highest for student staisfaction in the country, it is also the largest growing of the four campuses of Exeter University. On the topic of employers looking down on degrees from Cornwall Campus, your degree will not state where your campus was, just that it is from the University of Exeter. From a personal view, the fact that this campus is in Penryn is amazing because we have wildlife right on our doorstep, we have field trips regularly because there is so much wildlife here for us to see, so it is a very interactive and engaging degree. I would really recommend coming down to see the campus for yourself, because that's what made me feel that this was the campus was for me. On student nights Falmouth definitely isn't quiet, because it is a student town with loads going on- there are Exeter students, Falmouth students, Marine school students and Truro med students. Also the location is great, it's not just about drinking, you can go to the beach, to do kayaking, rowing, stand up paddle boarding and beach BBQs are so much fun. Also the beach town is so cute Freshers week is two weeks long unlike other universities, it's great there is loads of activities and events such as the Freshers ball, Priate Party, Festifal (a day of drinking around town) and the Freshers fair.
I hope that's helped!
I am so glad I chose it though. Because it is a smaller campus than others, you always bump into people you met on a night out, or from a society. It has such a friendly atmosphere and I couldn't recommend it more.
Everything is all on one campus too for the Exeter students... where as most unis are spread all over the place! So in first year if staying in halls, you can go back between lectures and nap for half an hour.
Admittedly if you're into lots of clubbing, Falmouth isn't the best. However student nights (every Thursday) are always busy and everyone always ends up in the Infamous Club I!
The Stannary (bar on campus) also hold lots of events. There are quizzes every Wednesday, Open Mic nights on Mondays etc. Nearly every/every other Saturday they hold a big party where they basically turn the hall into a club. Some of the Stannary events are the best nights I've ever had.
I'm from Bournemouth - and honestly the nightlife is no where near as good... and freshers week is a lot quieter in Falmouth but if you're wanting a relaxed campus near the beach and the countryside then I 100% recommend it!
Also in Falmouth is a cheap shop called Trago which sells everything you could ever dream of. There is also a big ASDA near campus (10-15 min walk, or a free bus) so shopping is easy.