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What's the social life like for students on Penryn campus? Anyone doing the film degree? My daughter is applying but is worried that Cornwall might be too quiet?? Thanks.
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Social life is actually pretty good at the university, we have something called the Stannary which tends to hold a lot of events... the student union FXU is amazing, I'm not just saying that because I'm a student at Falmouth, I'm saying that no other student union understands the importance of integrating and gelling with people more than FXU... during fresher's week they hold lots of parties and things, some are fancy dress, some are dressy like Fresher's Ball... but we get DJs and people coming to play at the Stannary Bar a lot, for example XYConstant is coming to play in November who's a pretty good techno DJ...
There's like, 2 clubs down in Falmouth, which aren't amazing, this area of Cornwall is more about pubs rather than clubbing, but people still have great nights out... and if you really want to go clubbing and live it up somewhere you can go to Newquay for the weekend... Besides you can have the same clubbing experience at the Stannary on one of their events!
People hold house parties all the time and have a laugh, so whilst you'd think Penryn is pretty quiet, Penryn itself on the streets is, yes, its a suburb of Falmouth, but on the university campus there's something going on all the time... when you join the societies for example if you join English Tremough Society they go on pub crawls around Falmouth and they organise BBQs on the beach in summer... there was a recent party on the beach called DECISION last week... parties are on almost every week... this Saturday its an 80s themed party at the Stannary.

I'm not doing the Film degree, I do English with Creative Writing but a lot of people do film at Falmouth, its a very popular degree, she will meet a lot of people on that course, she'll never be bored, and if you live in Glasney Student Village which is on campus, the accommodation there is great, most students live there and everybody hangs out there... but even if you live down in Falmouth in other university accommodation, you still get to go to places like Jacob's Ladder and have a laugh.. its not as quiet as people think it is, and FXU make sure there's lots of social events... in summer we have a Garden Party where we have an old fashioned carousel and music and food in the sunshine. There's something on almost every weekend. If your daughter ever wanted to head down to a cheesy club in Falmouth it costs £1 on the bus.
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Thanks for taking the time to reply in such detail - that's really helpful.
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