Exeter and Exeter Cornwall Campus - What's the difference?

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Kaz007
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Said it in the title really - Exeter Cornwall Campus seem to have more courses in clearing and asking for far lower grades than the main university. So I just wanted to know, is the Cornwall Campus less highly rated? Or is the only difference the location?
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the cornwall campus is very new and not so well known. also, the grades are probably lower because the project was to develop university-level education to serve the region, so i'm guessing that the grades achieved regionally are lower than average. you still get the same standard of education though.
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(Original post by The Boosh)
the cornwall campus is very new and not so well known. also, the grades are probably lower because the project was to develop university-level education to serve the region.
Interesting. Does it still get the same level of respect (amongst the students at Exeter)? What with it having lower grade requirements/higher number of regional students?

As snobbish as this sounds it is often the case with campuses (think Queens Campus in Stockton).

From what I know of the Cornwall campus it seems like my sort of place. I certainly wouldn't mind studying there for a year or two, three years may be a bit much.
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Interesting. Does it still get the same level of respect (amongst the students at Exeter)? What with it having lower grade requirements/higher number of regional students?

As snobbish as this sounds it is often the case with campuses (think Queens Campus in Stockton).

From what I know of the Cornwall campus it seems like my sort of place. I certainly wouldn't mind studying there for a year or two, three years may be a bit much.
I don't know actually. I suspect that the main campus students don't really have a problem because at the end of the day it is still Uni. of Exeter rather than a place that offers courses validated by Exeter. I'm not entirely sure about the extent to which the grades are lower, but I can't see many people with AAA-AAB wanting to go to such a brand new venture. I think last year the applications to the campus rose by 50% and there are plans on expanding its subject profile, so give it a few more years and the grades won't be too different.
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I would seriously reccommend visiting the cornwall campus if you're considering it. I was offered a place there after applying to Exeter and when I visited it on an open day I hated it! It's seriously in the middle of nowhere which wasn't what I wanted from uni. If you want a quiet uni life then it might be for you, but to be honest I thought the facilities there were poor too.
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I've never heard of anyone at Exeter rubbishing the Cornwall campus.
As has already been pointed out, it's an extremely new campus and hasn't had the exposure or publicity of the main one, so the grades are lower to attract more people to it and increase its profile. You're still getting the same standard of education, and the two campuses share lectures by video link frequently.
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Id disagree with sophy - i thought the facilities there were really good! all the buildings were brand new so they have the latest technology in ict & science labs & the library and a really nice gym, accomodation is all brand new and its in a beautifull location.. my only worry was that it'd be a bit quiet & that id not get the whole 'student experience'.. but from looking at the fxu website it looks like they have as much of a full freshers fortnight as anywhere, even though it is a bit secluded!
I think the grades are lower cause its not as well known so they get less applications, and are trying to gradually increase the number of students thereas they expand & become more well known / established.
From what i can tell, the degree you get at the end is just as respected as any from the main campus

(of course i maybe a little biased cause im going there! but that really was my first impressions of the place! ithought it was lovely! and great views and close to the beachh!)
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there is no way on this planet that the university of exeter would offer a sub-standard education on a different campus, since the entire university of exeter enterprise is assessed as a whole, and if the cornwall campus is underperforming, then the entire university is pulled down the rankings (which is to the detriment of all the effort to boost the university in the tables). so yes, sarahl89 is right, the quality of education would remain the same (regardless of how biased she is!)
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The main diff. is obviously the location but other than that, UECC ( as it known there) is still part of Exeter & i agree with Bosh that the quality of ed would be the same---
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Falmouth is a Fabulous place!!

If anything I think there can be certain benefits from studying at the cornwall campus than the main, For example my friend had an offer for English and chose to study at the Cornwall campus which had a much smaller intake of students in there year than in exeter universitys main campus, she felt they benefited from much more one on one time from the lecturer and not straiend facilities and pretty much most of her class gained firsts!

In regards to the region possibly attaining lower grades than avergae, I tend to think that a large part of people dont choose the cornwall campus because, well its definately the majority of my expeirence with friends, that we want to move to a city, or try somewhere new!! I Mean I Love cornwall, But I wanted to go to a city for the experience.
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(Original post by Hanzing)
Falmouth is a Fabulous place!!

If anything I think there can be certain benefits from studying at the cornwall campus than the main, For example my friend had an offer for English and chose to study at the Cornwall campus which had a much smaller intake of students in there year than in exeter universitys main campus, she felt they benefited from much more one on one time from the lecturer and not straiend facilities and pretty much most of her class gained firsts!

In regards to the region possibly attaining lower grades than avergae, I tend to think that a large part of people dont choose the cornwall campus because, well its definately the majority of my expeirence with friends, that we want to move to a city, or try somewhere new!! I Mean I Love cornwall, But I wanted to go to a city for the experience.
hey, have you got any pics of the cornwall campus? i've searched on google but can't find any good ones, and i just simply cannot wait till the open day :tongue:
i'm way too excited
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(Original post by .pushing.charlotte.)
hey, have you got any pics of the cornwall campus? i've searched on google but can't find any good ones, and i just simply cannot wait till the open day :tongue:
i'm way too excited
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The main building, where all / most of your lectures will be, its also where the stannary (canteen & bar) is, library, seminar rooms & gym are.
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Falmouth high street
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Stannary on halloween
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View from my window
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Glasney Parc
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And Glasney in the snow
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Oh wow the Cornwall campus looks lovely
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the cornwall campus is amazing )..i love it here btw Sarah, that pix of glasney when it snowed is pretty it was fun wasnt it?..and they say it doesnt snow in cornwall....
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the cornwall campus is amazing )..i love it here btw Sarah, that pix of glasney when it snowed is pretty it was fun wasnt it?..and they say it doesnt snow in cornwall....
Haha, but it never does!! All my life I think I remmeber snow maybe once in cornwall, and nothing like what we had then.. typically I was out of the county when we finally got proper snow.. but at least I got it too
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hahahhaa it was like a miracle wasnt it? i thought it look kind of magical hahaaha
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When it snowed I was like WTF snow in Cornwall!! Was fun though and a good chance to try out my new camera, was speaking to Charlie on the tuesday morn when we had it and he said he had never seen snow that deep, and then when everyone pulled surf/body boards from no where and went sledging on them down by the path to Penryn.
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how far are both campuses from the sea?

silly question perhaps.
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Don't know about Cornwall Campus, but Exeter is 20 minute by train away I would guess. You can see the sea from Harrison on a good day =)
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Cornwall Campus you can just about see the Fal Estuary from the campus. <10 minutes drive to Gylly beach in Falmouth. Alot of good surfing beaches also very close.
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