What's the Penryn/Cornwall campus like at Exeter uni?

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Hi there, I just have a few questions concerning the Cornwall campus of Exeter uni - any info is appreciated. Thank you so much in advance

How do things there differ from the main campus? In terms of vibe, diversity, people, area?

Are courses taken on the Penryn campus seen as less respectable than courses on the main campus (specifically law)?

I would imagine because it's so far from the main campus, you're cut off from resources students actually studying in Exeter would get???

It's really quite far from Exeter, so why is it even part of the uni?
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Hi there, I just have a few questions concerning the Cornwall campus of Exeter uni - any info is appreciated. Thank you so much in advance

How do things there differ from the main campus? In terms of vibe, diversity, people, area?

Are courses taken on the Penryn campus seen as less respectable than courses on the main campus (specifically law)?

I would imagine because it's so far from the main campus, you're cut off from resources students actually studying in Exeter would get???

It's really quite far from Exeter, so why is it even part of the uni?
For reference, I'm Streatham based, so I don't have many first hand experiences to give you, but I can answer a few questions.
First off, Penryn Campus is maintained jointly with Falmouth University, which is an Arts Specialist uni. It's a fairly small town, so in terms of vibes there's not a huge night life going on. Area wise, it's coastal, so you have access to a lot of beaches and cliffside walks. As for diversity, it's deep south west, so fairly white.
Courses taken at Penryn aren't seen as any less respectable because, at the end of your course, you get a degree from the University of Exeter, they don't really look at nor care what campus you got taught at.
Penryn also has their own Student Union, and you're considered a student of the University of Exeter, so you have access to everything that that entails.
As for why it's a part of the Uni, that's because of a project called Combined Universities in Cornwall, which aimed to establish more universities in Cornwall, which didn't have many local higher education institutions present.
Hope that helps, and if you have any other questions, I believe on their website you can get in touch with students who are currently studying there and get their thoughts.
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For reference, I'm Streatham based, so I don't have many first hand experiences to give you, but I can answer a few questions.
First off, Penryn Campus is maintained jointly with Falmouth University, which is an Arts Specialist uni. It's a fairly small town, so in terms of vibes there's not a huge night life going on. Area wise, it's coastal, so you have access to a lot of beaches and cliffside walks. As for diversity, it's deep south west, so fairly white.
Courses taken at Penryn aren't seen as any less respectable because, at the end of your course, you get a degree from the University of Exeter, they don't really look at nor care what campus you got taught at.
Penryn also has their own Student Union, and you're considered a student of the University of Exeter, so you have access to everything that that entails.
As for why it's a part of the Uni, that's because of a project called Combined Universities in Cornwall, which aimed to establish more universities in Cornwall, which didn't have many local higher education institutions present.
Hope that helps, and if you have any other questions, I believe on their website you can get in touch with students who are currently studying there and get their thoughts.
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Hi there, I just have a few questions concerning the Cornwall campus of Exeter uni - any info is appreciated. Thank you so much in advance

How do things there differ from the main campus? In terms of vibe, diversity, people, area?

Are courses taken on the Penryn campus seen as less respectable than courses on the main campus (specifically law)?

I would imagine because it's so far from the main campus, you're cut off from resources students actually studying in Exeter would get???

It's really quite far from Exeter, so why is it even part of the uni?


Hello

Thanks for your question.

Whilst we are 100 miles away from the Streatham campus, we have all the facilities you would require to study. Our campus is home to around 8000 students plus staff, so its not exactly tiny. Our facilities are shared with Falmouth University, which benefits our students union as those with hobbies/interest in areas such as photography, drama, music etc. get to use those facilities as part of societies. https://www.thesu.org.uk/opportuniti...ps/directory/. In terms of academic resources, you get all the same resources as Streatham Campus students. You can request books from each campus, and they are shipped between campuses - this means you get a really diverse selection of books, plus many of the key books and resources for you course will be available in online copies too.

I would just add that whilst we don't have the clubbing nightlife in Falmouth, we make up for it in bars, pubs restaurants and cafes - as well as the many beaches, festivals and events that take place in and around Falmouth and Cornwall each year. So it depends on the vibe you are after whilst studying, but there is always something to do, especially if you love the outdoors and watersports. https://www.visitfalmouth.com/

Hope that helps

Hayley

Student Recruitment Team (Penryn)
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