To anyone who is studying in the cornwall campus of The university of exeter, how is the student diversity there? is it mostly a traditional english town with a university?
Hello! So I studied my undergrad and masters at the University of Exeter Cornwall campus and I'm Black/Asian for reference! In terms of racial diversity - Cornwall is not a racially diverse place, but the university does provide racial diversity to the town as students come from all over the country and abroad to study, and the lack of diversity amongst the wider population makes for closer communities (it also doesn't stop there being a Jamaican restaurant, an African restaurant, a Turkish, and multiple Thai restaurants being in Falmouth!). There are also a range of societies to help students meet others who may have similar experiences to their own - such as African Caribbean Society, Asian Society, 99% Society, religious societies, and many more, which can be found here: https://www.thesu.org.uk/activities/groups/ . The gender diversity of Exeter is pretty strong, and more can be read in the Diversity and Inclusion report here: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/download/equality_diversity_inclusion_annual_report_2020-21_v4.pdf or on the Diversity and Inclusion webpages here: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/diversity . The university also have excellent scholarships and bursaries for low-income, care leaver, mature, and sanctuary students to help them overcome any barriers to accessing the university, which can be found here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/fi...dscholarships/ . There are also a lot of programmes run which can be really helpful to prospective students in understanding more about how to make a successful application to university, and university life, and can help strengthen applications to Exeter: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/under.../accessexeter/ . And there are also contextual offers for Exeter, with a range of qualifying criteria which can be found here: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/study/under...ts/contextual/ . All of these initiatives aim to diversify Exeter and make study accessible to a wider demographic. Ultimately, I've had an amazing time in Cornwall, it's such an enviable location to be in, with thousands of tourists taking time off work and paying to visit the place where we get to study for 3 years (or more!). It's really beautiful, and Falmouth is a town unlike others I've visited (think the vibe and energy of Brighton crossed with a small seaside village), and it's very much become more of a student town without losing the charm of a non-student town, if you know what I mean? There are a lot of trendy bars etc, but it's still Falmouth. I really advise you to visit if you can I hope this helps answer your question but let me know of anything else I can help with!