Having visited Falmouth a few times before coming to Falmouth University, I knew that I loved the town. There is such a friendly, creative and welcoming community at both the University and in Falmouth, it was an easy choice.
Because I lived in England before coming to Falmouth, I haven’t missed home any more than usual. I’m just really excited to be here!
In just the first 2 months of my course, I have learned so much - not just about textiles but about how I work and develop ideas. Even though it has been a lot of information and work in a short space of time, I’ve felt excited about the new opportunities to create. The tutors and technicians have been so helpful, supportive and motivating right from the beginning.
The library has been the most lovely resource. It is all too easy to get lost exploring the journal collections!
My friends and I have started a Sunday night dinner club. The discussion is usually focused on everyone’s course work, and it’s nice to hear about other courses. In the end, we are all influenced by each other.
Being next to the sea. I love being able to walk to the beach whenever I please, it’s such a treat!
The friendly and welcoming atmosphere - of the town and the university.
Yes. The international office has been so helpful and lovely. When I was sorting out my visa from Canada, they helped me fill out forms and were there to answer any questions that I had (there were quite a few).
Now that I’m here, I don’t want to leave! I’d love to go onto an MA after this.
Not many places offer something as specific as Performance Sportswear Design. I spoke to two alumni who share the same passion as me in football kits. They have great things to say about the course. I also exchanged emails with Patrick Gottelier and it was great to see that he was personally interested in my story. The International Team were very helpful in answering all my questions and made it a much easier decision.
The cost of the course as well as the living cost. I wish there were more scholarships and bursaries available for international students.
I love it. They are doing a great job in convincing us to be brave and to try new things in our 90 weeks here. I like the fact that in first year, we are working with Fashion Design students as we can learn a lot from each other.
Everyone is so friendly here. Both campuses are great. Falmouth/Woodlane is very charming. I only wished it was opened till later like Tremough/Penryn. Tremough/Penryn has very modern facilities. The library and IT suite are pretty good too!
I play on two FXU teams, badminton and tennis. I am also an avid participant at many of the International Society Events.
I enjoy conversations over dinner or quiet drinks. Playing sports is a big deal for me too. On top of the FXU societies, I also play volleyball for the Cornish Saracens in a local league.
Falmouth is a great little town. Even though I don’t do any water sports, I enjoy being close to the water. I think being far away from a big city allows students to really focus on learning.
I will miss the daily uphill walks everywhere. I am not joking!
I haven’t really needed the support from any of the support groups available. Though the tutors/staff have been extremely supportive, same goes for the staff in the academic office and the International office.
I’d tell them to come! But if they are in doubt, join one of the Facebook groups of the courses they want to get into and speak to students who are currently doing the course. Reach out to alumni via various forms of social media. And if it’s possible, come visit the campus. I didn’t see the school before I came, but via the website and other channels, I was already able to make my decision to come down here. Also I’d advise students to find out which campus they will be studying at.
I want to design football kits and all types of sportswear. I would like to work in the UK or Europe. I am confident my Falmouth education and experience will take me places!