University Reviews Falmouth Cornwall
"When the weather is nice it's a relief to be able to spend some free time on the beach or out shopping. I enjoy going swimming with my friends and out for dinner."
"Not only does Falmouth have lots to offer in the way of shopping and attractions, including the Falmouth Aquarium and Jam Records, but also with a beach right on your doorstep, surfing and sea swimming are common activities for students. Of course, if you want to go further afield, Truro is merely a train ride away, with stores like Topshop, River Island and Waterstones. Of course, if it’s been a long week, sometimes staying on campus can be just as relaxing."
"There aren’t any sororities or fraternities on campus, but there are plenty of societies that form their own groups with just as impressive traditions and events. For example, on the 22nd of February, the varsity match between CSM (Cornwall School of Mining, Exeter University) and RSM (Royal School of Mining, Imperial College London) will provide a chance to demonstrate your school spirit. The affectionately named ‘Bottle Match’ is not only the second oldest varsity rugby match in the world, but includes opportunities to showcase men’s football, women’s and men’s hockey, squash and, as of 2010, netball."
"I definitely think that belonging to a flat and close-knit community makes you prone to peer pressure. When everyone else in your flat is going out and you hear them enjoying themselves it does sometimes make you consider dropping your other commitments and join in on the fun. Also when big events are held you may feel obliged to attend as to make the most of your time at University. Sometimes weekends are more fun when you're not excessively drinking but going out for a nice cocktail and chat."
"If you’re in the mood for a quiet cocktail or relaxing with friends, The Shed Restaurant and cocktail bar in Falmouth is open both weekdays and weekends. Offering a wide variety of classic cocktails and chasers, it offers an alternative to the likes of Toast and Mango’s."
"Alcohol usage can be pretty substantial in certain flats, but I wouldn’t say people are necessarily forced to drink. It can escalate naturally but if you don’t want to then there are plenty of other things you can do. It won’t stop you from participating and having a good time. Our flat has a “civilized wine night” which sadly ends up being the least civilized thing ever."