reFresh 2019

reFresh 2019

reFresh is all about refamiliarising yourself with University services at the start of the new year and getting involved with any activity groups you may have missed during Freshers.

Find out more about the opportunities and support that are on offer, and come along to our drop-in sessions to tell us how we can help to further enhance your student experience.

Activities tasters

Whether you want to try Tang Soo Do, get active with Athletics or give back to the community with a beach clean, there are dozens of activities for you to get stuck into at the start of term.

Commuters' Breakfast

Are you a commuter student? We'd love to hear about your experience and how we can help you make more of your time on campus. Join us for pastries and coffee at Penryn Campus on Tuesday 22nd and Falmouth Campus on Wednesday 23rd. This session is free but please register for a free ticket so that we know how many to cater for.

Stitch & Bitch/Crafternoon

We'll be holding a Stitch & Bitch session on Falmouth Campus on Tuesday 22nd and a drop-in Crafternoon session on Penryn Campus on Wednesday 23rd. Both events are free to attend but do register for a free ticket so that we can ensure you have supplies on the day. We'll also be holding a Crafternoon for our Truro students on the 30th.

International Welcome

We'll be welcoming a new cohort of Study Abroad students at the start of term. Come along to our walking tour of Penryn on Wednesday 23rd and/or the Falmouth University's welcome session (with pasties and cream teas!) at Falmouth Campus on Friday 25th.

Love Your Library

Still not aware of the breadth of services available at the campus libraries? Now's your chance to book onto a library tour or drop in for more info.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a monthly talk series covering a range of topics currently being researched by our postgraduate students in Cornwall. It is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and everyone in between, so bring some lunch or grab a cuppa from your Students’ Union and enjoy some food for thought. Our very first Food for Thought event will be on the 24th on Penryn Campus. 

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges is an exciting week taking place 10-14 June 2019, in which you work in interdisciplinary groups to design projects that tackle contemporary issues. Come along to the Choose your Challenge event on the 23rd to find out more about each of the Challenges you can get involved with this year.

Workshops Festival

Falmouth University is throwing open the doors of its world-class facilities. They’ve developed a line-up of exciting one-off workshops that any Falmouth student can enroll on, most of which are free.


Click here to view the full programme of events.


Tag us in your pics throughout the week to be in with a chance of winning a prize, including an eco-coffee cup, cinema passes, and money off your membership! #FXUreFresh

First prize: £25 towards an activity or membership, a Merlin Cinema Movie Magic card and an eco coffee cup

Second prize: £10 towards an activity or membership, two cinema tickets and £10 of Abacus Taxi vouchers

Third prize: £5 towards an activity or membership, a family pass to Glendurgan Gardens and £10 of Abacus Taxi vouchers

T&Cs: Prizes will only be awarded to people who are not already a member of the activity group they’re posting pics/videos of. Must be shared and tagged on Instagram. Winners will be selected on Monday 28 January and contacted directly.