Welcome to the FXU Postgraduate Student Community. We hope that the following information will help you have an enjoyable experience whilst you are studying in Falmouth/Penryn.

The postgraduate student body is a core part of our membership here at FXU, ranging from students studying on Masters programmes, both campus-based and online, to Research and PhD. Every postgraduate student at Falmouth University and the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campuses is automatically enrolled as a member of FXU, but we also provide an additional bespoke service in order enhance FXU's support throughout your student journey. 

Postgraduate Officers for Falmouth & Exeter represent your views and opinions

  • Falmouth: FXU PGT (Academic Officer) and FXU PGR (Academic Officer)
  • Exeter: FXU PGT Officer, FXU PGR Officer


FXU are keen to support the continued development of a postgraduate community, through activities & events on and off campus. If you would liek to get involved in orgainsing events or activities that benefit the postgrad community then pop into the office or email wideningparticipation@fxu.org.uk


Postgraduate Research Students


PGR Officer – Exeter

The Postgraduate Research Officer is a part-time officer elected specifically to represent the needs of PhD and
MRes students. The Postgraduate Research Officer has responsibility for representing the opinions of research
students in Cornwall and fepresents Post Graduate Research students' views at FXU Leadership Team meetings.

This role is elected on an annual basis, with the election taking place in early May. Only Postgraduate research
students may apply to stand for this role.


PGR Officer - Falmouth

This role is currently unfilled. If you would be interested in standing for this position, please drop an email to studentvoice@fxu.org.uk.

PGR Forums 16/17

Tuesday 14th November 2017 12:00-13:00
PGR Forums are relaxed forums in which research students can meet with their peers and the FXU to address issues that are of particular concern. PGR Forums are open to all research students and the agenda will be flexible. It will naturally depend on issues raised by students. Here are the key points around PGR Forums:
  • PGR Forums will meet once a term.
  • All research students in Cornwall are invited to attend the forums.
  • Each Forum will be chaired by the Postgraduate Research Officer and minutes will be held by FXU but sent out to research students upon request.


Other useful information:

University of Exeter

Researcher Development Programme

If you are a postgraduate research student (PGRs) or a member of ‘early career’ research only staff (ECRs or 'postdocs') at Exeter, Researcher Development (RDP) provides personal and professional development opportunities to enhance your research and your employability, in academia or beyond. Find out more (http://as.exeter.ac.uk/rdp/)

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 725337
Email: ResearcherDevelopment@exeter.ac.uk


Car share scheme - travel between Cornwall and Exeter campuses

University Car Share Journey Planner is an internal free service. It can help PGR students in the university to log and view regular or occasional journeys, and to easily find car share partners to travel between Exeter and Cornwall campuses, and other important locations. Find out more

Falmouth University

Research Student Development Programme

Research Student Development Programme (RSDP) offers research students support and ongoing training to enhance their studies and future careers as researchers. The Postgraduate RSDP will help you identify the appropriate research methods for your chosen subject, and help you plan and structure your project.
To find out more you can contact:
Jemma Julian
Research & Development Support Officer
Email: jemma.julian@falmouth.ac.uk
Mhairi Ambler
Research & Development Projects Officer
Email: MA193773@falmouth.ac.uk
Helen Martin-Bird
Research & Development Administrator
Email: helen.martinbird@falmouth.ac.uk


For more information about FXU's Postgraduate Taught community and services, click here