Welcome

Welcome to university life! And welcome back to our returning students. September is a great time to find out about all the student opportunities available to you at your students’ union.
Photograph from Welcome Week 2021.

Welcome 2022 is set to be the biggest and most exciting welcome in the history of Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union. Join your elected presidents and other representatives in celebrating the start of your university experience.

The Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union is a student-led organisation for students at Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall. You are in charge of what we do and we want to hear from you.

You are represented by your presidents – you'll be seeing a lot of them over the year. Find out more about their promises on what they will deliver for you this year.

Whether you are living at home while studying, are starting or continuing your postgraduate journey, living in a totally new country or trying something new to you, you can come to us for help, advice and connection.

We’re here together at the SU and look forward to helping you get settled into your new home.

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What to do in Welcome

Join a group

 

Take a look at all the sports and societies available to you. You will need to fit activities around your studies so think about how much time you want to spend as you look through the lists of groups and events.

Share student ideas and opinions

 

Join in with the students’ union and make real change on your course and campuses as a course rep or Part Time Officer. Each course has reps in every year who work together with the universities to make sure courses include exactly what students want. Some Part Time Officers represent students in Student Council, while others work together as part of the Liberation Committee and Green Committee.

Volunteer!

 

Sign up to volunteer on a project or with an organisation. You can choose what you want to do as well as suggesting organisations you want us to get in touch with.

Fund your big idea

 

Plan your next event and get it funded by the SU! £500 of funding is available for projects and ideas that are student-led. If your idea is focused on tackling student loneliness – we want to hear from you. Applications open in October.

Create a budget

 

Budget now, save yourself the stress. Getting your money in line now will benefit you when it comes to planning out the things you want to do this year, whether that looks like travelling over the winter break or comfortably ordering a special celebratory drink when your assignment results come up. You can get free budgeting help from our Advice team.

Finally, have fun and enjoy meeting lots of people at these events:

Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union Meet your students' union!
9th-11th September
By the SU mural, Penryn Campus
Penryn Campus | Falmouth Campus | Truro Campus | International | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Presidents | Welcome 2022
Eco Soc Moth Trapping
13th September
Outside Exchange
Join us outside of the Exchange bright and early at 7am to go through the campus moth traps to see what we've caught!
Penryn Campus | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Athletics First Circuits Session
19th September
Penryn Campus Sports Hall
Penryn Campus | Sport | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
The Chorus Freshers' Taster Session/Welcome Back
20th September
Chapel Lecture Theatre, Penryn Campus
A chance for new students to come along and have a go, or returning students to catch up and meet the new kids!
Penryn Campus | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union Pasty and Pals for International Students
20th September
To be confirmed
Meet other International students and try a Cornish Pasty.
Penryn Campus | Falmouth Campus | International | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Birdwatching Society Penryn Estuary Birdwatch
21st September
Penryn Estuary
We welcome all fellow nature enthusiasts to the Birdwatching societies first walk ever!
Wellbeing | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union Mature Students Cafe
21st September
To be confirmed
An opportunity for mature students to meet and connect.
Penryn Campus | Falmouth Campus | Truro Campus | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union Welcome Fair
21st September
Penryn Campus
Spread across Penryn Campus, the Welcome Fair is where The SU, clubs and societies, campus services and local businesses come together to show you the range of opportunities available to you while studying.
Welcome 2022
Eco Soc Evening Moth Walk
21st September
Pendennis Train Station
Join us at Pendennis Train Station at 7pm for an evening walk around Pendennis Point with nets and torches to find some cool moths!
Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union International Students Cream Tea
22nd September
To be confirmed
Penryn Campus | Falmouth Campus | Truro Campus | International | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Football Tremough FC Tremough FC Trials
22nd September
The Dracaena Center, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth, TR11 2ER.
Try out for the Cornish Sunday Cup Champions and Sunday League runners-up in 21/22. The club is rich in history, has a terrific social schedule and is looking to recruit several players to help lift the title in 22/23. Please bring: Boots & Water
Penryn Campus | Falmouth Campus | Truro Campus | Sport | Wellbeing | Postgraduates | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Touch Rugby 80s themed social night
23rd September
TBC
80s themed Raider’s touch rugby social to welcome the freshers! Get your neon on! See you there! More information will be posted on the Facebook page.
Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Eco Soc Evening Moth Walk
29th September
Pendennis Train Station
Join us at Pendennis Train Station at 7pm for an evening walk around Pendennis Point with nets and torches to find some cool moths!
Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Eco Soc College Reservoir Walk
2nd October
Outside Exchange
Join us outside of the Exchange at 2pm for a walk around College Reservoir to search for some interesting plants and invertebrates!
Penryn Campus | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
Touch Rugby Where’s Wally Social
22nd-23rd October
Falmouth
Where’s Wally Social! Try and find your society committee around Falmouth! Prize to be won for the winning team! More information will be posted on the Facebook Page
Sport | Exeter students | Falmouth students | Welcome 2022
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Taking care of yourself

New place, new housemates, new course, new people: this is a busy time that can be overwhelming. You don’t have to make friends and feel sparkly the whole time. There will be lots of opportunities to meet new people throughout your entire time of studying and once you’ve graduated too.

It’s ok to put yourself first if you need to chill out instead of keeping on going.

You can find lots of helpful platforms and links in our mental health resources but if you need more help, you might want to talk to the student support team.

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