A greener campus

We follow and promote the principles of one planet living;
  • minimising our use of non-renewable and scarce natural resources,
  • planning, investing and involving our staff, students and communities in sustainable practices, and
  • providing an education in sustainability relevant to a world threatened by climate change.
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Parking on Campus

Penryn Campus car parking

All visitors to the campus are encouraged to use alternative methods of transport and avoid driving to the campus wherever possible. Students and staff who live in the local area (Falmouth and Penryn) are able to use the U1, U2 and U3 buses for just £1 per journey – there are 8 bus services running each hour. There are also regular trains running between Falmouth and Truro which cost from £2.30 for a return. We ask that students and staff use alternative methods of transport and avoid driving to the campus wherever possible. Our car parking charter has more information and advice.

If you are a visitor or will only be using our car parks for occasional use we also operate a pay as you leave system. The Penryn Campus operates an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

Staff and students may be eligible for a parking permit which will allow regular use of the car parks for an annual fee. You can apply for a permit using our Online Application and Payment Portal.Those who hold parking permits are unfortunately not always guaranteed a space on campus, particularly at busy times.

Information for new academic year

Information about the 2016/17 car parking year can be located in our Penryn Campus Car Parking Policy for 2016/17.

There are currently 1078 car parking spaces at the Penryn Campus. We are unable to increase the number of spaces at this time due to planning consent limitations. However, we are proactively working at medium and longer term solutions for the future, both on and off campus. A Sustainable Travel Group which includes representatives from Falmouth University, the University of Exeter in Cornwall, FXU and FX Plus has been established to review any options and to make recommendations for future plans. 

Car Park A, which was previously a pay and display car park, has now been made into a Visitor Car Park (due to its proximity to The Heart reception). This car park has 111 spaces. 20 of these spaces will be allocated for reserved visitor parking. There are 6 Blue Badge spaces and 2 Electric Vehicle spaces along with 75 spaces for Glasney Long Stay permit holders. The pay stations have been removed and signage at the entrance of the car park has been altered to reflect its use.

With the completion of the new Sports Centre and Nursery, 116 parking spaces have been released in car parks F&G. Our team have implemented new signage pointing to additional car parking spaces.