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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The Compass

Ask a question and find what you need, log your enquiry through The Compass portal

The Compass is a student information service, that offers help and advice on any aspect of university life whether you have a quick query or require specialist support.

The Compass provides an interface with, and referral to, a range of academic and support services. Our friendly and well-trained staff will be on hand to respond quickly and professionally as a reassuring port of call for all of your student needs and queries.

How to contact us

Log your enquiry anytime and anywhere and view our Frequently Asked Questions through The Compass online portal. You can also visit our helpdesk in person on Level 0 of The Exchange, Penryn Campus or at the Lower Courtyard, Falmouth Campus.

Alternatively, you can email us confidentially at: compass@fxplus.ac.uk or telephone us on 01326 370460.

Opening Hours

Support in The Compass is available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday during term-time.

The Exchange is open 24/7 during term time.

About The Compass

A unique interface for students and staff, The Compass has forged strong links with the following teams from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter:

• Admissions 
• Accessibility 
• Accommodation 
• ASK 
• ASU 
• Bursaries 
• Counselling 
• Dyslexia - Specialist Academic Support
• Finance 
• FXU 
• Health and Wellbeing
• IT Service Desk
• Learning Futures
• Living Support 
• Multi faith Chaplaincy
• Registry 
• Glasney Lodge
• And many more….

How will this service work for you?

The service will work on two levels –

As a physical space - a welcoming, student owned space that caters to varying needs of privacy. There are seven bookable, sound-proof rooms that services will be able to use to meet with and counsel/advise/help you with all matters relating to your student life.

As a point of access – You will be able to walk in for a range of multiple queries that will then be referred on to relevant services and departments. Robust referral mechanisms will be put in place to ensure that you feel supported throughout your university career.

Bookable rooms

There are bookable rooms in The Compass that are specifically for staff to meet with students to offer guidance and support. For room enquiries and booking, please email compass@fxplus.ac.uk

Organising an event in The Exchange

If you would like to book a space, order hospitality or organise an event in The Exchange, including in the Social Street, the booking protocol will provide you with details of who to contact. Bookings can be made through our web booking form and are managed by the Campus and Commercial Events team. 

Comments and Suggestions

If you have any comments, queries or suggestions, please email compassadmin@fxplus.ac.uk