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Get Festive with Food & Drink on Campus

November 28, 2023

We are beginning to get those festive feels on campus as Food and Drink have launched some seasonal specials for everyone to enjoy! Here’s a list of some of the naughty and nice treats to fill your bellies with this winter:

Christmas Meal – Booking Essential!

A traditional Christmas meal will be available in the Stannary, Penryn Campus, on Thursday 30 November (only). Our catering team will be serving succulent turkey, roast potatoes, carrots, peas, stuffing, parsnips, Yorkshire pudding, pigs in blankets, and gravy. If you are plant-based, you can tuck into a nut roast with roast potatoes, carrots, peas, stuffing, parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. (£12.95) 

To ensure that all catering needs are accommodated as closely as possible, please pre-book your Christmas meal at least two days in advance by emailing foodanddrink@fxplus.ac.uk. This will enable the team to plan the supplies, cook to meet the demand, and thus avoid any food wasted.

Seasonal Sandwiches

From this week onwards (Monday 27 November), Christmas market sandwiches with gammon, or pigs in blankets, or nut roast with stuffing, gravy, and chips will be served in the Stannary (£5.50). These festive favourites will also be available in the Fox Café on Thursday 30 November (only). 

Festive Winter Warmers

Enjoy festive vibes from the Lower Stannary Deli Bar from Monday 27 November, they will be serving mulled wine, mulled apple, mince pies, and cakes. These cosy winter warmers will also be for sale in the Fox Café from Wednesday 29 November.

Koofi Crust-mas

Fancy a less traditional festive feast? Seasonal pizza specials are now available at Koofi starting from £8. Embrace the Crust-mas spirit and enjoy ‘Pigs in Blankets’ pizza, ‘Brie and Cranberry’ or ‘Ultimate Christmas’ with a vegan option. Festive toppings are also available as extras to complement your favourite vegan, veggie or meaty pizza from £1.50. 

Street Food Vans on Campus

From Monday 27 November, a new food van arrives at the Penryn Campus – Nosh Pit, serving artisan international cuisine on Mondays and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Bangers on the Go will continue to serve their handcrafted burgers and gourmet hotdogs and will finish for their Christmas holidays in mid-December.

Foodbank Collection Points this Winter

New collection points for Penryn & Falmouth Foodbank will be available at the Lower Stannary Deli Bar and in the Fox Café from 27 November until Monday 18 December. Please see list of current needed items and donate if able to do so.

An image of the Stannary Deli Bar with festive decorations and the food bank drop off signage to the right hand side of the outlet.

Christmas Market – Wednesday 29 November

Come along to the Penryn Campus Christmas Market in the Upper Stannary on Wednesday 29 November from 11.30am until 3pm. There will be lots of talented student makers selling a range of crafts (great for gifts) including handcrafted jewellery, crochet, seaglass artwork, textiles, sustainable clothing, illustrations, cards, tote bags, hot chocolate bags, honey, and more! Do bring some change, as some stallholders may not be able to take card payments. 

Winter Ball With Kona Beach Club

Kona Beach Club presents The Winter Ball, the perfect way to end the term and kick off the festive season. Taking place on Saturday 2 December, 21:00pm – 2:00am, the Stannary will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with festive drinks, hot food & even a snow machine. There will be DJs playing a mix of music all night long until late. With each ticket, you’ll receive a free drink on arrival & keep an eye out on our socials for drinks deals we’ll be promoting closer to the event – of course, the shot bar will be back in action! Tickets are £14 (+ £2 booking fee), available here.

About FX Plus

Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus) delivers shared services for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall to ensure a top quality experience for students, staff and all users of Falmouth and Penryn campuses.

Our vision is to provide ‘Exceptional environments that enable talented and creative minds to thrive’.

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Students, please help Falmouth fire station!

November 2, 2023

Bonfire night celebrations are just around the corner, and the Falmouth Fire Brigade has been in touch with some pointers to help you celebrate safely. We do not want you or anyone else to end the night in accident and emergency!

The advice is to not attempt your own bonfire or firework display and here’s why:

Reasons not to have a fire on the beach:

  • Local byelaws (you can be fined, and the beaches have CCTV)
  • Fires leave hot ashes on the sand and remain hot for 48hrs when buried (young children and dogs will be using the beach the next morning and they both like to dig in the sand)
  • Nails and screws within the wood will become exposed and buried (children and dogs love to dig)
  • Other people may stumble or trip into the fire

Reasons not to fire fireworks from the beach:

  • Unsafe/untrained firing of fireworks (without a fixed firing station you cannot control the direction it launches)
  • Behind the beaches are people’s homes and businesses (the wind direction may take the fireworks into these areas and cause fires)
  • Large numbers of people gather around the beaches on bonfire night (an uncontrolled firework may go into a crowd of people and cause life threatening injuries)

We would also like to remind all campus users that fireworks are banned on both Penryn and Falmouth campus. Instead, we encourage you to attend a licenced bonfire and fireworks display. Below, we have listed three of the largest local ones that you may like to visit.


Friday 3 November – 5pm – Tremorvah Playing Field

Truro City Council’s annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display will take place at Tremorvah Playing Field on Friday 3rd November.

Gates open at 5:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Entry is charged at £3 per adult and £1 per child (under 16). Click here for full details.


Sunday 5 November – 6pm – Falmouth Cricket Ground

Falmouth Firefighters Social and Welfare Club, and members of Falmouth Cricket Club will be hosting this year’s event at Falmouth Cricket Ground, Trescobeas Road.  Gates open at 6.00p.m for a 7pm start.

Chaos Radio will be providing the entertainment and there will be burgers, jacket potatoes, hog roast and doughnuts available to purchase. Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. Follow the link for full details.


Sunday 5 November – 4pm – Heartlands

Heartlands annual bonfire and fireworks night takes place amidst renowned mining heritage. It is free to attend but a donation of £3 is recommended. The event opens with a fairground, delicious food vendors, and music from Phaze 2 Mobile DJ. Find full details here.

About FX Plus

Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus) delivers shared services for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall to ensure a top quality experience for students, staff and all users of Falmouth and Penryn campuses.

Our vision is to provide ‘Exceptional environments that enable talented and creative minds to thrive’.