New name for university


University College Falmouth is set to undergo another change in identity and is inviting the local community to comment on its proposed new name.

In its 110-year history, the institution has changed its name several times to reflect its development from a small, rural art school to the globally-recognised higher education institution that it is today.

There has been one constant over the years, however, – the word ‘Falmouth’, and this is set to remain in its proposed new identity – Falmouth University.

University College Falmouth’s Rector & CEO, Professor Anne Carlisle, said: “This new name will have a genuinely positive impact on the town and surrounding area, and help to enhance Falmouth’s local, regional, national and international profile even more.

“Other naming options were considered, some of which did not include the town’s name at all, but I am delighted with the decision to retain ‘Falmouth’ in recognition of the town’s vibrant community, fascinating heritage and superb location.”

You can email your observations on the new name to