FXU President Falmouth update May 2016

Here’s what FXU President Falmouth, Fred Mallin, has been working on during Summer Term…

Fred Mallin



This term I’ve been working hard on getting reps nominated, elected and trained up (with our new and improved training course!) earlier than ever! This has happened because; I believe reps are a hugely important position that can influence real change in your student experience during your time at University. And having a cohort of reps ready to hit the ground running and assist new reps in September, is just another step in the right direction for FXU to deliver as high a quality service as we can to you, our members.


FXU Reps and Student Leaders 2015/2016

Above: Some of our FXU Reps and Student Leaders 2015/2016


International Events

The 17th of May saw the first event of the ‘Cultural Event’s Calendar’, Norwegian Constitution Day! The event began with an address from Mathilde Baade, International Student’s Officer and Norwegian Student, followed by a procession around Penryn Campus which ended in the Upper Stannary for the traditional gorge on champagne and ice cream, and we were also able to request a traditional Norwegian dish be served at the canteen (Lapskaus). It was a great event to celebrate a large proportion of our international students and we’re hoping to put more and more on in the future! So if you have an event you want to put on, come on in to FXU and let us know!


Norwegian Constitution Day 2016

Above: FXU celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day


Falmouth Campus (Engagement & Reprographics)

This year it was an objective of mine to improve on the engagement and parity for students based at the Falmouth Campus (Woodlane). This meant that I have spent more time at the campus than any previous president, working with students and promoting FXU. We have seen a disproportionate (to Penryn Campus) increase in; engagement in elections, with 4 of the 5 nominees for FXU Falmouth President coming from Falmouth Campus based courses, and record voter turnout. Also! Falmouth University have committed to bringing printing and creative printing services to the Falmouth Campus again, with new multipurpose, A3, risograph and large format printing options now available, and more improvements to come over the summer!!


Bodmin Campus

For those of you who didn’t know, we have a campus in Bodmin! The first year FdA Digital Media, situated on partner College’ Bodmin Campus, cohort have had a successful year so far with many talented students producing quality campaign and marketing material for recognisable brands such as NHS and National Trust. It has been great to see this course improve and grow over the past year, and hopefully we will be able to share some of their fantastic work on Penryn & Falmouth Campus’ in the not too distant future!


I’ll be back with another update soon.



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