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Tremough Campus is a university campus situated in Penrynmarker, Cornwallmarker. It is the only such university project in Cornwallmarker currently. The name Tremough derives from the Cornish word for "pig farm".

It is home to two university institutions: the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campusmarker (UEC), including its renowned Camborne School of Minesmarker and University College Falmouthmarker (UCF). The campus was developed as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative, a venture which brings together Cornwall's further education colleges with the founding members University College Falmouthmarker, University of Exetermarker and University of Plymouthmarker. The bulk of the investment in the campus has come through EU Objective One funding, matched by UK Government funding.

The 70 acre site itself formerly was a convent school for the local community which was bought in 1998 by Falmouth College of Arts, as it was then known. The Universities of Exetermarker and Plymouthmarker both expressed an interest in the project. The University of Plymouth later withdrew (although it remains a partner in CUC), leaving University of Exeter in partnership with Falmouth College of Arts: the site is held on a 125-year lease. This decision was probably made easier by the fact that Exeter had taken partial responsibility for the running of Camborne School of Minesmarker in 1993.

With differing academic emphasis but with an obvious need to provide student accommodation and non-academic staff for the smooth running of the campus facilities the two universities collectively established the charity Tremough Campus Services, which is responsible for the overall maintenance of the site including the gymnasium, catering services, bar, shop and the student accommodation known as Glasney Parc with profits going back to the two institutions.

The main building has been designed with four storeys and has views over the town of Penrynmarker and its surrounding countryside. Its teaching facilities include state-of-the-art science laboratories, IT facilities, library and lecture and seminar rooms. Provision for student life on campus is relatively poor with the highlight being a gym offering both free-weights, resistance weights and cardiovascular machinery in addition to a limited service of dance classes including capoeira (a Brazilian form of martial arts), and physiotherapy.

The students' union on site, referred to as the Falmouth and Exeter Union (FXU), has limited political power. It is however responsible for Freshers' week events and other special events throughout the calendar and for liaising between the university students and the voluntary sector.

Campus accommodation is at the student village, Glasney Parc, where there are 800 en-suite study bedrooms with shared kitchens in twelve 2-3 storey buildings (A Block to O Block). Further expansion is ongoing, with new academic buildings expected to be completed by September 2007. O block is the temporary residence for office staff.

Social life on campus centres around the Tremough restaurant and bars sited in the Upper and Lower Stannary. The event highlight was a visit by the singer-songwriter Jack Johnson who has only played a few concerts in the UKmarker. Currently there is much student pressure and surrounding debate for the construction of recreational buildings closer to Glasney Parc. A sense of urgency has been brought into the equation following the development of 300 flats and additional University of Exetermarker courses including History, Law and Theology.

The main social activity is some away in Falmouth, home to UCF Woodlane Campus which holds a student bar, rather than at Tremough or Penryn. The two largest church student populations are that of Highway Church, Penrynmarker and Emmanuel Baptist Church, Falmouth both of which are active in the Falmouth Christian Union.

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