26th April 2018
By Rashleigh MacFarlane
Falmouth University has crashed down the league table of further and higher education institutions, according to the latest students’ guide.
The latest Complete University league tables show that Falmouth has dropped to 90th.
This is a fall of 27 places from 63 in 2018 and is the second year running that the university has fallen down the rankings. In 2017, the same guide had Falmouth at 58th.
This year’s decline represents the second largest drop of all universities, behind only Middlesex. Of those universities with "arts" in their title, Falmouth appears to be ranked the lowest. The Arts University Bournemouth, University for the Creative Arts, Norwich University of the Arts, Leeds Arts University and University of the Arts, London are all higher in the 2019 tables.
Bizarrely, the university’s own website continues to boast that it is the “number one creative university” – a claim for which Falmouth was last year severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority.
Falmouth University's claim to be "the number one creative university" was severely criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority, but is still on the university's website
Cornwall Reports has asked why the university is still making this claim, despite the ASA ruling, and is waiting for a reply.
Falmouth University recently spent more than £27,000 – equivalent to the cost of an entire three-year undergraduate course – to attend a festival in Hong Kong. Vice chancellor Anne Carlise’s pay and pension package of nearly £320,000 makes her Cornwall’s highest paid public sector worker.