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10.04.07
Fancy studying a degree locally?

Cornwall College Saltash will be welcoming all prospective students who are interested in studying a university qualification locally this month (April 25) when the College will be hosting a special Higher Education Open Evening.

Those who attend the event, which runs from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday 25 April, will be able to get a feel for student life when they meet staff and students, find out information from lecturers on the range of courses available and take an exclusive tour of the College's outstanding new Higher Education building and specialist learning facilities.

Steve Warnes, Head of Cornwall College Saltash, explained: "For anybody who is thinking about studying a degree locally, but is unsure about their options, then coming in and talking to one of our friendly experts could help to put their minds at ease.

"The Open Evening will be a drop-in style event and very informal, with members of staff available to answer questions and deal with enquiries. The College welcomes students of all ages and hopes to make choosing Higher Education as easy and helpful as possible."

Throughout the evening visitors will also be able to obtain financial advice on tuition fees and the benefits of studying locally, as well as being able to explore various career options after College.

Cornwall College Saltash specialises in degree courses, approved by the University of Plymouth in Business, Social Care, Early Years and IT. Many of the courses are offered on a full time and part-time basis to fit around work and family commitments.

Steve added: "The new Higher Education facilities are part of a wider investment programme at Cornwall College, part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative (CUC).

The CUC is part-funded by Objective One and the European Regional Development Fund, which has brought millions of pounds of investment to the College's seven campus sites. This has helped to ensure that students experience the best quality learning environment while studying with us at the College."

John Latham, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "The range of courses we can now offer within Cornwall College gives local people the opportunity to progress personally and professionally. These are exciting times for university education in Cornwall, particularly Saltash."

For further information on the degree courses available at Cornwall College Saltash, please contact the College on 01752 850250, email info@saltash.ac.uk or visit www.saltash.ac.uk.

For further information contact Zoe Truss, Marketing Executive for Cornwall College Saltash, on (01752) 850229 or email zoe.truss@saltash.ac.uk.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Cornwall College Saltash and the University of Plymouth are partners of the CUC.

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Editor's notes:

All foundation degrees include work experience, as well as practical and academic study on campus, to ensure graduates are well prepared for employment.

The courses are developed with local employers, so course content is directly relevant to their needs.

Courses last two years studied full-time or three years part-time. Modules can be studied independently for more flexible study.

Foundation degrees at Cornwall College are approved by the University of Plymouth, and developed as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative, an Objective One project and part-funded by the European Regional Development fund.

Cornwall College is the largest FE College in the UK with over 45,000 students.

Cornwall College has 7 campus sites across Cornwall - Saltash, St Austell, Camborne, Newquay, Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland and Falmouth Marine School - and offers the widest range of high quality academic and vocational training in Cornwall.

Cornwall College is the only College in the South West to hold 4 'Centre of Vocational Excellence Awards'.

Centre of Vocational Excellence - Tourism, Customer Care
Centre of Vocational Excellence - IT Systems
Centre of Vocational Excellence - Marine Engineering & Technology
Centre of Vocational Excellence - Food & Drink Technology

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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