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02.05.07
Open Evening draws in crowds of prospective students

Cornwall College Saltash welcomed crowds of prospective students to its new higher education centre recently (April 25) when it held a special university level open evening.

Attendees came from both South East Cornwall and Devon, and were able to get a feel for student life. They met staff and students, and learnt about the many new courses available at Saltash. Some visitors also took advantage of an exclusive tour of the College's outstanding new higher education centre and specialist learning facilities.

Steve Warnes, Head of Cornwall College Saltash, said: "It was great to see so many people turn out for the event and take an interest in the courses available here at the College. The Open Evening was very informal and students who were interested in studying a degree locally, but were unsure about their options, were able to speak to one of our friendly experts to help put their minds at ease."

Cornwall College Saltash can offer specialist 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.

The open evening took place in the College's new flagship higher education centre, the Hamoaze Building, which features excellent teaching facilities with four new classrooms, meeting, tutorial and staff rooms and boasts state-of-the-art equipment including interactive whiteboards and digital projectors and a social area with wi-fi access.

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 has received investment from Objective One through 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 at the College.

College experts shared valuable advice on tuition fees and the benefits of studying locally, as well as being able to explore various career options after college.

John Latham, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "These Open Evenings are so important; they give a real insight of what courses are available to young people and adults who may wish to stay local and study for a university level course. Our specialist facilities are fantastic and our staff are highly skilled in their field. It's important for prospective students to see this, first hand."

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 please 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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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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