Careers fair to be held yearly
Following the success of Cornwall's first ever graduate
careers fair last month, Combined Universities in Cornwall
(CUC) has announced that the event will now be held annually.
"The feedback we've had from exhibitors and
visitors has been overwhelmingly positive, so we are now certain
that there is a demand for a yearly fair to help businesses
meet the graduates and students they need to become more competitive
and to help attendees plan their next steps in employment,
self-employment or postgraduate study," said Jon
Christie, Senior Careers Adviser at the Tremough campus.
Over 750 students and graduates from across Cornwall visited
the inaugural CUC graduate careers fair to meet the 49 exhibitors,
which included a mix of local and national businesses.
Senior figures from the University of Exeter and University
College Falmouth have decided to make an annual exception
to normal policies to enable the fair to take place at the
Tremough campus in Penryn during term time. Nigel Hewitt,
CUC Coordinator explains: "During the holidays the
campus is a popular venue for conferences and other commercial
uses, but during term times academic lectures and seminars
quite rightly take precedence over all other activities, so
it is a powerful statement of the CUC partnership's
commitment to graduate employment that the main seminar and
lecture space has been set aside for the Fair. This year's
event was a wonderful example of partnership working, with
Truro College, Cornwall College, the University of Plymouth,
the Unlocking Cornish Potential staff and many others pooling
their planning and promotional expertise to ensure that students
could take advantage of the opportunity at University of Exeter
and University College Falmouth's shared Tremough campus.
With such excellent planning and strong sense of team working,
I am confident we can keep building on this success."
For further information contact Emma Stallard at the Combined
Universities in Cornwall on 01326 370446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a dynamic and visionary
partnership that is one of the driving forces behind Cornwall's
economic renaissance. This partnership combines the Universities
of Exeter and Plymouth, University College Falmouth, The Open
University, The College of St Mark & St John, and the
Peninsula Medical School, with Cornwall's Further Education
colleges - Cornwall College, Truro College and Penwith College.
It aims not only to provide the students of the future with
more choice and greater opportunities, but also to boost the
economic fortunes of the region for the benefit of one and
The CUC initiative has been invested in by the Objective One
Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the South
West Regional Development Agency, Cornwall County Council
and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
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