Allyson's achievements rewarded
Allyson Glover, Project Manager for Combined Universities
in Cornwall's graduate placement scheme – Unlocking
Cornish Potential (UCP) – was delighted to be chosen
as one of the eight winners at the Cornwall Women of Achievement
Awards on Friday night at Eden.
Allyson, who grew up in Cornwall and now lives with her family
in Falmouth, was presented with the Business award sponsored
by Business Link Devon and Cornwall, in recognition of the
commitment and dedication she has shown in making the UCP
scheme an outstanding success and therefore directly benefiting
businesses and graduates right across Cornwall and the Isles
The UCP scheme, managed by Cornwall College and backed by
Objective One, is part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall
(CUC) initiative. The UCP team, led by Allyson, specialise
in identifying graduates with appropriate skills to work on
specific projects within local businesses. The scheme not
only contributes towards the graduates' salaries but
also arranges academic mentors to provide advice and support.
With Allyson's infectious enthusiasm and the support
of her dedicated team, the UCP scheme has grown in recognition
in the local business community. 143 placements have already
been completed to date with an impressive 72% of graduates
being offered full time employment at the end of their projects.
Around 50 more placements are still on-going and demand to
take part in the scheme continues to grow.
Allyson commented on her award, saying: "It is
really rewarding to know you can make a difference and I have
to thank my team for their constant support and skill in making
that possible. I was really honoured to have the chance to
attend the event and celebrate all the fantastic work that
is improving lives in so many ways throughout our region."
Ian Tunbridge, Executive Director of the CUC was equally
pleased, remarking, "With the increasing number
of high quality graduates we have in Cornwall, the UCP scheme
is absolutely pivotal to expanding employment opportunities
and enabling businesses to tap into this important source
of knowledge and innovation. I am delighted that Allyson's
hard work and convictions have been acknowledged in such a
way. She thoroughly deserves the award."
For further information contact Emma Stallard, combined Universities
in Cornwall PR and Communications Officer on 01363 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) and also Unlocking Cornish Potential through
the European Social Fund (ESF).
The Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP) project is part of
the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative and
is managed by Cornwall College. UCP builds on 5 years of highly
successful, ESF funded activity by the University of Plymouth.
The UCP project seeks to measurably improve the efficiency,
competitiveness and growth potential of SMEs in Cornwall through
the placement of graduates in companies to undertake business
development projects. These projects can last from 6 to 12
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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