New higher education courses for Cornwall
Law, Cruise Ship Operations and Fashion Design are among
the many new degree courses starting in Cornwall this year,
thanks to the success of the Combined Universities in Cornwall
Many of the courses welcoming their first students this September
will be housed in the new higher education buildings created
at university and college campuses across Cornwall as part
of the £55 million second phase of the CUC initiative,
which received investment from Objective One and the UK Government.
University College Falmouth has announced a raft of new
degree courses for September 2007, including Digital Animation,
Fashion Design, Performance Sportswear Design, Public Relations
and two new Photography courses. The College shares the Tremough
Campus in Penryn with the University of Exeter, which will
be adding degrees in Cornish Studies, History, Law and Politics.
The range of vocationally focused foundation degrees is
also expanding. Truro College is now offering Music Performance,
Biomedical Studies and Hairdressing and Salon Management as
well as Silversmithing and Jewellery, Archaeology and Sports
Performance and Coaching Honours degree programmes. These
courses will be based in the College's new Fal building,
which provides an iconic focus for its university-level programmes.
Cornwall College is also offering new courses from September
in Integrated Environmental Management, Cruise Ship Operations
and Live Arts Performance at its Camborne and St Austell campuses,
both of which also boast new higher education facilities.
Further foundation degrees in Media Writing and Visual Culture
will be available along with Rescue & Emergency Management,
based at the site at Lusty Glaze in Newquay. Cornwall College
also has three new University of Plymouth Honours degree courses
which have been approved in Sports Performance and Coaching,
Horticulture and Rural Business Management.
The Foundation degrees and the new 'top-up'
Honours degrees offered at Cornwall, Truro and Penwith Colleges
are awarded by the University of Plymouth through the University
of Plymouth Colleges Faculty (UPC).
Dr Ian Tunbridge, Executive Director of CUC is encouraged
by these latest developments, commenting: "These
latest additions to Cornwall's university level offering
show just how powerful the new model of higher education that
CUC is pioneering truly is. The nine different universities
and colleges working together in the county are uniquely able
to deliver a broad range of courses which meet the needs of
different types of learners and which produce graduates with
the diverse specialist skills Cornwall's businesses
need for their future success."
For further information contact Emma Stallard, Combined Universities
in Cornwall PR and Communications Officer on 01326 254316
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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