Newquay's Katy joins Tremough Campus team
Katy Davidson of Newquay has joined the University of Exeter's
Tremough Campus, Penryn, as Marketing Manager. She was previously
Marketing Manager at Sands Resort Hotel and Spa, where she
worked since 2005.
Katy was born in St Ives where her father was a lifeguard
and her mother made and sold jewellery on Porthmeor Beach.
The family moved to Bristol before returning to Cornwall to
live in Newquay, where Katy attended Newquay Treviglas School.
She left Cornwall to study at Middlesex University before
returning home to work on various projects and positions with
clients across Cornwall including The Extreme Academy, Cornwall
Tourist Board, The Cornish Guardian and Newquay Voice. Katy
spent a year and a half working for Bournemouth University
as Marketing and Events Co-ordinator before returning to her
home town in 2005.
Katy is due to be in post for a year while Joanne Evans is
on maternity leave. Her new role will involve marketing the
University of Exeter's Tremough Campus to potential
students from within and outside Cornwall. This autumn sees
the launch of the second phase of the Tremough Campus, which
the University of Exeter shares with University College Falmouth
as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative.
In October the University will welcome 450 new students to
study for a range of degrees, including new courses in Law,
Politics, History and Cornish Studies. Applications to study
with the University of Exeter on the Tremough Campus were
up by 164% this year.
Katy Davidson says: "I am really excited to be
joining the University of Exeter at a time when the Tremough
Campus is enjoying such success in student applications, research
and development. Cornwall is a fantastic location for an institution
of this calibre, with benefits for the local economy - both
financially and culturally."
Katy has been chair of local membership organisation Slow
Food Cornwall since 2006, which involves organising local
events to promote Cornish food. Slow Food is an international
non-profit organisation that was founded in Italy in 1989
to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of
local food traditions and people's dwindling interest
in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and
how our food choices affect the rest of the world. It now
has over 80,000 members all over the world and a growing membership
in Cornwall. Katy also has a strong interest in environmentalism
and sustainability and has worked voluntarily for the Ecologist
Magazine and been commissioned to conduct freelance research
and write articles on the subject.
Katy is delighted to be furthering her career in her beloved
home county: "I have always been passionate about
Cornwall and its local identity and enjoy the unique natural
geography and way of life where a day at the beach or a deep
sea fishing trip is a part of the fabric of life."
The £100 million Tremough Campus is a Combined Universities
in Cornwall initiative of which the University of Exeter and
University College Falmouth are two of the founding partners.
It is funded mainly by the European Union (Objective One),
the South West Regional Development Agency, and the Higher
Education Funding Council for England, with support from Cornwall
County Council. Set in 70 acres of countryside, but close
to the waterside towns of Penryn and Falmouth, the campus
offers a lively student community. The University of Exeter
now offers degrees in Biology, Cornish Studies, English, Geology,
Geography, History, Law, Mining Engineering, Politics and
Renewable Energy on its Tremough Campus, which has expanded
rapidly as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.
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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). University of Exeter is a partner of the
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