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13.07.04
CUC welcomes international VIPs

Candy Atherton MP with Gordon Kelly (CUC Co-ordinator), Nigel Hewitt (CUC Project Officer) and the delegation of parliamentarian from the Republic of El Salvador, pictured at the Combined Universities in Cornwall's Tremough CampusA prestigious delegation of parliamentarians from the Republic of El Salvador toured the new Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) campus at Tremough, Penryn on Thursday 8th July. The group comprised six members of El Salvador's Legislative Assembly accompanied by Candy Atherton MP. The visit was arranged by the International Parliamentary Union, a worldwide organisation working for peace and co-operation among peoples.

CUC Coordinator, Gordon Kelly showed the delegation around the campus, where construction work continues on the spectacular new building which will be shared by Falmouth College of Arts and the University of Exeter in Cornwall when it is completed this September.

Gordon Kelly commented: "Our guests from El Salvador were keen to hear how we are working with the Government and the Objective One Programme to bring about economic regeneration for Cornwall. We have recently welcomed other parties from the Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, France and Poland who are interested in our progress. It is exciting to see how people from around the world are inspired by our innovative approach towards delivering higher education and building the knowledge economy."

Other highlights of the day for the group from El Salvador included visits to Sure Start Trevu, Carn Brea Leisure Centre, the Beacon Partnership and Falmouth Docks.

 

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Editor's notes:

The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a dynamic and visionary partnership that is one of the driving forces behind Cornwall's renaissance. This partnership combines the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Falmouth College of Arts, 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 all.

The CUC initiative has been funded through the Objective One Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the South West Regional Development Agency, Cornwall County Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

For more information, please contact David Kirk in the CUC PR & Communications Office.

Tel: 01326 370471
Mobile: 07834 676942
Email: david.kirk@cuc.ac.uk

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Sue Wolstenholme
Objective One Communications
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01579 370991

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