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06.09.04
Higher Education buildings opened at Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne launched its new Higher Education buildings in a formal opening ceremony by Chief Executive of UCAS Anthony McClaran.

The buildings are part of the 'Rim' of the CUC made possible with investment from the Objective One Programme.

Three buildings were opened as part of the launch, the Opie building named after the local Cornish artist, the Union Bar and new Sports Science suite. In each building there was an activity being run to demonstrate the building's use. In the Sport Science suite visitors were invited to take part in fitness tests, with only one brave delegate taking up the challenge of riding an exercise bike!

Following a guided tour of the Combined Universities in Cornwall funded developments on the Cornwall College site there was an assembly of visitors from Cornish industry, education and Government to witness the unveiling of a plaque in the Union Bar.

In his speech Mr McClaran said: "I cannot emphasise enough the importance colleges such as Cornwall College has to UCAS. Not only do they widen participation of higher education, but they offer more diverse courses to students. Colleges such as Cornwall College offer a huge range of part-time options which fit around family life and help bring students, who would ordinarily not be included, to higher education."

The new buildings are part of a 'Higher Education' quarter on the campus to provide a better environment for University level students. The developments are part of a redevelopment of the campus which has seen £18 million spent over the last seven years.

Mr McClaran added: "The College offers 112 full time and part time courses with the majority of students validated by the University of Plymouth. The College's position with the Combined Universities of Cornwall is important in shaping the development of higher education in Cornwall."

The Opie building is a multi purpose teaching block providing specialist accommodation for graphic design, Media and IT while the Union Bar provides a recreational facility for higher education students and is also hoped to have extensive community use. Sports Science suite will act as an extension to the already expanding sports department, the suite will provide specialist facilities for students on sports science courses.

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