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
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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