Congratulations to Cornwall's graduates
The wintery streets of Truro were alive with gowned graduates
at Cornwall College's tenth anniversary graduation ceremony,
held at Truro Cathedral on Saturday 26th November.
Around three hundred students braved the weather to collect
their awards, which included honours degrees, foundation degrees
and masters' degrees, many validated by the University
The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a partnership that
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. The CUC initiative has been invested
in by the Objective One Programme, the South West Regional
Development Agency, Cornwall County Council and the Higher
Education Funding Council for England.
Awarded the prestigious title of University of Plymouth
Student of the year was Elizabeth Ellis, from Penzance. Elizabeth
studied for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science
at the College. "Despite a difficult year with personal
problems, Elizabeth studied hard and produced a superb dissertation
which helped towards her first class honours degree. I'd
like to wish her all the best in the future," said
Dr Ken Woodcock, Vice Principal of Planning and Higher Education
at the College.
Other graduates included Laura Mosney from Falmouth, who
achieved a first class honours degree in Business Administration.
Laura was awarded the Student of the Year prize from the Cornwall
Chamber of Commerce and Industry in business, as well as the
Plymouth Business School prize for the best Cornwall College
business degree student.
The event saw guest speaker Julia Goldsworthy, newly elected
Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth, speak about the
improving fortunes of Cornwall and how Cornwall's graduates
are contributing to its growth.
Many of the photographs from the two ceremonies will be
available on line at www.cornwall.ac.uk/universitycourses,
so log on to see some of Cornwall's brightest collecting
For more information please contact Lucy Ferguson on 01209
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The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall project, Phase 1 and Phase 2 through the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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