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30.10.06
Cornwall joins the graduate 'Milk Round'

Cornwall's first ever graduate Careers Fair takes place on November 8th at the Tremough campus in Penryn. More than 40 exhibitors have grasped the opportunity to meet recent and future graduates from the nine universities and colleges which make up the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) partnership.

Well-known national organisations such as the BBC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Reuters will be exhibiting alongside specialist local employers like Truro-based Gasworld, Trac Services from Camborne and Cornwall and Devon Media (publishers of the Western Morning News, Cornish Guardian, West Briton and Cornishman newspapers). The event is also being supported by the highly successful Unlocking Cornish Potential scheme and representatives will be attending to give information regarding graduate placement opportunities.

Jon Christie, Senior Careers Adviser at the Tremough campus, said: "We would encourage all students and graduates to visit the Fair. Whether they're planning to seek employment, starting their own business, moving onto postgraduate study or taking a year out, there will be exhibitors there that they should be talking to."

As a Combined Universities in Cornwall event, the Careers Fair is open to all higher education students and graduates, including those from Cornwall College, Truro College and all other CUC partner universities and colleges including the University of Plymouth, as well as the 2,500+ University of Exeter and University College Falmouth students who share the Tremough campus.

Nigel Hewitt, Acting CUC Coordinator commented: "This careers fair is tremendously important for CUC and for Cornwall as a whole. From the outset we have sought to use the investment provided by Objective One and the UK Government not only to create opportunities for people to study in Cornwall, but also to help graduates and businesses to come together to support the growth of the region's economy."

Potential visitors are urged to visit the Careers Fair website: www.cuc.ac.uk/careers. Truro College will be running dedicated buses to and from Tremough on the day. A free park and ride scheme is also being offered from Ponsharden in Falmouth.

For further information please contact Emma Stallard on 01326 370446 or email emma.stallard@cuc.ac.uk.

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).

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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, 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. 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 invested in by 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.

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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