Student wins Big Wednesday prize
Kathryn Bartlett, a first year Applied Geology student studying
at the Tremough Campus in Penryn, was delighted to be named
the winner of £150 worth of surf gear from Big Wednesday
following the very first Combined Universities in Cornwall
(CUC) Graduate Careers Fair on 8th November.
Over 750 students and graduates from across Cornwall entered
a prize draw to win the £150 Big Wednesday voucher when
they attended the Fair at Tremough. As the lucky winner, Kathryn
can enjoy choosing from the huge range of surf wear, surf
equipment and accessories that Big Wednesday offer from their
premises in Falmouth and via their online shop www.bigwednesdaysurf.com.
The Big Wednesday website itself was launched by graduate
Dan Hinchliffe as part of a project arranged via the CUC's
highly successful Unlocking Cornish Potential graduate placement
scheme, supported by Objective One.
Kathryn was delighted with the prize: "I was so
surprised when I found out I had won! I've just started
surfing lessons so it was really good timing too."
Kathryn grew up in Cornwall and completed a foundation degree
in Extended Science at Cornwall College Camborne before joining
her three year degree course with the University of Exeter
at Tremough. Both institutions are partners in the CUC initiative.
Having the option to study in Cornwall was an enormous benefit
to Kathryn, who explained: "I am settled here -
I didn't want to go away. I never get tired of the scenery
and the people here are friendly, interesting and funky!"
Speaking about the Careers Fair she was enthusiastic about
the range of exhibitors and the opportunity it gave to find
out more about a wide variety of career, placement and volunteering
options, commenting, "It was interesting to speak
to people a bit outside your field as well and I think the
Fair will be even more useful in the future, especially when
I approach the final year of my course."
CUC Co-ordinator, Nigel Hewitt said: "We hope Kathryn
enjoys spending her voucher and we would like to thank Big
Wednesday for providing this fantastic prize. We have had
lots of great comments from students and exhibitors about
the Gradate Careers Fair and how successful they felt it was
for them. For the CUC this is another positive step in bringing
education and businesses closer together in Cornwall, and
has illustrated just how much can be achieved towards growing
the quality jobs market in Cornwall through a broad partnership
of our universities, colleges and businesses."
For further information please contact Emma Stallard at the
Combined Universities in Cornwall on 01326 370446 or email
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).
The Combined Universities in Cornwall is a dynamic and visionary
partnership that is one of the driving forces behind Cornwall's
economic 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
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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