Falmouth Marine School hosted its annual Freshers’ Fair for new and returning students which attracted support from 34 local businesses.
Students from across all four subject areas and all levels, including university-level courses, descended on the college in Killigrew Street to meet the stall holders.
Marine Biology student Alanna Gillis relocated from Woking in Surrey for her course. She said: “Today’s event was really useful for me as I’m not familiar with the area. I have discovered lots of things that I can get involved with outside of my studies.”
The event is organised by the college’s student liaison officer, Rose Johnson. She commented: “Freshers’ fair is designed to familiarise students with the town and in particular local businesses that would be of interest to them, as well as those offering student discounts. Today was a huge success; there was wonderful buzz on campus.”
Not only did the students get health and careers advice, they were treated to free laser tag, pizza from Dominos and popcorn from Phoenix Cinema. Steve Roberts from Cornwall Marine Network said: “It’s great to see so many students enjoying their courses and engaging with the local community.”
Justin Olosunde, Head of Falmouth Marine School said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to meet each other, get to know their surroundings if they are new to the area, and learn of all the great opportunities that are on offer to them as students of the Cornwall College Group. I am delighted that the local business community are so supportive.”