Newquay has welcomed the latest cohort of university students with an epic Freshers’ Fair.
Cornwall College Newquay’s Student Union hosted the event, which also gave new arrivals the chance to explore the campus and get a first taste of university life.
In addition to sampling a range of vegan foods, the Zoology, Surf and Marine Science degree students got to take advantage of the range of promotional offers from the town’s clubs and bars over a complementary mocktail.
Several charities and conservation groups were also on hand to provide information on the various volunteering opportunities available locally, as well as many stalls providing advice, guidance and enrichment opportunities.
Head of Campus Lawrence Moores, said that Freshers’ Week is “a fantastic opportunity” for the new intake of students to “really get to know not just each other, but also the teaching staff”.
“It is also good for our students to see that their time at Cornwall College is not just about learning but having fun and enjoying the experience,” he continued.
A large number of the students have a strong interest in conservation, wildlife and the marine environment, so Freshers’ Fair is a chance for them to establish links with charities and volunteer groups in the area.
“It’s about encouraging our students to take advantage of the positive opportunities available to them as a supplement to their studies,” Lawrence added.
Several exhibitors were present to speak to students and distribute information including The Wave Project, Newquay Marine Group, Newquay Community Orchard, Healthwatch Cornwall and St Francis Homes for Animals.
Learner Experience Coordinator Michelle Souter described the Freshers’ Fair as “a huge success”.
“It was such a wonderful atmosphere and the new students seemed really excited about the new college adventure that they have just begun,” Michelle said.
“The students at our Newquay campus are very mindful of the environment so I believe it was of huge benefit to them to make contact with local charities and companies. I wish all of our students a successful year ahead.”
For more information on the range of Zoology, Animal Management, Surf Science and Marine Conservation courses available at Cornwall College Newquay visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.