There is no such a thing as a typical Truro and Penwith College University courses student - our course provision, facilities and support reflects your individuality and our staff are always happy to discuss any particular needs or requirements you may have.
We’re aware that everyone enters Higher Education from different backgrounds with different experiences, even though the end goal is often the same – a quality University education that sets you up for a successful future.
For those students returning to education after a long period away from studying, whether to retrain or to satisfy a personal desire to learn, the College prides itself on its support network and levels of pastoral care that means a return to education will be as seamless as possible.
Younger students joining Truro and Penwith College straight from Colleges or school sixth forms will find themselves at home in the modern, purpose-built buildings with expert lecturers and access to industry standard equipment.
“I’m really looking forward to my three daughters seeing me graduate, so I can show them that mum’s can work too. The best part of this so far is when my 12 year old daughter said to me ‘I’m proud of you mum’; it really summed up my achievements.”
Mother of three and mature student, Donna Harvey, completed the FdA Childhood Education degree after deciding to further her career as a Teacher. After studying A Levels Donna went straight into work before she realised that she could stay and study in Cornwall for her degree. Owing to volunteer work completed at a local school while studying, she now holds a part-time paid job as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and plans to complete her degree and initial teacher training course at Truro College before pursuing a promising career within the teaching industry.