Cornwall LivingIssue #93

From passion to profession

The application season for university level courses starting in September 2020 is well underway.

If you’re thinking about changing career or want to invest in Higher Education, Truro and Penwith College has courses to suit everyone, whether you want a career in teaching, health and fitness or media, or wish to study a more specialist subject like Silversmithing and Jewellery or Archaeology. Delivering courses on a full or part-time basis, Truro College will help you follow your passion.

“I wanted to put my passion into a profession as I’ve always been creative.”

If you find the application process daunting, Kate from Admissions advises: “Just think about your UCAS application like a CV. Our Admissions team are always happy to give advice and guidance over the phone and the UCAS customer experience centre is always really helpful too.”

Smaller class sizes allow for plenty of opportunity to benefit from one-to-one support – one of the many reasons why the Truro and Penwith College University Centre has been rated top in Devon and Cornwall for student satisfaction – for the second year in a row!

There has never been a better time to find out more about Truro and Penwith College’s university courses. There are plenty of opportunities for you to gain insight into what life is like as a university student on the college campus. From open days where the whole college campus is open through to individual information evenings where you have the chance to discuss subject areas on a one-to-one basis. If you can’t make the event days, you can book an individual campus tour at a time that suits you.

We hear from BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery graduate, Ceciel Van Oevelen, who tells us: “I was a creative facilitator for people with dementia, but I was made redundant, so I wanted to put my passion into a profession as I’ve always been creative. I am now starting my own business as an independent Designer Maker and have already sold some of my work throughout my time on the course.” 

So, if you’re ready for the next challenge and want to boost your career prospects while staying and studying in the county you love, get in touch with the dedicated university team today.

Attend an event to find out more. Find an event that suits you at

01872 267500

"I wanted to put my passion into a profession as I’ve always been creative."