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IT Students Learn the Importance of Sustainability
IT students from Cornwall College St Austell were recently shown the significance of sustainability in IT by local design company Leap Media.
The BTEC Web Media students were visited by Matt Hocking, owner of Leap Media, who showed them the whole design process starting from acquiring a client right through to producing the end product whilst taking into account sustainability, economic and social diversity and inclusivity.
The students will need to incorporate sustainability into their next assignment so understanding this whole process of design is essential.
Student Marc Boyden, 24, from St Austell, said: "It was very interesting to see how much an eco-friendly outlook can improve and affect our design ideas. Matt also taught us the importance of the client/designer relationship and the how good communication leads to those good relations."
Web Media lecturer Graham McGrath added: "Matt's way of designing with sustainability in mind should not be seen as the future of design but the present. Anything to help us save our beautiful world must be accepted and applauded. Teaching our students to work with similar ethics can only be of benefit to us all and this is what we at Cornwall College are trying to achieve."
Dave Linnell OBE, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "We recognise the importance of a sustainable development at Cornwall College; visits like this are vital in reiterating this to our students so that they will continue to think about these crucial issues."
Cornwall College St Austell offers a wide range of IT courses, with some places still available for this year. For more information, please contact 0845 22 32 567, email email@example.com or visit www.cornwall.ac.uk.