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0330 123 2523
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Cornwall College Newquay Wildflower Lane, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ
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newquay.enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
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Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Cornwall College Newquay

Cornwall College Newquay is a friendly campus specialising in zoology, marine and surf science and is well-known for high quality teaching and research.

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  Featured Courses

FdSc Wildlife Education & Media

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Take a look at your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, your computer. In your hand, under your fingers, is the final result of mathematical theory, engineering know-how, scientific understanding and technological inspiration. It is fused with design and art so it appeals to your sense of aesthetic and to your emotions. It allows you to be creative. So should a degree course. Single subject courses made sense in the twentieth century but in the twenty-first, life, employment, is a lot more complex and inter-disciplinary. Global problems require an ability to understand a range of subjects and combine them to propose global solutions. This is the case for conservation. Understanding the conservation science is one thing but explaining the issues and proposing the solutions to the general public is quite another. Most conservation science jobs require these skills: educators in zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, science journalists, wildlife media creators, wildlife guides, wildlife campaign managers, project coordinators, fundraisers for charities. The FdSc Wildlife Education and Media course does just that. It teaches you the zoological conservation science that makes you a conservation scientist but it also provides skills in educating a range of audiences, both in person and through a range of media. It is a theoretical course but it is also a practical and applied course: Pop-Up Nature Centres, British Science Week activity, interpretation development, storytelling, writing journalistic copy, producing films and podcasts. You don’t just learn but do. Employers like that and this is why this small course has been successful in getting graduates into jobs, especially if you complete the one-year top-up in BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology. You produce a portfolio to evidence your skills. You learn industry standard software. We guide you to become more employable. Other skills and knowledge you’ll gain include: • Learning subjects like ecology, zoology, biodiversity, evolution, animal behaviour and species/habitat conservation • Developing environmental interpretation for use by the public • Learning how to teach through running our dedicated pop-up nature centre • Planning and running an educational event for British Science Week • Learning how to use digital cameras for wildlife photography/film-making and industry-standard specialist software for media creation • Developing independent research skills in a second year project in conservation science, education and/or media. The course can be carried out on a full time basis, which is two years at our Newquay campus adjacent to Newquay Zoo, or on a part time basis over 3 or 4 years, where you will be infilled with full time students. During the course you will have the opportunity to visit various science communication centres and also to gain first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom. Overseas field work: The college also organises trips further afield, at your own cost. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and practise your skills learnt at the college. They could also be considered highly valuable if you are looking to pursue a career in ecotourism, as a wildlife tour guide. Past trips have visited the forests of Borneo, the reefs of Egypt, nature reserves in Portugal and the beautiful island of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. More recently, we have run fantastic trips to the Kruger National Park in South Africa and to the cloud forests and coral reefs of Honduras. Both of these trips offer great opportunities for a wildlife educator or a wildlife media creator to practice what you have learned in the class room. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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FdSc Conservation and Ecology

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Are you interested in wildlife and nature conservation? This is an inspirational, field-based practical course situated on the Cornwall College Newquay campus, adjacent to Newquay Zoo. On this programme you will learn about ecology (how organisms interact with each other and with their physical environment) and how we conserve species and habitats. This requires knowledge about how to observe, survey, monitor and manage species and where they live. You will develop skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other relevant field and research skills. Teaching will be through traditional lectures, fieldwork, labwork and workshops. All our lecturers are experts in their particular field with wide-ranging qualifications, interests and experience. Some topics will be delivered by experts from organisations such as the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the National Trust. Guest speakers play an important role in your learning and they are used regularly to provide more expert knowledge in some of the specialised modules. Work-related learning is a valuable part of the programme and you will undertake work experience locally or overseas. In this way, you will gain experience and develop graduate-level skills in the type of work that you hope to do, and learn about the expectations of those who may employ you. The contacts you make during your work experience may well be your link to future employment. During the programme, you will have plenty of opportunity to visit the broad range of habitats and environments in Cornwall. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. At the end of the programme you will be equipped with the academic qualifications, personal qualities, vocational skills and techniques essential for a career in the ecological or environmental sector.

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FdSc Marine Science

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This course provides a range of marine science based modules across the physical, chemical and biological disciplines allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the marine environment and the biotic and abiotic interactions within. We will also explore current methods used to monitor and manage these marine resources. This will build on the current links to industry and employers to ensure currency and relevance of material as well as further develop employability skills such as negotiation, team building and networking in our students, skills which are vital for employment in the marine science sector. Students can expect taught sessions 3-4 days a week, at the Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College Newquay. They will be required to undertake a minimum period of work experience to enhance their employability skills and build their CV. Students will be assessed through various means including exams, scientific reports, essays, presentations and posters Students can expect a boutique university experience; they will have access to specialist equipment and experienced lecturing staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in fieldtrips and practical activities to build a range of skills. They can choose to take part in optional international fieldtrips such as the Bornean Rainforest, Kruger National Park, and Honduras’ cloud forest and coral reefs, for additional cost. Cornwall as a maritime region with a culture heavily influenced by its extensive coastline is the perfect place to develop your passion for the marine environment and develop a network of employment contacts. Graduates will progress into work in the marine environment sector, example roles include; marine enforcement officer marine educator, marine advisor, marine scientist and marine surveyor. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This degree equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in conservation. Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to specific animal behaviour and population management. A range of optional modules in the second and third years allows you to personalise your degree programme. The programme is delivered at Cornwall College Newquay with a range of lectures, workshops, seminars, laboratory and field-based practical sessions. There will be some modules taught in situ utilising the surrounding environment, for example habitat and wildlife surveys within the first year Fieldwork module. These will involve a mix of day or residential field trips to develop and apply survey techniques in the field.

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  Facilities

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre (LC) staff are information specialists who are here to help you with finding, using & assessing information in any format.  Approachable, knowledgeable & friendly, we support you with:

  • research & study skills
  • Moodle (the College Virtual Learning Environment)
  • finding books, journals, eBooks & eJournals
  • using specific software
  • avoiding plagiarism and creating references

What is available?

  • Books (for your course and for reading for pleasure) and journals to borrow
  • Study spaces for individual study and group work in a WiFi Hotspot to use with your own equipment
  • Computers, laptops & tablets to use in the LC

As a College student you will have access from home or on the move to the Learning Centre catalogue and Moodle, use the links below:

Learning Centre catalogue: (which gives you access to 97,000 items held within the Cornwall College group LCs including eBooks) 

Moodle:  (the College Virtual Learning Environment for your online course and the Virtual Learning Centre)

Contact Details:

newquay.learningcentre@cornwall.ac.uk

01637 857964

International Field Trips

Studying at Cornwall College Newquay gives you access to incredible opportunities, including international field trips to South Africa, Borneo and Honduras.

Darwin's Deli

A small café offering all home-made locally sources snacks and light meals everyday. We sell a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baguettes, wraps, salads, jacket potatoes, homemade quiche, homemade soup and other exciting homemade food.

Our aim is to supply food which is locally produced, free range, organic, farm assured, English and where possible from sustainable sources.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday9.45am – 1.30pm
Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Exciting Partnerships

Our own classrooms in Newquay Zoo are only a stone’s throw away and we use Blue Reef Aquarium and classrooms on Fistral Beach as teaching environments. We work closely in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group, Cornwall Birds, Cornish Birds of Prey, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Newquay Marine Group and Skindog Surfboards to name a few.

Marine Conservation Zone

Our campus is located within walking distance of The Gannel, a tidal river which has recently been given Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) status, provides a great place to research birds, plants and fish. Not to mention, the range of marine and moorland habitats Newquay and wider Cornwall has to offer.

Wild Things

We have on-campus conservation areas including a pond with dipping platform and wildflower meadow that are great for studying nature up close.

  Subject Areas

Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Marine & Natural Environment
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology

  Partnerships

Newquay Zoo
Bluereef Aquarium
Wild Futures
Crealy
The Wave Project
Era Adventures
Surf Life Saving GB
English Surfing

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  Events

Virtual University Open Day at Cornwall College Newquay – February 2021

Virtual University Open Day at Cornwall College Newquay – February 2021

9 February 2021, 17:00-19:30


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Virtual Degree Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

Virtual Degree Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

15 February 2021, 10:00-15:00


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Virtual Diploma Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

Virtual Diploma Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

16 February 2021, 10:00-15:00


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University Open Day at Cornwall College Newquay – May 2021

University Open Day at Cornwall College Newquay – May 2021

20 May 2021, 17:00-19:30


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  News

Shark smartphone app receives student funding boost

Shark smartphone app receives student funding boost

17th December 2020


A team of marine zoology students from Cornwall College have teamed up with the Shark Trust to help develop a new smartphone app.    

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