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Telephone
0330 123 2523
Address
Cornwall College Newquay Wildflower Lane, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ
Email
newquay.enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
Opening Hours
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 Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


The programme is for students interested in working with animals, for example in a zoo, on a farm or with companion animals. Applicants wishing to increase their knowledge in areas such as animal behaviour, training, nutrition, welfare and biology and those interested in improving their practical skills and experience with a range of animals, will benefit from this programme. This course provides the opportunity for students to develop a range of skills that would allow them to move into the animal care or training sector working with animals throughout our society with optional modules to allow for program tailoring to personal interests. Students will be taught by experienced and passionate lecturers and will learn contemporary techniques for the husbandry and training of animals to a high welfare standard informed by the latest research. Our small community learning environment allows staff to provide a bespoke experience for students to allow them to develop in the field of their choice. Through our classroom-based teaching, the college group’s own animal collections and partnerships with the Wild Planet Trust’s Newquay Zoo and Prickles and Paws rehabilitation centre it provides the practical experience, skills and knowledge required for managing companion, zoo, farm, wild and rescued animals. The programme offers a series of modules to develop skills in many areas of animal care, animal welfare and animal behaviour and training. Alongside our partnerships we visit a number of training facilities and animal collections nationally and internationally to allow students to evaluate best practice for the training and husbandry of animals in our care. Our close association with industry partners allows us to provide industry active instructors on our modules and opportunities for industry relevant experience. We pride ourselves in supporting students through industry experience during their degree, giving them on the ground experience in the sector.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


What is more exciting or enigmatic than the life in our oceans? We still know so little about this alien world which makes up 98% of the living space on our planet, but with technology developing at such a pace more and more discoveries are being made. It is an exciting time to be involved in any aspect of marine science; a crucial one too, as our impact on the world’s oceans has never been greater. Foundation degree students who wish to progress to an honours degree can apply for third year entry to our top-up programme. You will need to have studied an appropriate foundation degree programme. The BSc has been designed to develop your interest and hone your professional skills to equip you for work in a growing industry. Situated on the beautiful coast of North Cornwall we are perfectly located for fieldwork and we have a strong practical element running through the programme. You will get hands-on experience in using sampling and survey equipment, as well as planning and undertaking marine surveys: from plankton trawls, to underwater video mapping and offshore marine life surveys. During your studies you will develop your understanding of marine animals; working from cellular processes up to whole organism and ecosystem levels. In Year 1 you will receive a firm grounding in aquatic ecology, marine and biological science as well as developing practical survey skills before moving on to more specialised modules, such as fish ecology and marine vertebrate biology and conservation in your second year. In your final year, you will choose from options such as GIS and marine environmental management, monitoring marine ecosystems and marine pollution and ecotoxicology as well as undertaking your own research for your honours project. Employers expect graduates to be skilled communicators and you will find that coursework takes a variety of formats; from scientific reports and posters, to presentations and discussions. In addition most modules have test or exam elements.

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This honours degree final year is designed for people with a strong interest in the environment who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge base. You can progress to this one-year programme once you have successfully completed a science-related foundation degree or equivalent qualification. As part of this programme you will choose optional modules which allow you to specialise in your particular areas of interest choosing from wildlife crime; environmental economics and sustainability; environmental investigation; and environmental strategy and marketing. You will also design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate specific aspects of the environment. You will study a core module in environmental impact assessment and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This programme will also provide you with an insight into the business world and the practices of organisations involved in environmental work.

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FdSc Marine Biology with Oceanography

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Newquay


The United Nations has proclaimed 2021-2030 to be the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Higher Education must now produce science graduates capable of realising the ambitious goals of this framework. These graduates must be able to grasp the global scope and timeliness of the issues at hand, to undertake the science required that will provide answers to questions as they arise, then convey these faithfully and articulately to whichever audience needs to hear them. You will be starting a journey on a marine programme like no other. To our knowledge, no other degree programme in the UK has embedded the Ocean Literacy programme promoted by UNESCO to this extent. We can find no other course that has based a first-year module around this programme by using the seven ocean literacy principles as Assessed Learning Outcomes. You will be embarking on a programme of study which embeds science communication. In each year of the full time programme, which you will be following over a three year span, there is a specific module where science communication and education/interpretation/outreach are taught, and it forms part of the assessment. In addition, other modules have learning outcomes that make the dissemination of marine scientific knowledge a core attribute. In your second and third year subjects you will engage with a suite of three 20-credit modules that are heavily active and field-based. You will collect data, maintain equipment and publish recordings in an approach that is designed to be as practical as possible, with repeated attempts at activities that then embed them with your applied skillset. These modules cover biological, chemical and physical oceanography, thereby equipping you with skillset to become technicians in these fields, or well prepared to gain higher level qualifications to enable research-related careers. You will be undertaking a module that cultivates your sense of entrepreneurship. This module teaches you the past achievements in marine resource use, allows you to develop your GIS skills in mapping the present marine resource use from a marine spatial planning perspective and then explore new products from marine resources – including learning about how these could be marketed. You will be based in a fantastic rural campus in the heart of Newquay, with a small, family feel. The staff are research active and bring that expertise to the class. We often encourage students who write exceptional and publishable project reports to co-write their work for scientific publication, with them as the lead author. You will be 10-30 minutes’ walk from a range of north Cornish coast habitats, a dive school with a range of dive courses on offer, a local and very active marine conservation group, a research-equipped vessel for coastal work and you will be 45 minutes’ drive from an additional range of south Cornish coast habitats. You will be four hours’ travel from the world-famous biodiversity hotspot of the Isles of Scilly, a location for which a residential fieldtrip could be based. There are a number of marine protected areas on your doorstep in which to learn your subject area, including one on your doorstep – Newquay and the Gannel Marine Conservation Zone. Finally, we have strong links with local conservation and marine organisations to develop your work-related experience, which is a very strong thread through the programme. A course brochure can be downloaded at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Marine-biology-with-oceanography-approved.pdf

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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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  News

Lockdown support for students spells win for college

Lockdown support for students spells win for college

26th November 2021


Staff from The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) are celebrating after receiving an award from the South West Regional Library Services (SWRLS) recognising the high quality of support they provided students during lockdown.

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College signs news partnership with leading local theatre company

College signs news partnership with leading local theatre company

25th November 2021


Local performing arts students at Cornwall College St Austell will soon be acting alongside a top Cornish theatre company Coppice Theatre, thanks to an exciting new partnership.

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Student spider man uncovers never-before-seen species  

Student spider man uncovers never-before-seen species  

9th November 2021


A spider-loving Cornwall College student from St Austell has unearthed no less than eight new species of spiders, previously unrecorded in Cornwall.  

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College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

22nd June 2021


The region’s largest college group is celebrating 15 years since establishing the aspirational Greenpower racing event in Cornwall, helping to inspire thousands of school students into engineering education.

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Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

27th May 2021


Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’.

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