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0330 123 2523
Address
Cornwall College Newquay Wildflower Lane, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ
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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

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.

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FdSc Surf Science

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Newquay


If you are passionate about surfing and want to pursue a career in the surf industry, then this is the course for you. FdSc Surf Science is delivered in one of the most beautiful and appropriate locations in the UK, Newquay, in the stunning county of Cornwall where there are countless surfing beaches, to suit all levels and styles, all on your doorstep. Newquay is where surf culture started and blossomed in the UK and has moulded Newquay into the self-proclaimed surf capital of the UK. Newquay and the South-West is where most of the surf industry has developed and continues to thrive, providing many opportunities for students to connect and engage with the big players within the industry. This is an academic programme and although practical surfing is not part of the course, the surfer friendly location provides plenty of opportunities to surf on some of the best beaches in Europe. So, whilst a healthy interest in some aspect of surfing is helpful, you do not need to be an excellent surfer to apply. You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshops, lectures, guest lectures, work placements and optional field trips. There will be several opportunities to engage with industry professionals throughout the programme and to complete a work placement in an area of your own interest. There are regular guest speakers and lecturers who help to further engage with you about the many different aspects of the surfing sector. Speakers in the past have included Rob Barber, Dave Reed, Tony Butt and Ester Spears. During the first year of FdSC Surf Science, you will explore the basic key areas of Culture of Surf and Sport, Surf Practice and Physical and Geographical Influences on Surfing. This programme also gives you an introduction to Media and Events, Scientific Techniques and Production Methods and Materials. The first year will also provide you with the opportunity to start developing your professional skillset in Key Professional Skills module. In your final year, you’ll expand your understandings of Ecology and Management of the Coastal Environment, Sociological and Psychological Perspectives of Surfing, Scientific Aspects of Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Sport and Surf Businesses. In addition, you will have allocated time to complete your Application of CAD in the Surf Industry and Individual Research Project module. This course not only covers underpinning knowledge in sports science, the environment, the surf industry, media and events and culture. You will also get an opportunity to shape your own, personal surfboard from concept through to completion, with a world-renowned surfer and shaper, surf the breaks of Northern Spain and Southern France on the annual Basque Country fieldtrip, where you will gain world recognised ‘tickets’ in coaching, judging and lifesaving which will enhance your chances of employment. The course is taught by passionate, authentic lecturers who contextualise modular content to the sport, recreation and industry of surfing all with a love for preserving the environment in which they work and play. In short, this is a unique course and unlike any other in the UK and Europe, which allows you to take your surf passion one step further. With a FdSC Degree in Surf Science you'll be well prepared for roles in the surfing field. There are many routes you can take with this programme that can lead to a career in environmental sustainability, event management and surfing retail.

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FdSc Marine Biology with Conservation

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


To us at Cornwall College Newquay, there’s nothing more exciting or enigmatic than our oceans. With so much still undiscovered, our marine habitats are the last of the wild frontiers left to explore. And with human impact on our underwater world at an all-time high, now is the crucial time to better understand and protect it. Our oceans need people who feel a shared desire to get involved with the big issues that we’re facing. To use science to challenge the status quo. To promote progressive change in the people around them through education and positive action. For over 20 years, Cornwall College Newquay has inspired thousands of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide. Our inspirational location has its part to play in our student’s success of course. There’s no better place to study marine life and conservation than in Cornwall, a county intricately linked to the seas around it. Where else will you find such a wide range of aquatic habitats within walking distance of where you study There’s wild and rugged headland, sheltered coves, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and sprawling estuaries. You’ll be living with a Marine Conservation Zone in your back yard. Not to mention, the even wider variety of habitats accessible to you just a short drive away. This unique location has cultivated a vibrant conservation community to match the surroundings, and your passion for the sea will be in good company. Students can take their pick of what to get involved in, benefiting from our strong ties with likeminded groups, charities and businesses such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Newquay Marine Group, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and many more. It’s these collaborations that give our students an edge. Embedding industry-focused, ground-roots conservation work experience into your programme of study is what makes us tick. With our focus on the applied nature of foundation degrees; employability and real-world relevance is at the heart of everything we do. Think of it as a considerable emphasis on building practical skills and survey experience, underpinned by a strong academic and scientific core. In short, ours is a marine-focused degree experience unlike any other in the UK. The urgent need for passionate scientists who can speak for the ocean and its inhabitants has never been more vital than right now.

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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

Open Event at Newquay campus

Open Event at Newquay campus

8 February 2022, 17:00-19:00


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Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

Taster Day at Cornwall College Newquay

21 February 2022, 10:00-15:00


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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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