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Falmouth University Celebrations

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:01am 31st May 2013

Falmouth celebrates becoming home to Cornwall's first university.

There is a special parade and ceremony on Friday as it is officially given full uni status.

Bosses say that will put the town on the world stage and boost Cornwall's whole economy.

Student Catherine Swan is proud: "I think it will [attract more people] I'm not sure whether that's a good thing though because the thing I love about my campus is that it's so small, I'm at Wood Lane. I know that residents are getting rather annoyed with us and the expansions that we have and I don't really want Falmouth University to become a huge thing. I think that's what makes us unique.

"Because it's been a while in the pipeline we've all got used to the idea and I'm not really sure many of us really know what that'll bring and what that'll change. We all love our university and have always thought of it as a university."

Celebrations events on the day will include:

* A ceremonial procession through though the town by local politicians (including Penryn and Falmouth town mayors), dignitaries, university staff and students at 3pm

*A dedication ceremony at the Church of King Charles the Martyr, Falmouth at 3.30pm

*A gala dinner at Falmouth's historic Pendennis castle.

*Performances and exhibitions throughout the day showcasing Falmouth University's talented and creative students.
 
Originally founded as Falmouth School of Art in 1902, Falmouth University has seen student numbers triple over the last ten years to more than 4,000 full time students studying art, design, media, performance and writing programmes. It has benefitted from more than £100 million of investment at its two campuses in Falmouth and nearby Penryn.

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