Dawn French Installed as Falmouth’s First Chancellor

Friday 27 March 2015
Dawn French as Chancellor

Dawn French Installed as Falmouth’s First Chancellor

Dawn French has been formally installed as our first Chancellor in a day of celebrations (Thursday 26 March). In her first speech as Chancellor, the actor, writer and performer said she would be "a warrior" for the students and for the University.

The day began in the morning sunshine with local school children gathered on Falmouth Moor ready for the town's Paint the Town Yellow procession. Redruth School Samba Band lead the way with children from ten local schools handing out bunches of daffodils to the crowds.

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Matt Haig as Writer in Residence

We are delighted to announce that novelist Matt Haig will be joining our School of Writing and Journalism as Writer in Residence from Monday 27 April until Tuesday 12 May.

Matt's latest book Reasons to Stay Alive, which is about his own battle with depression, has just launched to great critical acclaim.

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Scottish Nature Photography Win for Eleanor

Eleanor Ryder has been named the Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2014.

Eleanor, who is studying BA(Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography, won the award with her Wild Skye portfolio of three images on the theme of Natural Drama.

Eleanor said: "I am totally delighted to have won this extremely prestigious award. As a student of marine and natural history photography, my inspiration comes from nature, from being in wild places and observing the impact of weather and light upon the landscape."

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Molly Wins Inaugural Design Competition

Molly Foy has won the Designworks Tiles inaugural #designourwindow competition at Clerkenwell Design Festival.

Following a brief to create a design showing what London means to you, BA(Hons) Interior Design student Molly led her team of five fellow students to victory with, Keeping London Classy, a concept depicting a troop of debauched dogs running riot in London, with the naughtiest bits ingeniously censored using tiles.

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Journalism Student Scoops National Magazine Award

Jack Kenyon has been judged the most promising student journalist of the year by the British magazine industry.

Jack, who is currently completing his final year on the BA(Hons) Journalism degree, took the top prize for undergraduates in the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) New Talent Awards 2015.

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