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Cornish phone app wins Soil Association Innovation Award

An innovative phone app developed by the SWARM Knowledge Hub, a project run by the Rural Business School at Duchy College, has won a Soil Association Innovation Award.  The Farm Manure Management Application, informally called the “FarmCrapApp”, was voted for by the attendees at this year’s annual Soil Association…

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Added by Jamie Reed on October 16, 2014 at 11:47 — No Comments

Increase in number of people with a degree in Cornwall

The work of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) has been recognised during the launch of new data, looking at access into Higher Education (HE).  The maps produced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) reveal ‘cold spots’ in degree places and entry rates into university; these include parts of south-west England, Cumbria and the south east.

Tessa Counsell, Director of HE Development at The Cornwall College Group, delivered a presentation to an audience of…

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Added by Jamie Reed on October 16, 2014 at 11:45 — No Comments

Delivering the right skills for rural businesses

Duchy College has successfully bid for £50,000 in funding from the Prince’s Countryside Trust.  The money will be used to fund the Nurturing Excellence Project which aims to help young people to progress into sustainable employment.

 

The project will see the college working with a consortium of 22 food and farming sector employers across Cornwall and Devon. It’s hoped that over 1,300 young people will engage in activities designed to progress individuals into local sustainable…

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Added by Jamie Reed on August 8, 2014 at 10:33 — No Comments

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