Expanding Brighter Cornwall


A programme designed to help undergraduates, who originate from Cornwall, gain paid work experience and make contacts in the Cornish business community has been opened up to support more students.

Brighter Cornwall which is being delivered by Unlocking Potential and funded by Cornwall Council, originally supported students in their first year of university. Now the programme offers this support to all undergraduates who lived in Cornwall for more than three years before they began their degree.

Currently over 400 students studying in universities across the country have signed up to take advantage of the work placement and networking opportunities, most recently meeting at a Hall for Cornwall networking event in Truro.

The next event where students can meet Cornish businesses will be the Unlocking Potential Connect event, where former Dragons’ Den investor, Hilary Devey, is one of the guest speakers.

Nicky Luke, head of finding talent at Unlocking Potential, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this support to more students.

“Along with the interest from first years we’re also being approached by second and third year undergraduates looking for the same opportunities. Now we are able to respond to this need and improve employability across the board.”