FHC hosts guest lecture

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Maritime business students from Plymouth University recently attended a guest lecture from Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC).

The University students, all studying for a Master’s Degree in maritime business, attended a guest lecture by FHC at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Professor John Dinwoodie, who was also accompanied by lecturers from Plymouth University, led the student group event and also met members of the FHC Board.

Plymouth University staff and Maritime Business Master’s Degree students join Falmouth Harbour Commissioners for an afternoon at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Plymouth University staff and maritime business Master’s Degree students join Falmouth Harbour Commissioners at the National Maritime Museum

This is the third year FHC has joined Plymouth University in this collaboration.  The relationship was established through both parties participation in a joint Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which led to an FHC staff appointment in 2011.

The Government-supported initiative, which has seen FHC receive dedicated awards, brings together graduates and Universities and aims to transfer theoretical knowledge into the work environment.

FHC chairman, Dave Ellis, said: “We’re very honoured to have had the opportunity to forge relationships with students from Plymouth University who are the future maritime managers and seafarers.

“We hope the group enjoyed the visit and the insight about FHC’s role. Without a doubt knowledge is our most important possession and we work hard at maintaining our relationships with education establishments to reinforce this. By continuing to transfer learning experiences into operational situations where it is needed most FHC will ensure it has most impact in helping maximise the future prosperity of port.”