Falmouth University has released a special video tribute to Cornwall featuring its chancellor Dawn French ahead of St Piran’s Day this weekend (Sunday, March 5).
Featuring scenes from Gylly Beach, St Michael’s Mount, Gwithian and Fistral Beach, the compilation is a “love letter to Cornwall” intended to celebrate the landscape, people and culture that help make Cornwall the best place to study in the UK.
Dawn French has been the university’s chancellor since 2014. A resident of Cornwall she is known in Falmouth’s campus community for her procession during graduation, giving out ‘Dawn’s Doubloon’ chocolate coins on graduation day and requesting that students call her ‘The Queen’ of Falmouth University.
In the video, Dawn can be heard giving advice to outgoing students. She says: “There’s something that I know for certain. You may leave Cornwall…but she will never, ever leave you. You take the turquoise with you. It’s Cornwall’s gift…. forever.”