Caroline Flint MP, Minster for Europe, visited the Tremough campus in Penryn yesterday as part of a tour of Cornwall.
She delivered a keynote speech on the UK and EU Governments’ responses to the current economic situation before answering questions from the audience of students, staff and local business leaders.
Whilst at the campus the Minister also gave a TV interview in University College Falmouth’s Media Centre to students on College’s MA in International Journalism.
The development of Tremough has been a central part of the EU funded Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative and is intended to play a major role in transforming Cornwall’s economy.
This message was emphasised when the Minister met with Dr. James Jobling-Purser, whose PhD study involved the creation of a robot designed to carry out surveying roles in the mining industry. With his studies complete, Dr. Jobling-Purser is now seeking to commercialise his robot and has already worked with a number of local companies on its development.