Student Life

South West developer visits North Devon College

Persimmon Homes has been inspiring the next generation of builders in at Petroc College.

Regional Apprenticeships Manager Andy Wallis gave a talk to T-Level students at the college in North Devon on how the five-star housebuilder are employing new construction techniques and changes that are happening in the sector.

Andy also spoke about Persimmon’s multi-million pound...

Local housebuilder delivers week-long training to Plymouth college

Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon were delighted to recently support a work experience week at Eggbuckland Community College.

Persimmon worked with the College to coordinate a programme of activities that would give around 20 students an experience of the construction sector and some of the roles that are involved in the industry.

The week started with an introduction...

College students win work experience opportunity at local housebuilder

A leading South-West housing developer has welcomed two college students for a week’s work experience to understand what it will be like to work in the construction industry.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon hosted Malia Daykin and Gabriel Ridley at their office in Plymouth.

Malia attends Ivybridge Community College and approached Persimmon at a careers fair. She...

Housebuilder supports student with university placement

A regional housebuilder has widened its workforce as a student joins the ranks as part of their placement year.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall & West Devon will be joined by Juned Ali who is studying for a degree in accounting and finance at Plymouth University and will get experience of being in the workplace for his chosen profession.

Juned is originally from Launceston in...

Plymouth student wins gold for research into floating offshore wind turbine platforms

A University of Plymouth student has won a regional engineering competition for a research project, which could have important implications for the future development of floating offshore wind in the region.

Nilesh Jeetah, who is studying for an MEng (Hons) degree in civil engineering, came top in the final of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Emerging Engineers...

“Students in the South West more resilient – but cost-of-living crisis is hitting hard”, according to new research

Over three quarters of students in the South West (78%) feel that the cost-of-living crisis has impacted their overall university experience, according to a UK Student Wellbeing Survey commissioned by global leaders in online study success solutions Studiosity.

Responses from 198 South West students, out of 2,050 students overall, found that 77% are greatly or somewhat concerned about...

How To Balance Life as a College Student and a Pet Owner

Being a college student can be challenging on its own, but adding the responsibility of being a pet owner can make it even more demanding. Many college students opt to adopt a pet for companionship, emotional support, or simply for the love of animals. However, managing academic, personal, and pet-related responsibilities can be quite tricky. This article will provide helpful tips and...

A school trip 65 million years in the making

One local school has won a school trip of Jurassic proportions, giving all 114 pupils the opportunity to visit an immersive dinosaur experience coming to Central Park this May half term.

Marlborough Primary Academy School, based in Plymouth, entered the competition to win tickets to Dinosaurs in the Park after receiving an email about the giveaway. Their headteacher, Mrs Green,...

Place2Be begins to roll out in-school mental health support service across Devon  

10 schools across Devon will have access to Place2Be’s model of “whole school” support, providing mental health services for children, parents, teachers and school staff.

The UK’s leading children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, have launched their mental health support service across schools in North Devon for the very first time.

With over 28 years’ experience, Place2Be provides...

Plymouth textile experts launch sustainable dye garden

Academics and students from Arts University Plymouth partner with National Trust Saltram to better understand natural alternatives to synthetic dyes

Academics and students specialising in textile design at Arts University Plymouth have created a new plant garden for natural dye as part of their project ‘Of the Ground’. The project is developed in collaboration with National Trust Saltram, one...

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