TRURO Cathedral will play host to over 500 students resplendent in traditional caps and gowns this Saturday as friend and family gather for Cornwall College's graduation ceremony.

Cornwall College offers over 100 university courses ranging from business, sports and teaching, to horticulture, equine and zoological conservation, at sites in Camborne, Newquay, Saltash, St Austell, Duchy College Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne, and Falmouth Marine School.

This year will see three graduation ceremonies taking place for the first time and will mark the first of many to come for the College’s new CEO and Principal Amarjit Basi.

During the ceremony students will receive their scrolls marking the end point of their hard labour and special ‘Student of the Year’ awards will be given out.

Mr Basi said: “Cornwall College plays a central role in providing the opportunity for students to study for a world class degree in Cornwall. Our graduates use their skills and expertise, working in both private and public sector businesses.

"We are extremely proud of their contribution to the economy of Cornwall and further afield. We are also very proud of the expertise and inspiration of our staff in enabling our learners’ success.

"With more graduates this year than ever before, it will be a pleasure to see them surrounded by their friends and families on such a happy occasion. We wish them all the best for the future.”