Students to design Falmouth University mace

Falmouth University wants its own ceremonial mace, which could look along the lines of this

Falmouth University wants its own ceremonial mace, which could look along the lines of this

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Falmouth University has launched a competition for students to design a ceremonial mace for use at official functions.

The competition, which offers the winner a £500 cash, was announced on both campuses on Monday, with a presentation by Anne Carlisle, vice-chancellor and chief executive of the university.

The university has set an initial maximum budget for the project of £9,000, not including the prize money, which is equivalent to a year's tuition fees.

Currently, ceremonial occasions include the maces from Penryn and Falmouth, with the university paying £120 to the Penryn bearers for an appearance at last year's inauguration.

Professor Carlisle said: “"The life of the University mace could be over hundreds of years, so this is an exciting opportunity for a graduate, student or member of staff to make a very long-lasting contribution to the University through the design of our mace, which will be seen by thousands of future graduates and their families."

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