When you first arrive, no matter your interests, talent or ambitions, you will become part of a College community that is focussed on the future and you will make friends quickly and be supported by highly-motivated and inspirational tutors. You will choose your favourite places to hangout as you become familiar with the fantastic facilities.
Whether relaxing in the wildflower meadow under the sun, grabbing a bite to eat before heading to the Mac computer suite, or throwing on your trainers and playing sport on the latest 3G Astroturf pitch, life around lectures is rich, varied and a lot of fun.
Back in the classrooms, the quality of teaching and modern, industry-standard equipment across the curriculum will inspire you to make continued progress throughout your studies.
Getting to the College couldn’t be easier, with cycling routes from Bodmin and convenient and quick transport links to and from North and East Cornwall. We know that universities and employers look for talented, well-rounded individuals who know how to excel in an adult environment. It’s exciting, challenging and rewarding, and the College is here to support you every step of the way.
Mac suites and media studios are just some of the facilities you will find around the state-of-the-art, purpose-built campus to enhance your studies. There are numerous subject-relevant labs, classrooms, studios, performance space and IT suites that you would expect from an association with one of the top colleges in the country.
You can use our theatre and studio spaces for drama performances or, if your interests are more behind the scenes, our technical theatre equipment forms a great learning tool. As you enjoy the arts you will be supported by our dedicated technicians. Due to our excellent facilities, there is a varied programme of performances, workshops and external classes across the College as a whole, which you will be able to access.
We have excellent sports facilities which you can access during the day. There is a well-equipped sports hall for a range of sports and our brand new, 3G Astroturf pitch will no doubt play host to many of your outdoor sporting achievements.
Through our libraries and IT suites you will have access to a comprehensive range of contemporary books, journals, audiovisual and online materials that will provide inspiration for studying and improve your results.
Learning and leisure are blended successfully. There are lots of cafés and social spaces across the campus to enable you to enjoy your time outside of taught classes.
The buildings at Callywith College are almost unique amongst colleges because the facilities are accessible to all students. All parts of the College may be accessed by people with limited mobility and within the College there are lifts designated for their use.
Callywith College has a dedicated eating area where a wide variety of reasonably priced meals, sandwiches, drinks and snacks are all available. Details of opening times will be published in the student diary, available at the start of the academic year. The College operates a cashless catering system.
Learning Centres (Libraries & IT Suites)
The College has many Learning Centres right across the campus. These are areas where traditional printed resources sit alongside our expanding electronic provision. The open-access computers in each IT Suite offer a wide range of software and there are staff available to support your use of the facilities. Necessary books are provided by the College and must be returned in good condition. Students are asked to pay a resources deposit which will be refunded if all text and library materials are returned. The Learning Centres hold relevant collections of books, journals, DVDs and CDs, and there is increasing electronic access to books, as well as online journals and databases via the College Intranet Virtual Learning Centre.
The College has a large number of computers capable of using an extensive range of software, available for students to use on a drop-in basis. Students are expected to improve their awareness of and skills in, information technology (IT). There are many IT workshops with staff who can support you in your use of IT. The College has campus-wide Wi-Fi which enables students to access the Internet and complete College work using their own network enabled device.
Almost all of the materials needed for your course should be available through the shop. Prices are very competitive compared to retail outlets. Products available include photographic, electronic and computer consumables. It also has a wide range of art and stationery materials. All money for trips and visits is collected here.