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Plymouth Marjon University adds AI-powered Studiosity+ to its student support service

Plymouth Marjon University has adopted Studiosity’s new AI learning technology to give its students formative feedback on their written work within minutes, in a further enhancement to its well-established 24/7 study skills service.

Studiosity+ , which launched in February, provides fast, ethical and equitable delivery of academic writing feedback to all students, supporting...

Devon & Cornwall Police go back to school

As part of Vision Zero South West - a campaign to cut road deaths and serious injuries - police officers attended Barton Hill Academy in Torquay alongside Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to deliver a lesson in road safety.

The lesson was aimed at nine to eleven-year-olds, teaching them about the dangers on the road and what steps they can take to keep themselves safe....

Devon college students get a taste of hospitality from top chefs

Award-winning chefs at Bovey Castle teamed up with cooks of the future from two Devon colleges for a special event providing students with a taste of the hospitality industry.

Bovey Castle, in Dartmoor, welcomed more than 20 students from South Devon College and Exeter College to produce a four-course lunch served to 80 lucky guests.

Students cooked alongside Bovey Castle...

Planet Action Workshop - Castle Primary School in Tiverton

Planet & People CIC Launch Fundraiser to Support More Schools & Children with their Planet Action Workshops

Planet & People, a community interest company based in mid-Devon was founded in 2021 by teacher and environmentalist team, Bethia Stevenson-Paul and Jess Carter. Together they deliver fully funded Planet Action Workshops to schools throughout the county with the aim of motivating young people to value the natural world, make planet positive changes and enable schools to become beacons of...

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...

Students at Plympton Academy celebrating after opening their A-Level results

Students and staff at Plympton Academy, located on Moorland Road and part of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, are celebrating after receiving their A-Level grades today.

The school is particularly proud of the results from Spanish which saw 100% of students gaining A* to B grades, and Photography which saw 80% of students achieving A* to B grades. Further success was also seen with...

Olivia Moth outside South Devon College

T Level Trailblazers: South Devon's Debut

South Devon College T Level students are celebrating today as they collect their results – the first cohort of students to receive results at the College for these new qualifications.

Across two subject areas - Education and Early Years and Digital Production, Design and Development - there was a 95% pass rate with a fantastic 40% of students achieving a distinction.

T Levels...

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...

“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...