March 8


Visiting Truro and Penwith College

By Mark Roberts

March 8, 2019

Visiting Truro and Penwith College

I spent a morning at Truro and Penwith College talking to media and photography degree students about freelancing, marketing and sustainability.

Talking to creative students is important for a local business. Especially for us as a marketing agency because these students are likely to be working in the industry in the future.

It was a diverse class and I was really impressed by the questions and hearing about their plans to create their own future. A lot of the students were open to my thoughts on climate breakdown and the fantastic opportunity for Cornish people and businesses to tackle the big problems.

It was refreshing to see everyone on the same page around these kinds of major issues, allowing me to speak openly about my experiences and thoughts on sustainability.

It was fantastic for Truro and Penwith College to let talk to the degree students about sustainability and how important it is to consider social and environmental impact in our work. I hope that I have inspired and engaged these students on the facts of climate breakdown and how their creativity has a vital role to play.

I introduced students to the concept of Kat Raworth’s Doughnut Economics, talked about solving all the worlds problems with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals while fielding questions on what I look for when I hire from UpWork.

truro and penwith college

Truro and Penwith College is a college that offers every kind of educational opportunity. I had a quick walk around and saw some impressive facilities and had a coffee at the student-run cafe.

It was truly remarkable to see so many opportunities for so many different education levels to be presented in one centre. I was even lucky enough to be recommended a book on permaculture by one of the degree students whose family is bought in on solving global problems through use of our environment.

I really look forward to a long working relationship with Truro and Penwith College and hope to support as many students as possible as they transition into the world of work.

The world is going to be different for them as we battle through environmental and social issues every day. Our job as business owners is to support them and respect their challenges alongside the challenges we also face.

About the Author

Mark is CEO of Conscious Creatives. A passionate believer in global policy supporting local action. His passion is realising the Global Goals. In his spare time, he can be found on the coast walking, swimming or surfing.

Mark Roberts

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