During her time at the College, Emma has seen Truro and Penwith go from strength to strength. In her 22 years of experience, she has seen the campus expand and develop into an impressive space with state-of-the-art facilities and a capacity of 5,000 students.
The growth of the College in the last 20 years has not only created many opportunities for its students, but the staff have also reaped the benefits. Emma was able to develop her skills in several areas such as through the introduction of the Higher Education and University courses at the College, meaning she also had the opportunity to expand her teaching qualifications.
Beginning her career as an A level PE teacher, she has since gone on to teach a range of subject including Sport’s Massage and Sport's Injury at degree level. During her time at the College she was also appointed Programme Team Leader for Sport, followed by Head of Student Services in 2018.
Working with the Student Services team, Emma said,: "I got the opportunity to oversee an amazing team of people who help students with whatever is affecting them outside of the classroom, that may be affecting their chances of achieving whatever they want to achieve".
Emma also kept herself busy outside of the classroom. In 2013 she placed a bid with Sport England to set up the College’s multi award-winning Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme, which works with staff and students to improve both their mental and physical health.
Upon her departure, Emma shared what she will miss the most. "It’s the people who work here, they’re amazing".