Cornwall can now officially boast it has its own university. The historic moment was marked today at a ceremony in Falmouth where the university is based.
As well as opening up more opportunities for investment, the step up to university status gives students in Cornwall the chance to study for degrees in their home county.
Falmouth can officially boast it has a university today with an inauguration ceremony taking place this afternoon. It's the first that Cornwall has ever had.
University College Falmouth was granted the status last December after a rigorous appraisal process.