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Regional first for geography teaching

Posted: 14 Jun 2019

Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.

Canoe challenge takes in top mountain pass

Posted: 13 Jun 2019

A 600km canoe marathon taking in the Irish Sea - and the Lake District’s highest road pass - is about to be undertaken by an outdoor studies lecturer determined to make a point. University of Cumbria’s Richard Ensoll will be setting off on June 22 in an open canoe from Ireland before crossing 200km of tricky water dominated by busy shipping lanes. His journey will also take in Ulverston and involve dragging canoes over Kirkstone Pass on his way to the end at Lazonby near Penrith.

Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley

Posted: 4 Jun 2019

Hundreds of pupils are to learn about the risks and dangers of flooding and how they can help build up resilience for the future. The University of Cumbria’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster is hosting an event in partnership with the Lune Valley Flood Forum, welcoming up to 400 pupils from 11 primary schools. Statutory agencies, charities, and nature and wildlife bodies are also taking part in the multi-agency event.

Two enterprising experts honoured by the Queen join university as professors

Posted: 30 May 2019

Two leading experts recognised in the Queens’ birthday honours have been appointed as professors of practice at the University of Cumbria.

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

Posted: 29 May 2019

Nearly £2million in National Lottery Heritage Fund grants have been awarded to the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Local Nature Partnership. The university's four-year BOOM project in south Cumbria aims to reintroduce 10 threatened native flora and fauna to Morecambe Bay and is one of two flagship schemes receiving support and aiming to save and protect species on a scale never seen before.

Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria

Posted: 15 Aug 2019

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do. Where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that goes beyond the classroom. We’re here to help you find your place with us.

'Filling' Anxious at the Dentist's Cell Regrowth For a New Smile

Posted: 3 Jun 2019

Some people are afraid to visit the dentist 1. For them, visits to the dentist are associated with feelings of anxiety of having to open their mouths for a relative stranger to examine and worse, use what looks like a sharp instrument to drill holes into their teeth.

Do microbes matter in climate change?

Posted: 3 Jun 2019

Microbes are single-celled organisms such as bacteria, protozoa and unicellular algae. They can be found in all sorts of environments. To date, the vast majority of microbes is still unknown.

Nursing at Cumbria University

Posted: 29 May 2019

At the university of Cumbria, our three year Pre-registration Nursing Programme offers student nurses the opportunity to learn from all four fields of nursing; Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability.

How do I get an agent as a performing arts graduate

Posted: 17 May 2019

The Graduate Showcase is a performance experience designed for soon to be graduating third year actors.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 19 Jun 2019

An opportunity to visit our Brampton Road campus.

Life in the undergrowth – Biodiversity in your back yard - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Tue 25 Jun 2019

One of the most important skills that a good zoologist can develop is the ability to identify the weird and wonderful animals that we have on this planet. We'll show you how in this exciting masterclass.

Campus Tour - Ambleside

Wed 26 Jun 2019

An opportunity to visit our beautiful campus in the heart of the Lake District.

Mud Monsters: A playful approach to working with children and families - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 26 Jun 2019

In this masterclass you'll explore the concepts of playfulness and enchantment with the aim of understanding why this is important within working with children and families.

Promoting a Healthy Transition from Child to Young Adult - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fri 28 Jun 2019

During this masterclass we will map the influences that protect, promote, are harmful or present barriers to health during transition of children to adulthood.