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Discover our campus cities and towns

Life at the University of Cumbria is about more than working towards a degree. One of the most enjoyable aspects of university life is becoming part of campus and local communities.

These welcome guides are here to give you a flavour of life outside of study. Features within this section were written by journalism students.


Picnic Tables By Lake

If your idea of a good time is watching the sunset over a lake, feeling the spray of a 70-foot waterfall on your face or riding a mountain bike down something tall and craggy, then Ambleside is the place to be. 

Discover the great outdoors and local attractions in and around Ambleside.


Furness College Corridor and StairsWe work in partnership with Furness College to provide more higher education learning opportunities for students and business in the Furness peninsula. We have a dedicated space in the new exciting college development as well as access to college facilities.

Find out more about our Furness College facilities.


Calva BarFrom a bustling city centre - boasting a wide range of high street chains and independent shops - to open surroundings and beautiful parks, Carlisle is a modern and spacious location to study.

Discover Carlisle's music venues, arts galleries and visiting stand-up comedians.


Penny Street BridgeA vibrant and cosmopolitan university city, Lancaster has all the high street stores as well as specialist shops. There are many lively pubs, clubs and restaurants, theatres, cinemas and an eclectic music scene.

Discover the range of sports facilities, shops and clubs available in Lancaster.


Five Students Walking With Shades OnOur site in London delivers teacher training in the heart of the East End. The area is positively bursting with things to see and do, from festivals and events to open air markets to high-profile sporting events. You definitely won’t have any trouble keeping yourself occupied between classes.

Find out more about student life in London.


Workington Buildings on Beach Our Workington courses take place in the Energus building. Located in an industrial park in Lillyhall, Energus is a little bit off the beaten track, but once you get there, you’ll find it to be a sleek, modern building with top of the range equipment and facilities. It was purpose built to provide a fantastic space for professional training and development.

Find out more about Energus, Workington.