Thu 16 July 2020

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.

University of Cumbria CNPPA PhD student Hannah Field is to be Cumbria's coordinator for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission's inquiry. July 2020.

Wed 01 July 2020

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.

Clearing 2020 strapline, image is a snippet taken from cover of the 2020 University of Cumbria Guide to Clearing. 1 July 2020

Tue 30 June 2020

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Trainee teachers who are soon to graduate are behind a scheme to support parents and families amid uncertainty about pupils returning to school. More than 30 University of Cumbria final year Early Years, Primary and Secondary teacher training students are running a daily service for any parent or carer seeking help, advice or fresh ideas on how to make learning fun and meaningful for their children. The Homeschooling Support scheme is free and can be found on Facebook.

Image Relay pic from IoE stock to illustrate our student teachers as they launch their homeschooling support scheme on Facebook to help parents during the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic. June 30 2020

Wed 17 June 2020

Education leaders call on community support for Barrow Learning Quarter

Education leaders are calling on the community to give their views on plans for a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to transform the education landscape in Barrow. University of Cumbria and Furness College are working in partnership to develop the idea for an innovative Barrow Learning Quarter, which includes a Skills Hub, a new university campus and an Institute of Technology and is one of seven projects shortlisted to go forward to bid for a share of £25m of Government funding.

Brilliant Barrow logo landscape - University Campus Barrow, led by University of Cumbria, one of 7 shortlisted schemes to be developed further as part of Town Deal bid for government funding. 21 May 2020

Fri 12 June 2020

University of Cumbria establishes steering group to develop a land-based skills strategy

Taking positive steps to address these challenges, a steering group is being established to oversee the development of a land-based skills strategy and delivery model for Cumbria. Chaired by Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of Westmorland County Agricultural Society and convened by the University of Cumbria, the steering group will include wide representation from across the land-based, rural and education sectors, the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) and Eden District Council.

Lake District National Park

Mon 08 June 2020

University of Cumbria plans a safe return to its campus operations

The University of Cumbria has begun working on its plans to reopen its campus services, where it is safe to do so, and the reintroduction of some face-to-face teaching from September 2020. Stressing that the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff and students continues to be the main priority, the university said it will continue to follow and be guided by Government and Public Health England advice on how and when a safe return to working on campus is feasible.

Learning Gateway

Thu 04 June 2020

Volunteers' Week: University of Cumbria Scrubs Club helps NHS staff and carers during coronavirus crisis

University of Cumbria staff have formed a new club that is busy making handmade scrubs and other items for frontline NHS and care sector workers during the coronavirus pandemic. As the country marks Volunteers’ Week, the University of Cumbria Scrubs Club currently has 16 colleagues from across operational areas and its campuses actively volunteering their time, talent and effort for the cause.

Lancaster-based Senior Learning Technologist within CAPE Sarah Ruston wears the scrubs she has made as she volunteers for the university's scrubs club set up in the wake of the covid19 coronavirus pandemic, May 2020

Fri 29 May 2020

#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes

University of Cumbria joined forces with two county firms to say a special #makeitblue thank you to the NHS heroes, key workers and volunteers helping communities during the coronavirus lockdown. Its Grade II-listed Skiddaw building on the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle was lit up in an eye-catching display to coincide with Thursday evening’s #clapforcarers. Formerly the city's general hospital, the site is now where student nurses and many more entering public services are educated.

#makeitblue transformation for #NHS #Keyworkers on 28 May 2020 Covid 19 crisis