Integrated Foundation Year

Gain the confidence and skills to succeed in gaining your degree and future career

The integrated foundation year gives you extra time to adjust to university-level study before you start your undergraduate degree.

An integrated foundation year degree is an undergraduate degree with an additional foundation year attached. It's designed for students who may not have the necessary grades for an honours degree programme or students who are returning to study later in life and need support getting back into the swing of it.

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Carlisle - Fusehill Street

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Masterclass: Group Leading with Children, Young People and Families - Lancaster

Wed 27 Mar 2019

This session will draw on existing knowledge and provide you with the tools to deliver an exciting project with your group using team building exercises, debate, activities and games.

Growing up neglected: Using Harry Potter to explore the impacts of child neglect & abuse - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 27 Mar 2019

This masterclass will use the story of Harry Potter to explore the concepts of neglect & abuse and engage in critical discussion on how the neglect of older children may go unseen.

Fake News & Meme Wars: Navigating Harmful Narratives with Young People - Lancaster

Tue 2 Apr 2019

In this seminar, we will investigate the forms in which ‘Fake News’ can take on; how it can be particularly targeted at younger people and look at methods for challenging it alongside young people.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 3 Apr 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

Postgraduate Open Day - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 3 Apr 2019

Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with talented creatives - An awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creative career. Tackle a design brief, have a go at a life drawing or enjoy a live performance.

How to Choose a University

Posted: 21 Mar 2019

Amy here, a 1st year Outdoor Leadership student. In relation to choosing a university I can only draw from personal and peer experiences, therefore I will probably be a little biased towards my own (brilliant) course. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to impart practical, honest and mostly relevant advice that will help you compare universities and courses.

Is it really possible to juggle work, family and study while at university?

Posted: 28 Jan 2019

Here are our top tips for juggling commitments in all the different aspects of your life as you embark on your university studies.

Guide to finance for student parents

Posted: 19 Jan 2019

Studying while being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. With more commitments than students who don’t have children, you need to make sure that you make things as simple for yourself as possible. This includes having all the financial support in place which you are entitled to.

Top Tips for Meeting the UCAS Deadline

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

With the UCAS deadline for 2019 courses just over a week away (Tuesday 15th January), you may be starting to worry about your application. Is your personal statement good enough? Are you sure you’ll be happy at that university? Does your application effectively show what kind of student you are?

How to make a career change

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

So there’s something that you’re really passionate about and feel drawn towards turning into a career. A career change can be really tough and pretty daunting, however making that bold decision to take your life in a new direction in your 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s can be much easier than you think.