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Exceptionally located campuses

Outstanding employability prospects

Free Masters Degree

Financial Support

Affordable on-campus accommodation

World-leading Researchers

Soundscape research brings the countryside to life

Posted: 13 Dec 2018

Could a soundscape, presented using state of the art technology, help encourage more young people to take an active interest in the countryside? A collaboration between the University of Cumbria, University for the Creative Arts, Glyndwr University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Albion Outdoors funded by the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) has seen academics focus on nature and biodiversity.

Ambleside exercise brings specialist army regiment, mountain rescue and paramedics together

Posted: 12 Dec 2018

The university’s Ambleside campushas been used for a variety of realistic scenarios with members of 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment joining Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and university paramedic trainers in tackling a series of incidents involving casualties suffering from potentially life-threatening conditions.

University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

Posted: 12 Dec 2018

Just weeks after graduation ceremonies were held in Carlisle, students of the University of Cumbria have graduated thousands of miles away at the FAME International College in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Posted: 10 Dec 2018

Players from Morecambe Football Club recovering after injury have been receiving top treatment from the University of Cumbria as part of a pioneering scheme. The Shrimps have been given access to state of the art performance laboratories at the university’s Lancaster campus which house equipment used to accurately measure leg strength. By comparing how uninjured knees and ankles perform club physios can work out how much treatment is needed on injured limbs.

Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve

Posted: 7 Dec 2018

The first phase of work to create a new nature reserve near Ambleside has been completed thanks to successful collaboration between local businesses and charities led by students at the University of Cumbria. Second year conservation biology student Joshua Gilroy made a successful bid to the Woodland Trust for over a hundred saplings as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. Friends of the Lake District, Hayes Garden World and Dalefoot Compost also offered their support.

How to become a nurse

Posted: 13 Nov 2018

Do you have what it takes to become a great nurse? Do you enjoy working with people and fostering positive relationships that can support others through health and illness?

The Ghosts of Cumbria: A Halloween special

Posted: 31 Oct 2018

Celebrate Halloween with us by learning about the phantoms and monsters that inhabit our campuses.

5 Important Facts about Lancaster

Posted: 5 Oct 2018

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations. Today we look at Lancaster...

5 Offbeat Facts about Cumbria

Posted: 4 Oct 2018

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations.Today we look at Cumbria as a whole...

5 Facts about Fusehill Street and Carlisle

Posted: 2 Oct 2018

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations. Today we look at Fusehill Street...

Nursing Open Day

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Thinking about a career in nursing? Come and join us at our Lancaster campus to explore our courses, meet our staff and hear from industry professionals. You can make a real difference in the world.

Nursing Open Day

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Thinking about a career in nursing? Come and join us at our Fusehill Street campus to explore our courses, meet our staff and hear from industry professionals. You can make a real difference in the world.

Campus Tour

Wed 16 Jan 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

Masterclass: Careers in Science

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Do you want to help us save the planet? Come along to find out what it takes to make a career out of protecting our unique and endangered plants and animals, then have a go at designing your own nature reserve.

1st Cumbria Arts in Health Conversation

Thu 17 Jan 2019

In response to the rapid development in the Arts in Health sector, University of Cumbria and Healing Arts of North Cumbria University Hospital Trust are hosting a day of conversations and workshops for Cumbrian practitioners working in the arts or health.

Exceptionally located campuses

Your studies at our Ambleside campus will be unrivalled. We are the only UK university within a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the heart of The Lake District, you’ll get unrivalled access to a 912-square-mile picturesque patchwork - with more than 150 high peaks, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers and its rich and unique habitats and wildlife. Whatever course you embark upon at Ambleside, you’ll quite literally have an idyllic outdoor classroom on your doorstep.

As well as a good variety of modules and some really great lecturers, the opportunities seem endless. We’re always kept up to date on the latest opportunities on offer, including field trips both in the UK and abroad, public conferences and talks, and a vast array of work experience and volunteering opportunities.

Georgia Arnold
BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology (with placement)

Our Brampton Road campus is home to the university's Institute of the Arts with over 1000 full-time arts students. The atmosphere is friendly, with a creative environment that will help stimulate and develop your ideas. Our library specialises in resources for the arts, including a large collection of journals.

Cumbria’s just such a great place! The campus had a great space and a workshop, and it had its own personality – I liked the idea of working the way the course ran. There was just something about it when I first walked through the door. I came out after my interview and when I got accepted I felt so happy about it. When I got back I looked through my final choices and thought ‘I’m going to go to Cumbria’.

Emma Wrigley
BA (Hons) Illustration

With a bustling city centre, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of history, Carlisle is a fantastic place to live and study. Our Learning Gateway building is a flexible and bright study area that allows you to study in a silent zone, book rooms for collaborative sessions with peers and lecturers or just have your lunch!

£3.5m

Invested in state of the art science and health facilities

Lancaster is a vibrant and historic heritage city, home to two universities and around 15,000 students from all over the world. As a student living in Lancaster you can enjoy all the usual high street stores, plus a number of small boutiques and specialists shops.

15K

Home to two universities - join students from all over the world.

Although the University of Cumbria's roots are firmly placed in the North of England, we also provide outstanding teacher training, professional policing qualifications and advanced clinical practice courses in the East End of this famous capital city.

70%

of the teachers in some East London boroughs were trained by us.

Barrow-in-Furness is a large industrial town on the edge of the Lake District and was once home to the largest steelworks in the world. The new University Centre at Furness College provides state-of-the-art facilities for all university students in the Furness area and is designed to provide real industry and sector experience.

£43m

campus at Furness College – home to our University Centre.