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Cartoon hero Tintin helps inspire students in new research link

Posted: 22 Mar 2019

A collection of artwork, books and items telling the story of world-famous cartoon character Tintin is inspiring artists at the University of Cumbria.

Back to the future for nursing graduate

Posted: 19 Mar 2019

JUST 18-months after graduating a 25-year-old Carlisle nurse returned to University of Cumbria yesterday (Monday) to become a lecturer.

Fine art friends win prestigious British Council Fellowships for world-famous Venice Biennale

Posted: 17 Mar 2019

Best friends Aimee McCallum and Lauren Wilson will spend a month immersed in and working at the world-famous Venice Biennale when it takes place later this year. The fine art students have been awarded Venice Fellowships by the British Council. Held in one of the world’s most romantic and architecturally important cities, the Venice Biennale has a history stretching back more than 120 years and is recognised as one of the world’s most important artistic events.

Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project

Posted: 14 Mar 2019

Social work academics have gathered in Milan as part of an ongoing research project involving four countries across Europe. The research group involving a team from the University of Cumbria is exploring how prepared social work students are for placements and their future careers ahead of a European conference in April.

Carlisle Culture – Experts say ‘be brave’ and bold in vision for future

Posted: 13 Mar 2019

Two leading experts have told civic, business, community and cultural figures from across Carlisle to ‘be brave’ and bold as work continues to develop a cultural vision for the city. Wayne Hemingway MBE and Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust in Halifax, have been discussing the issue of Creative and Cultural Economy during the latest Carlisle Culture event.

How to to manage a teacher’s workload

Posted: 22 Mar 2019

Focusing on what teaching techniques are proven to make the most difference to students, and making the best use of teacher time, are the most effective actions to reduce workload. These also go hand-in-hand with encouraging better teaching. So what are some ways this can be achieved?

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.

What can you do with a degree in Animal Conservation?

Posted: 19 Mar 2019

Student Ellie Weir talks Animal Conservation opportunities in the UK and around the world.

Meet our Fine Art Tutors

Posted: 18 Mar 2019

Meet the creatives who teach on the Fine Art Degree.

Course leader for Musical Theatre shares her career journey

Posted: 17 Mar 2019

Course leader for Musical Theatre at the University Cumbria, Victoria Barbe shares her thoughts on how to get the most out of a musical theatre career.

Campus Tour - Ambleside

Wed 27 Mar 2019

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

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.

Masterclass: The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Gender and sexuality are becoming increasingly important issues in modern society. In this masterclass, we'll discuss sexual orientation and gender identity, focusing on the concept of binary gender, same-sex relationships and the LGBTQ+ community.

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.

'Exploring SEND and Inclusive Education' - Lancaster

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Speakers include Lani Florian, Catherine Driver, Verna Kilburn and Mountwood Academy. Along with students research papers. There will also be a variety of stalls which include NASEN.

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!


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.


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.


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.


campus at Furness College – home to our University Centre.