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Budding photographer, Hannah, recognised with national award

Posted: 16 Jan 2019

A young photography student’s stunning photograph has been recognised with a top award from one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. Hannah Faith Jackson (18), a first year photography student at the University of Cumbria, won the ‘Living the View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018, youth category.

Designers inspiring students as gaming industry booms

Posted: 14 Jan 2019

The next generation of video game designers will learn from some of the best in the business at an event in Carlisle this week. Two leading figures are visiting the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, when the winners of its GameJam competition will be announced.

Bespoke teacher training scheme brings improvements for Cumbrian school federation

Posted: 13 Jan 2019

Trainee and newly-qualified teachers from Northern Ireland are helping to improve education delivered by a family of Catholic primary schools in Cumbria. Increasing numbers of trainee teachers from Northern Ireland who have enrolled on the Primary PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) course at the University of Cumbria are supporting a Carlisle school federation.

Teacher training link with Northern Ireland reaches 10-year milestone

Posted: 8 Jan 2019

An initiative that helps train new teachers from Northern Ireland is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. The University of Cumbria has been working to meet a demand from prospective students in Northern Ireland for postgraduate primary teacher training for the last decade.

Emmy award-winning adventure film-maker heads to Carlisle

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

An Emmy award-winning adventure cinematographer will share exciting tales of his life behind a lens when he visits Carlisle this month. Highly respected by some of the world's top mountaineers, Keith Partridge has worked in some of the world's most hostile and spectacular environments and helped create more than 60 films.

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.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Posted: 15 Jan 2019

Occupational therapy is a varied and rewarding career choice. An occupational therapy degree offers you a qualification with a wide range of flexibility and brilliant career prospects. Studying for a degree with the University of Cumbria will equip you with the knowledge and training to be able to pursue a career in any area of occupational therapy.

Community healthcare to 'go digital' in new NHS long-term plan

Posted: 14 Jan 2019

The National Health Service's (NHS) digital tools are to be reshaped under a newly announced strategy named 'The NHS Long Term Plan'.

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?

What jobs can you get with an Outdoors degree?

Posted: 7 Jan 2019

Whether you're considering going into a 'do it outdoors job', or you’re on your way to achieving your own outdoor degree, you might be wondering exactly what positions will be available to you.

Campus Tour - Lancaster

Wed 23 Jan 2019

An opportunity to visit our Lancaster campus.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 30 Jan 2019

An opportunity to visit our Brampton Road campus.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 6 Feb 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.

Youth identity – wellbeing and school engagement - Lancaster

Thu 7 Feb 2019

This seminar will encourage discussion about the role of schools in identity affirming and formation for diverse young people.

Campus Tour - Lancaster

Wed 13 Feb 2019

An opportunity to visit our Lancaster campus.

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.