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University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

Posted: 12 Apr 2019

The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining forces to present an evening of music and entertainment which will include performances from international opera singer Valerie Reid and Carlisle's own baritone Andrew Johnston. Proceeds from the evening will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice and Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club.

Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall

Posted: 11 Apr 2019

A new supermarket is opening this weekend and whilst the items on the shelves will be up for sale all won’t be quite what it seems. For ‘shopkeeper’ Martin Fowler is an artist who wants his new installation ‘Supermarket’ to allow people to explore their feelings around commodities and the value placed upon them. He has spent the last two years re-creating, making and sourcing hundreds of individual items ranging from tins of beans to cans of lager to bring his exhibition to life.

Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit

Posted: 9 Apr 2019

Carlisle school children have written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, inviting him to attend a climate change summit which aims to give students across Cumbria a voice on what many believe is an increasingly urgent issue.

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

Posted: 8 Apr 2019

The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.

Lecturer scores lead physio role for England Students' Rugby team

Posted: 8 Apr 2019

A University of Cumbria physiotherapy lecturer has scored the job of his dreams as he learns he has been made lead physiotherapist for the England Students’ Rugby Union team.

Get to know the brilliant photography lecturers.

Posted: 18 Apr 2019

The photography lecturers calibre is hard to beat, they are all practising artists in their own right and bring their knowledge of the industry and creative skills to the students doing photography degree courses at the Institute of the Arts.

Stevie Prickett, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Physical Theatre

Posted: 16 Apr 2019

It is never too late to start training in Dance, if you have a passion go for it!

Sandie Fisher, Principal Lecturer Performing Arts - 'Never lose site of your own goals'.

Posted: 16 Apr 2019

I first went to ballroom dance classes with my twin sister at the age of 7, l loved them, she hated them – so we went swimming instead. When I eventually chose dance 7 years later as one of my GCSE’s I had no experience just enthusiasm but became smitten with making up dances. That's when my love of choreography began.

Performing Arts programme leader worked with Ed Sheeran

Posted: 4 Apr 2019

John Pearson Performing Arts Programme Leader has had a varied career, he has been able to continue to practice his passion for music alongside his lecturing career.

Thoughts on a career in music by Jonathan Millican, Senior Lecturer in Singing and Community Liaison

Posted: 4 Apr 2019

Senior Lecturer in Singing and Community Liaison, Jonathan Millican, tells us nougats of wisdom if you are thinking about a career in music.

Campus Tour - Ambleside

Wed 24 Apr 2019

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

Postgraduate Open Evening - Business and Law - Lancaster

Thu 25 Apr 2019

If you're interested in studying Business or Law at a postgraduate level, this open evening is the perfect opportunity to find out more about our courses.

Postgraduate Open Evening - Psychology and Social Science - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Thu 25 Apr 2019

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

Ambleside Showcase - Ambleside

Sat 27 Apr 2019

We are opening up our Ambleside Campus for one day only and we are inviting you to explore and enjoy our beautiful location.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 1 May 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street 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.