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Boost to health research with launch of new support service

Posted: 18 Feb 2019

A service to help researchers in north Cumbria secure funding for health and social care research is launching in Carlisle later this month. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is launching at The University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle on Thursday 28 February.

Summit for Cumbrian SMEs innovating county’s visitor economy

Posted: 11 Feb 2019

Up to 100 Cumbrian businesses will be inspired this week to accelerate and develop ideas, products and services for the one of the county’s biggest industries – tourism. The visitor economy is worth billions every year to the region and the University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership in a European-backed project - Cumbria Innovations Platform - to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are seeking to grow and innovate.

Carlisle photography students light up Theatre by the Lake

Posted: 11 Feb 2019

Photography students from Carlisle are exhibiting their talents in a new exhibition at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. The ‘Theatre of Light' exhibition features work of second year photography students from the University of Cumbria as they explore the transformational potential of light, inspired by the theatre itself.

Award-winning PGCE student secures role at prestigious independent school

Posted: 11 Feb 2019

Deepening her teaching knowledge and understanding by completing a University of Cumbria distance learning course has helped an award-winning student secure a role at one of the country’s most prestigious independent schools. Amy Bishop, who completed her PGCE (non QTS) qualification with the University of Cumbria, is working at King Edward’s School, Birmingham.

West End hit musical sees new star in miniature

Posted: 6 Feb 2019

A smash hit musical has a pocket-sized star at London’s Apollo Theatre courtesy of a University of Cumbria performing arts graduate. Crowds flocking to Shaftesbury Avenue to see award-winning Everybody’s Talking About Jamie could meet-up with a celebrity doll depicting the show’s lead. The brainchild of Stee Leahy, 26, who worked his Jamie lookalike from a 16inch Barbie-type doll, the model has brought widespread acclaim and clamours for copies.

“Teaching – it’s the best profession in the world”

Posted: 5 Feb 2019

Steafan was PE specialist with the Irish Football Association, now he is planning to go back and make a difference in his local schools.

What is Animal Conservation?

Posted: 4 Feb 2019

Hi, I'm Ellie. I'm currently studying Animal Conservation in my second year and this is my blog. Enjoy!

Encouraging potential and to never stop believing - The Emily Thompson Story

Posted: 30 Jan 2019

Army Reservist, outdoor instructor for disadvantaged youth in America and TESOL teacher in South Korea, Emily Thompson had the world at her feet, but thanks to University of Cumbria found her dream job – in Morecambe.

Why Cumbria is the perfect place to get Creative

Posted: 30 Jan 2019

Cumbria’s exciting and respected arts scene makes it a perfect place to immerse yourself into a degree course. With galleries, museums and festivals right here on your doorstep, The University of Cumbria is a wonderful place to nurture your imagination and embark upon your creative journey.

Creative Writing in the Lake District: An evocative literary landscape

Posted: 30 Jan 2019

When William Wordsworth wrote ‘O Nature! Thou hast fed/ My lofty speculations!’ he was referring to the beauty, mystery and wonder of the Lake District National Park, now a World Heritage Site.

Campus Tour - Carlisle - Brampton Road

Wed 20 Feb 2019

An opportunity to visit our Brampton Road campus.

Campus Tour - Ambleside

Wed 27 Feb 2019

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

Masterclass: Combating Terrorism - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Recent attacks within the United Kingdom and overseas have highlighted the need for secure environments. In this masterclass, we'll examine current terrorist threats and methodologies alongside design considerations in addressing the risk of terrorist activity

Masterclass: Psychology in the Real World - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Psychology is all about how people think, feel and behave. This session will provide some insight into some of the ways in which psychologists might work with people in real life settings, such as within the criminal justice system, schools and adult education

What's up? Creatively exploring contemporary issues within diverse communities - Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Thu 28 Feb 2019

In this masterclass you will learn academic research skills, participate in discussions about contemporary issues related to children, young people and families, and develop your own creative, practical activity based on a relevant issues.

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.