The University of Cumbria is proud to sponsor and work with partners across local communities, supporting events and activities that share our own mission and values. Here you can see some of the events we have been involved with.

Sponsorship | University of Cumbria

Arts

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only event of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria for a weekend each October.

Celebrating the amazing world of comic artists, creators and writers, we bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work!

Light Up Lancaster festival, a weekend festival of art and light in the streets of Lancaster incorporating the annual fireworks spectacular event.

Education

Lancaster and Morecambe Education Awards to spearhead recognition of the importance of the people who work within education sector in Lancaster.

Carlisle Living Awards to spearhead recognition of the importance of the people who work within education sector in Carlisle.

Community

Cumbria LGBT Pride To promote equality, diversity and to protect the future of LGBT communities of Cumbria and Lancaster.

Business

Cumbria Tourism To enable us to work with the tourism/visitor sector and investigate training/learning opportunities

Sport and Outdoor

Sport and Outdoor

The university has a strong sports provision and believes passionately in the value of physical activity for health and wellbeing. Here are some of the events we have supported:

Carlisle United football club are just down the road from our Fusehill Street Campus, and we're very proud to support their Community Sports Trust work, developing a sustainable pathway for anyone to take part and succeed in sport and physical activity whatever their background or circumstances.

The Kendal Mountain Festival is an award-winning event that has grown in size and diversity over the last 17 years. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and beyond. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts plus media industry specialists, athletes, top brands & equipment manufacturers, artists, photographers, adventurers, explorers and inspirational speakers gather every year to share adventures and celebrate the very best in outdoor and adventure sports culture.

We were also very pleased to be sponsors of stage two of the Tour of Britain, British Cycling's premier road cycling event and the country's largest annual free-to-spectate sporting event, as it progressed from Carlisle down to Kendal.

 

 

Arts

We offer a fantastic range of Arts, Design and Performance courses, and are delighted to support the following events this year.

We're also delighted to renew our sponsorship of November's Light Up Lancaster festival, a weekend festival of art and light in the streets of Lancaster incorporating the annual fireworks spectacular event.