Booking & attendance
Do I have to book to attend an open day?
Yes, you will need to book a place on our open day. Please click on the Book Now button above.
Will I receive confirmation of my booking?
Once you've completed your booking, you'll receive a confirmation email. We'll also send you a reminder email closer to the time.
Do I need to let you know of any changes to my booking?
Please do let us know if you can no longer make it to the open day. We can get you booked onto an alternative open day or a campus tour.
Can I bring guests with me?
Yes, we really encourage you to take advice from your parents, family and friends, who will be supporting and helping you throughout your applicant journey. We encourage you to bring them along so they can get involved in the day too.
Where can I eat on the day?
Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the open day, but if you fancy something more, then check out our catering outlets.
The Calva Bar is a lively social space on campus serving a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks. Pop in for food on the go.
The Cube restaurant is a large open space located in Skiddaw building. Students can meet with friends for breakfast, coffee or lunch. Why not take a break at the open day and sample the range of food on offer?
What if I can't make the date?
Don’t worry, if you can't make it to one of our open days, you can book onto one of our Campus Tours, with an opportunity to learn more about UoC, speak to a student ambassador and have a really good look around.
Travel & access
Traveling by train
Carlisle is on the main west coast rail line from London to Glasgow and also has a direct, cross-country connection to Newcastle. Carlisle railway station is about a 10- minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.
Traveling by car
The Fusehill Street campus is easily accessible. The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.
Leaving the M6 at junction 43 bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth right turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.
Limited free car parking is available. Please collect a permit from one of our helpful student ambassadors on the day. Alternative car parking can be found at Cecil Street Car Park.
Directions to Cecil Street Car Park
Head northwest on Fusehill Street towards Close Street and continue onto Myddleton Street. Turn left onto Aglionby Street, then turn left onto Brunswick Street. Turn onto Cecil Street immediately on your left. The car park is on the right hand side.
Support for visitors with disabilities
If you require any specific support during your visit, please speak to a member of staff during registration. Our campus map outlines our disabled parking spaces and accessible routes.
Talks & tours
Campus and accommodation tours
Our student ambassadors will be on hand throughout the day to take you on a tour of our beautiful Fusehill Street campus and our student accommodation. It's the perfect chance to pick their brains about what it's really like being a student at the University of Cumbria!
There is usually an accommodation tour every hour and a campus tour every half hour.
Subject specific talks and interactive sessions
These are brilliant opportunities to delve deeper into our courses. Our passionate staff will introduce you to the subjects and the departments - you'll even be able to take part in a taster session!
Information stands and talks for our academic and support services will be available throughout the day. Our staff will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions about:
- Accommodation support
- Student admissions
- Career and employability advice
- Student finance and managing your money
- Disability advice
- Mental health and counselling support
- Student parents support
- Library and Student Services
- Any other support you may require at university
When you study with the University of Cumbria, you will have access to advice about your course, academic skills development, your wellbeing, university life in general and your future career direction. Support is provided in a number of ways; it can be online, by phone or, if you need it, in person.