Our Open Day will provide you with a really good opportunity to see what our university has to offer - meeting tutors, walking around the inspiring campus, visiting our student accommodation, enjoying the practical activities we have prepared for you, and taking a stroll into the vibrant city centre.
We know choosing to come to university is a big decision and one that represents a significant investment for you, in time as well as financially. So, whilst you are on campus please do take the opportunity to talk to our passionate staff and student ambassadors: they will be delighted to give you their perspective on life as a student at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle.
Complimentary refreshments will also be provided for you and your guests on the day.
We hope you have a great day with us!
10 reasons to study at Fusehill Street, Carlisle
- Our Fusehill Street campus is only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, and has a great community feel
- We have strong working relationships with the NHS, County Councils, private, voluntary and independent sectors allowing us to provide a wide breadth of placement opportunities
- We provide excellent facilities including a high-tech simulator laboratory, hospital practice wards, clinical labs and therapy suites for our health courses
- Our new state-of-the-art £3.5million STEM laboratories have enabled us to enhance our science portfolio to include chemistry and biomedical sciences
- We work in partnership with the College of Policing to ensure our qualifications fully meet the needs of students and the police service
- Our teaching staff have a great deal of practical experience and are actively involved in ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research.*
- Our Law students take part in annual mock trials at Carlisle Magistrates Court as well as experience working in a real Crown Court setting in the finals of our in-house mooting competitions
- Our Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC) in the city centre offers students incubation space, training and advice on setting up their own business
- Our small class sizes mean that you will receive more personal time with tutors than at some larger universities
- Our dedicated outdoor classroom offers local school children and our education students the opportunity for experiential learning
* 2014 Research Excellence Framework
How to get here
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 parking is available on campus. Please collect a permit from one of our helpful student ambassadors on the day.
Alternative parking can be found at Cecil Street Car Park.
Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.
Cafés and restaurants
If you fancy a coffee or a bite to eat off campus, there are lots of restaurants and cafés located a short stroll into the city centre. Here’s a sample of a few you might like to try:
- Foxborough BBQ restaurant – just round the corner from the Fusehill St campus – meat lover’s paradise and an amazing brunch!
- Alexandros Greek Restaurant and Deli – light lunches, evening meals or a full-blown meze if you prefer. Lots of vegetarian options too
- Thin White Duke – great for a daytime or early evening bite to eat. Popular with our students
- Old Bank City Pub & Chophouse – good old English classics with a twist and locally-sourced produce
- Dutch Uncle – great for lunch or evening meals - serving a variety of cocktails and Cumbrian tapas
- Foxes Café Lounge – located near the cathedral and castle with a laid back arty vibe, popular with our students, also a public art gallery with open mic events
- John Watt & Son – sample a slice of local history at Carlisle’s oldest traditional coffee shop
- The Old Engine House – quirky coffee shop just off the main shopping street
- Stanwix Tandoori – Indian cuisine you have to try – just round the corner from our Brampton Road campus
Carlisle is a vibrant city, with much to see and do, whether it’s history, shopping, sport, eating or outdoor festivals.
- Carlisle Castle, Carlisle Cathedral and Tullie House Museum – all located in the historical quarter of the city. Carlisle Castle has been the most under sieged castle in the country and was once home to Mary Queen of Scots who was kept prisoner here
- Shopping, eating and drinking! Carlisle has a lovely pedestrianised city centre with a main shopping street and undercover shopping centre. You can find so many places to eat and drink, you will be spoiled for choice
- Carlisle is host to a number of outdoor festivals and events at the beautiful Bitts Park, Carlisle United football ground and the racecourse. There are lots of famous music artists and bands hosting gigs here and often our students get the opportunity to work on some of these festivals!
- The Sands Centre – large sports complex with a fantastic sports package deal for our students. It is located a short walk from Brampton Road campus and is also the main entertainment venue for Carlisle, hosting a multitude of music, performance, theatre and comedy acts
- Carlisle Fire Show – The biggest and best bonfire and fireworks display in the North! Not to be missed!
Things to do nearby
- Carlisle is the City of the Lakes. A 25 minute drive takes you into the northern lake district where you can find the best walks, lakes and attractions
- Hadrian’s Wall – spanning almost 80 miles coast to coast, Hadrian's Wall is one of the North’s finest Roman attractions with various museums and forts to explore