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Postgraduate Open Evening - Education

23 May 2019 16:00 -

Fusehill Street Carlisle, CA1 2HH

About the Open Evening
  • About the Open Evening
  • Why Carlisle?
  • How to get here
  • Things to do in the area
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This event is for students interested in postgraduate teacher training courses.

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. If you are still undecided about your university choice, nothing will help you make your mind up more than attending an Open Evening.

During this drop-in event, you'll be able to chat with the lecturers, current students and support staff, so you can get the full picture of life as a University of Cumbria student.

This Postgraduate Open Evening will focus on PGCE General Primary Education with QTS (5-11 years).

Our Open Evening will provide you with a really good opportunity to walk around the inspiring campus, visit our student accommodation, and take a stroll into the vibrant city centre. 

We know postgraduate study 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.

10 reasons to study at Fusehill Street, Carlisle

  1. Our Fusehill Street campus is only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, and has a great community feel
  2. Discounts of up to 20% on postgraduate taught degrees for University of Cumbria alumni
  3. 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
  4. We provide excellent facilities including a high-tech simulator laboratory, hospital practice wards, clinical labs and therapy suites for our health courses
  5. Our new state-of-the-art £3.5million STEM laboratories have enabled us to enhance our science portfolio to include chemistry and biomedical sciences
  6. We work in partnership with the College of Policing to ensure our qualifications fully meet the needs of students and the police service
  7. Our teaching staff have a great deal of practical experience and are actively involved in ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research.*
  8. Our Student Enterprise team offers students advice on setting up their own business
  9. Our small class sizes mean that you will receive more personal time with tutors than at some larger universities
  10. 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 is available at Cecil Street Car Park. Click here for directions.


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 Smokehouse 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