Alumni award for top teacher
The University of Cumbria is proud of the vital and significant contributions our alumni make in positively transforming lives of others. Kerryann Wilson is the recipient of our university’s Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award, which recognises former students who have demonstrated professional success which reflect the vision and values of our institution.
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022
Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers
Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve
The first phase of work to create a new nature reserve near Ambleside has been completed thanks to successful collaboration between local businesses and charities led by students at the University of Cumbria. Second year conservation biology student Joshua Gilroy made a successful bid to the Woodland Trust for over a hundred saplings as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. Friends of the Lake District, Hayes Garden World and Dalefoot Compost also offered their support.
Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018
New Lancaster teaching block ready for work
The development of a £9million teaching block on the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria is just weeks away from opening. Featuring a 222 seat state of the art lecture theatre, class rooms and quiet study space the building is now ready to welcome new students in September. The facility will be called the Sentamu Teaching Block in honour of the university’s chancellor, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral
A new exhibition by 90 University of Cumbria arts students reflects 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral. Journey and Rest: 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral is the collaborative work of the first-year Institute of Arts students, and marks the beginning of their three years of study at the university.
Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022
University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria
Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter
PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care
Dr Joan Howarth has become the first to celebrate a special milestone with the University of Cumbria this week. A Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, she is the first to attend a graduation ceremony to receive a PhD awarded by the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor
Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021
University unveils campus improvement plan to benefit students and community
The University of Cumbria today invites the public to take part in a pre-application consultation to reshape one of its largest campuses. Following a comprehensive review of educational provision and facilities the university updated its estates strategy in 2018 and has been developing a Masterplan for the Lancaster Campus and is now considering the best future use for parts of this site.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project
University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start
As the UK and world learns to live with Covid-19, the University of Cumbria is excited to be delivering a week of graduation ceremonies in Carlisle Cathedral for our classes of 2020 and 2021. Making a welcome return, these will be the university’s first graduations since November 2019.
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights
Students from the University of Cumbria have become trained Safer Streets Volunteers to help keep women in Carlisle city centre safe on Saturday nights as part of a wider Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) campaign in conjunction with the Cumbria's Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Constabulary.
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project
Ahead of a formal planning application this Spring, the team working on proposals to create a new campus in the centre of Carlisle for the University of Cumbria is considering feedback collected recently from the public. Following the appointment of a contractor and the completion of a successful planning application process, it is expected that main construction work on the Carlisle Citadels campus will begin in the first half of 2023, with completion currently forecasted for Spring 2026.
Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter
As part of its Town Deal programme, the Government has confirmed that the full amount of £25 million has been awarded to Barrow-in-Furness. The funding enables the town to take forward seven schemes that are set to secure a bright and transformative future in Barrow for generations to come. The largest and most ambitious scheme is the Barrow Learning Quarter which will see the creation of a transformational new University of Cumbria campus and transformation of Furness College’s sixth form.
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022
Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project
University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle
The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.The new school, which aims to enrol its first students in autumn 2025, will train new doctors for Cumbria and North West England to transform healthcare in local communities.
Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022
Jubilee trees boost national royal quest
A big tree planting bonanza has seen 900 native species introduced at key South Cumbrian sites as part of a national platinum jubilee mission. University of Cumbria students and community volunteers have got behind new woodlands at Ambleside campus, and in Barrow, for the Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique initiative celebrating 70-years of royal service.
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022
Think tank’s fact-finding visit to North West and University of Cumbria
Senior figures from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) have been visiting the University of Cumbria to see how its place-based and employer partnerships are working to address the need for more higher-level skills across the North West.
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice
BAE Systems Submarines Head of Security, Fire, and Resilience and retired Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery QPM has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022
Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research
Internationally renowned research projects focusing on polar bear interactions with humans and innovative rewilding in the Scottish Highlands are among University of Cumbria staff and student award successes celebrated this month. Student nurses and researchers to professors of environment and fine art at the University of Cumbria are celebrating recognition in a number of national and international awards.
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022
University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls
The ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar is taking place at the University of Cumbria and top of the agenda will be the issue of violence against women and girls in the Carlisle area. School pupils are being presented with a series of engaging films, short talks and presentations, hosted by University of Cumbria students and staff, the Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Constabulary and local partners.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Future sporting leaders learn together in Lancaster
Green turns gold in award success
A company committed to brewing proper beer and saving the planet in equal measure has added another accolade to its great green credentials. Ulverston-based Lakeland Brewhouse was named Eco Business Innovator of the Year at the prestigious Cumbria Food Awards which applauded its 100 percent renewable power and overriding commitment to sustainability. Managing director Kirsty Ridge said she was delighted with the Cumbria Eco-I North West honour, which follows a £250,000 investment in the firm.
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022