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Universities collaborate with NHS to tackle ultrasound workforce shortage

Universities collaborate with NHS to tackle ultrasound workforce shortage

Over £1million has been awarded to the Universities of Cumbria and Salford to support the education of new sonographers in North West England through a virtual North West Ultrasound Academy.


Posted on Monday, January 24, 2022

Tagged Radiography

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 is offering up to 100 young people aged 18-25 in Cumbria a fantastic and free opportunity to shape their county’s future. Starting on Thursday 24 February 2022, Cumbria30 is a leadership development programme that will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to think through what their generation’s legacy will be. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications

New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey

New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey

Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.


Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Postgraduate, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Business, IFLAS, Postgraduate, Research

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria

New talent for creative industries is to be developed by acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience and the university's Institute of Arts


Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Employability, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels

Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved the transfer of the Citadels site to the University of Cumbria, as an in-kind contribution to enable the development of a new university campus.


Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle

Prison in Queen’s major tree mission

Prison in Queen’s major tree mission

Men at HMP Haverigg, Cumbria's only prison, are at forefront of The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting mission. They are working with the University of Cumbria's Back on our Map lottery-funded BOOM project on helping to reintroduce threatened native species to areas around Morecambe Bay and south Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Research, Science, Zoology

Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus

Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus

The University of Cumbria is holding a public consultation on its visionary plans for a new campus in the centre of Carlisle. Transforming the character and status of Carlisle, a new campus will boost the city’s vibrancy and vitality bringing increased investment, activity and footfall. It will also improve skills and productivity in the local economy and Borderlands region.


Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle

Global programme aids student midwives

Global programme aids student midwives

The University of Cumbria is taking its first steps towards gaining recognition from the UK Committee of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for its high-level training of student midwives. The Baby Friendly University Award recognises high levels of training in breastfeeding and baby-parent relationships to student midwives and those on other related allied health courses.


Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Children and Families, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Midwifery, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Prized role for Wordsworth devotee

Prized role for Wordsworth devotee

MA graduate Leo has been appointed as the new curator of poet Wordsworth's family home Rydal Mount, between Windermere and Grasmere


Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, Employability, Postgraduate, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal awards £50 million to develop a new University of Cumbria campus

Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal awards £50 million to develop a new University of Cumbria campus

The Borderlands Partnership Board has agreed to invest £50 million to enable the development of a new city centre campus for the University of Cumbria with the regeneration of the historic Citadels site in the heart of Carlisle.


Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight

Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight

TV presenter Kate Humble is to lead a stellar line-up of speakers for a Lakes-based COP26 event on December 1 that will explore natural beauty in some of the country's most popular and fragile places. It will be hosted by the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the People Land Art Culture Ecology (PLACE) Collective.


Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Filmmaking lecturer pivotal in Channel 5 tribute to Kielder Forest

Filmmaking lecturer pivotal in Channel 5 tribute to Kielder Forest

A lecturer from the University of Cumbria has played a pivotal role in a new Channel 5 documentary series, Secret Life of the Forest, set to broadcast tonight (Tuesday 16 November 2021).


Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021

Tagged Wildlife Media

Nature based climate solutions in spotlight at COP26

Nature based climate solutions in spotlight at COP26

Several university nature-based research projects are featuring at COP26 in Glasgow.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tagged Ambleside

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

A University of Cumbria-led organisation has joined guardians of some of the biggest tracts of protected landscapes on earth in signing a pivotal COP26 statement calling for world leaders to support them.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Science

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.


Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Media Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

Global gathering signals race against time

Global gathering signals race against time

World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Talking heads in innovative business probe

Talking heads in innovative business probe

The Cumbria Beyond 2025 summit will provide businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders, decision makers and academics the opportunity to explore what has to happen to boost future innovation and leadership across the county.


Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Tagged Business, Carlisle

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Acclaimed work by a University of Cumbria fine artist is on show in two major exhibitions in Iceland. Professor Mark Wilson has spent the last 20-years working with Professor Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, from Iceland’s University of the Arts, on assignments engineered to establish the force of art on conservation.


Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Postgraduate, Research

Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic

Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic

A leadership conference for NHS and military forces with a special focus on mental health and well-being brought about by the pandemic, took place earlier this month at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, September 27, 2021

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

The University of Cumbria is supporting some of the Afghan refugees who are to settle in the UK following the country's Taliban takeover. Assisting efforts to meet the basic needs of the refugees, the University of Cumbria has donated clothing from its Institute of Arts wardrobe stores to the Carlisle Refugee Action Group.


Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Students flock back to campus this week

Students flock back to campus this week

Once more the five campuses of the University of Cumbria up and down the country will be vibrant with activity as 1,900 new students arrive this week.


Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tagged

Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions

Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions

A unique collection of letters shedding new light on the horrors of Ukraine’s ‘terror famine’ have gone on show at the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv thanks to a remarkable discovery by a University of Cumbria academic. Correspondence to Alison Marshall’s grandparents has been hailed as a significant historic breakthrough in helping discover the truth behind the Stalin orchestrated Holodomor genocide, which caused around seven million deaths in the early 1930s.


Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tagged

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Two new nursing master’s degrees are on offer that let graduates qualify into their chosen field of nursing over two years, rather than the traditional three.


Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021

Tagged Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Science

Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours

Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours

The 25-year-old from Warwickshire has played a pivotal role in transforming the university’s Institute of Arts campus, where she has recently completed the unique BA (Hons) Wildlife Media degree, achieving first class honours and gaining first-class results in every module of the course.


Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tagged Wildlife Media

Metropolis first for pioneering masters

Metropolis first for pioneering masters

An internationally-renowned bushcraft expert is returning to her London roots to help deliver the first master's degree course of its kind in the heart of the city.


Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tagged London, Outdoor Studies

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Zoology

Academics supporting young people from Cumbria to research health and wellbeing support for peers in the region

Academics supporting young people from Cumbria to research health and wellbeing support for peers in the region

Students from the William Howard School Sixth Form in Brampton, and members of the Carlisle Youth Zone are carrying out a number of research projects, as part of work funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).


Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021

Tagged Research

New literature walking guide to Ambleside

New literature walking guide to Ambleside

The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour details the town’s long history of literary associations through a half-day walk, accompanied by words from the many celebrated poets and novelists who visited or lived in the town, including the Wordsworths, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens. The 44-page pocket-sized guidebook is written by Dr Penny Bradshaw, Programme Leader for the MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District.


Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021

Tagged

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work is set to get underway on a site earmarked for a £77.5 million regeneration scheme in Carlisle. As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £50 million of funding has been allocated to transform the Citadels Buildings and the adjacent site to become a new home for the University of Cumbria, subject to Government approval.


Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

University of Cumbria leads the way for project management education

University of Cumbria leads the way for project management education

Through its Project Academy the university’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership works closely with Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, NHS, BBC, Rolls Royce and over 100 other employers to deliver a range of Project Management programmes and courses, including a number accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).


Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tagged Project Management

Cumbria university strengthens links with leading Chinese medical university through outdoor learning partnership

Cumbria university strengthens links with leading Chinese medical university through outdoor learning partnership

The University of Cumbria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guizhou Medical University (GZMU) in China that will allow selected students to complete their final year of a undergraduate or master's degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021

Tagged Outdoor Studies