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Celebrated author in lodestar landscape role

Celebrated author in lodestar landscape role

Cumbrian author Sarah Hall will be working with English Literature students in her new role as Professor of Practice at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas


Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Art and Design, CNPPA, Postgraduate, Research

University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends

University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends

University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends


Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Support for university campus project

Support for university campus project

The vision of harnessing the power of education to transform lives in a recognised higher education (HE) ‘cold spot’ has taken a major step forward. Members of Barrow Borough Council’s planning committee have agreed to support the principle of a multi-million pound higher education campus in the town, proposals driven by the University of Cumbria as part of the #BrilliantBarrow Town Deal.


Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tagged Research, Strategic Developments

Photography and green space – can they positively impact mental health?

Photography and green space – can they positively impact mental health?

Bradley Brook is a new outdoor photography exhibition by Institute of Arts academic Tristan Poyser, exploring our relationship with nature and the benefit to our mental health and wellbeing.


Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Media Arts, Research

Rare species returns to Cumbria

Rare species returns to Cumbria

The first confirmed sighting of a pine marten in south Cumbria for over a decade has been recorded on a remote camera in Grizedale Forest.


Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022

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

Join in the buzz at UK’s first major pollinator conference and fringe in Carlisle

Join in the buzz at UK’s first major pollinator conference and fringe in Carlisle

The UK’s biggest gathering of pollinator enthusiasts and professionals - The Big Buzz Conference - will be hosted by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle on Friday 23 September. Free fringe events for all the family will also take place in Carlisle on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.


Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Conservation, Science, Wildlife Media

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her steadfast and selfless commitment to over seventy years of service to others has brought comfort, joy and unity to many millions of people across our communities, country and globe, not least during times of great challenge and uncertainty.


Posted on Friday, September 9, 2022

Tagged Homepage

Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase

Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase

A showcase exhibition featuring the work of graduates of the University of Cumbria's MA Contemporary Fine Art and Creative Practice programmes is taking place.


Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Postgraduate, Wildlife Media

Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations

Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations

Former students with tales to tell of Ambleside’s celebrated Charlotte Mason College are urged to share them in plans to mark the world-renowned educator a century after her death.


Posted on Monday, August 15, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Education, LED, Research

University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing

University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing

Specialist help is at hand as Clearing, the annual process that sees students matched with available university places, starts in earnest as A-level results are revealed this week.


Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tagged Applications, Clearing

University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick joined the University of Cumbria in June 2022 as a new Director responsible for developing a Centre for Digital Transformation as part of the University’s 2030 Strategy. Amanda brings with her a wealth of experience including mental health social work and social work with D/deaf children and adults in Ireland. It was Amanda’s interest in social work education that led her to social work academia in England.


Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tagged Research, Strategic Developments

Flagship university campus project is given the go ahead

Flagship university campus project is given the go ahead

Planning permission for University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project has been approved today by Carlisle City Council’s Development Control committee. Designed by DAY Architectural Ltd., the plans include the retention of the two Grade I listed Citadel rotundas on the site along with other historic and heritage features, including the Woolworth and Burton’s buildings.


Posted on Friday, August 5, 2022

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Education, Employability, Strategic Developments

Inspirational nurse is Cumbria’s 'Alumnus of the Year'

Inspirational nurse is Cumbria’s 'Alumnus of the Year'

Joanne Telford, 35, from Kendal, a specialist diabetes nurse at Westmorland General Hospital, achieved her nursing role less than five years after graduating, despite leaving school at 16 and overcoming many personal challenges, is named the University of Cumbria's 'Alumnus of the Year'.


Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022

Tagged Nursing

Pioneering occupational health nurse receives honorary fellowship for commitment to profession

Pioneering occupational health nurse receives honorary fellowship for commitment to profession

Julie Staun OBE was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Cumbria at its July graduation ceremonies, which took place at Carlisle Cathedral last week.


Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tagged Nursing

Tapping into potential powerhouse of young conservationists

Tapping into potential powerhouse of young conservationists

A ‘tipping point’ in climate change and species loss has seen sixth formers targeted in a fightback mission designed to bring practical help and understanding across swathes of south Cumbria and north Lancashire.


Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

Tagged Ambleside

Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

University of Cumbria is looking forward to strengthening its links with local businesses with the news that funding has been approved to develop the Carlisle Business Exchange (CBE). Part of the new Citadels campus development, Carlisle Town Deal investment plan has received £19.7 million in funding from central government, £4 million of which has been allocated for the CBE to be housed on the new city centre campus.


Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices 

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices 

The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations.  As part of the drive to address the national shortage for nurses, the University of Cumbria and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust co-designed the four-year Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship that was the first course of its kind in the country when it was launched in 2018. 


Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Employability, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing

Graduation success for future project managers

Graduation success for future project managers

A cohort of Sellafield Ltd Project Management Degree Apprentices have graduated at Carlisle Cathedral. These students are one of the first in the country to graduate with a Level 6 Integrated Degree in Project Management. The four-year degree apprenticeship is delivered in collaboration with the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Carlisle, Graduation, Project Management

14-hour dash from Germany to make graduation

14-hour dash from Germany to make graduation

When her flight from Germany to the UK was grounded, there was no other option for Rena Bijman who did not want to miss her university graduation after achieving a first-class honours degree. Rena, who lives in Dusseldorf, jumped in a car and made a 14-hour journey to reach her ceremony that was being held the following morning in Carlisle, only 10 miles from the England-Scotland border.


Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Carlisle, Graduation, Lancaster

Cumbria tourism lead's outstanding contribution to county recognised with honorary fellowship

Cumbria tourism lead's outstanding contribution to county recognised with honorary fellowship

Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director, Winander Leisure Limited received an honorary fellowship for his lifelong and outstanding service to tourism and the economy in Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Class of 2022 summer graduations to begin

Class of 2022 summer graduations to begin

Gowned graduands and their loved ones will be in Carlisle to celebrate their achievements with ceremonies taking place on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, and Thursday 21 July 2022.


Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation

University of Cumbria signs up to global campaign to end men’s violence against women

University of Cumbria signs up to global campaign to end men’s violence against women

The University of Cumbria has committed to working to end men’s violence against women by becoming White Ribbon UK accredited. White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence.


Posted on Friday, July 8, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Community Work, Lancaster, London, Student Life

No taboos in major menstruation study

No taboos in major menstruation study

Using her own experiences as a climber, mountaineer, biker and wild swimmer, University of Cumbria student Erin Annison has been researching how to deal with menstruation in the great outdoors as part of her Outdoor and Experiential Learning course


Posted on Monday, July 11, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Science

Universities creating jobs and levelling up

Universities creating jobs and levelling up

The University of Cumbria is supporting activity that highlights our role in levelling up, boosting economic growth and creating opportunities for everyone to live longer, more fulfilling lives. Universities UK’s Getting Results campaign promotes the role of universities in the economic and social recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.


Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Carlisle, CRED, Strategic Developments, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Drive for ethnic writers sees poet preside in Wordsworth’s world

Drive for ethnic writers sees poet preside in Wordsworth’s world

An acclaimed poet who co-founded a collective of British writers of South Asian origin has followed Wordsworth on a Lakes’ literary journey with a difference.


Posted on Monday, May 30, 2022

Tagged Ambleside

Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers

Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers

In the wake of a pioneering publication showcasing why farming matters to the Lake District’s iconic landscapes for nature recovery and climate action, a new film follows in its footsteps.


Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation

‘Green exercise’ research influenced by new Commonwealth Games inspired gardens

‘Green exercise’ research influenced by new Commonwealth Games inspired gardens

Lancaster primary school pupils and university staff collaborating on a gardening project inspired by the 2022 Commonwealth Games are helping to influence sport academic Mark Christie’s continuing research into the benefits of ‘green exercise’.


Posted on Monday, July 4, 2022

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Research

University kicks off preseason training for League One club

University kicks off preseason training for League One club

Preseason training for Sky Bet League One contenders Morecambe FC has kicked off at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster. The Shrimps’ first-team squad members have spent their first day back for preseason training at the Bowerham Road campus. Led by lecturer Xavier Smith and colleagues within the university’s Institute of Health, undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree programme have put the professional footballers through a series of human performance tests.


Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Research, Sport

‘Deep Time’: New Public Art Programme featuring leading contemporary artists announced for Lake District Coast

‘Deep Time’: New Public Art Programme featuring leading contemporary artists announced for Lake District Coast

A lesser-known stretch of England’s rugged North West coast is the inspiration for a new public art commissions programme announced today and launching in spring 2023. The project, supported by the University of Cumbria's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, is called Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast and draws on the varied landscape and rich heritage of West Cumbria, its people and place.


Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Research

‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire

‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire

A ‘northern stronghold’ of rare hazel dormice is being created in Lancashire thanks to a partnership of nature and conservation organisations, including the University of Cumbria Back on our Map (BOOM) lottery-funded project.


Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

'First of its kind' inclusive arts symposium takes place in Carlisle

'First of its kind' inclusive arts symposium takes place in Carlisle

Carlisle based disability arts organisation Prism Arts and the University of Cumbria Institute of Arts have teamed up to deliver a symposium showcasing inclusive arts in higher education. Step Up Step Forward takes place in July 2022.


Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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

Serving soldier teams up with University to put squadron through its paces

Serving soldier teams up with University to put squadron through its paces

Alumnus brings The Royal Lancers to University of Cumbria for rigorous fitness tests, as a Silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is bestowed upon the institution for its support of the armed forces community.


Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Sport