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
University of Cumbria graduates celebrate with their families and friends
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
Photography and green space – can they positively impact mental health?
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
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
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
Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase
Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations
University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cumbria tourism lead's outstanding contribution to county recognised with honorary fellowship
Class of 2022 summer graduations to begin
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
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
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
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
Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers
‘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
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
‘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
‘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
'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
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