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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

Three student nursing awards for graduate nurse and programme of virtual antenatal classes

Three student nursing awards for graduate nurse and programme of virtual antenatal classes

A university graduate nurse and a programme of virtual antenatal classes have won three student nursing awards between them.


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

Artists celebrated at annual university degree show

Artists celebrated at annual university degree show

The University of Cumbria Institute of Arts is throwing open its doors to welcome visitors to enjoy the work of its final year students. Reconnect is the Institute’s 2022 undergraduate degree show.


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tagged Art and Design

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

The University of Cumbria’s proposed new campus in Barrow features in a new national report that highlights the vital role modern universities have to play in the levelling up agenda. The MillionPlus universities group has presented its report – Staying local to go far: Modern universities as placemakers - to Parliament this week.


Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tagged Applications, Business, CRED, Strategic Developments

Voices unite at national choirs festival

Voices unite at national choirs festival

The University of Cumbria’s new inclusive choir has taken part in a major UK choral festival, the Cathedrals Group of UK Universities Festival 2022, at Canterbury Cathedral.


Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Occupational Therapy, Performing Arts

Alumni award for top teacher

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

Tagged Alumni, CACHET, Carlisle, Education, Graduation, Postgraduate, Research

Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve

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

Tagged Conservation, Forestry

New Lancaster teaching block ready for work

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

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Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

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

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