‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica

‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica

A student nurse who visited Cambodia on a Work the World placement returned to the news she had secured her dream job as a nurse at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary, well ahead of her graduation in November. Jessica Everett, 23, from Penrith, who is a third year adult nursing student at the University of Cumbria, scored a highly sort-after role on Beech Oncology and Haematology ward at the hospital and will take up her position in September.


Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Nursing

Retired Lancashire policeman returns to his home beat to train officers of the future

Retired Lancashire policeman returns to his home beat to train officers of the future

For the first time, those with ambitions of pursuing a police career as officers or in other roles are invited to enrol on a BSc (Hons) Professional Policing course at the university’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster. The introduction of the three-year course at Lancaster in September comes ahead of a national change in entry requirements for police recruits and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 20,000 new officers.


Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019

Tagged Policing

Triumphing over adversity

Triumphing over adversity

University was always going to be a challenge for Dominic Bingham who had been at a school for the deaf before starting his outdoor adventure and environment degree. And at a graduation ceremony in Carlisle Cathedral, he celebrated his triumph over adversity, especially remembering his father Mark who died last year.


Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019

Tagged Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies

The desire to teach – it’s in the family!

The desire to teach – it’s in the family!

A North Yorkshire couple who found love whilst training to be teachers in the Lake District almost 30 years ago have returned to Cumbria to watch their daughter graduate. Katie Pritchard-Jenkins, 21, has completed her BSc Outdoor Adventure and Environment degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus and is planning to follow her parents’ example and become a teacher. Her proud parents Adam and Gill trained at the same site 30 years ago when it was known as Charlotte Mason College.


Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Education, Outdoor Studies, Undergraduate

Conservation award named after courageous graduate

Conservation award named after courageous graduate

Probing Britain’s rarest freshwater fish has seen one of University of Cumbria’s first marine and freshwater conservation students awarded a prestigious memorial prize. Sam Poultney, from Staffordshire, said it was a privilege to receive the award named after Sarah McClay, the UoC graduate who died after being attacked by a tiger at the South Cumbrian zoo where she worked.


Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Conservation, Science

‘Unprecedented’ grade for aspiring environmental academic

‘Unprecedented’ grade for aspiring environmental academic

A student achieved the seemingly impossible, not only achieving a first class degree, but earning an ‘unprecedented’ mark of 100% for his dissertation, winning him a top award at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremonies and the admiration of academics.


Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Outdoor Studies

Carlisle councillor Calvin graduates with vision for fairer society

Carlisle councillor Calvin graduates with vision for fairer society

A newly elected councillor from Carlisle was one of 1000 students to graduate in spectacular setting of Carlisle Cathedral last week. Calvin Rodgerson, 21, from Carlisle was elected to the ward of Newtown and Morton North in May, and a mere two months later graduated with a degree in social work.


Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tagged Graduation, Social Science

World’s ‘best job’ beckons

World’s ‘best job’ beckons

As a young girl Amelia Murphy dislocated her knee playing football and told the paramedics who treated her that she wanted to join the emergency services. “Join us,” they quipped, “it’s the best job in the world.” She said she wished they could have seen her graduate at Carlisle Cathedral this week with a paramedic practice Diploma in Higher Education from University of Cumbria (UoC).


Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Paramedic

Nigerian scholars in Cumbrian celebration

Nigerian scholars in Cumbrian celebration

There was never any question that David Osarhieme Nduka-Oladiti would study for a degree, it was almost in his DNA. A tradition set by his grandfather of moving from Nigeria to attend an English university, most family members followed, gaining a Masters in a diverse range of subjects. After moving to London with his mother from Nigeria’s Benin City as a child, no one could have imagined David wouldn’t study in the capital when the time came - until he discovered 'the greenness' of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Social Science

International reconciliation specialist and Archbishop of Canterbury adviser honoured by University of Cumbria

International reconciliation specialist and Archbishop of Canterbury adviser honoured by University of Cumbria

A special adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury says she is thrilled to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria. The honour has been conferred upon Canon Sarah Snyder in recognition of her lifelong and outstanding work to promote faith-based conciliation around the world. It was presented on the last day of seven graduation ceremonies taking place at Carlisle Cathedral celebrating the achievements of almost 1,000 graduands - the Class of 2019.


Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation

Therapist and wellbeing team praised by successful social work student

Therapist and wellbeing team praised by successful social work student

A mother of two has praised the university therapist and wellbeing service that have helped her through the loss of her parents and financial problems suffered over the last four years. Kimberley Jones relocated from Leeds to Cumbria with her two young children to embark on a social work degree at the University of Cumbria, going on to complete the course and graduate this week.


Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing

Marathon man making a difference

Marathon man making a difference

Joe Morrell was still writing his university dissertation when he pitted himself against the ultimate test of endurance running a phenomenal 10 marathons in 10 days. And after being presented with his sports and rehabilitation degree at Carlisle Cathedral this week, the graduate from Huddersfield said he owed everything to University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Sport

Norfolk head teacher named Cumbrian alumnus of the year

Norfolk head teacher named Cumbrian alumnus of the year

A head teacher who made the top position a mere seven years after graduating, despite a successful battle with cancer, has been named ‘alumnus of the year’. Imran Khan, 29, originally from London, now working in Norfolk, was awarded the accolade at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremonies on Tuesday 12 July.


Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tagged Education, Graduation

Prizewinning pair’s double delight as summer 2019 graduations begin

Prizewinning pair’s double delight as summer 2019 graduations begin

Friends Kate Riley and Ann Lee are delighted to be sharing a unique celebration today as the University of Cumbria’s summer 2019 graduations begin. Carlisle Cathedral is hosting seven graduation ceremonies over the next three days to recognise the academic achievements and endeavours of almost 1,000 University of Cumbria graduands.


Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Radiography

Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health

Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health

Experts in the region are leading a national project to address health inequalities in the country and the prevention of poor health. A new government £16 million health improvement programme in the North East and North Cumbria has been awarded to a collaboration which includes the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Research

Honours for peace advisor and high-flying headteacher as 1,000 graduands prepare to celebrate

Honours for peace advisor and high-flying headteacher as 1,000 graduands prepare to celebrate

Up to 4,000 people will flock to Carlisle Cathedral next week for the University of Cumbria’s 2019 summer graduations. Seven ceremonies will take place over three days - Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 July. The University will also award an Honorary Fellowship to Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special advisor for reconciliation and founding director of the Rose Castle Foundation, and the title of Alumnus of the Year to Norfolk headteacher Imran Khan.


Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Employability, Graduation, Undergraduate

Crowning glory could come to mystery tree

Crowning glory could come to mystery tree

A magnificent mystery maple has joined notable national species branching out in a bid to be crowned Tree of the Year. Known as the student tree, the prize oriental specimen at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus could this month join 10 hopefuls as finalists in Woodland Trust’s annual competition. Campus manager, Rob Wilson, said he was delighted by the surprise nomination and determined to find out more about the Japanese maple, described as the ‘mysterious beauty everyone loves’.


Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Forestry, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

Over 200 years after Wordsworth penned one of his epic poems luminaries from nearly every corner of the globe gathered in a Lake District cave to ponder the immortal words. On a five-day course at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, the gathering of MBA students included Zambian high commissioner, Benson Chali, third-sector agencies, NGOs, politicians, financiers, mining and shipping experts, medics and educators.


Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Business, IFLAS

Law school leaders embrace digital innovations at Cumbrian conference

Law school leaders embrace digital innovations at Cumbrian conference

Law schools are learning how digital innovations can better prepare students for careers in a sector already experiencing an unprecedented rate of change. Academics, computer scientists, technology consultants, lawyers and students have gathered at the University of Cumbria to explore how legal education is evolving to ensure lawyers of the future develop the right skills for the transforming sector.


Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Law, Research

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Research into the impact of match-fixing in sport through the ages has been presented at the World Congress of Science and Football by an academic from the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, June 28, 2019

Tagged Research, Science, Sport

Pupils play real-life biologists for a day

Pupils play real-life biologists for a day

Cumbrian pupils break from regular lessons next Tuesday to experience a day in the life of a research biologist. Children in years 7 and 8 from eight schools across the county will descend upon the University of Cumbria for a fantastic Festival of Biology, which aims to open their eyes to the exciting world of biology.


Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tagged

University professor announced as chair of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

University professor announced as chair of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Professor Diane Cox from the University of Cumbria has been appointed chair of council at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).


Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tagged Occupational Therapy, Research

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

One of the country’s leading uplands farming experts has warned a ‘no deal’ Brexit could push significant numbers of hill farmers out of business. Recently appointed a professor and currently director of University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, Lois Mansfield’s stark predictions come as she prepares to embark on a major factfinding visit to Japan. Prof Mansfield leaves this week on a prestigious Churchill Fellowship


Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019

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

New insight into poet William Wordsworth and the Lake District's literary landscape

New insight into poet William Wordsworth and the Lake District's literary landscape

Students on a new course are to get an insight into the life of William Wordsworth. The University of Cumbria is teaming up with Rydal Mount, where the poet lived for most of his life, for its new Masters degree in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lakes.


Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, CNPPA, Media Arts, Postgraduate, Research

Alumnus Andy appeals for help to find college compadre

Alumnus Andy appeals for help to find college compadre

Fifty years after receiving his offer letter, retired advertising executive Andy Hughes has returned to the city where he developed his artistic skills to make an appeal to find a friend. Andy, 70, from Glasgow, would like to get back in touch with Peter Bowron, who is originally from Cockermouth. They studied graphic design together at Carlisle College of Art and Design in the historic city’s Brampton Road between 1969 and 1972. It is now home to the university's Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design

Regional first for geography teaching

Regional first for geography teaching

Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Science

Canoe challenge takes in top mountain pass

Canoe challenge takes in top mountain pass

A 600km canoe marathon taking in the Irish Sea - and the Lake District’s highest road pass - is about to be undertaken by an outdoor studies lecturer determined to make a point. University of Cumbria’s Richard Ensoll will be setting off on June 22 in an open canoe from Ireland before crossing 200km of tricky water dominated by busy shipping lanes. His journey will also take in Ulverston and involve dragging canoes over Kirkstone Pass on his way to the end at Lazonby near Penrith.


Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Outdoor Studies

Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley

Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley

Hundreds of pupils are to learn about the risks and dangers of flooding and how they can help build up resilience for the future. The University of Cumbria’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster is hosting an event in partnership with the Lune Valley Flood Forum, welcoming up to 400 pupils from 11 primary schools. Statutory agencies, charities, and nature and wildlife bodies are also taking part in the multi-agency event.


Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tagged Education, Research

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

Nearly £2million in National Lottery Heritage Fund grants have been awarded to the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Local Nature Partnership. The university's four-year BOOM project in south Cumbria aims to reintroduce 10 threatened native flora and fauna to Morecambe Bay and is one of two flagship schemes receiving support and aiming to save and protect species on a scale never seen before.


Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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

150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent

150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent

One of the largest events of its kind in the region will see a university campus transformed by 150 artists. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts will host its annual Summer Degree Show between 1-8 June. The event is the culmination of final-year degree students’ hard work whilst studying at the Brampton Road campus in Stanwix, Carlisle.


Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

Two enterprising experts honoured by the Queen join university as professors

Two enterprising experts honoured by the Queen join university as professors

Two leading experts recognised in the Queens’ birthday honours have been appointed as professors of practice at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tagged Business

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

“Pay attention to what gives you joy”, was the sage advice renowned Australian social worker, Dr Andrew Turnell, gave students at a social work conference in Carlisle last week.


Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Research, Social Science