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

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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

Prestigious Guiding award earns congratulations for Chloe

Prestigious Guiding award earns congratulations for Chloe

An aspiring young teacher from north Cumbria has achieved the highest award in guiding. Chloe Harrison has received the Queen’s Guide Award. It takes at least three years to complete and fewer than 200 are awarded each year. She embarked on the tough programme in 2015, going on the following year to start her BA Education Studies degree at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Education

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

Susie Tate and the ‘About Being’ team made up of lecturers and students studying dance, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are today named as one of the nation’s lifesavers – the top 100 individuals or groups based in universities whose work is saving lives and making life-changing differences to the nation’s health and wellbeing.


Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

University of Cumbria hosts nationally acclaimed contemporary dance workshop for artists and practitioners

University of Cumbria hosts nationally acclaimed contemporary dance workshop for artists and practitioners

Three figures from a contemporary dance company that won national acclaim for its inclusive routine featuring disabled dancers on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing are heading to the University of Cumbria. The university’s Institute of the Arts is hosting the AVS Take More Space Dance Lab in Brampton Road, Carlisle over the weekend of 15 and 16 June 2019.


Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Third-year students at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus have been celebrating the end of their courses by taking part in a unique Lake District challenge. They joined others from across all year groups at the campus to compete in pairs in the Great Northern Adventure Race. A course weaving its way through iconic landscapes saw students face a host of imposing obstacles – from traversing waterfalls on slack lines to ‘duck diving’ into caves.


Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Science

University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day

University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day

Student paramedics at the University of Cumbria are inviting members of the public to have a quick health check that could save lives. They will be in the centre of Ambleside carrying out blood pressure screenings on participating passers-by on World Hypertension Day, Friday 17 May 2019. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is commonly referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because often the first time a person knows they have it is after they have suffered a heart attack or stroke.


Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Health and Wellbeing, Paramedic

Radical Australian social worker whose practice is adopted by councils across UK returns to Cumbria for student conference

Radical Australian social worker whose practice is adopted by councils across UK returns to Cumbria for student conference

Dr Andrew Turnell, a renowned Australian social worker, revered for his innovative ‘Signs of Safety’ model for child protection casework, is giving a keynote address at the University of Cumbria’s third annual social work conference, this Friday 17 May.


Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tagged Social Science

Flaming bubbles set to blow children’s minds at university science festival

Flaming bubbles set to blow children’s minds at university science festival

Flaming hydrogen bubbles, ‘elephants’ toothpaste’ and exploding balloons do not normally feature in your typical school day. However, pupils from schools across Cumbria and Lancashire are set to be delighted by these magical experiments and more, when they take part in the first ever Salters’ Festival of Chemistry in Cumbria this week.


Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019

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Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge

Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge

With days left to the ultimate endurance test a University of Cumbria student says running 10 marathons in 10 days is a phenomenal challenge. Joe Morrell, from Huddersfield, is up against a punishing feat few are mentally and physically capable of as he prepares for the Lake District based Brathay 10 in 10. From Friday 10 May, Joe, who is also tackling his sports and rehabilitation degree finals, faces a 262-mile epic in around 60 hours of hard, unrelenting toil.


Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tagged Sport

Schemes helping Cumbrian youngsters access HE in running for national awards

Schemes helping Cumbrian youngsters access HE in running for national awards

Lisa Jackson, manager of the Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme (CCOP) – a University of Cumbria-led partnership involving higher and further education establishments and employers, has been shortlisted for a national award for her work helping teenagers in her home county access higher education. Cumbria has a second finalist in the 2019 NEON Awards - Energy Coast UTC, at Lillyhall. It works closely with CCOP and the university. The awards recognise efforts to widen access to HE.


Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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