University set to welcome over 1000 school pupils next week for UCAS exhibition
University continues to rise in student opinion survey
In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 28th out of 131 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey. The WhatUni Student Choice Awards reveal an increase of seven places for the university on its 2018 position. It builds upon a major improvement secured 12 months ago when the institution enjoyed a jump of 60 places, moving from 95th to 35th in 2018.
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019
Academic draws on her research and personal experiences as a teenager to drive forward change for children in care
An academic at the University of Cumbria is one of the leading lights behind a new national event aiming to change the care system by learning from those who have experience of it. Dr Cat Hugman, who spent two years in foster care as a teenager, is part of a team staging The Care Experienced Conference at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 26 April.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public
From learning aboriginal techniques of starting fires and having your garden soil samples tested to taking better photos on a smartphone or scaling a bouldering wall, the University of Cumbria’s first Ambleside Showcase is set to provide a day of free fun for families and visitors alike. The Ambleside campus is throwing open its facilities on Saturday, 27 April.
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
London Marathon beckons for university pair
Two figures at the University of Cumbria are limbering up for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon taking place this Sunday (28 April) – both as first-time marathon runners. Paramedic practice lecturer Craig Betton and MSc Occupational Therapy student Martha Noble are raising funds for two worthy causes.
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019
University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey
The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining forces to present an evening of music and entertainment which will include performances from international opera singer Valerie Reid and Carlisle's own baritone Andrew Johnston. Proceeds from the evening will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice and Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019
Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall
A new supermarket is opening this weekend and whilst the items on the shelves will be up for sale all won’t be quite what it seems. For ‘shopkeeper’ Martin Fowler is an artist who wants his new installation ‘Supermarket’ to allow people to explore their feelings around commodities and the value placed upon them. He has spent the last two years re-creating, making and sourcing hundreds of individual items ranging from tins of beans to cans of lager to bring his exhibition to life.
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Lecturer scores lead physio role for England Students' Rugby team
Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit
Carlisle school children have written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, inviting him to attend a climate change summit which aims to give students across Cumbria a voice on what many believe is an increasingly urgent issue.
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Royal Patron attends Lake District summit
The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019
Campaigner brings drive for health professionals to receive mandatory autism and learning disability training to Cumbria and Lancashire
Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards
Not one but two university-led projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious Educate North Award. Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme developed the Hello Future programme, a series of motivating and engaging workshops, residentials, events, mentoring and resources to increase numbers of young people entering higher education. About Being, sees stroke survivors in Carlisle offered weekly dance and movement sessions to support and maintain their ongoing recovery and rehabilitation.
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Cartoon hero Tintin helps inspire students in new research link
Back to the future for nursing graduate
JUST 18-months after graduating a 25-year-old Carlisle nurse returned to University of Cumbria yesterday (Monday) to become a lecturer.
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
University receives powers to award research degrees
Fine art friends win prestigious British Council Fellowships for world-famous Venice Biennale
Best friends Aimee McCallum and Lauren Wilson will spend a month immersed in and working at the world-famous Venice Biennale when it takes place later this year. The fine art students have been awarded Venice Fellowships by the British Council. Held in one of the world’s most romantic and architecturally important cities, the Venice Biennale has a history stretching back more than 120 years and is recognised as one of the world’s most important artistic events.
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project
Social work academics have gathered in Milan as part of an ongoing research project involving four countries across Europe. The research group involving a team from the University of Cumbria is exploring how prepared social work students are for placements and their future careers ahead of a European conference in April.
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019
Carlisle Culture – Experts say ‘be brave’ and bold in vision for future
Two leading experts have told civic, business, community and cultural figures from across Carlisle to ‘be brave’ and bold as work continues to develop a cultural vision for the city. Wayne Hemingway MBE and Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust in Halifax, have been discussing the issue of Creative and Cultural Economy during the latest Carlisle Culture event.
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Marine biologist dives into new science role
A marine biologist has secured her dream job in which she hopes to excite Cumbrian school children about science. Caroline Sharples, 31, is taking up a new position as academic lead for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach at the University of Cumbria. Her job will show young people how exciting these subjects are and how they permeate every aspect of our lives. The role forms part of the university’s commitment to create more opportunities for young people to parti
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Carlisle Culture – How can Carlisle capitalise on creative industries?
How can Carlisle build upon its arts, heritage and cultural assets – including 200 new graduates every year – to boost the local, regional and national economy as creative industries continue to smash UK records? Business leaders are invited to join a panel of influential figures next Tuesday (12 March) at the University of Cumbria to explore how they can help Carlisle thrive through developing creative industries and related infrastructure. Guests include designer Wayne Hemingway MBE.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019
UK farming expert wins Churchill Fellowship to learn lessons from Far East
Upland farming expert Dr Lois Mansfield, director of the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus, is today unveiled as one of 150 people across the UK to be awarded a prestigious 2019 Churchill Fellowship. She will use her award to travel to Japan to learn about the country's approach to rural development. Churchill Fellowships are awarded to people who are recognised as being ‘uniquely qualified by their real-life experience’ to head overseas to learn about issues affecting the UK.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019
Two inspirational students make the cut for national nursing awards
Two nursing students from the University of Cumbria have made the shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019. Diana Heyes, 50, and Lucia Scull, 27, are up for ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health’, respectively at this year’s awards.
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture
A University of Cumbria student touted as ‘the next generation of speakers’ has been selected to give a microlecture on adventure and discovery at the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). Originally from Norfolk, Taylor Butler-Eldridge, 25, will share his experience of working with Surfer’s Against Sewage inspiring school children in Cornwall and educating them about the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecology.
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019
Graduates celebrate Royal Television Society awards success
Two graduates from the University of Cumbria are celebrating wins at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) North East and Border Awards. Amon Shaw and Tom Strachan were among those recognised at the glittering 2019 RTS event, which took place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel. More than 400 people attended the event including actress Brenda Blethyn, star of ITV’s Vera, and a host of familiar faces from regional news centres such as ITV Border and BBC’s Look North.
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2019
Government minister Nick Gibb and author Frank Cottrell Boyce to top the bill at pioneering Northern education conference
Schools minister Nick Gibb and award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce will deliver keynote speeches in Carlisle next month when the city hosts one of the biggest events of its kind in northern England. The Northern Lights conference will celebrate good practice and explore the biggest issues faced by schools and educationalists across the region. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Education is staging the event in partnership with the St Ninian Catholic Federation.
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019
Sepsis specialist returns to teach nurses of the future
Five years ago Stacey Wilson fulfilled a childhood ambition to become a nurse when she qualified upon graduating from the University of Cumbria. Six months ago Stacey secured promotion and she is now one of two sepsis nurse specialists who oversee the care and treatment of more than 3,000 patients per month at north Cumbria’s two main hospitals. On Monday (25 February), Stacey will be on site talking about recognising sepsis and patient care.
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019
Boost to health research with launch of new support service
A service to help researchers in north Cumbria secure funding for health and social care research is launching in Carlisle later this month. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is launching at The University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle on Thursday 28 February.
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019
Award-winning PGCE student secures role at prestigious independent school
Deepening her teaching knowledge and understanding by completing a University of Cumbria distance learning course has helped an award-winning student secure a role at one of the country’s most prestigious independent schools. Amy Bishop, who completed her PGCE (non QTS) qualification with the University of Cumbria, is working at King Edward’s School, Birmingham.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
Summit for Cumbrian SMEs innovating county’s visitor economy
Up to 100 Cumbrian businesses will be inspired this week to accelerate and develop ideas, products and services for the one of the county’s biggest industries – tourism. The visitor economy is worth billions every year to the region and the University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership in a European-backed project - Cumbria Innovations Platform - to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are seeking to grow and innovate.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
Carlisle photography students light up Theatre by the Lake
Photography students from Carlisle are exhibiting their talents in a new exhibition at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. The ‘Theatre of Light' exhibition features work of second year photography students from the University of Cumbria as they explore the transformational potential of light, inspired by the theatre itself.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019
University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer
The University of Cumbria is proud to announce that it is starting new research that will help to shape future national NHS cancer services. The university’s Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE) team has secured £50,000 from the Northern Cancer Alliance (NCA) for the nine-month ‘Vague Symptoms Pathways Research’ project. Academics will explore the implementation of several specialist multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres in northern England.
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
New study seeks male post-break up domestic abuse experiences
An expert who brought into public consciousness the little-known area of male domestic abuse, is extending her research to explore men’s experience of abuse continuing after a relationship ends. Dr Liz Bates from the University of Cumbria is seeking men to contribute their real-life experiences of aggression and control perpetrated by female ex-partners.
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019