Top prize for MRI student Barry

Top prize for MRI student Barry

The end of seven years study was marked with a double celebration for a Wigan health worker. Not only did Barry Burgess succeed in gaining an MSc in magnetic resonance imaging from the University of Cumbria he was also awarded the Department of Medical & Sport Sciences Postgraduate Medical Imaging Prize for Professional and Academic Development at a ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral (Tuesday 27 November.)


Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tagged Graduation

Winter graduation ceremonies underway

Winter graduation ceremonies underway

Over thousand students watched by two thousand six hundred well-wishers are due in Carlisle this week as the city hosts the University of Cumbria’s winter graduation ceremony.


Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tagged Graduation

Student’s inspirational journey from labourer to academic in the making

Student’s inspirational journey from labourer to academic in the making

Scott Usher has gone from hanging industrial doors on the set of Coronation Street to collecting his degree certificate in psychology after graduating from the University of Cumbria this week. But it was cause for double celebration as Scott, not only joined his colleagues graduating from the University of Cumbria’s Psychology BSc (Hons), he was also awarded a prestigious prize for academic achievement.


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Social Science

Double celebration for Devon

Double celebration for Devon

There was cause for a double celebration for University of Cumbria medical imaging student Devon Benton who not only joined almost fifty colleagues in graduating but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of his outstanding work. Devon from Lytham St Annes was awarded The Challen Prize for Ethics to mark his ethical approach to his academic and clinical studies during the course.


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Radiography

Prize winner Grace 'a quietly exceptional student who attained astonishingly high marks'

Prize winner Grace 'a quietly exceptional student who attained astonishingly high marks'

There was cause for a double celebration for University of Cumbria medical imaging student Grace Marsden who not only joined nearly fifty colleagues in graduating but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of her outstanding work. Grace, from Bleasdale near Preston, was awarded the Dr Harold Tulloh Prize for Technique after attaining exceptionally high marks in technique related modules.


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Radiography

Double success for prize winner Paul

Double success for prize winner Paul

There was cause for a double celebration for Paul Morton who not only joined 20 colleagues graduating from the University of Cumbria’s law department but was awarded a prestigious prize. Paul received the law undergraduate student of the year prize in recognition of his achievements during a demanding but rewarding course, ranked first in the north west of England.


Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Law

Alumnus of the year Katie receives standing ovation following inspirational speech

Alumnus of the year Katie receives standing ovation following inspirational speech

There was high emotion as a University of Cumbria graduate received a standing ovation for her speech after being awarded a prestigious accolade. Katie Slavin-Trower, 27, was inaugurated as ‘alumnus of the year 2018’ at the university’s graduation ceremonies this week, for her work setting up theatre school, ‘Shining Stars ASN’ for children and adults with additional support needs.


Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation

First Cumbrian zoologists graduate

First Cumbrian zoologists graduate

From working as a researcher on the world’s largest living reef to tracking turtles in Turkey, the first group of zoology students to graduate from the University of Cumbria are set to make their mark on the world. Set up three years ago the course has proved popular with the work of lecturers led by charismatic course leader Dr Roy Armstrong praised by their pioneering students.


Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Zoology

Pioneering marine and freshwater graduate was inspired by Windermere waste

Pioneering marine and freshwater graduate was inspired by Windermere waste

“I always wanted to work with sharks” is how Emma Baker explains her enthusiasm for the aquatic world which has led to her becoming the first student to graduate from the University of Cumbria with an honours degree in Marine and Freshwater Conservation. The student, from Chester-le-Street, enjoyed unrivalled access to a variety of streams, rivers, lakes and the sea during her time based at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Outdoor Studies

University delighted to deliver Project Academy for Sellafield

University delighted to deliver Project Academy for Sellafield

The first students to complete a brand new course in project scope baseline management were among the latest to graduate from the Project Academy for Sellafield. The group were honoured at a ceremony hosted by the University of Cumbria which is delivering the ground-breaking academy on behalf of Sellafield Ltd.


Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018

Tagged Business, Graduation

National School of Forestry student receives top award

National School of Forestry student receives top award

There was cause for a double celebration for Tom Harvey who as well as graduating from the University of Cumbria's National School of Forestry with a BSc woodland ecology and conservation qualification also won a prestigious prize. Tom was presented with the award which recognises the student with the best final year forest management plan by John Paterson, director of EGGER Forestry.


Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

Tagged Forestry, Graduation

Inaugural Woodland Trust prize presented to East Sussex star student

Inaugural Woodland Trust prize presented to East Sussex star student

There was an extra reason for celebration for forestry student Ben Crisford who as well as graduating from the University of Cumbria’s National School of Forestry was the first recipient of a new prize awarded by the Woodland Trust. The student, from Heathfield in East Sussex, was awarded the inaugural prize which recognises the best overall grade on BSc (Hons) Woodland Ecology and Conservation with and without placement.


Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Law

University equips military paramedics with life-saving skills

University equips military paramedics with life-saving skills

The latest military paramedics to be trained by the University of Cumbria have graduated bringing to well over a hundred the number now equipped with life-saving skills. Over the last four years, 100 paramedics and over 300 technicians have been trained for the RAF and army by the university.


Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Paramedic

Outstanding response to university 1000-mile bus tour

Outstanding response to university 1000-mile bus tour

Students from the University of Cumbria will be over 450 miles into a 1000-mile tour of Northern England and Ireland by the end of this week, helping people to find their place at university. So far, students have taken over 450 enquiries from people looking to start university this year or next. Students have spoken to people from such far off places as Colombia and one individual is known to have travelled 105 miles from his home in Dublin to visit the bus in Belfast just to get some advice.


Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tagged Business, CACHET, Children and Families, Community Work, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Law, Media Arts, Midwifery, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic

Students to celebrate at winter graduations

Students to celebrate at winter graduations

A student who photographed patients to challenge perceptions of disability and another who appeared on BBC Countryfile will join TV newsreader Dr Fiona Armstrong at next week’s graduation ceremonies in Carlisle. Over a thousand students will graduate at ceremonies beginning next Tuesday (27 Nov) at Carlisle Cathedral.


Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Graduation, Media Arts, Student Life

Students are in focus as special edition of BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria

Students are in focus as special edition of BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria

Wildlife media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme. Presenter Ellie Harrison interviewed students and lecturer Cain Scrimgeour at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s reserve at Foulshaw Moss in south Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tagged Wildlife Media

Cumbria radiation sciences research work scores with international community

Cumbria radiation sciences research work scores with international community

An internationally recognised discussion group which considers medical radiation sciences research has chosen to highlight work carried out at the University of Cumbria for the second time this year. This month research work, which examined how children are cared for while undergoing MRI procedures, will be the lead discussion topic. The study was conducted by senior lecturer in research methods and social psychology Dr Paul Miller and senior lecturer colleague Dr Lisa Booth.


Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018

Tagged Radiography, Research

University alumni recall Christmas past

University alumni recall Christmas past

A group of university students who marked Christmas in song at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria almost half a century ago have revisited the site. Gordon Basterfield, together with a group of other teacher training students, decided it would be a kind gesture to sing carols for principal Hugh Pollard in 1973. Dr Pollard thought so much of the gesture that he invited the students to all sign his visitor book which is still held among the archives on the Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018

Tagged Education

Film of African English project to premiere in Lancaster

Film of African English project to premiere in Lancaster

A film which features the largest English literacy project in Africa is to be premiered in Lancaster next month. Education experts from the University of Cumbria and Lancaster-based Universal Learning Solutions have long collaborated on a project to share their skills in Africa. Lancaster-based academic Jan Ashbridge travelled to the country this summer to promote the use of phonics with teachers from the country spending time last year in north Lancashire and Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018

Tagged Education

Couple got more than just degree at graduation

Couple got more than just degree at graduation

A couple who met on the same course got more than just a qualification from their time at university. As well as gaining a first rate education, the duo unexpectedly found their life-long partner.


Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018

Tagged Education

Rural areas need a joined up approach to avoid the worst of Brexit

Rural areas need a joined up approach to avoid the worst of Brexit

Rural areas would benefit from greater devolved decision making and a single, co-ordinated voice to avoid long-term issues being made worse by Brexit. Academics at the University of Cumbria, Newcastle University and Northumbria University looked at the implications of Brexit on rural Northumberland and surrounding areas.


Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Tagged CRED, Research

National science spectacular hitting the road

National science spectacular hitting the road

London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is set to blow minds across six Cumbrian schools next week in a temperature plummeting extravaganza.


Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Education, Research, Science

‘Pudsey Party’ marks start of creative relationship with BBC

‘Pudsey Party’ marks start of creative relationship with BBC

The University of Cumbria’s arts campus was beamed live to viewers across the north east and Cumbria on BBC 1 after being transformed into the main regional venue for this year’s BBC Children in Need programme (Friday 16 November.) Around 50 students from the campus were involved on and off screen to support the event with more due to enjoy work experience with the BBC in the future.


Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Autism research could end confusion in criminal justice system

Autism research could end confusion in criminal justice system

Research which could help people who it is claimed have ‘context blindness’ receive a fairer treatment by the criminal justice system has been carried out in Cumbria. Academics at the University of Cumbria carried out the two-year long research project in partnership with the Cumbrian-based Triple A Project (All About Autism) charity to raise awareness and prevent confusion.


Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018

Tagged Research, Social Science

New chairman looks forward to bright future

New chairman looks forward to bright future

Confidence and consistency; the words that Geoff Donnelly uses throughout his first interview as chairman of the board of the University of Cumbria. From his work in industry to time on the board with high flying Oxford Brookes University, Geoff has seen the industrial and teaching landscape change massively.


Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tagged

Fascinating elephant facts revealed as university and natural history society sign collaborative agreement

Fascinating elephant facts revealed as university and natural history society sign collaborative agreement

Elephants’ fear of bees and dislike of chillies; two facts to emerge during an evening’s talk from wildlife biologist and TV presenter Lizzie Daly who spoke at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus. The star of BBC’s Earth Unplugged and Curious Creatures came as part of a celebration to mark a collaboration between the Ambleside Natural History Society and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Research

Pudsey comes to Cumbria

Pudsey comes to Cumbria

The University of Cumbria in Carlisle is to play host to BBC Look North’s annual Children in Need event. The university’s Brampton Road campus will be the base for an evening of performances and celebrations on Friday 16 November, all aimed at highlighting fundraising in Cumbria and the North East in aid of the children’s charity. Last year’s telethon raised £60.7m and 2018 will be hoping to go even higher.


Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Leading Cumbrian academic takes part in conference aimed at disrupting international poaching trade

Leading Cumbrian academic takes part in conference aimed at disrupting international poaching trade

The University of Cumbria’s professor of environment and society was among a top level group of academics called to attend an international conference held to discuss the trade in illegal wildlife. Professor Ian Convery was asked to take part in an inter-governmental panel discussion which brought him into contact with government ministers and heads of state from over 80 countries, including Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt.


Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Research

Students write course as they study it

Students write course as they study it

Three European universities are trialling an innovative approach to tackle student dropout rates –students are developing their own course in a bid to break down barriers to education.


Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Research

University appoints new professors of practice

University appoints new professors of practice

A face well known within Cumbria’s tourism industry and an expert in child protection issues are to join the University of Cumbria as professors of practice.


Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tagged Alumni, Business, CNPPA, Community Work, Education, Research

University carries out vital research into Kazakhstan snow leopards in key study

University carries out vital research into Kazakhstan snow leopards in key study

Kazakhstan’s vulnerable iconic snow leopards have been put under the spotlight in key research by University of Cumbria academics. The country’s national symbol, Panthera uncia has been investigated in an assessment of the big cats, alongside their prey populations using environmental data and computer modelling techniques.


Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Research

Sophie's trip of a lifetime brings new skills back to the classroom

Sophie's trip of a lifetime brings new skills back to the classroom

Environmental work, community support and a 17 day trek through a rainforest has given a University of Cumbria zoology student Sophie Babbs memories that are sure to last a lifetime. The 21 year old originally from North Walsham, in Norfolk, but now living in Carlisle in Cumbria, received support from the Eleanor Peel Trust towards the 10 week volunteering trip to Malaysian Borneo with Raleigh International.


Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Tagged Zoology