West End hit musical sees new star in miniature

West End hit musical sees new star in miniature

A smash hit musical has a pocket-sized star at London’s Apollo Theatre courtesy of a University of Cumbria performing arts graduate. Crowds flocking to Shaftesbury Avenue to see award-winning Everybody’s Talking About Jamie could meet-up with a celebrity doll depicting the show’s lead. The brainchild of Stee Leahy, 26, who worked his Jamie lookalike from a 16inch Barbie-type doll, the model has brought widespread acclaim and clamours for copies.


Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Employability, Performing Arts

University welcomes visitors in Anglo-French student exchange

University welcomes visitors in Anglo-French student exchange

Two masters students from France are getting an insight into the English education system thanks to an exchange link with the University of Cumbria. Hélène Boos and Samantha Pallas, who are studying at the ESPE Aquitaine (École Supérieure du Professorat et de l'Éducation) based in Bordeaux, are spending two weeks in a primary school in Lancaster.


Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tagged Children and Families, Education, Lancaster

Flagship BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions? heads to Carlisle

Flagship BBC Radio 4 programme Any Questions? heads to Carlisle

On Friday, 15 March 2019, BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? will be broadcasting live from the Stanwix Theatre on the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle. The weekly programme – the station’s flagship political panel show – features a diverse panel of personalities and speakers who answer questions from an audience.


Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts

Artist calls for personal keepsakes to create collective memory bank

Artist calls for personal keepsakes to create collective memory bank

Carlisle based artist, Jan Marshall 55, is making an unusual request of staff, students and local residents living near the University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle. She wants their keepsakes and mementoes to set into resin ‘bricks’, which together she will use to form a series of colourful and original sculptures to transform the university campus.


Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing

University chief makes top northern female power list

University chief makes top northern female power list

A female leader from the University of Cumbria has made the Northern Power Women 2019 Power List. Jackie Arnold MBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Region and Employer Engagement at the University of Cumbria has won a place on the highly desirable and respected list.


Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tagged Business, Employability

Budding photographer, Hannah, recognised with national award

Budding photographer, Hannah, recognised with national award

A young photography student’s stunning photograph has been recognised with a top award from one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. Hannah Faith Jackson (18), a first year photography student at the University of Cumbria, won the ‘Living the View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018, youth category.


Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Student Life

Bespoke teacher training scheme brings improvements for Cumbrian school federation

Bespoke teacher training scheme brings improvements for Cumbrian school federation

Trainee and newly-qualified teachers from Northern Ireland are helping to improve education delivered by a family of Catholic primary schools in Cumbria. Increasing numbers of trainee teachers from Northern Ireland who have enrolled on the Primary PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) course at the University of Cumbria are supporting a Carlisle school federation.


Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tagged Education

Teacher training link with Northern Ireland reaches 10-year milestone

Teacher training link with Northern Ireland reaches 10-year milestone

An initiative that helps train new teachers from Northern Ireland is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. The University of Cumbria has been working to meet a demand from prospective students in Northern Ireland for postgraduate primary teacher training for the last decade.


Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tagged Education, Northern Ireland

Emmy award-winning adventure film-maker heads to Carlisle

Emmy award-winning adventure film-maker heads to Carlisle

An Emmy award-winning adventure cinematographer will share exciting tales of his life behind a lens when he visits Carlisle this month. Highly respected by some of the world's top mountaineers, Keith Partridge has worked in some of the world's most hostile and spectacular environments and helped create more than 60 films.


Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019

Tagged Media Arts, Research, Student Hub

Designers inspiring students as gaming industry booms

Designers inspiring students as gaming industry booms

The next generation of video game designers will learn from some of the best in the business at an event in Carlisle this week. Two leading figures are visiting the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, when the winners of its GameJam competition will be announced.


Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019

Tagged Media Arts, Performing Arts

Soundscape research brings the countryside to life

Soundscape research brings the countryside to life

Could a soundscape, presented using state of the art technology, help encourage more young people to take an active interest in the countryside? A collaboration between the University of Cumbria, University for the Creative Arts, Glyndwr University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Albion Outdoors funded by the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) has seen academics focus on nature and biodiversity.


Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Research

Pioneering Lake District research collaboration underway

Pioneering Lake District research collaboration underway

Three pioneering students whose work will help develop a greater understanding of the priceless Cumbrian environment have begun their research. The University of Cumbria is collaborating with Friends of the Lake District, the South Cumbria Rivers Trust and Portable Ecosystems Ltd to offer the innovative MSc programmes.


Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies, Research

Top level delegation aims to foster closer ties between China and Cumbria

Top level delegation aims to foster closer ties between China and Cumbria

An exciting collaboration between the University of Cumbria and Chinese universities was strengthened further following a successful visit led by Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell. During an intensive four-day visit, a team from Cumbria visited four universities to further existing partnership, focussed on students and staff travelling to China and vice versa to engage in academic work.


Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

Tagged Forestry, Health and Wellbeing

International recognition for Lancaster radiography researchers

International recognition for Lancaster radiography researchers

Radiography researchers from the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria are celebrating after winning one of the inaugural prizes awarded by an internationally recognised discussion group. In March Lancaster-based academics Dr Charles Sloan and Dr Paul Miller invited discussions around a paper entitled Are Recent Radiography Grads ‘fit for purpose?’ The online community voted by a significant margin this week that this was the ‘favourite chat’ in recognition of the debate it prompted.


Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tagged Radiography, Research

Ambleside talks aim to showcase research work underway at university

Ambleside talks aim to showcase research work underway at university

Talks on the value of time spent outside and the health and the wellbeing benefits for primary school age children learning in the great outdoors are among a series of talks to be held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus in 2019. The professoriate lectures are a new initiative aimed at appealing to students and locals alike. The lecture series provides an opportunity for Professors at the University of Cumbria to share insights into their work and research and its impact on society.


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research

New year heralds new nursing opportunities at university

New year heralds new nursing opportunities at university

The arrival of a new year is often the time when many people consider developing new skills, switching careers or taking on a new challenge. And those considering a career in nursing have the opportunity to find out more from the University of Cumbria this weekend.


Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

Inaugural Institute of Arts Community Engagement Prize winner Megan's 'labour of love' sees her gain commission

Inaugural Institute of Arts Community Engagement Prize winner Megan's 'labour of love' sees her gain commission

Her work to highlight disability by taking photographs of people with prosthetic limbs has seen photography student Megan Ogley not only graduate with a top award but be commissioned to carry on work that has become her passion. The University of Cumbria graduate from Pontefract worked with charities Steel Bones and PACE who introduced Megan to members of the prosthetics community. She encouraged them to share their stories and model for her with hundreds agreeing to take part.


Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation

Ambleside exercise brings specialist army regiment, mountain rescue and paramedics together

Ambleside exercise brings specialist army regiment, mountain rescue and paramedics together

The university’s Ambleside campus has been used for a variety of realistic scenarios with members of 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment joining Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and university paramedic trainers in tackling a series of incidents involving casualties suffering from potentially life-threatening conditions.


Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tagged Paramedic

100 years of learning disability nursing being marked by the University of Cumbria

100 years of learning disability nursing being marked by the University of Cumbria

An important area of nursing is 100 years old in 2019 and the University of Cumbria – a key UK provider of newly-qualified nurses and other health professionals - is gearing up to mark the anniversary. Those studying the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) course in Carlisle and Lancaster are working with staff to devise a series of events to mark the milestone throughout 2019.


Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018

Tagged Nursing

University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

Just weeks after ceremonies were held in Carlisle, students of the University of Cumbria have graduated thousands of miles away. FAME International College is located in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. The first cohort of 49 students to graduate received their awards from university Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell (Dec 8) at a ceremony held at the college.


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

Tagged Education

Local boy returns home to inspire others to study in Cumbria

Local boy returns home to inspire others to study in Cumbria

For Paul Lawlor, going home to Northern Ireland has been a little different these days since he graduated earlier this year. The Belfast born 25-year-old graduated from the University of Cumbria with a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with qualified teacher status (QTS) in July. Now he’s on the road around Northern Ireland talking about his experiences at university and inspiring prospective students.


Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tagged Northern Ireland

NHS patients across Cumbria to benefit from Helen's health course success

NHS patients across Cumbria to benefit from Helen's health course success

Gaining a masters qualification from the University of Cumbria has transformed Helen McGahon’s life, a move that is also driving forward improvements in healthcare across the north and west of the county. Discover how Helen, an associate director of Allied Health Professionals in north Cumbria, juggled full-time work with study to complete a masters qualification.


Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Further funding sought following interest in south Cumbrian species reintroduction project

Further funding sought following interest in south Cumbrian species reintroduction project

Nearly 500 people took part in a series of talks aimed at highlighting the possible reintroduction of species to South Cumbria. The project, called Back on our Map (BOOM) was led by academics from the University of Cumbria’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.


Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies, Research

Brain injury patient shares story with Lancaster nursing students

Brain injury patient shares story with Lancaster nursing students

The story of how a life changing brain injury as a teenager led to a range of challenges has been shared with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Peter Speight sustained a traumatic brain injury at the age of 14 told undergraduate nursing students how he overcame the incident and subsequent blindness.


Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Practitioners invited to help transform Arts in Health provision in Cumbria

Practitioners invited to help transform Arts in Health provision in Cumbria

The University of Cumbria and Healing Arts of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are teaming up to host a day of conversations and workshops for art and health practitioners across the area. The first Cumbria Arts in Health Conversation is to take place at the university’s Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle on Thursday 17th January 2019 with two nationally-recognised figures lined up to deliver keynote speeches.


Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Performing Arts

Brit Rock film show aims to benefit university climbing club

Brit Rock film show aims to benefit university climbing club

A chance meeting with outdoor film-maker Alistair Lee has led to a collaboration which will see the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria play host to a series of breathtaking films at an event to raise money for university's mountaineering club. Among those shown as part of the Brit Rock Tour will be one focusing on Lake District climber Anna Taylor. The film show will be held in the Percival Lecture Theatre, Rydal Road, Ambleside on Friday 2 November at 730pm.


Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tagged Student Life

New Pro Vice Chancellor to work on achieving greater student success

New Pro Vice Chancellor to work on achieving greater student success

Achieving greater student success and supporting more to access and benefit from higher education, within Cumbria, the UK and further afield, will be the mission of the University of Cumbria’s newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibility for academic matters. A highly experienced academic leader, Professor Robert Trimble will join the university’s executive team from the University of Sunderland in February 2019.


Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tagged

University of Cumbria recognised in 'UK’s Best Breakthroughs'

University of Cumbria recognised in 'UK’s Best Breakthroughs'

University of Cumbria research into cases of male domestic abuse is listed in the ‘UK’s Best Breakthroughs’ for having a significant impact on people’s everyday lives. The list compiled by Universities UK, the umbrella group for UK universities, is part of the ‘MadeAtUni’ campaign launched today.


Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tagged Psychology, Research

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Players from Morecambe Football Club recovering after injury have been receiving top treatment from the University of Cumbria as part of a pioneering scheme. The Shrimps have been given access to state of the art performance laboratories at the university’s Lancaster campus which house equipment used to accurately measure leg strength. By comparing how uninjured knees and ankles perform club physios can work out how much treatment is needed on injured limbs.


Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018

Tagged Sport

University of Cumbria celebrates community links with festive evening of entertainment

University of Cumbria celebrates community links with festive evening of entertainment

A free festive evening is poised to showcase the talents of students and staff from the University of Cumbria and celebrate the institution’s community links with the city of Carlisle. The University of Cumbria is holding its first Christmas Celebration at Carlisle Cathedral on Monday 10 December 2018.


Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Media entrepreneurs recognised at university graduation ceremony

Media entrepreneurs recognised at university graduation ceremony

A group of three friends who all studied together and went on to set up a multi-media company have celebrated graduating and receiving an award in recognition of their entrepreneurship. Emily Dodd studied Wildlife Media and along with Adventure Media student Alex Fowkes and Sam Burton who studied Photography at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts collaborated to set themselves up in business in October 2015.


Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation, Wildlife Media

Army Major turns to University of Cumbria to develop advanced skills for trailblazing nursing role

Army Major turns to University of Cumbria to develop advanced skills for trailblazing nursing role

It was a double celebration for British Army Officer Major Peter Royal who has been at the latest University of Cumbria graduation ceremonies. He was among 1,000 jubilant graduands whose academic achievements were celebrated in nine different ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral.


Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Nursing