From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

Two senior policing academics from Canada have met counterparts in Cumbia with the aim of considering collaborative crime projects. Dr Gary Ellis and Dr Glenn Hanna both manage the Justice Studies programme at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto Canada and were guests of the University of Cumbria’s policing department on Friday (2 Nov.)


Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018

Tagged Policing, Research

Reintroducing endangered dragonfly to south Cumbria

Reintroducing endangered dragonfly to south Cumbria

In light of the WWF’s startling claim that over 60% of the world’s animal populations have been lost in little over four decades due to man-made factors, experts from the University of Cumbria are lending their genetic expertise to re-introduce an endangered dragonfly to a wildlife reserve in south Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tagged Research, Science, Zoology

Sustainability student to host BBC One Show presenter's festival date to highlight plastic pollution

Sustainability student to host BBC One Show presenter's festival date to highlight plastic pollution

A student from the University of Cumbria who is working to improve the sustainability of the Kendal Mountain Festival is to present and interview a BBC One Show presenter who’s campaigning to highlight plastic pollution. One Show presenter Lucy Siegle will be appearing at this year’s event on Saturday and will be hosted by PhD student Seónaid Lafferty.


Posted on Monday, November 12, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies, Research

World leading intelligence specialist buys former business student’s brainchild

World leading intelligence specialist buys former business student’s brainchild

A technology usage data company dreamed up and launched by a University of Cumbria business student has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a major American intelligence specialist. Only a year after graduating, Tim Royston-Webb has seen the acquisition of his London-based brainchild by HG Data, which identifies software, hardware and cloud services used by millions of companies worldwide.


Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tagged Business

China visit may yield wide-ranging benefits for Cumbrian economy

China visit may yield wide-ranging benefits for Cumbrian economy

A delegation from the University of Cumbria hope to have planted seeds of opportunity which could lead to the university and the region it serves playing an important part in the rapidly changing global economy. The “Belt and Road” Forum held in Beijing drew together delegates from a wide range of areas ranging from forestry, the environment, nursing and midwifery, teacher training, business and apprenticeships.


Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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New course to be offered at Lake District-based National School of Forestry

New course to be offered at Lake District-based National School of Forestry

The University of Cumbria is planning to launch an innovative part-time qualification after renewed interest from within the forestry industry. Last years’ Forestry Skills Study published by the government called for more skilled staff to be employed in the UK’s woodland management industry. Now the National School of Forestry, based at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria, are proposing to launch a foundation degree on a part time basis to be delivered over a three year period.


Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tagged Forestry

A tale of the suffragette movement to have its Cumbrian debut at the Stanwix Theatre

A tale of the suffragette movement to have its Cumbrian debut at the Stanwix Theatre

Woman on Fire will be performed in the Stanwix Theatre on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £10.00 and are available to book online from www.stanwixtheatre.co.ukor telephone 01228 400356 or email to boxoffice@stanwixtheatre.co.uk.


Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Ambleside campus director promises ‘honest and open dialogue’ with communities

Ambleside campus director promises ‘honest and open dialogue’ with communities

The ‘jewel in the crown’ is how the University of Cumbria’s newly appointed director of the Ambleside campus describes the site in the heart of the Lake District. But Dr Lois Mansfield is no stranger to the historic centre; for 20 years she has worked in higher education in Cumbria most recently as principal lecturer in forestry, conservation and geography based within sight of Fairfield and a host of other sought after peaks.


Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Employability, Finance, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research

Is Zoe the youngest lecturer in the UK?

Is Zoe the youngest lecturer in the UK?

It has been a whirlwind year for recent nursing graduate, Zoe Butler. Not only did she win student nurse of the year before landing her dream-nursing job at her local NHS Trust but now she has secured a lecturing job at the university she graduated from at the tender age of 22, leading many to believe she is the youngest lecturer in the country.


Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Paramedic lecturer leads team on NATO Exercise

Paramedic lecturer leads team on NATO Exercise

A paramedic lecturer from the University of Cumbria is playing a leading role in a military exercise which could help shape a country's response to natural disasters. Major David Bates ARRC is currently deployed as an army reservist and is leading a UK mentoring team made up of 16 mentors and advisers in Kosovo.


Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018

Tagged Paramedic

New students will bring 'vitality and vibrancy' to Cumbria and north Lancashire

New students will bring 'vitality and vibrancy' to Cumbria and north Lancashire

Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside are set to welcome an influx of twelve hundred new students who will join the University of Cumbria for the first time this week (16 September.) Studying subjects ranging from arts to zoology and joining from all over the UK, the new arrivals will bring added vibrancy to the communities they will call home for the next few years.


Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tagged Student Life

Mental Health Festival underway

Mental Health Festival underway

‘A very deliberate message’ the view of the head of the University of Cumbria’s department of health Dr Louise Nelson speaking at the start of a two-day festival of mental health. The event, held at the Lancaster campus on Wednesday 10 October – World Mental Health Day – and on Thursday 11 was organised together by the university’s mental health teaching and support staff and is thought to be the first of its kind.


Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Satirical comic artist exhibits retrospective in Cumbria

Satirical comic artist exhibits retrospective in Cumbria

Luke McGarry, best-known for internet meme sensation, Sad Chewie, and cartoons for American humour magazine, Mad, is exhibiting 31 at 31, a retrospective of his work from the last decade at the Vallum Gallery.


Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

University offers open access to wealth of research work

University offers open access to wealth of research work

A portal that at the touch of a button allows free access to a varied wealth of research, carried out by students and staff at Cumbria’s university, is being celebrated this month From pieces of work examining mental illness and the role society plays in health to considering how to tackle a condition affecting primates in sub-Saharan Africa, there are thousands of thought-provoking items held online. Known as Insight the University of Cumbria’s digital repository is nearly ten years old.


Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

Tagged Student Life

BBC TV wildlife biologist to host public lecture to celebrate collaboration between university and Ambleside Natural History Society

BBC TV wildlife biologist to host public lecture to celebrate collaboration between university and Ambleside Natural History Society

Wildlife biologist and TV presenter Lizzie Daly is to come to Cumbria. The star of BBC’s Earth Unplugged and Curious Creatures will be at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria on October 11 from 730pm as part of a celebration to mark a collaboration between the Ambleside Natural History Society and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018

Tagged Conservation

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

The international opportunities for Cumbria together with the development of higher apprenticeship schemes were among topics discussed by the MP for Copeland and the University of Cumbria’s director of industrial strategy. Professor Andy Gale met Trudy Harrison MP for a wide-ranging discussion about the university’s aims and ambition.


Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tagged Community Work

University to host major UN investment event

University to host major UN investment event

The University of Cumbria is organising an event held as part of a major United Nations conference to consider world investment this month. The UN headquarters in Geneva will play host to the World Investment Forum 2018 on 24 October which will draw together heads of states along with ministers, the chief executives of multi-national organisations,


Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

University plans to expand library stock

University plans to expand library stock

The University of Cumbria is looking to increase the number of physical and digital books held in libraries on all campuses. The initiative, called Get More Books, is aimed at helping undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy wider access to relevant reading material irrespective of which course they are studying or where.


Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tagged Student Life

Ultimate trip for frisbee playing occupational therapy student

Ultimate trip for frisbee playing occupational therapy student

A student at the University of Cumbria has just competed alongside 3,500 competitors from 36 countries in the World Championship event for ultimate frisbee. Laura Triggs is studying a masters in occupational therapy and was able to juggle studying, placements and training to compete.


Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Abuse research work gets national coverage

Abuse research work gets national coverage

Work by University of Cumbria applied psychologist Dr Liz Bates to investigate cases of male abuse amid claims that not enough support is available to men has been featured by BBC News. BBC Inside Out North West heard from case studies with Dr Bates interviewed as part of the documentary which revealed details of a significant increase in cases reported to police.


Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

A university lecturer has won an award for her unusual research approach at the BERA Conference 2018 at Northumbria University. Tracy uses story-telling techniques to share research findings in an engaging and easy way to understand.


Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Super cool science shows aim to spark STEM imagination in Cumbria

Super cool science shows aim to spark STEM imagination in Cumbria

Feeling a cloud, making instant ice cream and blowing up a balloon may not be part of your typical school day but thousands of pupils in Cumbria are being given the chance to do just that at a series of super science shows. The events are a collaboration between the React Foundation, Robin Rigg windfarm and University of Cumbria which is poised to bring more science experience to secondary schools later this year.


Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tagged Science

Festival of mental health receives backing from Lord Bragg

Festival of mental health receives backing from Lord Bragg

Broadcaster, author, parliamentarian and honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria Lord Melvyn Bragg has offered his support and endorsement for a Festival of Mental Health which is to take place at the university’s Lancaster campus next month. In what is thought to be a first, organisers say the event is aimed as a celebration of mental health and will bring together performing arts as well as mental health messages.


Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Paramedics and midwives invited to university event aimed at improving obstetric emergency treatment

Paramedics and midwives invited to university event aimed at improving obstetric emergency treatment

Domestic abuse during pregnancy, out-of-hospital obstetric emergencies and neonatal airway management are among subjects to be considered at a conference at the University of Cumbria aimed at paramedics and midwives. With a variety of professionals involved in this area of health the aim of the event is to remove the rigidity of professional boundaries and encourage professions to work together more closely.


Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tagged Paramedic

Renowned Cumbrian artist exhibits retrospective at university gallery

Renowned Cumbrian artist exhibits retrospective at university gallery

A celebrated Cumbrian-based artist is bringing a retrospective of his work to the University of Cumbria’s Vallum Gallery this week. Alan Stones, a Penrith-based multi-disciplinary artist will exhibit selected drawings from his back catalogue spanning 48 years.


Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts

'Blue light' event attracts hundreds and creates buzz about emergency service, health and care careers

'Blue light' event attracts hundreds and creates buzz about emergency service, health and care careers

Students interested in a career with the emergency services and health and care sector enjoyed the chance to meet professionals at a special event held at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle. Groups from schools as well as further and higher education enjoyed talks, demonstrations and workshops staged as part of the health care and blue light careers event.


Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018

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University and partners offer collaborative research opportuinity

University and partners offer collaborative research opportuinity

The University of Cumbria is collaborating with three different organisations concerned with the environmental welfare of Cumbria to offer innovative MSc research programmes. The university’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA) is offering the opportunity of embarking on relevant, real life study by working with the Friends of the Lake District, the South Cumbria Rivers Trust and Portable Ecosystems Ltd.


Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018

Tagged CNPPA

Academic explores why it's good to laugh

Academic explores why it's good to laugh

A University of Cumbria senior lecturer in mental health will tell delegates at a specialist Royal College of Nursing Conference in Manchester that humour could help when it comes to treating mental illness. Steve McCarthy-Grunwald, senior lecturer mental health nursing studies, says used in the right way and in the right situation, humour can help patients improve their mental wellb being.


Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018

Tagged Research

Pioneering library smart card trialled at Ambleside campus

Pioneering library smart card trialled at Ambleside campus

Students joining the University of Cumbria at Ambleside will be able to make more use of the campus library this term thanks to the development of an innovative programme, which can capture information and display details on their smartphone or tablet. Staff have developed what is thought to be pioneering library ‘smart card’ which uses a quick response (QR) code to be read by digital devices.


Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018

Tagged Research, Student Life

'Fighting Philip' brings special skills to university during Fresher's week

'Fighting Philip' brings special skills to university during Fresher's week

An ‘assault’ on new theatre students will be launched by one of the country’s biggest names in fight directing. Master teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, Philip d'Orléans, will share the skills of beating people up safely with University of Cumbria newcomers during Freshers’ week.


Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

An event aimed at showcasing the vital work carried out by the emergency services in Cumbria and ways of becoming a part of them is to be held at the University of Cumbria. The Health Care and Blue Light offers careers advice which is intended to encourage paramedics, nurses and police officers of the future to learn more about the professions.


Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018

Tagged Applications, Community Work, Education, Employability, Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic, Policing, Radiography

The Bond girl, a horror film and the film lecturer from Cumbria

The Bond girl, a horror film and the film lecturer from Cumbria

Sleep paralysis, a Bond girl, a university lecturer from Carlisle and a $2.5million film deal may seem to have little in common but the latest new U.S. horror release has a clear link to Cumbria. Film and TV lecturer Clive Tonge has just directed his first film which is now on show across the U.S.


Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tagged Art and Design