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

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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

University praised as 'anchor institution' by regional businesses and industry

University praised as 'anchor institution' by regional businesses and industry

The University of Cumbria’s role as an anchor institution bringing higher education to Cumbria and working across Cumbria’s key sectors was confirmed during a high-level gathering held during graduation week.


Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tagged Business, CACHET, CNPPA, Community Work, CRED, Education, Employability, Finance

Conservation students make their mark with wildflower planting project

Conservation students make their mark with wildflower planting project

Twenty six students from the University of Cumbria joined forces with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to plant wildflowers in a meadow in Hartley in the Eden Valley. This is the sixth year running that first year conservation undergraduates have assisted with planting wildflowers in this area of Cumbria. This year the students were planting on John Strutt Conservation Foundation land at Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen.


Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tagged Conservation

Barrow student 'honoured' to receive top award

Barrow student 'honoured' to receive top award

A seconded nurse had cause for a double celebration as not only did she graduate, she also won an award for her outstanding academic achievement. Makayla Brown, 47, from Barrow-in-Furness completed a BSc Hons mental health nursing degree at the University of Cumbria after transferring from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Nursing

Former footballer shares moving story with Lancaster nursing students

Former footballer shares moving story with Lancaster nursing students

Former professional footballer Len Johnrose has shared his experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The 49 year-old former midfielder who played for clubs including Bury, Burnley and Swansea City spoke candidly about his life as a primary school teacher and how he and has family cope with his condition which was diagnosed two years ago.


Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Tagged Nursing

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

One of the world’s leading industrial technology companies is working with Cumbria’s university to train project managers of the future. The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement to provide level 6 project manager degree apprenticeships to Rolls-Royce apprentices. The degree apprenticeship was developed by a national trailblazer group involving both organisations and other major employers along with training providers from a variety of industries.


Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Tagged Business, Research, Science

Palm oil sustainability researcher receives top award

Palm oil sustainability researcher receives top award

A course in Cumbria may help influence an industry which has been criticised for causing environmental damage. Gregory Foster is working to raise the sustainability profile of the oil palm industry in Malaysia and has just completed an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Tagged Graduation, IFLAS

Award-winning Hazel draws on her success

Award-winning Hazel draws on her success

There was cause for a triple celebration for award winning illustration student Hazel Mason. Hazel, a third year BA (Hons) Illustration student, not graduated from the University of Cumbria (November 28) she was awarded the Derwent prize for excellence along with a second award for academic excellence. The 21 year old from Stoke-on-Trent was rewarded for the excellence of her illustrations.


Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation

High-flying Elizabeth gains top university award

High-flying Elizabeth gains top university award

A twist of fate has seen an outstanding university student receive a top award from an academic who first met her family on a beach in north Wales. University of Cumbria lecturer Anne Gager was on holiday and struck up a conversation with the family of Elizabeth Quiligoitti. Fast forward 24 years and not only has the student joined colleagues in receiving a PGCE primary certificate but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of her outstanding work.


Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Tagged Education, Graduation

Midwife Helen fulfills lifetime ambition

Midwife Helen fulfills lifetime ambition

Five years of study has resulted in a top prize for one of Cumbria’s newest midwives. Helen Baxter, from Ambleside, is among more than 1,000 University of Cumbria graduands celebrating at Carlisle Cathedral this week. The awards come just a few weeks after Helen began working as a midwife at the South Lakes Birth Centre. The £12m centre at the Furness General Hospital, Barrow, officially opened in February.


Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Midwifery

Brother and sister enjoy double graduation celebration

Brother and sister enjoy double graduation celebration

Helping runs in the family as a brother and sister graduate on the same day, one in social work and the other learning disability nursing. Marion Chidziya, 48, from Oldham graduated from the University of Cumbria with an MA in Social Work. Meanwhile her brother, Walter Tavaziva, 40 had also travelled to Carlisle Cathedral from Greater Manchester to receive his award, a BSc in Learning Disability Nursing.


Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Nursing, Social Science

University 'punching well above its weight' broadcaster Fiona tells graduates

University 'punching well above its weight' broadcaster Fiona tells graduates

‘Punching well above its’ weight’ – the words of broadcaster Fiona Armstrong describing the university which today (Wednesday November 28) awarded her an honorary fellowship. A familiar face on ITV Border as well as network BBC and ITN, she spoke passionately about the University of Cumbria’s aims and ambition watched by family, friends and students.


Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation

Award winning Lotty uses support experience to begin new career as occupational therapist

Award winning Lotty uses support experience to begin new career as occupational therapist

A married mother-of-three has used her experience of supporting people with acquired brain injuries to carve out a new career as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Cumbria. And it is a double celebration for 48-year-old Lotty Romaniszyn, who lives in Carlisle. Not only has Lotty been celebrating her MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Cumbria at this week’s graduation ceremonies, she has also named postgraduate student of the year.


Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Health and Wellbeing

Nurse Leanne receives top award for dementia campaign

Nurse Leanne receives top award for dementia campaign

A Carlisle nurse who has recruited over 400 dementia friends has received a top award in recognition of her work. Leanne Story, originally for Carlisle, was awarded the Jim Cox Prize for most inspirational student at her University of Cumbria graduation ceremony (November 27.) The 24 year old adult nursing graduate won the prize for organising a conference earlier this year to raise awareness of the condition among fellow students.


Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tagged Graduation

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