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

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