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

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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

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