BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time records double crop of questions at Carlisle arts campus

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time records double crop of questions at Carlisle arts campus

A capacity audience at the Stanwix Theatre enjoyed a double treat when BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time was recorded at the popular Carlisle venue. More often used by students from the Institute of the Arts to hone their production and performance skills while studying at the University of Cumbria, Eric Robson chaired a panel of gardening experts who now offer advice on UK radio’s longest running programme.


Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Cumbrian zoologist identifies a first for slow worm conservation

Cumbrian zoologist identifies a first for slow worm conservation

A zoology student from the University of Cumbria is using an ingenious technique to identify individual slow worms as part of her dissertation research into conserving this seldom seen lizard.


Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tagged Zoology

Inclusive dance show for younger audience gains high acclaim at Edinburgh Festival

Inclusive dance show for younger audience gains high acclaim at Edinburgh Festival

A dance show aimed at pre-school children has won a prestigious ‘Three Weeks Editors’ award’ at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Four go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at how friendships are built, broken and mended and features tents that have a life of their own, bobble hats, and lots of fun in wellies. The show was choreographed by Stevie Prickett, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Physical Theatre at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, September 3, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Employability, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Nigerian trip by university academic could aid literacy levels

Nigerian trip by university academic could aid literacy levels

A University of Cumbria educationalist is preparing to travel to Nigeria to speak at a conference which could help shape the country’s literacy policy. Jan Ashbridge, a principal lecturer at the Institute of Education, will fly to Abuja to explain more about phonics, a system used to teach children to read and wr


Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tagged Education

Pioneering Pro Vice Chancellor of Health appointed

Pioneering Pro Vice Chancellor of Health appointed

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson has been named as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Health to lead the establishment, strategy and operation of a new Institute of Health at the University of Cumbria. A Professor of Nursing and a recognised and established national leader in relation to nursing and health care, Professor Webster-Henderson comes to Cumbria from Edinburgh Napier University.


Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Research reveals mainly male science role models

Research reveals mainly male science role models

A study co-authored by a psychologist at the University of Cumbria has showed imagery used in children’s science books significantly features men rather than women. Researchers say this gives the impression that science is a subject for men, and that careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are unrewarding for women.


Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Marsh mission could help combat coastal erosion

Marsh mission could help combat coastal erosion

Researchers from the University of Cumbria are among a team working to discover why some salt marshes are more resilient than others when it comes to weathering storms and coping with rising sea levels. Next week samples taken from the Lancashire coast will be analysed at one of the worlds’ largest indoor flumes, an apparatus which enables the effects of storms to be replicated under laboratory conditions, at the Leibniz University in Hannover.


Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018

Tagged Geography

Cumbrian ecologist takes leading role at U.S. animal behaviour conference

Cumbrian ecologist takes leading role at U.S. animal behaviour conference

A University of Cumbria ecologist has just returned from a prestigious conference held in the U.S. Dr Davina Hill attended the International Society for Behavioral Ecology gathering held in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she was invited to chair a session on animals’ social behaviour.


Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

Tagged Zoology

Performing arts graduates set to make thought-provoking Carlisle Fringe debut

Performing arts graduates set to make thought-provoking Carlisle Fringe debut

To devise a theatre production in a matter of weeks is impressive. To create the set, source the props, design and make costumes, plan lighting, arrange the sound as well publicise and market it sounds impossible. Especially as the show will be staged under canvas in the middle of Carlisle city centre next week. However that is what performing arts students from the University of Cumbria have achieved as part of the forthcoming Carlisle Fringe.


Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Brewers team up with university to literally put themselves on their product

Brewers team up with university to literally put themselves on their product

The team behind a rapidly growing independent brewery have injected their personalities into the business by literally putting themselves on their products. Jemma Ainsworth, a graphic design student at University of Cumbria, came up with the innovative designs as part of the annual Eden Student Design Project, in which it challenges students to develop the artwork for its beers.


Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts

Lisa to talk bushcraft skills in Oz

Lisa to talk bushcraft skills in Oz

An expert in bush craft and survival techniques from the University of Cumbria is among speakers at a conference on the other side of the world. Dr Lisa Fenton is preparing to attend the 8th International Adventure Therapy Conference in Sydney, Australia which begins next week.


Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

More than 1700 people hear about Cumbria as university's clearing roadshow continues

More than 1700 people hear about Cumbria as university's clearing roadshow continues

‘Don’t panic’ is the message to students still looking to confirm a place to study at the University of Cumbria after receiving A-level results. A brightly coloured double decker bus, which has already clocked up over 500 miles and attracted more than 1700 people, will continue to travel the north of England until the end of the month generating enquiries and applications for clearing and entry in 2019 and beyond.


Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018

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BBC Radio 4’s 'Gardeners’ Question Time' with the University of Cumbria

BBC Radio 4’s 'Gardeners’ Question Time' with the University of Cumbria

Over 2 million listeners are set to tune into BBC Radio 4’s 'Gardeners’ Question Time' when the popular programme comes to Cumbria to record an edition at the Stanwix Theatre on the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle.


Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018

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Alchemist’s Shack to celebrate 20th anniversary

Alchemist’s Shack to celebrate 20th anniversary

20 years after it was launched, a celebration of an artwork in the U.S. created by a fine art professor from the University of Cumbria has taken place. Mildred’s Lane is a 96-acre site set deep in the woods of rural north eastern Pennsylvania bordering Narrowsburg in New York State. Described as a ‘working-living-researching experiment centered on domesticity’ the entire site is an art complex devoted to all aspects of life in the 21st-century.


Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Student wellbeing service expands

Student wellbeing service expands

The University of Cumbria is to expand the wellbeing support it offers students in Ambleside, Lancaster and Carlisle. The university, which has received praise for taking a lead in offering widespread training for staff working with students, is now recruiting three part-time mental health case workers.


Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tagged Student Life

University zoologists fighting to save critically endangered Gambian monkey

University zoologists fighting to save critically endangered Gambian monkey

Zoologists from the University Cumbria have co-authored an emergency global action plan to save the world’s remaining population of Temminck’s Red Colobus monkey (TRC) in The Gambia.


Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Zoology

University lecturer awarded honorary role with renowned medical regiment

University lecturer awarded honorary role with renowned medical regiment

A principal lecturer from the University of Cumbria has been appointed as Honorary Colonel with a renowned British Army regiment in recognition of his leadership and coaching skills. Ian Corrie, Principal Lecturer in Nursing, Health and Professional Practice at the University of Cumbria has been appointed as the Honorary Colonel of 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment. For the next five years, the honorary role will see Ian tasked with promoting the regiment and the role of reservists.


Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Students star in double decker roadshow

Students star in double decker roadshow

Students from the University of Cumbria are sacrificing their summer breaks to take to the road in a double decker bus, ‘Summer Holiday’ style. The university, the only one to have a campus in a UNESCO world heritage site, has acquired a distinctive yellow and blue vehicle that will criss-cross the north of England and Northern Ireland offering visitors an insight into life at Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018

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Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation

Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation

A partnership between the University of Cumbria and FAME International College in Malaysia is continuing to develop. Both the BA (Hons) International Business Management and BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance programmes have now successfully gained full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tagged Business

University refurbishment work will bring benefits for students

University refurbishment work will bring benefits for students

A major programme of work to improve University of Cumbria campuses is underway. Libraries in Lancaster and Carlisle are to be improved with other investment resulting in more car parking, energy efficient windows and new decorations in buildings used by education, psychology and social work students.


Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Picos pair return to inspire next generation of outdoor researchers

Picos pair return to inspire next generation of outdoor researchers

Two former University of Cumbria students inspired by the soaring mountains and picturesque valleys of northern Spain have shared their enthusiasm with a new generation learning about the outdoors. 15 years after they were last there alumni Ryland Cairns and Jack Boniface revisited the area with a field trip from Cumbria to highlight how a decade of change has affected the area.


Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Photographic graduates enjoy London exposure

Photographic graduates enjoy London exposure

Graduates from the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts have exhibited their degree show projects at the prestigious Free Range 2018 event in London alongside some of the country’s best new photography graduates. The gathering provides an opportunity to showcase the work of Cumbrian students before a national audience, another example of the close ties the university has with leading arts and cultural venues.


Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Work prompts calls for more research into contact sport concussion

Work prompts calls for more research into contact sport concussion

Research by an MSc student at the University of Cumbria has been praised for making an important contribution to understanding brain health in rugby union. Dylan Powell made use of expertise from the U.S. to carry our the study which it's hoped will lead to more detailed work being commissioned.


Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tagged Sport

World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

The world cup may be over but the impact it made on pupils at a Lancaster primary school can be seen in a display of their work in the city centre. Since January PGCE primary student teachers from the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus have worked with pupils at Bowerham Primary School as part of their course which offers practical classroom experience.


Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tagged Education

Architects tour award winning campus.

Architects tour award winning campus.

A group of more than 30 architects, planners and planning committee members have visited the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria. Organised by the Lancaster and Westmorland Society of Architects (LAWSA) the event was arranged with the planning department of the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) to raise the profile of architecture and good design in the region.


Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Industry experts to join university as Professors of Practice

Industry experts to join university as Professors of Practice

Two more Professors of Practice have joined the University of Cumbria, adding to a growing roster of industry professionals who students can look forward to hearing and learning from. Marc Seale, chief executive of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) will join Toby Rowland, one of the army’s most senior healthcare leaders, in providing fresh insight and expertise at the university.


Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Wildlife media students in the frame for BBC Countryfile

Wildlife media students in the frame for BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile focussed on the activities of students from the University of Cumbria’s wildlife media course as part of a programme which marked the wildlife and countryside TV show’s 30th anniversary. Presenter Ellie Harrison met students at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve at Foulshaw Moss as they observed and recorded the activity of wildlife ranging from ospreys to dragonflies.


Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

Tagged Wildlife Media

Trailblazing paramedics pass out from university

Trailblazing paramedics pass out from university

The first students to embark on a trailblazing course to combat a shortage of paramedics in Cumbria have graduated. Academics at the University of Cumbria collaborated with the North West Ambulance Service to create a course aimed at teaching life-saving skills and increase the number of paramedics living and working in Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tagged Paramedic

Graduation week is underway!

Graduation week is underway!

Around a thousand students watched by two thousand seven hundred well-wishers are due in Carlisle as the city hosts the summer graduation ceremony. A number of 'firsts' are being recorded as graduates pass through the ornate surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral in front of friends, family and well wishers from across Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Double celebration for Faye

Double celebration for Faye

“As I studied here I thought it was important to keep my skills in the area,” Faye Watson from Maryport said as she graduated from the University of Cumbria and looked forward to a career in teaching. The 21 year old had more than one reason to celebrate; as well as graduating, she also received the undergraduate education programmes ‘highest academic achievement prize’ in recognition of her sterling work as a student.


Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tagged Education

Conference hears a wealth of research work underway

Conference hears a wealth of research work underway

Students researching subjects as diverse as efforts to improve connectivity in rural areas and the fitness of people in later life were among fifty PhD researchers to take part in a conference at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The event aims to provide guidance and encouragement to students as well as an opportunity to present their work to an audience prior to taking research to national or even international conferences.


Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tagged Research

University to honour individuals who give back to their communities

University to honour individuals who give back to their communities

People who have inspired the next generation, developed management skills and created outstanding educational facilities are among those recognised by the University of Cumbria at next week's graduation ceremony. Four honorary fellows are to be presented with awards at Carlisle Cathedral and, for only the second time, the university will present a special award of ‘alumnus of the year’ which recognises the exceptional achievements of a graduate.


Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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