University hosts Royal College of Art research students

University hosts Royal College of Art research students

Research students from the Royal College of Art are spending a week in Cumbria as guests of the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts. Based at the Brampton Road campus, students are working on a variety of projects as well as hearing from guest speakers and visiting venues across Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Alumnus and staff support NHS birthday celebration

Alumnus and staff support NHS birthday celebration

University of Cumbria staff and alumnus joined NHS colleagues from across Cumbria in marking the 70th birthday of the organisation. An event in Carlisle city centre on Saturday drew interest from a wide range of people as nursing lecturers demonstrated historical equipment and explained how some procedures were once performed.


Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Graduation ceremonies brings economic success to Carlisle

Graduation ceremonies brings economic success to Carlisle

Around a thousand students watched by two thousand seven hundred well-wishers will flock to Carlisle to watch the culmination of hours of hard work next week (July 17-19.) The University of Cumbria’s summer graduation ceremony will see Carlisle celebrate alongside hundreds of visitors who as well as enjoying the completion of years of study will bring a welcome economic boost to the city.


Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tagged Employability

University and county collaborate to train vital health and wellbeing coaches

University and county collaborate to train vital health and wellbeing coaches

A group of trailblazing health and wellbeing coaches have been equipped with vital skills thanks to a collaboration between Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria. The university designed a bespoke programme for Cumbria County Council to meet the learning needs of a new team of Health and Wellbeing Coaches (HAWCs) who work with some of Cumbria’s most vulnerable communities.


Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018

Tagged Social Science

New report confirms Cumbria equips students for future success

New report confirms Cumbria equips students for future success

A national survey shows 97% of all graduates from the University of Cumbria are in employment within six months of graduating, and of those, 82% are in professional level jobs or study. The figures come from ‘The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education’ (DLHE) survey which collects information recording higher education (HE) students are doing six months after qualification.


Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tagged Employability

Centenary flowers planted at former barracks

Centenary flowers planted at former barracks

Poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have been planted in an historic part of the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Staff and students involved in the Green Minds well being initiative at the Lancaster campus at the university came up with the idea to commemorate the heritage the campus site and buildings share with the King’s Own Royal Regiment.


Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tagged Community Work

Voluntary river survey work leads to rare species spotted

Voluntary river survey work leads to rare species spotted

Work by University of Cumbria zoology BSc (Hons) student Suzanne Collinson may help signal an improvement in fish life within a Cumbrian river. Recent work experience with the Eden Rivers Trust saw her survey the River Caldew and record a young eel, a species now classified as critically endangered as its population has declined by 95% in the last 25 years.


Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tagged Zoology

University joins celebrations for NHS’ 70th anniversary in Carlisle

University joins celebrations for NHS’ 70th anniversary in Carlisle

The University of Cumbria joins other NHS organisations and health union Unison this Saturday to celebrate the NHS’ 70th anniversary in Carlisle City Centre. The university will be hosting a stand outside the Town Hall 10am – 2pm and will celebrate the work of the NHS by shining a light on its past, present and future as seen through the eyes of its lecturers and nursing alumni.


Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

Inspiring photography project aims to challenge perceptions of disabilities

Inspiring photography project aims to challenge perceptions of disabilities

Taking photographs of people with prosthetic limbs may seem an unlikely project but for University of Cumbria photography student Megan Ogley it made perfect sense. Her exhibition, called Capability, included a series of images depicting the remarkable strength, capabilities and power of individuals who had either been born without a limb or lost one in later life.


Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tagged Media Arts

Spanish conference hears how Cumbrian collaborations brings people, place and partnerships together

Spanish conference hears how Cumbrian collaborations brings people, place and partnerships together

An academic from the University of Cumbria is taking part in an international event which aims to influence how public and private organisations can work together to benefit both sides of the Atlantic. Dr David Murphy, deputy director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability and senior lecturer in strategic management and leadership, is attending the Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals.


Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

Virtual 10th anniversary exhibition now live

Virtual 10th anniversary exhibition now live

An exhibition featuring historic images of the campuses of the University of Cumbria is now available on the university’s website. To mark the tenth anniversary of the university, images, artefacts and documents have been painstakingly drawn together to present the story of how campuses in Lancaster, Carlisle, Ambleside and London were created.


Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Games students go on show at the Great Exhibition of the North

Games students go on show at the Great Exhibition of the North

3D images created by University of Cumbria students studying games design are among a display of cutting edge designs which will appear within the Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle and Gateshead. The course is run at the university’s Brampton Road campus which is home to the annual games jam event which earlier this year played host to teams from across the north.


Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Pioneering abuse research launched by university

Pioneering abuse research launched by university

An appeal is being made for victims of abuse from the LGBTQ+ community to contact a researcher at the University of Cumbria who is looking to carry out what is thought to be the first detailed piece of research of its’ kind. The work has been welcomed by OutREACH Cumbria, a charity offering advice to the LGBTQ+ community.


Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tagged Social Science

UCAS fair hosted by University of Cumbria in Carlisle

UCAS fair hosted by University of Cumbria in Carlisle

Nearly 1000 school pupils are poised to descend on Carlisle next week for the North and West Cumbria Higher Education Exhibition which for the first time is being held at the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus. Pupils from 15 schools and colleges across Cumbria, Lancashire and the North East are set to visit the campus on Monday 2 July to find more about their routes into higher education.


Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Farming and food roadshow calls into Cumbria

Farming and food roadshow calls into Cumbria

Academics from the University of Cumbria have contributed to a nationwide survey conducted by bike to consider how food and farming will change after Brexit. On Tuesday (June 26) Robert Reed called into the university’s Ambleside campus to interview principal lecturer in upland resource management Dr Lois Mansfield and IFLAS associate lecturer and Food Ethics Council member Dr Kate Rawles.


Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

University’s Team Ten takes first place in 24 hour charity cycling challenge

University’s Team Ten takes first place in 24 hour charity cycling challenge

Team Ten pedalled to victory, clocking up an impressive 437 miles during a 24 hour cycling challenge, all in aid of One Great Day.


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing

Lakes partnership chairman pleased with university’s ‘great ambition’ on return to campus

Lakes partnership chairman pleased with university’s ‘great ambition’ on return to campus

The chairman of the Lake District National Parks Partnership (LDNPP), was pleased with the University of Cumbria’s ‘great ambition’ when he returned to the university’s Ambleside campus after a break of several years.


Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, Outdoor Studies, Research, Wildlife Media

Vice Chancellor is guest speaker at Institute of Directors annual event

Vice Chancellor is guest speaker at Institute of Directors annual event

The University of Cumbria’s Vice Chancellor will be guest speaker at an annual event held by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the heart of the Lake District. Professor Julie Mennell will also be accompanied by apprentices who are studying at the University of Cumbria aboard a cruise on Windermere organised by the Cumbrian branch of the IoD.


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

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Student volunteer officer aiming to inspire closer to home

Student volunteer officer aiming to inspire closer to home

When Kati Brown took a 12-month sabbatical from her job at the University of Cumbria she had no idea where the trip would take her. The Carlisle-based Volunteering and Engagement Facilitator for the university’s Students’ Union knew she wanted to travel and help out but nothing could prepare her for the variety of work she would undertake or range of people she would meet.


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Tagged Community Work

Occupational therapists represent university at prestigious South African conference

Occupational therapists represent university at prestigious South African conference

Two Lancaster academics have spoken at a prestigious conference in South Africa held to share and develop the skills of occupational therapists from around the world. Dr Ana Borges da Costa and Liz Harrison, senior lecturers in occupational therapy were invited to present at the World Federation of Occupation Therapists Congress held in Cape Town. The event is held every four years at venues around the world and this year marked the first time it was held in Africa.


Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

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Food and farming research tour to pit stop in Ambleside

Food and farming research tour to pit stop in Ambleside

The University of Cumbria is to host a visit by researchers who have taken to two wheels to cross the UK to canvas opinions about food and farming. The Food Farming and Countryside Commission, part of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, has embarked on the seven-month odyssey to hear grass roots opinions in high streets, supermarkets, farmers markets, workplaces and pubs.


Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tagged Geography, Outdoor Studies

Research and innovation showcase offers chance for collaboration

Research and innovation showcase offers chance for collaboration

Details of the University of Cumbria’s annual showcase of research work have been revealed. Featuring guest speakers and demonstrations as well as a series of fascinating short talks the Cumbria Research and Innovation conference is to be held on July 6 at the Sentamu Building on the university’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tagged Research

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Six students have raised nearly £700 for a West Cumbrian charity by organising a sleep out and other initiatives to raise awareness of domestic abuse.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Education, Policing

Arts Council chief pays visit to Carlisle

Arts Council chief pays visit to Carlisle

The chair of Arts Council England has visited Carlisle (Jun 18) to hear how a collaboration aimed at nurturing the arts and culture in the city is developing. Sir Nicholas Serota accompanied by Jane Beardsworth director of the Arts Council North met Prof Julie Mennell University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor and Institute of the Arts director Roddy Hunter along with Mike Osborne director of Arup in Cumbria and Darren Crossley deputy chief executive of Carlisle City Council.


Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Memorandum signing marks formal farming collaboration

Memorandum signing marks formal farming collaboration

A farm which acts as a natural laboratory allowing students from the University of Cumbria to monitor biodiversity, lambing and undertake other valuable work experience has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with the university. Susan’s Farm, at Houghton near Carlisle, is a 200 acre organic beef and sheep farm featuring pedigree Longhorn cattle, sheep, goslings and chickens is named after honorary fellow Susan Aglionby.


Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tagged Geography, Media Arts, Zoology

University and college combine to offer exclusive insight into the future of advanced manufacturing

University and college combine to offer exclusive insight into the future of advanced manufacturing

Businesses across east Lancashire are invited to a pioneering event to highlight the future challenges faced by the advanced manufacturing industry in the area. Nelson and Colne College and the University of Cumbria are collaborating to bring Professor Lin Li, director of the Laser Processing Research Centre at the University of Manchester, to a special evening aimed at offering an exclusive insight into the development of the sector.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Research

Abuse conference aims to stimulate detailed research

Abuse conference aims to stimulate detailed research

The University of Cumbria’s place as a leading centre for work to highlight the issue of abusive relationships is set to grow with an event this week which it is hoped will lead to more detailed research being commissioned. Academics from the university who have recently given evidence as part of a government inquiry into the issue will be hosting the day-long symposium, Hidden Victims of Interpersonal Violence.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Farne Islands give students chance of wildlife close encounters

Farne Islands give students chance of wildlife close encounters

A field trip to a wildlife mecca saw photography, wildlife media, film and TV students come face to face with seals in footage seen across the north. The Farne Isles was the destination for 18 students accompanied by four staff who swopped the Brampton Road campus for wetsuits and a short boat trip offshore.


Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tagged Wildlife Media

Conference to debate how to stay active in later life

Conference to debate how to stay active in later life

While life expectancy is increasing, many of us aren’t making the most of those extra years according to researchers at the University of Cumbria. A conference to be held at the Lancaster campus on Friday will consider why this is the case and what can be done to maintain activity in later years.


Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Cumbria expert gives views on Domestic Abuse Bill

Cumbria expert gives views on Domestic Abuse Bill

A senior lecturer in applied psychology from the University of Cumbria who specialises in researching domestic abuse has given evidence to a parliamentary committee working to draw up new guidance on the issue. Dr Liz Bates has spent years researching the issue particularly cases of men being abused by female partners.


Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

Tagged Humanities

The Buried Moon offers a virtual reality experience at Ambleside campus

The Buried Moon offers a virtual reality experience at Ambleside campus

The Buried Moon, an installation created at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus as part of the Lakes Ignite Festival, is attracting widespread interest. The multi-disciplinary art project appears in three parts.


Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Invitation to have your say on research to put wildlife back on the map

Invitation to have your say on research to put wildlife back on the map

Green winged orchids, the northern dune tiger beetle and the Duke of Burgundy butterfly; examples of flora and fauna which were once common around Morecambe Bay but in recent years have disappeared. Now people living around the Bay are being invited to have their say as part of a project which could lead to local species reintroductions. Back on Our Map has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has seen the recruitment of a small team of biologists at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies