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

New students will bring 'vitality and vibrancy' to Cumbria and north Lancashire

New students will bring 'vitality and vibrancy' to Cumbria and north Lancashire

Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside are set to welcome an influx of twelve hundred new students who will join the University of Cumbria for the first time this week (16 September.) Studying subjects ranging from arts to zoology and joining from all over the UK, the new arrivals will bring added vibrancy to the communities they will call home for the next few years.


Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tagged Student Life

Mental Health Festival underway

Mental Health Festival underway

‘A very deliberate message’ the view of the head of the University of Cumbria’s department of health Dr Louise Nelson speaking at the start of a two-day festival of mental health. The event, held at the Lancaster campus on Wednesday 10 October – World Mental Health Day – and on Thursday 11 was organised together by the university’s mental health teaching and support staff and is thought to be the first of its kind.


Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Satirical comic artist exhibits retrospective in Cumbria

Satirical comic artist exhibits retrospective in Cumbria

Luke McGarry, best-known for internet meme sensation, Sad Chewie, and cartoons for American humour magazine, Mad, is exhibiting 31 at 31, a retrospective of his work from the last decade at the Vallum Gallery.


Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

University offers open access to wealth of research work

University offers open access to wealth of research work

A portal that at the touch of a button allows free access to a varied wealth of research, carried out by students and staff at Cumbria’s university, is being celebrated this month From pieces of work examining mental illness and the role society plays in health to considering how to tackle a condition affecting primates in sub-Saharan Africa, there are thousands of thought-provoking items held online. Known as Insight the University of Cumbria’s digital repository is nearly ten years old.


Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

Tagged Student Life

BBC TV wildlife biologist to host public lecture to celebrate collaboration between university and Ambleside Natural History Society

BBC TV wildlife biologist to host public lecture to celebrate collaboration between university and Ambleside Natural History Society

Wildlife biologist and TV presenter Lizzie Daly is to come to Cumbria. The star of BBC’s Earth Unplugged and Curious Creatures will be at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria on October 11 from 730pm as part of a celebration to mark a collaboration between the Ambleside Natural History Society and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018

Tagged Conservation

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

The international opportunities for Cumbria together with the development of higher apprenticeship schemes were among topics discussed by the MP for Copeland and the University of Cumbria’s director of industrial strategy. Professor Andy Gale met Trudy Harrison MP for a wide-ranging discussion about the university’s aims and ambition.


Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tagged Community Work

University to host major UN investment event

University to host major UN investment event

The University of Cumbria is organising an event held as part of a major United Nations conference to consider world investment this month. The UN headquarters in Geneva will play host to the World Investment Forum 2018 on 24 October which will draw together heads of states along with ministers, the chief executives of multi-national organisations,


Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

University plans to expand library stock

University plans to expand library stock

The University of Cumbria is looking to increase the number of physical and digital books held in libraries on all campuses. The initiative, called Get More Books, is aimed at helping undergraduate and postgraduate students enjoy wider access to relevant reading material irrespective of which course they are studying or where.


Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tagged Student Life

Ultimate trip for frisbee playing occupational therapy student

Ultimate trip for frisbee playing occupational therapy student

A student at the University of Cumbria has just competed alongside 3,500 competitors from 36 countries in the World Championship event for ultimate frisbee. Laura Triggs is studying a masters in occupational therapy and was able to juggle studying, placements and training to compete.


Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing