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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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