Sharon Shoesmith attending university social work research conference

Sharon Shoesmith attending university social work research conference

Dr. Sharon Shoesmith, former Director of Education and Children’s Social Care Services at Haringey Council, is set to visit the University of Cumbria in Carlisle on Friday 14 July to give a keynote speech at the university’s Social Work Conversation conference.


Posted on Monday, July 10, 2017

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Sue’s pride in former pupil Tom’s achievement

Sue’s pride in former pupil Tom’s achievement

When Tom Priddle was appointed head of history at Nelson Thomlinson School, Chair of Governors Sue Temple thought she recognised him but couldn’t quite place him.


Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tagged Education

Praise for Lancaster primary school sport and fitness festival

Praise for Lancaster primary school sport and fitness festival

Almost 200 primary school children from six Lancaster schools have taken part in a festival of sport and fitness organised by a team of students at the University of Cumbria aimed at promoting health and activity. The event, involving children in key stage two, was arranged by sports coaching and development students who are asked to plan, promote and manage an event as part of their course.


Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tagged Sport

Students help university department go social

Students help university department go social

Students at the University of Cumbria have developed new social media accounts for one of the university’s departments. The Lancaster-based medical sciences team now have thriving Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts set up as part of the international business management course.


Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018

Tagged Business

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey – a massive rise of 60 places.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Business, CACHET, Children and Families, CRED, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS

Health fair reaches students' goal

Health fair reaches students' goal

Players from Carlisle United were among supporters of an event staged by physical education students to encourage University of Cumbria staff to consider their fitness. Health-checks, office games and a ‘beat the goalie’ competition were among the events organised by final year PE students Aaron Newton and Sally Reed.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Sport

Catherine scoops second award nomination

Catherine scoops second award nomination

A University of Cumbria nursing student has been shortlisted for a second prestigious award in recognition of her work to develop an emotional support project and involvement with Samaritans in Lancaster. Third year mental health student Catherine Hind was shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 and is now also a finalist in the Royal College of Nursing’s RCNi Nurse Awards in the same category won by alumni Zoe Butler last year.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Green Minds think alike

Green Minds think alike

A project to encourage students and staff at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria to use gardening as a way of encouraging exercise and wellbeing is underway. Green Minds is an initiative which also aims to give areas of the campus a spring clean and make-over.


Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tagged Sport

Male abuse follow up survey launched

Male abuse follow up survey launched

A study to investigate why men in abusive or aggressive relationships are reluctant to ask for help has been launched by psychologists at the University of Cumbria. The survey is a follow up to work carried out last year which saw 161 men answer an online survey which prompted more in depth interviews.


Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tagged Humanities

Film industry opportunity for University of Cumbria students

Film industry opportunity for University of Cumbria students

The chance to work with professionals from the film industry recently led to an outstanding experience for a group of film and TV production students from the University of Cumbria.The newly-released version of ‘Peter Rabbit’ was filmed at a number of locations in the north of England, including the Lake District, and the students were employed during shooting as location marshals.


Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Employability, Media Arts

Field trip to Rum provides eye opening experience for outdoor studies students

Field trip to Rum provides eye opening experience for outdoor studies students

Students from the University of Cumbria were the first university group to visit the isle of Rum since wildfires broke out damaging the island’s fragile ecology. The Ambleside-based second year outdoor studies students spent five days on the island as part of a field trip investigating various aspects of the island’s physical geography. Research of footpath erosion - real concern on the island - was one area where students took time to study the changes on one of the main routes leading into th


Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Rare shark spotted by Cumbrian students during Gambian trip

Rare shark spotted by Cumbrian students during Gambian trip

Students from the University of Cumbria have identified a rare shark, seen for only the second time in 16 years.


Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Zoology

Counting down to salute success

Counting down to salute success

A celebration of the students and staff at the University of Cumbria is to be held later this month. Formerly known as the Success Awards the Salute Awards twelve awards, ranging from Student of the Year to Special Mention Award and Volunteer of the Year will be made to recognise the diversity of work that goes on across all the university’s campuses.


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing

Specialist 'dance and health' therapy for stroke patients to be showcased

Specialist 'dance and health' therapy for stroke patients to be showcased

A project which sees stroke patients offered weekly dance and movement sessions as part of their rehabilitation delivered by staff and students from the University of Cumbria is being showcased at a prestigious London arts event. The project also offers an opportunity for University of Cumbria dance and occupational therapy students to experience work in the dance and health sector by training and volunteering for the sessions.


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Performing Arts

Autism and the criminal justice system research to be presented at international conference

Autism and the criminal justice system research to be presented at international conference

Work carried out at the University of Cumbria investigating how people on the autism spectrum are dealt with by the criminal justice system is to be showcased at an international conference. The Cumbrian research will be presented to delegates at the Offenders with a Intellectual and/or Development Disability event organised by the National Autistic Society in Birmingham.


Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Full house for 'Future Farming' consultation event

Full house for 'Future Farming' consultation event

Around 100 people representing farmers and environmental groups joined academics from the University of Cumbria and politicians at a consultation meeting called to consider future agricultural policy described as ‘most important changes for 40 years.’


Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Senior Morecambe Bay nurses visit university to see apprentices at work

Senior Morecambe Bay nurses visit university to see apprentices at work

Trailblazing Nurse Degree Apprentices have met members of the senior nursing team working for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. 20 are currently working at hospitals across Morecambe Bay while also studying at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tagged Nursing

Lecturer creates unique Brexit picture and audio archive

Lecturer creates unique Brexit picture and audio archive

One year after the UK triggered its withdrawal from the EU, a unique sound and picture archive has been created by a university lecturer who toured the country canvassing the views of voters. Alice Myers, lecturer of photography at the University of Cumbria, and artist Ali Avery embarked on a two-week tour of the UK last April to listen and record the views of everyday voters. They stopped at 50-mile intervals and knocked on every number 50 door they could find, documenting their journey.


Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Community Work, Media Arts

Living with a neurological condition - students 'hear it as it is'

Living with a neurological condition - students 'hear it as it is'

University of Cumbria students following courses in professional health care took part in a ‘Neuro Study Day’ at the Fusehill Street campus recently, where they heard from some of those affected by neurological conditions, and their carers, regarding the reality of living with a long-term condition.


Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

University lends support to Sport Relief

University lends support to Sport Relief

When BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin embark on a trek to the summit of England’s highest mountain this week, they’ll be making use of advice from the University of Cumbria’s head of medicine and sport Tim Barry. The challenge follows an event held at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Carlisle on Saturday (March 17) where 91 runners registered for the Sport Relief Mile braving short, sharp blizzards and periods of brilliant sunshine.


Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Tagged Sport

University of Cumbria to co-host future of farming DEFRA consultation event

University of Cumbria to co-host future of farming DEFRA consultation event

An event to set out the government’s vision for the future of food, farming and the environment is to be held in Cumbria. Co-hosted by University of Cumbria alongside the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, this event is one of a series of consultation events being held to discuss Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.


Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tagged Geography

8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

The UK’s first ‘home-grown bicycle’ has successfully crossed a continent, reaching Ushuaia, Patagonia at the tip of South America; a town known as ‘the end of the world.’ University of Cumbria associate lecturer, Dr Kate Rawles, built the bike at the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London from bamboo grown at Cornwall’s world-renowned Eden Project.’


Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, Outdoor Studies

University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining musical forces to present an evening of music and entertainment. The university’s acapella choir, Voces UoC will perform alongside the long-established Cartmell Shepherd Community Choir led by Lyn Young and accompanied by Nicholas Butters. They will be joined by special guests, internationally renowned opera singers, Professor Graeme Danby and Professor Valerie Reid in a concert created to raise funds for the Eden Valley Hospice and Jig


Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

More than 30 Cumbrian businesses representing a range of sizes and sectors this week took part in an open innovation forum looking at challenges and solutions around single-use plastics. The event was organised by the University of Cumbria's initiative 'Eco-innovation Cumbria' in collaboration with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS).


Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tagged Business

Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Thirty year-12 students from Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton had a date with history when they visited the Fusehill Street campus of the University of Cumbria this week to learn about the workhouse which once occupied the site.


Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018

Tagged Education

Climate change conference focuses on Hebridean adventure

Climate change conference focuses on Hebridean adventure

The experiences of eleven students from the University of Cumbria who spent a week kayaking around some of the most inaccessible and beautiful areas of the Outer Hebrides formed the basis of a presentation given to one of Europe’s most prestigious outdoor research conferences.


Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Researchers at the University of Cumbria are looking into the effect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in older people and are calling for help to conduct the study. While the exercise regime is thought to offer an effective method for improving the body’s ability to use oxygen, little is known about the effect of HIIT in older adults and people around retirement age and beyond.


Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tagged Sport

Cumbrian exhibition impresses in Sweden

Cumbrian exhibition impresses in Sweden

An exhibition that was first shown at Rheged near Penrith and then the Beacon at Whitehaven is now on display at the world famous Konstmuseum at Malmö.


Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts, Research

Cold weather advice from Cumbrian outdoor survival expert.

Cold weather advice from Cumbrian outdoor survival expert.

Last week she was teaching first year outdoor studies students how to survive by passing on her bush craft skills; this week University of Cumbria lecturer Dr Lisa Fenton has been watching closely the effects of the severe cold spell which has affected much of the UK. Dr Fenton served an apprenticeship with Ray Mears from 1999-2002 and then established Woodsmoke, a school for wilderness and bushcraft, based in the centre of the Lake District national park.


Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Academics from the University of Cumbria, led by Jo Chaffer, associate consultant in leadership foundation, are among a panel of experts in business, marketing, and education working with the British Council in Uzbekistan to provide training to help develop research and enterprise links in the country. Prof Andy Gale, director of industrial strategy along with Dr Kaz Stuart, associate professor in child adolescent and family studies are taking part in the symposium.


Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

Tagged Business

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

An MBA student at the University of Cumbria has been appointed executive director of the prestigious U.S Society of Professional Journalists. Alison Bethel McKenzie from Miami, but now living in the Bahamas, is studying media leadership in the course run by the university in collaboration with the Robert F. Kennedy College.


Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tagged Business

Vital conservation work carried out by University of Cumbria in West Africa

Vital conservation work carried out by University of Cumbria in West Africa

A group of students and academics from the University of Cumbria are helping to secure critically endangered species in West Africa. As Cumbria coped with ‘the beast from the east’ the university group returned from a research and conservation trip to The Gambia.


Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tagged Zoology