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

New book shines spotlight on horse-racing’s emergence as mainstream sports activity

New book shines spotlight on horse-racing’s emergence as mainstream sports activity

An emeritus professor from the University of Cumbria, who last year was elected to the post of President of the European Committee for Sport History, this month publishes his latest book Horse Racing and British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century.


Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018

Tagged Humanities

Community open day set to inspire the county’s next generation of learning disability nurses

Community open day set to inspire the county’s next generation of learning disability nurses

The University of Cumbria and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) are teaming up to show the invaluable and positive impact learning disability nurses in Cumbria have on the local community at an upcoming open day in Barrow in June.


Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018

Tagged Nursing

University launches survey into funding for businesses after Brexit

University launches survey into funding for businesses after Brexit

Researchers from the University of Cumbria are encouraging businesses in Cumbria and North Lancashire to take part in a survey which could help influence how much government financial support comes to the region after Brexit. The online questionnaire on innovation will help determine how the UK government supports SMEs when EU funding stops.


Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

Cumbria research to be presented at national radiography conference

Cumbria research to be presented at national radiography conference

A national shortage of sonographers and an investigation of how experienced radiographers report domestic abuse of the elderly are among six papers, emerging from the University of Cumbria’s Medical and Sport Sciences department, accepted for presentation at this summer’s UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress (UKRCO) in Liverpool.


Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018

Tagged Radiography

Second Cumbria social work conference draws prominent speakers

Second Cumbria social work conference draws prominent speakers

After a successful inaugural event last year, social work academics and students have worked to create a second conference aimed at generating discussion, encouraging research and building a community of practice amongst students, practitioners and academics based in Cumbria. The topic of the conference to be held this Friday (May 25) in Carlisle ‘How can social workers understand the interaction between private troubles and public issues in order to practice effectively?’


Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Super student Leanne has a passion for greater dementia awareness

Super student Leanne has a passion for greater dementia awareness

A University of Cumbria student has taken the initiative to organise a conference to train her fellow students to become more aware of dementia after feeling she needed more knowledge about the condition in a previous job.


Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

Paramedic trainers want your help to develop future specialists

Paramedic trainers want your help to develop future specialists

Could you help develop the paramedics of the future? Have you had an experience of treatment and would like to share it with academics who will be training the next generation of specialist ambulance crew ? As part of a project to update the course, course leaders are looking for advice from patients from north Lancashire about the kind of areas that should be included for future students.


Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018

Tagged Paramedic

Sports rehabilitation students keep athletes in UK's ultimate endurance race on the road

Sports rehabilitation students keep athletes in UK's ultimate endurance race on the road

The Brathay 10 by 10 – ten marathons undertaken in ten consecutive days – is billed as the UK’s ultimate endurance race drawing competitors from all over, some making return visits to take part. The route around Windermere might be picturesque but the undulating course can take its’ toll which is where the second year sports rehabilitation students from the University of Cumbria come into their own.


Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tagged Sport

Forty-two species of bird spotted, and fifty worms charmed during Brampton Road BioBlitz!

Forty-two species of bird spotted, and fifty worms charmed during Brampton Road BioBlitz!

The keenly anticipated findings of the Brampton Road BioBlitz have finally been revealed! Despite some of the late-evening activities being rained off, an impressive number and range of species were identified throughout the day.


Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tagged Media Arts, Science, Wildlife Media