Course accreditation will open up 'dynamic qualification'

Course accreditation will open up 'dynamic qualification'

A new course at the University of Cumbria to train the inspiring youth and community workers of the future has received accreditation by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and endorsement from the Endorsement Standards Board (ESB) for Community Development. The university’s new BA and MA in Youth Work and Community Development which will launch in September is aimed at students hoping to work in a wide range of local authority, private and charitable organisations.


Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Health and Wellbeing

Peter completes gruelling Alpine challenge at fourth attempt

Peter completes gruelling Alpine challenge at fourth attempt

It was a case of fourth time lucky for a University of Cumbria lecturer who has just completed a gruelling traverse along some of the highest peaks in the Alps. The Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route straddles French and Swiss Alps and is rated as one of the most famous yet challenging high-level ski tours in the world.


Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Defence investment 'secures employment underpinned by the higher skills and research agenda’

Defence investment 'secures employment underpinned by the higher skills and research agenda’

“There is little doubt that Cumbria plays a key role in the UK’s defence industry, through the work of BAE in Barrow and their significant supply chain stretching across the North West," Professor Andrew Gale, the University of Cumbria's director of industrial strategy, commented on news £2.5 billion is to be invested in the UK's nuclear submarine programme.


Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018

Tagged Employability

Photography and fine art students inspired by Langdale Valley and the Merzbarn

Photography and fine art students inspired by Langdale Valley and the Merzbarn

A wide range of images taken by photography and fine art students from the University of Cumbria who spent three days studying the contemporary landscape in the Langdale Valley have been produced. Based around Elterwater and artist Kurt Schwitters’ Merzbarn in Langdale, their project 'Land Matters’ was a site-specific residential research project providing the students with the opportunity to investigate the landscape.


Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Students crack beer brief

Students crack beer brief

Design students at University of Cumbria have been working with a growing Penrith brewery and one of the county’s most successful family businesses to create the artwork for a new range of beers.


Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tagged Media Arts

Arts director asks 'what is peace?'

Arts director asks 'what is peace?'

The head of the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts has swopped working alongside colleagues in Carlisle for a public performance in the centre of Dundee. For the next month Roddy Hunter will be wearing a placard inviting passers by in City Square to consider the question ‘what is peace’ as part of a contemporary artwork now underway.


Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Tagged Art and Design

Japanese visitors praise Cumbrian hospitality

Japanese visitors praise Cumbrian hospitality

A report produced by a group of Japanese students who visited the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus has praised the benefits of studying within a World Heritage Site and the skills of the academics who shared their knowledge of the area’s landscape and history. Twelve students from Waseda University in central Tokyo spent ten days in Ambleside studying the work of Wordsworth, Ruskin and others as well as topics ranging from sustainability to how the area should develop.


Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Cumbria included in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative

Cumbria included in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative

The University of Cumbria is to play a part in a new project aimed at boosting health and social care research in the north of England. The university, along with colleagues from Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Northumbria universities, will work with South Tees Hospitals and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trusts and Newcastle City Council as part of the Research Design Service (RDS).


Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tagged Nursing, Social Science

University to link with world leading cancer treatment centre

University to link with world leading cancer treatment centre

Diagnostic radiography students at the University of Cumbria are to benefit from outstanding clinical placements at a world leading cancer treatment centre. The university has signed an agreement with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester to host placements from September 2018 giving students access to one of the world’s pioneering centres.


Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Tagged Radiography, Science

University collaborates to provide insight into major children's welfare research

University collaborates to provide insight into major children's welfare research

Professionals working with children across Cumbrian have been given a first insight into extensive research which canvassed the views of 6,300 youngsters about life growing up in the county. More than 100 delegates from children’s services, health, police, education and voluntary organisations attended an event run jointly by children’s charity Barnardo’s and the University of Cumbria at the Fusehill St campus.


Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Education, LED

Historic campus to play host to wildlife 'bio blitz' survey

Historic campus to play host to wildlife 'bio blitz' survey

Wildlife media students at the University of Cumbria are preparing to stage the first ‘bio blitz’ a concerted attempt to monitor and record the wildlife that makes use of the Brampton Road campus. Over a 20 hour period, starting at 5am on Wednesday 9 May, students and staff will use a network of equipment to survey all living things that pass through the leafy campus which boasts parts of Hadrian’s Wall within its’ boundaries.


Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tagged Wildlife Media

International social workers seek to improve students’ readiness for work

International social workers seek to improve students’ readiness for work

A group of social work academics from countries across Europe are seeking to improve students’ preparedness for practice.


Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Tagged Research, Social Science

Symposium hears how Cumbria outdoor research is flourishing

Symposium hears how Cumbria outdoor research is flourishing

A capacity audience of people with an interest in the outdoors from across the north of England attended a day of discussion organised by the University of Cumbria to showcase research underway focusing on outdoor learning (Thursday 26 April.) The Outdoor Learning Research and Development Symposium was organised by the university’s Learning Education and Development Research Centre.


Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Praise for mental health students' hospital outreach project.

Praise for mental health students' hospital outreach project.

A new leaflet designed to raise awareness of mental health for patients and families treated at the University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been created by a University of Cumbria mental health nursing student. Catherine Hind, who also volunteers Samaritans of Lancaster and District, has been working on an emotional support project and is the charity’s hospital outreach team leader.


Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

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Susan's life-saving mission

Susan's life-saving mission

As a busy operational paramedic for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and also a lecturer at the University of Cumbria for both the pre and post-registration paramedic programmes, you’d expect Susan Rhind to have little free time on her hands.


Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Prize winners score hat-trick celebrating university’s tenth birthday

Prize winners score hat-trick celebrating university’s tenth birthday

Three lucky football spectators got more than they bargained for when they turned up to watch a football match recently. They were selected at random to win three amazing prizes all in celebration of the University of Cumbria’s tenth birthday.


Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Arts Council chief executive to visit Cumbria

Arts Council chief executive to visit Cumbria

The chief executive of the Arts Council will meet representatives from Cumbria’s artistic and cultural industries during a tour of the region organised by the University of Cumbria early next year. Darren Henley will see for himself work underway in Carlisle aimed at developing the city as a cultural hub, hear how plans to develop the historic Ambleside campus are taking shape and consider the value and potential of the respected Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Andy Wilkinson, 37, originally from Ulverston, had no previous academic background. Having joined the police at 20, he worked his way up to chief inspector during his 17 years on the job. He chose to study a MSc in Strategic Policing at the University of Cumbria, citing an ‘opportunity to develop academically and bridge a knowledge gap in strategic policing’, and surprised even himself when he passed the course with merit and won the title of ‘postgraduate student of the year’.


Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

Tagged Policing

Triple celebration for Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017

Triple celebration for Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017

To have one reason to celebrate is normally enough to savour but Fine Art graduate Emily Hartness and her family have enjoyed marking three! As well as graduating from the University of Cumbria and collecting the first Institute of the Arts award for creativity and innovation, the 22 year-old from Carlisle has also been named Young Cumbria Artist of the Year.


Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tagged Art and Design

Fighting fit at 51, Martin issues a challenge to improve his students’ stamina

Fighting fit at 51, Martin issues a challenge to improve his students’ stamina

Concern for his students, a fascination with the links between physical activity and mental health, and an interest in active ageing all led Martin Barry to decide it was time to practise what he preaches by setting himself some serious challenges.


Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Immersion/Emergence artists in residence preview talk at Tullie House

Immersion/Emergence artists in residence preview talk at Tullie House

Two artists inspired by the effect of Storm Desmond are preparing to reveal more details of their work which will be displayed in a venue badly damaged by the events of December 2015. The University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts and Carlisle City Council with support from the Arts Council England launched the scheme in January 2017 and received 28 applications for the two posts.


Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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First cohorts from Sellafield’s Project Academy to graduate next week

First cohorts from Sellafield’s Project Academy to graduate next week

The first graduations of HE programmes delivered as part of Sellafield’s innovative ‘Project Academy’ take place at Carlisle Cathedral next week. The ‘Project Academy’ is the brainchild of Sellafield Ltd and is being delivered by the University of Cumbria. The university won the £13.2-million-pound contract to develop and provide a range of higher education programmes, from short courses, professional qualifications to HE certificates, diplomas and degrees to masters and doctorates.


Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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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