International business students help community radio station measure success
International business students from the University of Cumbria have worked to help a Lancaster-based community radio station with a project which it’s hoped will bring benefits for both. The international business management students worked for Beyond Radio as part of a consultancy project within a module which sees real life experience gained as part of the qualification.
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Creative English lecturer and author called to be keynote speaker
A University of Cumbria lecturer and author of a book aimed at sparking creativity in the way English is taught in primary schools is a keynote speaker at a major education literary conference. Adrian Copping, primary PGCE programme leader and senior lecturer in English and literacy based at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, has been asked to present to delegates at the United Kingdom Literary Association’s (UKLA) conference next month.
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
Green Minds scheme launches on Lancaster campus
New talent at University of Cumbria’s top table
Today, University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell has announced a number of new top management appointments at the institution. These new roles have been introduced to strengthen further the university’s leadership in the context of its drive to position itself as a thriving, leading player in professional and vocational higher education.
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Inspiring student shortlisted for national award
A University of Cumbria student has been shortlisted for a prestigious nursing award in recognition of her work which has inspired other students. Third year mental health nurse Catherine Hind is listed in the ‘most inspirational student nurse of the year' category of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018
Cumbria industrial strategy lead among keynote speakers at Gulf education conference
The University of Cumbria’s director of industrial strategy is a keynote speaker at a major education conference underway at the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Professor Andy Gale is speaking today (Tues Feb 20) about project management discussing how it can be introduced to an organisation and the role it plays in developing collaborative links.
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Law conference set to be best yet
Changes prompted by Brexit and a host of other legal matters on the agenda has meant the University of Cumbria’s national law conference has attracted record interest. 95 delegates from schools, college, the university as well as the professional sector across Cumbria will be attending the event to be held on Wednesday February 21 at Fusehill Street in Carlisle.
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018
New publication aims to tackle challenges faced by upland land management
The fells are the daily backdrop for Dr Lois Mansfield, principal lecturer in the department of science, natural resources and outdoor studies at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus. Dr Mansfield is already known for a publication widely regarded as the ‘go to’ volume for upland farming and her latest work ‘Managing Upland Resources: New Approaches for Rural Environments’ is likely to attract similar attention.
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018
Cumbria alumnus set to face West Indies this winter
Richard Gleeson who studied sport coaching at the University of Cumbria graduating in 2009 has been selected for the England Lions Cricket Squad. After just three years as a professional cricketer the 30 year-old Northamptonshire fast bowler has been called into the squad for the first time for their tour of the West Indies.
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
University course ticks every box for professional success
The programme, BA (Hons) Business, Accounting and Finance, began in late 2016 and has now been endorsed by two prestigious organisations: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Charity chooses Cumbria to fund specialist midwifery training
Midwifery students at the University of Cumbria have received pioneering training provided by a charity set up to raise awareness of bereavement. Abigail’s Footsteps was established in 2010 by David and Jo Ward from Kent following the stillbirth of their daughter. The couple say they were left traumatised by the way they were treated and were determined to help improve the way midwives help other parents.
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Academic contributes to national review on transgender health needs
Cumbria wins grant to cultivate next generation of radiographers
Outdoor students swap Cumbria for Cairngorm for high level training
New geography lecturer brings erosion expertise to Cumbria
A specialist in the links between climate, glaciers and landscape is the latest appointment to the University of Cumbria’s geography programme, a subject he says ‘you learn through your feet.’ Dr Simon Carr says he was inspired to join the department during last years’ Explore NW event organised by the Royal Geographic Society and held at the Ambleside campus.
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Institute of the Arts residency leads to London exhibition
Wildlife partnership between charity and university pays dividends
A review of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has praised the partnership and called for a further agreement to be drawn up. The three-year plan began in 2014 and pulled together informal links established between university staff and the charity.
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
'Major incident' forensic, police and paramedic exercise passes off successfully
A series of murders, false trails and a suspect with knowledge of specialist forensic skills meant 80 forensic, police and paramedic students at the University of Cumbria faced a real test of their skills as part of a major incident exercise (Feb 1 and 2). The diverse grounds and buildings of the Ambleside campus were an ideal location to offer the kind of testing conditions students will face when they graduate and join the professional services.
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018
Students to benefit from links to accounting professional body
University of Cumbria accounting and finance lecturer Shahadat Hossain has been elected as a panel member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’s (ACCA) Cumbria and Lancashire network panel. The prestigious appointment means Shahadat will be able to offer a real insight into changes within the accounting profession that will benefit his students.
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ambleside to host 'Major Incident' exercise
Research collaboration aims to help tackle county's flooding problems
Friends of the Lake District are working with the University of Cumbria on a research project that could have far-reaching consequences for our flood-hit county. The Friends have agreed to host the trial on their land at High Borrowdale, with the support of funding provided by United Utilities, and, led by the university’s Dr Lois Mansfield, a team of Friends volunteers have helped to put in place the groundwork for this vital study
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city
Archbishop blesses £9m teaching block at 'beloved' university
The challenge of an ‘increasingly volatile and uncertain world’ and the need to develop students through ‘nurturing to engage wisely, not just knowledgeably’ were among observations made by the Archbishop of York during a visit to the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Dr John Sentamu spoke of his pride at serving as Chancellor throughout the university’s ten year history and the special ‘DNA’ within an organisation he described as ‘beloved.’
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Shadow environment secretary visits Ambleside campus
University’s significant investment set to grow industrial skills and jobs in the county
University games challenge has a serious mission
Over 180 competitors from the University of Cumbria, Carlisle College and Gateshead College have taken part in a challenge to create and produce a working game in less than a week. It can take around 18 months to complete a new game from scratch but for competitors taking part in ‘game jam’, an annual event run by the digital arts department at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, the time allowed was just 76 hours.
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018
Emmy-winning adventure film maker joins university
Ambleside campus hosts innovative arts exhibition responding to Lakes’ World Heritage status
University professor chosen to lead European Committee for Sport History
Cumbria collaborative research work listed as among most important discoveries of 2017.
Archbishop to bless Lancaster teaching block
Arts Council chief executive praises Cumbria as 'naturally creative.'
‘Naturally creative’ - the words of the Chief Executive of the Arts Council who spent two days meeting and debating the future of the arts and creative industries in Cumbria as a guest of the University of Cumbria. During a packed programme of events Darren Henley saw for himself the wealth of cultural organisations at work in the county and heard from some of those who run them as well as students at the university.
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018