International business students help community radio station measure success

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

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Creative English lecturer and author called to be keynote speaker

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

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Green Minds scheme launches on Lancaster campus

Green Minds scheme launches on Lancaster campus

Students and staff at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus have launched a project aimed at encouraging exercise and wellbeing. Green Minds also aims to help develop areas around the campus that could benefit from a make-over.


Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018

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New talent at University of Cumbria’s top table

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

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Inspiring student shortlisted for national award

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

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Cumbria industrial strategy lead among keynote speakers at Gulf education conference

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

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Law conference set to be best yet

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

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New publication aims to tackle challenges faced by upland land management

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

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Cumbria alumnus set to face West Indies this winter

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

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University course ticks every box for professional success

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

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Charity chooses Cumbria to fund specialist midwifery training

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

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Academic contributes to national review on transgender health needs

Academic contributes to national review on transgender health needs

An academic from the University of Cumbria, whose pioneering research documents the little-reported experience of transgender offenders in prison, has won national recognition.


Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

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Cumbria wins grant to cultivate next generation of radiographers

Cumbria wins grant to cultivate next generation of radiographers

Researchers from the University of Cumbria have received a grant to lead a nationwide study into the readiness for work of recent radiography graduates.


Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Outdoor students swap Cumbria for Cairngorm for high level training

Outdoor students swap Cumbria for Cairngorm for high level training

Students from the University of Cumbria swapped Cumbria for the Cairngorms to gain experience of leading expeditions. Third year students will undertake a three-day expedition as part of the module 'Leadership in Complex Environments.'


Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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New geography lecturer brings erosion expertise to Cumbria

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

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Institute of the Arts residency leads to London exhibition

Institute of the Arts residency leads to London exhibition

Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, Robert Williams is helping to install and participate in a major survey exhibition of work by his long-time friend and collaborator, the American artist Mark Dion.


Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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Wildlife partnership between charity and university pays dividends

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

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'Major incident' forensic, police and paramedic exercise passes off successfully

'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

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Students to benefit from links to accounting professional body

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

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Ambleside to host 'Major Incident' exercise

Ambleside to host 'Major Incident' exercise

Around 80 forensic, paramedic and policing students are taking part in an exercise at the University of Cumbria today and tomorrow (Thurs and Fri). Fictional crimes are committed making use of the wide variety of realistic settings at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Research collaboration aims to help tackle county's flooding problems

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

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HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city

HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city

The University of Cumbria, in partnership with Carlisle City Council, is delighted to be welcoming Wayne Hemingway MBE to deliver a public lecture at The Old Fire Station on Thursday 8 February 2018.


Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Archbishop blesses £9m teaching block at 'beloved' university

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

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Shadow environment secretary visits Ambleside campus

Shadow environment secretary visits Ambleside campus

National and Cumbrian environmental issues were discussed with the MP for Workington and shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Sue Hayman during a visit to the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018

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University’s significant investment set to grow industrial skills and jobs in the county

University’s significant investment set to grow industrial skills and jobs in the county

The University of Cumbria has successfully won a share of £6.1 million to develop new courses to teach the skills of the future in Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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University games challenge has a serious mission

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

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Emmy-winning adventure film maker joins university

Emmy-winning adventure film maker joins university

It’s one of the best known and most dramatic outdoor films of recent times and now one of those who helped create Touching the Void has joined the University of Cumbria as a visiting professor of practice.


Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Ambleside campus hosts innovative arts exhibition responding to Lakes’ World Heritage status

Ambleside campus hosts innovative arts exhibition responding to Lakes’ World Heritage status

The University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus will play host to one of six contemporary pieces of art commissioned in response to the Lake District becoming a World Heritage site.


Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

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University professor chosen to lead European Committee for Sport History

University professor chosen to lead European Committee for Sport History

An emeritus professor from the University of Cumbria has been elected to a most prestigious position in the world of sport.


Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Cumbria collaborative research work listed as among most important discoveries of 2017.

Cumbria collaborative research work listed as among most important discoveries of 2017.

Research work which examined the visual perception of babies in the womb carried out at the University of Cumbria ultrasound laboratory in Lancaster and Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been listed as among the most important discoveries of 2017.


Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Archbishop to bless Lancaster teaching block

Archbishop to bless Lancaster teaching block

The Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, is to visit the university’s Lancaster campus later this month to formally bless the new teaching block named after him.


Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Arts Council chief executive praises Cumbria as 'naturally creative.'

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

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