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

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