Students exhibit their perspective on the great outdoors

Students exhibit their perspective on the great outdoors

A photography and film exhibition by final-year students at the University of Cumbria opens on 12 January and will display work produced as part of a project entitled ‘On Location’.


Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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University mental health work praised in report to MPs

University mental health work praised in report to MPs

A briefing paper for MPs highlighting student mental health services has highlighted work at the University of Cumbria as a good example of how widespread training for staff working with students can be provided.


Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Joint effort to encourage nurses to take up the profession

Joint effort to encourage nurses to take up the profession

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH), Cumbria Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (CPFT), the University of Cumbria and Health Education England (HEE) are joining forces to encourage as many nurses as possible to join the profession. They are holding a nursing event on Saturday 20 January 2018 where prospective students can come along and get more information about nursing and chat with current staff from the wards.


Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Inspiring outdoor couple began life of adventure after meeting at university

Inspiring outdoor couple began life of adventure after meeting at university

For Teesdale-born Rob Atkinson, coming to the University of Cumbria was meant to be. Inspired by the Lake District just over the hills, the outdoor leadership course he took ten years ago was the start of an adventure that shows no sign of ending.


Posted on Monday, January 8, 2018

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Music fitness survey aims to be world's largest

Music fitness survey aims to be world's largest

With dozens signing up to get fit in 2018 researchers at the University of Cumbria want to hear what kind of music people work out to in order to compile what’s hoped will be the world’s largest music preference survey. The aim is to track which kind of music motivates people to fitness the most and whether it varies depending where you live.


Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Student Sam hunting Britain's rarest fish

Student Sam hunting Britain's rarest fish

‘The canary of climate change,’ that’s how Marine and Freshwater Conservation student Sam Poultney refers to the illusive freshwater fish that he’s currently studying. While most were enjoying a festive break, Sam was patrolling the shores of Derwentwater on a mission to track Britain’s rarest fish.


Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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UoC Life - The Good and Bad of UCAS Applications

UoC Life - The Good and Bad of UCAS Applications

Applying to university? Not sure how to fill out your UCAS application? Our handy guide will show you what makes a great statement.


Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Former student ‘immensely proud’ of his role as Star Wars location manager

Former student ‘immensely proud’ of his role as Star Wars location manager

A Cumbrian has played an important part in the creation of the latest Star Wars film. Carlisle born Mally Chung, a former student of the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, says he’s ‘immensely proud’ of his role as supervising location manager on The Last Jedi.


Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Extensive range of visiting professors lined up for university presentations in 2018.

Extensive range of visiting professors lined up for university presentations in 2018.

The artistic director of Theatre by the Lake, a leading cardiologist and a professor of fine art from Iceland are among a programme of visiting professors invited to speak at the University of Cumbria next year. "We’ve attracted a wide range of speakers from all corners of the world who will each bring a fresh perspective on life during our tenth anniversary year,” Prof Diane Cox, director of research and head of graduate school who curated the programme said.


Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017

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Star of 'Strictly' to inspire Cumbrian students

Star of 'Strictly' to inspire Cumbrian students

The musical director for the Strictly Come Dancing live tours is among professionals due to come to the Brampton Road campus to work with students at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts. Pianist Allan Rogers will follow in the footsteps of actor Layton Williams, who plays Stephen in the Jack Whitehall comedy Bad Education and Billy Elliot in the West End, who recently spent time with performing arts students.


Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Grass snake research begins in north Cumbria

Grass snake research begins in north Cumbria

They were once a feature of the north Cumbrian landscape but forty years ago grass snakes disappeared – and no-one knows why. The last sighting was in 1974 and now a University of Cumbria zoology student is hoping her work will help trigger memories and could lead work to begin to bring them back.


Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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'Dabbling duck' research underway at north east RSPB reserve

'Dabbling duck' research underway at north east RSPB reserve

Could birdlife at the RPSB’s Saltholme reserve near Hartlepool effectively be ducking and diving? And are male ducks more vigilant than their female mates? University of Cumbria animal conservation student Joshua McGowan has had a life-long interest in conservation and welfare of birds at the north east reserve as a volunteer and more recently during his studies at the university’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017

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Morecambe Bay species reintroduction work gets underway

Morecambe Bay species reintroduction work gets underway

Work which could lead to the reintroduction of species around Morecambe Bay has begun with a former University of Cumbria student among those playing a leading role in the project. The university, Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria Wildlife Trust made a successful bid for development funding to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to kick start the South Cumbria species restoration programme.


Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Geographer graduates in demand

Geographer graduates in demand

Claims geographers are among the most employable university graduates have been supported by the leader of a newly launched course in Cumbria. The Royal Geographical Society has produced information on the range of careers open to successful graduates


Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Delight at University of Cumbria's forensic science recognition

Delight at University of Cumbria's forensic science recognition

A lecturing team is celebrating the news that their hard work has paid off, resulting in accreditation by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.


Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Historic Lake District museum signs agreement with university

Historic Lake District museum signs agreement with university

The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement with one of the UK’s rarest small museums based in Cumbria. The Armitt Library and Museum Centre shares the same Ambleside location as the university and first opened in 1912 as a museum, library and gallery devoted to preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of the Lake District.


Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

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Students help bring Christmas cheer to Carlisle Food Bank

Students help bring Christmas cheer to Carlisle Food Bank

Bags of food collected by psychology, health and social studies students at the University of Cumbria have been donated to Carlisle’s food bank. Inspired by their courses, students spontaneously agreed to act after learning how demand for supplies in the build up to Christmas is growing.


Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Full ACCA accreditation for business, accounting and finance programme

Full ACCA accreditation for business, accounting and finance programme

The University of Cumbria’s business, accounting and finance programme has received full accreditation by the body that oversees professional qualifications in this area, the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). The award is in recognition of the high academic and professional standards offered by the university on courses that are vital to gaining recognised skills increasingly sought by employers.


Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Learning education and development research centre launched

Learning education and development research centre launched

The University of Cumbria’s new Learning Education and Development (LED) Research Centre has been launched with the aim of publishing high quality educational research and supporting teachers and practitioners to investigate and improve their classroom teaching through research of their own school.


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities

University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities

A week of free activities, workshops and competitions aimed at showcasing the variety of work that goes on at the University of Cumbria will take place in the centre of Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside this October half-term.


Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

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Art inspired by Storm Desmond goes on show in Carlisle

Art inspired by Storm Desmond goes on show in Carlisle

Earlier this year the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, in partnership with Carlisle City Council, launched Immersion/Emergence, a new artist residency project at The Old Fire Station. Supported by Arts Council England the project invited artists to take up residence in the city and develop new work in response to the damaging floods. Now the work resulting from the project is about to go on show, two years after the storm brought havoc to Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Students support Carlisle Food Bank

Students support Carlisle Food Bank

Students studying health, psychology and social studies at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle are to donate food and take part in a seminar examining austerity and food banks. Organisers say it's a way of giving students as well as university staff the chance to hear a range of perspectives from key


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

University researchers have been recognised for their tireless efforts to deliver a highly valued Regional Studies publication for the last nine years at a glittering reception in London. Professor Frank Peck and Dr Gail Mulvey from the University of Cumbria received the award that recognised their ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Regional Studies Association (RSA)’ as editors of Regions magazine for the past nine years. The award was presented at the RSA Annual President’s event held in London


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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Amazon to feature Cumbrian made adventure horror film

Amazon to feature Cumbrian made adventure horror film

An action adventure horror film written and directed by a graduate from the University of Cumbria is being featured on Amazon Prime.


Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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University to take part in Lancashire Business Expo

University to take part in Lancashire Business Expo

The University of Cumbria will be exhibiting at one of the north’s biggest business gatherings later this week.


Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

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The Life Cycle film scoops top award

The Life Cycle film scoops top award

A film made by a University of Cumbria student that charts the construction of a bike made of bamboo that’s now journeying across South America has scooped a top award.


Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

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University students and staff score with football fans

University students and staff score with football fans

The University of Cumbria supported the local derby match between Carlisle United and Morecambe FC this weekend. The 1-1 draw was followed closely by students, staff and partners who enjoyed the game sponsored as part of the university’s 10th anniversary celebrations.


Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

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Simon launches university sport ambassador programme

Simon launches university sport ambassador programme

Cumbrian wheelchair athlete Simon Lawson is to be the first UoC Sport Ambassador receiving a package of support from the university's sport and physical activity team. The university have a track record in helping Cumbrian sportsmen and women reach their potential – M Sport, Carlisle United, GB triathletes and many more are among athletes who have already benefitted from the Fusehill Street fitness laboratory.


Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day

Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day

‘It’s been a journey for all of us’ is how Zoe Butler, adult nursing student, described the successful completion of her three year course with the University of Cumbria and the end of a remarkable year. In May she won a national award, the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the Royal College of Nursing inspiration (RCNi) Awards 2017, in recognition of her work to reduce the stigma of mental health among young people. In September she began work with the acute trust in south Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017

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Students' online course aims to combat lack of charity trustees

Students' online course aims to combat lack of charity trustees

An online course which aims to encourage more people to actively support charities has been developed by a University of Cumbria student who graduates today (Thursday November 23.) The innovative course for charity trustees aims to meet a growing demand for help and guidance and has been developed by Julie Hutchison from Edinburgh who studied sustainable leadership at the university’s Institute for Leadership and Sustainabilty.


Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017

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10th anniversary graduation celebrations begin

10th anniversary graduation celebrations begin

Even the weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of students celebrating “the proudest day of their lives” at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremony. The first of eight ceremonies held in the magnificent surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral saw students from all over the north west converge to hear Vice Chancellor Prof Julie Mennell pay tribute to their friends and family for the support offered over the years.


Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Upbeat meeting of North West Outdoor Learning Hub at Ambleside campus

Upbeat meeting of North West Outdoor Learning Hub at Ambleside campus

A major increase in the number of young people experiencing the great outdoors could herald the start of a ‘golden age’ for outdoor learning and bring significant improvements across communities. Members of the North West Region Outdoor Learning Research Hub for Researchers and Practitioners who met on Friday at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria heard the upbeat assessment from Dr Chris Loynes, reader in outdoor studies.


Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017

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