Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project
Ahead of a formal planning application this Spring, the team working on proposals to create a new campus in the centre of Carlisle for the University of Cumbria is considering feedback collected recently from the public. Following the appointment of a contractor and the completion of a successful planning application process, it is expected that main construction work on the Carlisle Citadels campus will begin in the first half of 2023, with completion currently forecasted for Spring 2026.
Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter
As part of its Town Deal programme, the Government has confirmed that the full amount of £25 million has been awarded to Barrow-in-Furness. The funding enables the town to take forward seven schemes that are set to secure a bright and transformative future in Barrow for generations to come. The largest and most ambitious scheme is the Barrow Learning Quarter which will see the creation of a transformational new University of Cumbria campus and transformation of Furness College’s sixth form.
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022
Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project
University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle
The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.The new school, which aims to enrol its first students in autumn 2025, will train new doctors for Cumbria and North West England to transform healthcare in local communities.
Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022
Jubilee trees boost national royal quest
A big tree planting bonanza has seen 900 native species introduced at key South Cumbrian sites as part of a national platinum jubilee mission. University of Cumbria students and community volunteers have got behind new woodlands at Ambleside campus, and in Barrow, for the Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique initiative celebrating 70-years of royal service.
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022
Think tank’s fact-finding visit to North West and University of Cumbria
Senior figures from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) have been visiting the University of Cumbria to see how its place-based and employer partnerships are working to address the need for more higher-level skills across the North West.
Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice
BAE Systems Submarines Head of Security, Fire, and Resilience and retired Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery QPM has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022
Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research
Internationally renowned research projects focusing on polar bear interactions with humans and innovative rewilding in the Scottish Highlands are among University of Cumbria staff and student award successes celebrated this month. Student nurses and researchers to professors of environment and fine art at the University of Cumbria are celebrating recognition in a number of national and international awards.
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022
University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls
The ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar is taking place at the University of Cumbria and top of the agenda will be the issue of violence against women and girls in the Carlisle area. School pupils are being presented with a series of engaging films, short talks and presentations, hosted by University of Cumbria students and staff, the Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Constabulary and local partners.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Future sporting leaders learn together in Lancaster
Green turns gold in award success
A company committed to brewing proper beer and saving the planet in equal measure has added another accolade to its great green credentials. Ulverston-based Lakeland Brewhouse was named Eco Business Innovator of the Year at the prestigious Cumbria Food Awards which applauded its 100 percent renewable power and overriding commitment to sustainability. Managing director Kirsty Ridge said she was delighted with the Cumbria Eco-I North West honour, which follows a £250,000 investment in the firm.
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022
Royal Television Society success for Professor of Practice
Acclaimed filmmaker and University of Cumbria Professor of Practice Terry Abraham is celebrating Royal Television Society success. The concluding chapter of his ‘Life on a Mountain’ series, about Helvellyn in the Lake District, has been named Best Factual Production at the RTS North East and the Border Awards 2022. Film and TV students from the university's Institute of Arts were also shortlisted in the regional RTS awards.
Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Cumbria Business School: Experts aid academics to address higher level skills need
Committed to addressing the future workforce needs of the regional economy and employers, the University of Cumbria and leading business figures are strengthening the delivery of education and development of work-ready graduates. A new external advisory board is providing expert advice and support to leaders of Cumbria Business School, which is part of the university’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Forging innovation culture across Cumbria
A University of Cumbria-backed £5.7m business growth initiative, CUSP II, which is helping small and medium-sized businesses to break down innovation barriers and encourage leading-edge processes and products, is launching a new series of events to further support businesses in the county.
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2022
Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students
Following the introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework, higher education institutions and police forces must ensure recruits receive a balanced and informed start to their careers Senior policing lecturer and retired officer Iain Stainton has written a book with one of his former students Dr Rob Ewin, a serving Cumbrian officer, to aid new policing and criminology students.
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
NAW2022: University’s collaborations with employers and public services help ‘build the future’
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022, supporting public services and employers to 'Build the Future' continues to be a leading focus for the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Driving Environmental Sustainability Leadership across the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is embarking on an innovative programme to build leadership in environmental sustainability across the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). Supporting climate action and the drive to reach Net Zero, a Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship in environmental sustainability leadership, developed with the University of Cumbria and known as 'green leadership', is being rolled out across the RPA and Defra.
Posted on Monday, February 7, 2022
Forestry Commission announces ground-breaking apprenticeship programme for the forestry sector
A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship initiative to foster a growing, highly skilled and more diverse workforce within the forestry sector has been announced today (Monday 7 February) as National Apprenticeship Week commences.
Posted on Monday, February 7, 2022
Executive Director of Government Communications visits University of Cumbria
Prestigious award for dormouse return
A flagship mission to reintroduce Britain's only native dormice into woodlands straddling the Cumbrian and Lancashire border has been recognised in a special award for an outstanding contribution. Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has hailed work by the Back on our Map (BOOM) project, made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and backed by University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022
Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria
18-25 year olds in Cumbria are invited to sign up to Cumbria30, a free leadership development programme to shape the county’s future and challenge them to think through what their generation's legacy will be. Running online on 24, 25 and 28 February and 1 March 2022, sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022
All Lakes’ farmers to be reached in publication first
Every farmer in the Lake District is set to receive the first publication of its kind setting out why famed cultural landscapes matter in the crusade for nature recovery and climate action. 'What Did Farming Ever Do for Us?', authored by University of Cumbria's Professor of Upland Landscapes Lois Mansfield, will be distributed across the national park’s 1,246-strong agricultural community as it transitions from EU grants for food production to funding for public benefit.
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
University of Cumbria celebrated for contributing to the UK’s creative excellence
Universities collaborate with NHS to tackle ultrasound workforce shortage
Over £1million has been awarded to the Universities of Cumbria and Salford to support the education of new sonographers in North West England through a virtual North West Ultrasound Academy.
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2022
Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria
Cumbria30 is offering up to 100 young people aged 18-25 in Cumbria a fantastic and free opportunity to shape their county’s future. Starting on Thursday 24 February 2022, Cumbria30 is a leadership development programme that will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to think through what their generation’s legacy will be. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey
Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022
Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021
Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria
Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels
Prison in Queen’s major tree mission
Men at HMP Haverigg, Cumbria's only prison, are at forefront of The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting mission. They are working with the University of Cumbria's Back on our Map lottery-funded BOOM project on helping to reintroduce threatened native species to areas around Morecambe Bay and south Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021
Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus
The University of Cumbria is holding a public consultation on its visionary plans for a new campus in the centre of Carlisle. Transforming the character and status of Carlisle, a new campus will boost the city’s vibrancy and vitality bringing increased investment, activity and footfall. It will also improve skills and productivity in the local economy and Borderlands region.
Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Global programme aids student midwives
The University of Cumbria is taking its first steps towards gaining recognition from the UK Committee of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for its high-level training of student midwives. The Baby Friendly University Award recognises high levels of training in breastfeeding and baby-parent relationships to student midwives and those on other related allied health courses.
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021