Three student nursing awards for graduate nurse and programme of virtual antenatal classes

Three student nursing awards for graduate nurse and programme of virtual antenatal classes

A university graduate nurse and a programme of virtual antenatal classes have won three student nursing awards between them.


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

Artists celebrated at annual university degree show

Artists celebrated at annual university degree show

The University of Cumbria Institute of Arts is throwing open its doors to welcome visitors to enjoy the work of its final year students. Reconnect is the Institute’s 2022 undergraduate degree show.


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tagged Art and Design

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

The University of Cumbria’s proposed new campus in Barrow features in a new national report that highlights the vital role modern universities have to play in the levelling up agenda. The MillionPlus universities group has presented its report – Staying local to go far: Modern universities as placemakers - to Parliament this week.


Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tagged Applications, Business, CRED, Strategic Developments

Voices unite at national choirs festival

Voices unite at national choirs festival

The University of Cumbria’s new inclusive choir has taken part in a major UK choral festival, the Cathedrals Group of UK Universities Festival 2022, at Canterbury Cathedral.


Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Occupational Therapy, Performing Arts

Alumni award for top teacher

Alumni award for top teacher

The University of Cumbria is proud of the vital and significant contributions our alumni make in positively transforming lives of others. Kerryann Wilson is the recipient of our university’s Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award, which recognises former students who have demonstrated professional success which reflect the vision and values of our institution.


Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022

Tagged Alumni, CACHET, Carlisle, Education, Graduation, Postgraduate, Research

Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve

Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve

The first phase of work to create a new nature reserve near Ambleside has been completed thanks to successful collaboration between local businesses and charities led by students at the University of Cumbria. Second year conservation biology student Joshua Gilroy made a successful bid to the Woodland Trust for over a hundred saplings as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. Friends of the Lake District, Hayes Garden World and Dalefoot Compost also offered their support.


Posted on Friday, December 7, 2018

Tagged Conservation, Forestry

New Lancaster teaching block ready for work

New Lancaster teaching block ready for work

The development of a £9million teaching block on the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria is just weeks away from opening. Featuring a 222 seat state of the art lecture theatre, class rooms and quiet study space the building is now ready to welcome new students in September. The facility will be called the Sentamu Teaching Block in honour of the university’s chancellor, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.


Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tagged

Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

A new exhibition by 90 University of Cumbria arts students reflects 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral. Journey and Rest: 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral is the collaborative work of the first-year Institute of Arts students, and marks the beginning of their three years of study at the university.


Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

Professor Julie Mennell, University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor has today (Friday 29 April) been appointed as one of six new Deputy Lieutenants for the county of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter

Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter

The University of Cumbria has submitted a formal planning application to Barrow Borough Council as part of the next steps in developing a university campus in the centre of Barrow.


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Business, Project Management, Strategic Developments

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

Dr Joan Howarth has become the first to celebrate a special milestone with the University of Cumbria this week. A Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, she is the first to attend a graduation ceremony to receive a PhD awarded by the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Postgraduate, Research

Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor 

Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor 

Special events have taken place to mark the inauguration of the Most Reverend & Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, as Chancellor of the University of Cumbria. 


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Graduation

Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021

Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021

Five days of ceremonies have started at Carlisle Cathedral, celebrating the academic achievements, resilience and determination of 2,700 University of Cumbria graduands - Classes of 2020 and 2021


Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Postgraduate, Research

University unveils campus improvement plan to benefit students and community

University unveils campus improvement plan to benefit students and community

The University of Cumbria today invites the public to take part in a pre-application consultation to reshape one of its largest campuses. Following a comprehensive review of educational provision and facilities the university updated its estates strategy in 2018 and has been developing a Masterplan for the Lancaster Campus and is now considering the best future use for parts of this site.


Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Tagged Lancaster

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria is delighted to announce that a contractor has been appointed for the new Carlisle Citadel campus project.


Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start

University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start

As the UK and world learns to live with Covid-19, the University of Cumbria is excited to be delivering a week of graduation ceremonies in Carlisle Cathedral for our classes of 2020 and 2021. Making a welcome return, these will be the university’s first graduations since November 2019.


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Graduation

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Students from the University of Cumbria have become trained Safer Streets Volunteers to help keep women in Carlisle city centre safe on Saturday nights as part of a wider Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) campaign in conjunction with the Cumbria's Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Constabulary.


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Criminology, Employability, Law, Policing

Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project

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

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter

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

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project takes another step forward with the submission of the formal planning application to Carlisle City Council.


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments, Undergraduate

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

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

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Strategic Developments

Jubilee trees boost national royal quest

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

Tagged Conservation, Forestry, National School of Forestry

Think tank’s fact-finding visit to North West and University of Cumbria

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

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Education, Lancaster

Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice

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

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Criminology, Graduation, Lancaster, Law, Leadership, Policing, Postgraduate

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

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

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Employability, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Undergraduate