University lends support to Sport Relief

University lends support to Sport Relief

When BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin embark on a trek to the summit of England’s highest mountain this week, they’ll be making use of advice from the University of Cumbria’s head of medicine and sport Tim Barry. The challenge follows an event held at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Carlisle on Saturday (March 17) where 91 runners registered for the Sport Relief Mile braving short, sharp blizzards and periods of brilliant sunshine.


Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Tagged Sport

University of Cumbria to co-host future of farming DEFRA consultation event

University of Cumbria to co-host future of farming DEFRA consultation event

An event to set out the government’s vision for the future of food, farming and the environment is to be held in Cumbria. Co-hosted by University of Cumbria alongside the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, this event is one of a series of consultation events being held to discuss Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.


Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tagged Geography

8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

The UK’s first ‘home-grown bicycle’ has successfully crossed a continent, reaching Ushuaia, Patagonia at the tip of South America; a town known as ‘the end of the world.’ University of Cumbria associate lecturer, Dr Kate Rawles, built the bike at the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London from bamboo grown at Cornwall’s world-renowned Eden Project.’


Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, Outdoor Studies

University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining musical forces to present an evening of music and entertainment. The university’s acapella choir, Voces UoC will perform alongside the long-established Cartmell Shepherd Community Choir led by Lyn Young and accompanied by Nicholas Butters. They will be joined by special guests, internationally renowned opera singers, Professor Graeme Danby and Professor Valerie Reid in a concert created to raise funds for the Eden Valley Hospice and Jig


Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018

Tagged Performing Arts

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

More than 30 Cumbrian businesses representing a range of sizes and sectors this week took part in an open innovation forum looking at challenges and solutions around single-use plastics. The event was organised by the University of Cumbria's initiative 'Eco-innovation Cumbria' in collaboration with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS).


Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tagged Business

Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Thirty year-12 students from Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton had a date with history when they visited the Fusehill Street campus of the University of Cumbria this week to learn about the workhouse which once occupied the site.


Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018

Tagged Education

Climate change conference focuses on Hebridean adventure

Climate change conference focuses on Hebridean adventure

The experiences of eleven students from the University of Cumbria who spent a week kayaking around some of the most inaccessible and beautiful areas of the Outer Hebrides formed the basis of a presentation given to one of Europe’s most prestigious outdoor research conferences.


Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Researchers at the University of Cumbria are looking into the effect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in older people and are calling for help to conduct the study. While the exercise regime is thought to offer an effective method for improving the body’s ability to use oxygen, little is known about the effect of HIIT in older adults and people around retirement age and beyond.


Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tagged Sport

Cumbrian exhibition impresses in Sweden

Cumbrian exhibition impresses in Sweden

An exhibition that was first shown at Rheged near Penrith and then the Beacon at Whitehaven is now on display at the world famous Konstmuseum at Malmö.


Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Media Arts, Research

Cold weather advice from Cumbrian outdoor survival expert.

Cold weather advice from Cumbrian outdoor survival expert.

Last week she was teaching first year outdoor studies students how to survive by passing on her bush craft skills; this week University of Cumbria lecturer Dr Lisa Fenton has been watching closely the effects of the severe cold spell which has affected much of the UK. Dr Fenton served an apprenticeship with Ray Mears from 1999-2002 and then established Woodsmoke, a school for wilderness and bushcraft, based in the centre of the Lake District national park.


Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies

Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Academics from the University of Cumbria, led by Jo Chaffer, associate consultant in leadership foundation, are among a panel of experts in business, marketing, and education working with the British Council in Uzbekistan to provide training to help develop research and enterprise links in the country. Prof Andy Gale, director of industrial strategy along with Dr Kaz Stuart, associate professor in child adolescent and family studies are taking part in the symposium.


Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

Tagged Business

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

An MBA student at the University of Cumbria has been appointed executive director of the prestigious U.S Society of Professional Journalists. Alison Bethel McKenzie from Miami, but now living in the Bahamas, is studying media leadership in the course run by the university in collaboration with the Robert F. Kennedy College.


Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tagged Business

Vital conservation work carried out by University of Cumbria in West Africa

Vital conservation work carried out by University of Cumbria in West Africa

A group of students and academics from the University of Cumbria are helping to secure critically endangered species in West Africa. As Cumbria coped with ‘the beast from the east’ the university group returned from a research and conservation trip to The Gambia.


Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tagged Zoology

Professional care staff ‘home grown’ thanks to university apprenticeship scheme

Professional care staff ‘home grown’ thanks to university apprenticeship scheme

A senior manager at a south Cumbrian care home network has praised a collaboration with the University of Cumbria which has allowed staff to gain vital professional qualifications while working in the care sector. Her comments come at the start of Apprenticeship Week which aims to highlight the opportunity to employers of taking up training courses offered at a highly cost effective rate.


Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018

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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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