Fall research 'supergroup' formed
The University of Cumbria is spearheading research aimed at improving the lives of older adults by working to encourage more physical activity to reduce the likelihood of falls. The university’s Active Ageing Research Centre (AARG) has joined academics from universities in Scotland and Wales to form a group which it is hoped will enable more widespread research to take place.
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Royal visit marks 10th anniversary year
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal has visited the Fusehill Street campus of the University of Cumbria in Carlisle to open the new teaching block housing new facilities for the university's STEM programme. Hosted by Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell during the visit, The Princess Royal met with members of staff and university partners who explained the various strands of the university’s provision and the importance of collaborative working within the county and region.
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Inspiring exploration seminar to come to Cumbria
The University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus is set to play host to a prestigious expedition and field research seminar. The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) normally hosts Explore in London but outdoor enthusiasts are celebrating news the event will be coming to Cumbria next month (Sat 7 Oct.)
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017
University law school links with Cumbrian law firm
A mentoring scheme which will see law students from the University of Cumbria take advantage of professional development opportunities and advice on becoming a lawyer from practising lawyers is to be launched this month (Sept 28.) Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors have agreed to offer support to students studying at the university in the latest link established between the university and law firms in Cumbria.
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017
Belgium nuclear culture exhibition to feature work of Cumbrian artist
Work produced by a Cumbrian artist that was inspired by the nuclear industry is to go on show in Belgium. Cumbrian Alchemy, a collaboration by University of Cumbria Institute of Arts Professor of Fine Arts Dr Robert Williams and American artist Bryan McGovern Wilson, forms part of Perpetual Uncertainty at Z33 in Hasselt and runs from Sept 17 to December 10.
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Staff and students urged to get UoC Active
A new unit aimed at encouraging students and staff at the University of Cumbria to take regular exercise is being launched. UoC Active is the name of a new Sport and Physical Activity Development Unit with a mission which aims to promote ‘healthy students, healthy staff, healthy communities and healthy lives.’
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wide interest in launch of world leading research centre
Saints call on Cumbrian expertise
Graduate returns to university halls to pop the question
Archbishop 'deeply honoured' by decision to name new teaching block after him
A £9million teaching block which will be used to help educate over 500 health and social care students at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus has been officially opened. The Sentamu Building, named after university’s chancellor the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, was opened before an invited audience of guests from across the region at a ceremony carried out on Tuesday 5 September.
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Innovative university and prison partnership shortlisted for prestigious education award
A pioneering programme allowing university students and prisoners to learn together has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award in the ‘Widening Participation’ category. The University of Cumbria and HMP Haverigg developed and successfully delivered a psychology module, worth 20 credits for students and prisoners at Cumbria’s only prison.
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017
University is IT-fit for the next decade
Students and staff at the University of Cumbria will benefit from a £625,000 investment aimed at developing future wireless, network and technology services. With demand for communication - from email to sharing presentations and videos - set to increase significantly, the university is keen to update the core network to ensure students and staff could be certain of secure, fast connectivity.
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017
World leading research centre to be created in National Park
University’s authentic crime scene exercise shortlisted for excellence award
A cross-discipline team from the University of Cumbria has been shortlisted for a prestigious Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE), which recognises outstanding contributions to teaching by teams from higher education providers. The Major Incident (MI) team reached the finals for a CATE, with its annual mock crime scene investigation scenario which is staged at the university’s Ambleside campus in real-time over three days.
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Guided tours of historic university campus
Discover treasures from the University of Cumbria’s special collections, including artist John Bratby’s controversial painting of the crucifixion and Dame Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Winged Figure’ as part of the Heritage Open Day (Sept 7-9) annual festival of history and culture. The event at the university’s Lancaster campus is part of a series of activities celebrating the University of Cumbria's 10th Anniversary.
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ironman Liam aiming for Swiss success
When Liam Walker lines up to compete in the Zofingen Powerman World Championships in Switzerland this weekend (Sept 1/2) it will mark the latest success in a career that’s going from strength to strength. Originally from Barrow where his family still live but now working in Sheffield, Liam studied coaching and sports performance at the University of Cumbria but what is remarkable is that his athletic prowess has been achieved in just two years.
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Royal visit to celebrate university's 10th anniversary
HRH The Princess Royal is to visit the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle on Wednesday 20 September. The visit comes as the university celebrates its tenth anniversary year and launches a new strategic plan to position the university for further and future sustainability and success
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Celebrating a significant first planning excellence award
Preliminary abuse research revealed
Preliminary research carried out by the University of Cumbria examining abuse against men has revealed cases of verbal, physical and sexual aggression. The work, by Dr Liz Bates a senior lecturer in applied psychology at the university, began in March and although detailed analysis has yet to be carried out, initial findings are sobering.
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
University dance lecturer sees successful collaborative project head to North America
Stevie Prickett, lecturer in dance and physical theatre at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts' recently celebrated the North American premiere of his latest collaborative performance project 'Reassembled Slightly Askew', as it enjoyed a five-day residency at the Summerworks performance festival in Toronto.
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
University puts Lancaster business on the menu
Windermere exercise builds on police partnership
University of Cumbria forensic and investigative science lecturer Ashleigh Hunt has spent time on exercise with new forensic evidence search dogs employed by Cumbria Police. Sansa and Harley are trained to detect a body on land and water and were put through their paces on Windermere.
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017
From Edinburgh's Fringe Festival to London's West End
Abuse research by Cumbrian academics to feature at national conference
Sci fi success for University of Cumbria academic
A Cumbria academic has returned triumphant from a New York sci fi film festival. Fine art programme leader Jane Topping, based at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, won ‘best short film’ for her production Peter which was shown at the 5th Annual Philip K Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.
Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017
Trans Atlantic arts collaboration takes off
A unique collaboration between an American artist and the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts has resulted in the creation of a new piece of choreography based around the theme of exhaustion. Sculpture and film artist Sandy Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and spent several weeks working with the University of Cumbria’s fine art programme based at Brampton Road.
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Universities team up to boost innovation in Cumbria
A new £4.1 million business support project will help Cumbria businesses grow by accelerating the research and development of new products and services. Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria are launching the ‘Cumbria Innovations Platform,’ which will signpost and deliver technical and management expertise to assist in the commercialisation of new ideas to the county’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Memo of understanding will be 'the catalyst' for enhancing Cumbrian culture
New York Sci Fi film accolade for university academic
Student-run community sporting events boost fitness and raise money for charity
Over 500 school pupils and 200 adults have enjoyed a series of sport and health-related activities organised by final year P.E. sport coaching and development students from the University of Cumbria. Charities shared £1500 raised from seven community sporting events held in April and May.
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017