Students to benefit from links to accounting professional body

Students to benefit from links to accounting professional body

University of Cumbria accounting and finance lecturer Shahadat Hossain has been elected as a panel member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’s (ACCA) Cumbria and Lancashire network panel. The prestigious appointment means Shahadat will be able to offer a real insight into changes within the accounting profession that will benefit his students.


Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Ambleside to host 'Major Incident' exercise

Ambleside to host 'Major Incident' exercise

Around 80 forensic, paramedic and policing students are taking part in an exercise at the University of Cumbria today and tomorrow (Thurs and Fri). Fictional crimes are committed making use of the wide variety of realistic settings at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Research collaboration aims to help tackle county's flooding problems

Research collaboration aims to help tackle county's flooding problems

Friends of the Lake District are working with the University of Cumbria on a research project that could have far-reaching consequences for our flood-hit county. The Friends have agreed to host the trial on their land at High Borrowdale, with the support of funding provided by United Utilities, and, led by the university’s Dr Lois Mansfield, a team of Friends volunteers have helped to put in place the groundwork for this vital study


Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city

HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city

The University of Cumbria, in partnership with Carlisle City Council, is delighted to be welcoming Wayne Hemingway MBE to deliver a public lecture at The Old Fire Station on Thursday 8 February 2018.


Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Archbishop blesses £9m teaching block at 'beloved' university

Archbishop blesses £9m teaching block at 'beloved' university

The challenge of an ‘increasingly volatile and uncertain world’ and the need to develop students through ‘nurturing to engage wisely, not just knowledgeably’ were among observations made by the Archbishop of York during a visit to the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Dr John Sentamu spoke of his pride at serving as Chancellor throughout the university’s ten year history and the special ‘DNA’ within an organisation he described as ‘beloved.’


Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Shadow environment secretary visits Ambleside campus

Shadow environment secretary visits Ambleside campus

National and Cumbrian environmental issues were discussed with the MP for Workington and shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs Sue Hayman during a visit to the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018

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University’s significant investment set to grow industrial skills and jobs in the county

University’s significant investment set to grow industrial skills and jobs in the county

The University of Cumbria has successfully won a share of £6.1 million to develop new courses to teach the skills of the future in Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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University games challenge has a serious mission

University games challenge has a serious mission

Over 180 competitors from the University of Cumbria, Carlisle College and Gateshead College have taken part in a challenge to create and produce a working game in less than a week. It can take around 18 months to complete a new game from scratch but for competitors taking part in ‘game jam’, an annual event run by the digital arts department at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, the time allowed was just 76 hours.


Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

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Emmy-winning adventure film maker joins university

Emmy-winning adventure film maker joins university

It’s one of the best known and most dramatic outdoor films of recent times and now one of those who helped create Touching the Void has joined the University of Cumbria as a visiting professor of practice.


Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Ambleside campus hosts innovative arts exhibition responding to Lakes’ World Heritage status

Ambleside campus hosts innovative arts exhibition responding to Lakes’ World Heritage status

The University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus will play host to one of six contemporary pieces of art commissioned in response to the Lake District becoming a World Heritage site.


Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018

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University professor chosen to lead European Committee for Sport History

University professor chosen to lead European Committee for Sport History

An emeritus professor from the University of Cumbria has been elected to a most prestigious position in the world of sport.


Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Cumbria collaborative research work listed as among most important discoveries of 2017.

Cumbria collaborative research work listed as among most important discoveries of 2017.

Research work which examined the visual perception of babies in the womb carried out at the University of Cumbria ultrasound laboratory in Lancaster and Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been listed as among the most important discoveries of 2017.


Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Archbishop to bless Lancaster teaching block

Archbishop to bless Lancaster teaching block

The Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, is to visit the university’s Lancaster campus later this month to formally bless the new teaching block named after him.


Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Arts Council chief executive praises Cumbria as 'naturally creative.'

Arts Council chief executive praises Cumbria as 'naturally creative.'

‘Naturally creative’ - the words of the Chief Executive of the Arts Council who spent two days meeting and debating the future of the arts and creative industries in Cumbria as a guest of the University of Cumbria. During a packed programme of events Darren Henley saw for himself the wealth of cultural organisations at work in the county and heard from some of those who run them as well as students at the university.


Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018

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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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