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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Learning education and development research centre launched

Learning education and development research centre launched

The University of Cumbria’s new Learning Education and Development (LED) Research Centre has been launched with the aim of publishing high quality educational research and supporting teachers and practitioners to investigate and improve their classroom teaching through research of their own school.


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities

University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities

A week of free activities, workshops and competitions aimed at showcasing the variety of work that goes on at the University of Cumbria will take place in the centre of Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside this October half-term.


Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

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Art inspired by Storm Desmond goes on show in Carlisle

Art inspired by Storm Desmond goes on show in Carlisle

Earlier this year the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, in partnership with Carlisle City Council, launched Immersion/Emergence, a new artist residency project at The Old Fire Station. Supported by Arts Council England the project invited artists to take up residence in the city and develop new work in response to the damaging floods. Now the work resulting from the project is about to go on show, two years after the storm brought havoc to Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Students support Carlisle Food Bank

Students support Carlisle Food Bank

Students studying health, psychology and social studies at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle are to donate food and take part in a seminar examining austerity and food banks. Organisers say it's a way of giving students as well as university staff the chance to hear a range of perspectives from key


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

University researchers have been recognised for their tireless efforts to deliver a highly valued Regional Studies publication for the last nine years at a glittering reception in London. Professor Frank Peck and Dr Gail Mulvey from the University of Cumbria received the award that recognised their ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Regional Studies Association (RSA)’ as editors of Regions magazine for the past nine years. The award was presented at the RSA Annual President’s event held in London


Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017

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Amazon to feature Cumbrian made adventure horror film

Amazon to feature Cumbrian made adventure horror film

An action adventure horror film written and directed by a graduate from the University of Cumbria is being featured on Amazon Prime.


Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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University to take part in Lancashire Business Expo

University to take part in Lancashire Business Expo

The University of Cumbria will be exhibiting at one of the north’s biggest business gatherings later this week.


Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017

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The Life Cycle film scoops top award

The Life Cycle film scoops top award

A film made by a University of Cumbria student that charts the construction of a bike made of bamboo that’s now journeying across South America has scooped a top award.


Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

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University students and staff score with football fans

University students and staff score with football fans

The University of Cumbria supported the local derby match between Carlisle United and Morecambe FC this weekend. The 1-1 draw was followed closely by students, staff and partners who enjoyed the game sponsored as part of the university’s 10th anniversary celebrations.


Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017

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Simon launches university sport ambassador programme

Simon launches university sport ambassador programme

Cumbrian wheelchair athlete Simon Lawson is to be the first UoC Sport Ambassador receiving a package of support from the university's sport and physical activity team. The university have a track record in helping Cumbrian sportsmen and women reach their potential – M Sport, Carlisle United, GB triathletes and many more are among athletes who have already benefitted from the Fusehill Street fitness laboratory.


Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day

Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day

‘It’s been a journey for all of us’ is how Zoe Butler, adult nursing student, described the successful completion of her three year course with the University of Cumbria and the end of a remarkable year. In May she won a national award, the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the Royal College of Nursing inspiration (RCNi) Awards 2017, in recognition of her work to reduce the stigma of mental health among young people. In September she began work with the acute trust in south Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 24, 2017

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Students' online course aims to combat lack of charity trustees

Students' online course aims to combat lack of charity trustees

An online course which aims to encourage more people to actively support charities has been developed by a University of Cumbria student who graduates today (Thursday November 23.) The innovative course for charity trustees aims to meet a growing demand for help and guidance and has been developed by Julie Hutchison from Edinburgh who studied sustainable leadership at the university’s Institute for Leadership and Sustainabilty.


Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2017

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10th anniversary graduation celebrations begin

10th anniversary graduation celebrations begin

Even the weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of students celebrating “the proudest day of their lives” at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremony. The first of eight ceremonies held in the magnificent surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral saw students from all over the north west converge to hear Vice Chancellor Prof Julie Mennell pay tribute to their friends and family for the support offered over the years.


Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Upbeat meeting of North West Outdoor Learning Hub at Ambleside campus

Upbeat meeting of North West Outdoor Learning Hub at Ambleside campus

A major increase in the number of young people experiencing the great outdoors could herald the start of a ‘golden age’ for outdoor learning and bring significant improvements across communities. Members of the North West Region Outdoor Learning Research Hub for Researchers and Practitioners who met on Friday at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria heard the upbeat assessment from Dr Chris Loynes, reader in outdoor studies.


Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017

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Abuse research presented at national conference

Abuse research presented at national conference

Work to investigate incidents of abuse against men by female partners has been completed with the author of the investigation concluding she’s viewed only the tip of the iceberg. Dr Liz Bates, senior lecturer in applied psychology at the University of Cumbria, began work earlier this year by looking to speak to men about their experiences. The research will be presented at the annual conference of the domestic violence charity Mankind (Nov 21) http://new.mankind.org.uk/conference/


Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017

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University industrial strategy lead calls on government to back Moorside in Budget

University industrial strategy lead calls on government to back Moorside in Budget

There are calls for clarity in this week’s Budget surrounding the future of Cumbria’s biggest industrial project. Professor Andy Gale, the University of Cumbria’s director of industrial strategy, has voiced his hope that the Moorside project will receive full support from the government.


Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017

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City centre celebration for University of Cumbria graduates and their families

City centre celebration for University of Cumbria graduates and their families

Carlisle city centre will be dressed with bunting to reflect the happy celebrations of more than 1,000 University of Cumbria students as they receive their awards and degrees in the cathedral next week.


Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Mark's gaming, waxing and swimming for Children In Need

Mark's gaming, waxing and swimming for Children In Need

It’s a brave man who volunteers to endure the pain of waxing his legs for charity but University of Cumbria sports lecturer Mark Christie is also preparing to go the extra mile in aid of BBC Children in Need. Because not only has the hirsuit academic agreed to become smooth skinned for the winter Mark’s also agreed to take part in a chill swim in Windermere to raise money for a charity he says is close to his heart.


Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017

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Student commissioned to develop Kendal Mountain Festival's green appeal

Student commissioned to develop Kendal Mountain Festival's green appeal

It’s internationally recognised, attracts some of the world’s best known outdoor experts and attracts tens of thousands of people to Cumbria. Now the Kendal Mountain Festival is to be the subject of an innovative PhD study undertaken by a University of Cumbria student which could see expertise shared around the globe.


Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Estonian teachers learn during Lancaster visit

Estonian teachers learn during Lancaster visit

A group of teachers from Kohila in Estonia have spent time in north Lancashire as guests of the University of Cumbria’s Institute of Education. The party, all preschool teachers, spent a week working with the department to see how early years and primary school teachers in the UK are trained.


Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Hazel’s striking illustration wins top award at comic art fest

Hazel’s striking illustration wins top award at comic art fest

A Cumbrian university student has beaten off stiff competition to win the top award at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival.


Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017

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Alpine Club accolade for University of Cumbria lecturer

Alpine Club accolade for University of Cumbria lecturer

Dr Grace Hurford, a senior lecturer at the University of Cumbria, has been elected to full membership of the prestigious Alpine Club. The organisation, which has been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration for 150 years, includes among its honorary members one of the university’s honorary fellows, Sir Chris Bonington, and Yvon Chouinard, climber and environmentalist and the co-founder of the outdoor-apparel company Patagonia.


Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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University scoops top nuclear award

University scoops top nuclear award

A collaboration between the University of Cumbria and Sellafield Ltd which has resulted in 600 students undergoing specialist training and the creation of new jobs has received a prestigious award. Recognition for the creation of a project academy came as part of the NDA Estate Supply Chain Event, held at EventCity in Manchester on November 2.


Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017

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