Fall research 'supergroup' formed

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

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Royal visit marks 10th anniversary year

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

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Inspiring exploration seminar to come to Cumbria

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

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University law school links with Cumbrian law firm

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

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Belgium nuclear culture exhibition to feature work of Cumbrian artist

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

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Staff and students urged to get UoC Active

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

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Wide interest in launch of world leading research centre

Wide interest in launch of world leading research centre

Over 120 delegates from international, national and regional organisations attended the launch of the University of Cumbria’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas #cnppa2017 at the university’s Ambleside campus on Monday (Sept 11.)


Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Saints call on Cumbrian expertise

Saints call on Cumbrian expertise

University of Cumbria lecturer in sport rehabilitation Dr Katie Small has been invited to Premier League side Southampton to advise on ways of reducing hamstring injuries.


Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017

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Graduate returns to university halls to pop the question

Graduate returns to university halls to pop the question

A university graduate proposed to his girlfriend, also a graduate, at the university halls of residence where they first met six years ago.


Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Archbishop 'deeply honoured' by decision to name new teaching block after him

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

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Innovative university and prison partnership shortlisted for prestigious education award

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

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University is IT-fit for the next decade

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

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World leading research centre to be created in National Park

World leading research centre to be created in National Park

Plans by the University of Cumbria to develop the Ambleside campus as a major research centre and hub for the exchange of information begin this month with the opening of the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA).


Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017

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University’s authentic crime scene exercise shortlisted for excellence award

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

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Guided tours of historic university campus

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

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Ironman Liam aiming for Swiss success

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

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Royal visit to celebrate university's 10th anniversary

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

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Celebrating a significant first planning excellence award

Celebrating a significant first planning excellence award

The Lake District National Park’s work on university's Ambleside campus has been named by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its annual prestigious North West Regional Planning Excellence awards.


Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Preliminary abuse research revealed

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

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University dance lecturer sees successful collaborative project head to North America

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

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University puts Lancaster business on the menu

University puts Lancaster business on the menu

On Wednesday 6th Sept the University of Cumbria’s new Sentamu Building, in the heart of the university’s Lancaster campus, will play host to the Business Breakfast Networking Event run in partnership with the Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce.


Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Windermere exercise builds on police partnership

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

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From Edinburgh's Fringe Festival to London's West End

From Edinburgh's Fringe Festival to London's West End

Offered the part of the ‘The Boy’ in the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of The Hunting of the Snark, 23-year-old Jordan Leigh-Harris could never have guessed that two years on she’d be opening in the same part, but this time in London’s West End.


Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Abuse research by Cumbrian academics to feature at national conference

Abuse research by Cumbrian academics to feature at national conference

The long term impact of experiencing domestic abuse during childhood and preliminary research into abusive relationships will be shared by two Cumbrian academics at a specialist national conference later this week.e.


Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Sci fi success for University of Cumbria academic

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

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Trans Atlantic arts collaboration takes off

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

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Universities team up to boost innovation in Cumbria

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

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Memo of understanding will be 'the catalyst' for enhancing Cumbrian culture

Memo of understanding will be 'the catalyst' for enhancing Cumbrian culture

The University of Cumbria and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust will sign a memorandum of understanding to formalise a long-standing association between the two organisations.


Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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New York Sci Fi film accolade for university academic

New York Sci Fi film accolade for university academic

The work of a Cumbrian academic will be featured among over 100 films at a science fiction film festival in New York. University of Cumbria fine art lecturer Jane Topping’s film Peter is being shown on Monday at the Soho Playhouse in Manhattan.


Posted on Friday, May 26, 2017

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Student-run community sporting events boost fitness and raise money for charity

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

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Students record hedgehogs as part of inner city wildlife scheme

Students record hedgehogs as part of inner city wildlife scheme

A project to nurture nature in Carlisle city centre is underway thanks to students studying zoology at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Wool ties across the Atlantic

Wool ties across the Atlantic

A shared concern for the welfare of sheep farmers on two different continents has brought two academics together in what it’s hoped could be the start of an international collaboration.


Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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