University signs trans Atlantic study deal

University signs trans Atlantic study deal

The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement with the University of Texas in Dallas which could see project management students from Cumbria travel across the Atlantic to study. The memorandum of understanding between Cumbria and the Naveen Jindal School of Management, part of the University of Texas in Dallas, is the latest in a series of arrangements which it’s hoped will benefit students.


Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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University sports head features in BBC Countryfile

University sports head features in BBC Countryfile

The hidden dangers of hillwalking and a feature about whether walkers are pushing themselves too far in the search of fresh air was aired in an edition of the BBC 1 Countryfile spin off programme, Autumn Diaries (Nov 1) and featured University of Cumbria head of department medical and sport sciences Tim Barry.


Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Students help develop health initiative in Lancaster primary schools

Students help develop health initiative in Lancaster primary schools

A collaboration between University of Cumbria students, specialist sports coaching staff and Lancaster schools has seen primary school children benefit from a keep fit activity programme. A group of second year BA (Hons) sports coaching and development students were trained by north Lancashire school sports network staff in October to plan and deliver Change4life activity sessions in two local primary schools.


Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Interview from The Stage magazine with James Issitt, senior lecturer in Drama.

Interview from The Stage magazine with James Issitt, senior lecturer in Drama.

‘We need to develop the offer to students so that more northern and working-class actors can train’


Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017

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Inspiring Outer Hebrides sea kayak expedition

Inspiring Outer Hebrides sea kayak expedition

The rugged coastline of the far west of Scotland was the backdrop for an expedition with a difference enjoyed by students from the University of Cumbria. The sea kayak trip to the Outer Hebrides has inspired a film, journal article and presentation to be made at an international conference to be held next year in Australia.


Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Broadcaster Fiona offers real-life industry experience for university's media and performing arts students

Broadcaster Fiona offers real-life industry experience for university's media and performing arts students

‘An Evening with Fiona Armstrong’ produced by media and performing arts students took an audience of over 100 people on a journey through the life and career of the broadcaster. The University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle hosted the night in association with the RTS North East and Border.


Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Students to gain realistic court room experience

Students to gain realistic court room experience

Appearing in a court room can be a daunting experience, as much for expert witnesses and lawyers as defendants. This month (Oct 27) University of Cumbria students in social work, midwifery, law and mental health nursing courses will be making use of the atmospheric environment of the old court rooms in the Citadel, Carlisle to give them a sense of what they can expect when they qualify.


Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Dream placement for wildlife media student

Dream placement for wildlife media student

From taking snaps on holiday to using a state of the art digital camera to capture outstanding images, a University of Cumbria student is celebrating winning a prestigious placement on BBC Wildlife magazine. Already an expert wildlife journalist in the third year of her BA (Hons) Wildlife Media studies, for Rebecca Gibson, her news follows a series of successful placements.


Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

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University academic recognised for professional excellence

University academic recognised for professional excellence

Academic Developer Nicky Meer, from Lancaster, has just been made a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), an accolade that is highly regarded in the academic world.


Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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University takes part in Kendal’s comic book art festival this weekend

University takes part in Kendal’s comic book art festival this weekend

This weekend, the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts will be showcasing its rising talent at an event that will see the whole of Kendal taken over by comic book artists from across the globe.


Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Successful HEFCE bid for more nursing degree apprenticeships

Successful HEFCE bid for more nursing degree apprenticeships

One hundred and fifty nurses could be coming to the north west following the successful bid by the University of Cumbria to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) degree apprenticeship development fund. The University of Cumbria bid proposed partnership working with NHS trusts and FE providers across the region to identify challenges


Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Students seek consultancy challenge

Students seek consultancy challenge

A group of final year students from the University of Cumbria are looking for a challenge which could benefit businesses in north Lancashire. The group are working towards a module which aims to provide them with the opportunity to develop and apply the skills of problem solving and project management. All they need now is a project to support.


Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Lancaster's Jayne wins judo gold

Lancaster's Jayne wins judo gold

A Lancaster sports scientist is celebrating after winning gold at the British National Judo Championships competition just years after fearing she would never fight again. Jayne Wright, who works at the sports centre at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, took up the sport when she was 9 years old.


Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

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Student fund benefits from Enterprise support

Student fund benefits from Enterprise support

A fund which provides financial support for placements, extra-curricular training and work experience for students at the University of Cumbria has received a welcome boost. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has enjoyed a relationship with the university for over a decade and has donated £1,500 to the university’s Bright Futures Fund.


Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Fiona Armstrong meets John Myers at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Fiona Armstrong meets John Myers at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

The Stanwix Theatre at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts campus will be transformed into a television studio on the evening of Thursday 12 October 2017. In homage to Border Television’s 1980’s daytime chatshow ‘Look Who’s Talking’ fronted by Border stalwart Derek Batey, ‘An Evening with Fiona Armstrong’ will be hosted by one of Carlisle’s best known citizens, John Myers.


Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Cumbria achieves largest reduction in carbon emissions of any northern university

Cumbria achieves largest reduction in carbon emissions of any northern university

The University of Cumbria has received a Brite Green Top 10 University Carbon Reduction Award for efforts in reducing its carbon emissions. The university achieved second place in the national league table out of 127 other higher education institutions for reducing its absolute emissions by over 56 per cent. The university was only pipped into second place by London Metropolitan University who achieved an impressive 57 per cent reduct


Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Preparing the future workforce

Preparing the future workforce

Health, care and emergency services have teamed up with the county’s education providers to hold a careers fair with a difference. Students in years 10-13 are invited to the healthcare and blue light event in Carlisle on Thursday for a chance to meet professionals and education leads for advice and hands on experience.


Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Students rewild university campus

Students rewild university campus

Students and university staff might not be the only inhabitants of the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus after a group of determined students made it their mission to attract once prolific wildlife species back to the site.


Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

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Cathedral service marks university's 10th anniversary

Cathedral service marks university's 10th anniversary

The University of Cumbria fanfare written by Professor Richard McGregor signalled the start of the latest event to mark the university’s tenth anniversary year (Thurs 28.) The magnificent setting of Carlisle Cathedral played host to the anniversary service attended by students, staff and supporters of the university. The location is familiar as a venue for the twice yearly graduation ceremonies.


Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Praise for 'memorable' science festival

Praise for 'memorable' science festival

University of Cumbria Associate Professor Dr Theo Bampouras has been describing his experience of sharing a stage with physicist and broadcaster Prof Brian Cox at the Infinity festival which took place at West Lakes Academy in Egremont (Thurs 28.)


Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017

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University motor sport partnership powers from strength to strength

University motor sport partnership powers from strength to strength

The University of Cumbria’s sport and physical activity department’s links with M-Sport Bentley have been strengthened further after an invitation by the team’s principle to assist with a 24hr race in Spa, Belgium. Sports therapy lecturer Adam Smith and third year Ba (Hons) sport rehabilitation student Alan Kay gained fantastic experience working with the elite motor sport team.


Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017

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Ash dieback conference considers impact five years on

Ash dieback conference considers impact five years on

Ash dieback is a fungal disease which has radically changed some European forests but five years after it was confirmed in the UK, how much is known about ash dieback? A conference to be held at the National School of Forestry at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria next month (Nov 1) will clarify what we can do about ash dieback.


Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

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Lancaster community ‘green exercise’ project generates second research paper

Lancaster community ‘green exercise’ project generates second research paper

A ‘green exercise’ project in Williamson Park, Lancaster, that started in September 2010 as a six-week pilot, will celebrate over six full years of operation with the forthcoming publication of a second research paper based upon its activities. The urban park, situated opposite the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, has been the focus of the ‘Greenfingers’ project, which set out to investigate the physical, mental and social health benefits of participation in conservation volunte


Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017

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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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