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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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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