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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University's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) success

University's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) success

For the first time the University of Cumbria has staged a competition which highlighted a range of research PhD’s, each with a practical application, that are currently underway. The idea of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) came from the University of Queensland in 2008. The winning submission was from Malabika Ghosh, the clinical lead for rehabilitation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who is completing a PhD which examines the rehabilitation of patients after stroke.


Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

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Ultrasound research prompts significant debate

Ultrasound research prompts significant debate

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 prompted significant international interest.


Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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Vivienne Westwood brings climate change debate to Cumbria

Vivienne Westwood brings climate change debate to Cumbria

British icon, entrepreneur and fashion guru Vivienne Westwood entertained a packed audience at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside when she spoke about her passion for the environment. In a wide-ranging and sometimes challenging discussion about life, climate change and her love of constant learning through reading, her talk enthralled an audience made up of students, staff, university supporters and fans of the designer.


Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Researchers put best foot forward at Active Ageing conference

Researchers put best foot forward at Active Ageing conference

Could low frequency high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions and recreational dancing really help older individuals maintain optimum health in later life? That along with other pioneering and perhaps less conventional research will be discussed at the second annual Active Ageing symposium on Friday 23 June at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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National honour for Cumbrian academic

National honour for Cumbrian academic

The University of Cumbria’s director of research is preparing to deliver a prestigious lecture she describes as the pinnacle of her career so far. Professor Diane Cox, who is also the head of the university’s graduate school, is finalising her presentation for the Casson Memorial Lecture which forms part of the 41st Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Annual Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham next week (19 & 20 June 2017


Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017

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University and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick sign memorandum of understanding

University and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick sign memorandum of understanding

The University of Cumbria and Theatre by the Lake will sign a memorandum of understanding on Thursday 15 June to formalise new ways of working between the two organisations.


Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history

Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history

The University of Cumbria along with Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of the South Cumbria species restoration programme. Development funding worth £174,500 has been awarded to a project aimed at developing the area’s landscape through a community-led species restoration programme; species such as the pine marten could be among those reintroduced to the Morecambe Bay area.


Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Ageing research is front page news

Ageing research is front page news

While muscle in our bodies will change with age, keeping active in later life may well be key to fending off other illnesses and maintaining overall health. Dr Lawrence Hayes, lecturer in exercise physiology at the university, together with Dr Mark Ross of Edinburgh Napier University have written an article highlighting the subject which appears in the latest edition of Sport and Exercise Scientist.


Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Cumbria receives bronze in Teaching Excellence Framework

Cumbria receives bronze in Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Cumbria has been awarded bronze by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) which today released the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Cumbria’s bronze award shows the university is ‘delivering teaching, learning and outcomes for its students that meet rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.’


Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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