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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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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