Amazing coincidence sees mother and daughter win top education prize 14 years apart

Amazing coincidence sees mother and daughter win top education prize 14 years apart

When Amanda Spavin from Forton near Lancaster graduated with first class honours she also won a prestigious award which recognised her achievement as an early years’ teacher. 14 years on, her daughter Sophie has just won the same prize for achieving the same high level results as her mum.


Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Cumbrian film maker wins prestigious Scottish arts residency

Cumbrian film maker wins prestigious Scottish arts residency

Cumbrian film maker Jane Topping has been invited to take part in a prestigious Scottish arts residency this summer. Fresh from winning ‘best short film’ at the recent Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in New York, the University of Cumbria fine art programme leader will be joining other artists at the Hospitalfield estate near Arbroath in July.


Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Iconic fashion designer and environmental activist to speak at University of Cumbria.

Iconic fashion designer and environmental activist to speak at University of Cumbria.

Vivienne Westwood will come to the Lake District to give a talk and take part in a question and answer session at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 entitled "Exploring and Challenging Ideas on Sustainable Leadership, Climate and Social Change.”


Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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University hosts thought-provoking teaching conference

University hosts thought-provoking teaching conference

Should social media play a part in the classroom? Professor John Hattie, researcher in education and director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute, posed the question during a thought-provoking and challenging conference held at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Natural historians welcomed to Cumbria

Natural historians welcomed to Cumbria

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, Prof Julie Mennell, will open the summer meeting and Annual General Meeting of the Society of History and Natural History (SHNH) to be held in Cumbria this week.


Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Speaker line-up confirmed for university research and innovation event

Speaker line-up confirmed for university research and innovation event

A diverse range of speakers have been assembled to appear at a conference aimed at bringing academics and businesses together. Cumbria Research & Innovation 2017 is the University of Cumbria’s annual celebration of research and innovation activity and is being held on Friday 7 July in the Alexandra Building of the university’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017

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What do Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships mean to your business?

What do Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships mean to your business?

The University of Cumbria is here to help you navigate the new world of Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships.


Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017

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Countdown to 'outstanding' art design and media showcase

Countdown to 'outstanding' art design and media showcase

From examples of fine art to computer games, graphic design and photography, final preparations are underway to stage what’s hoped will be the most inspiring summer show yet at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts. For final year art design and media students the event is the chance to showcase what hours of effort have achieved and show off work in public.


Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Institute of Education takes a global approach to collaboration at British Council events

Institute of Education takes a global approach to collaboration at British Council events

The University of Cumbria is one of only three higher education institutes to be invited to take part in an event aimed at encouraging greater collaboration between schools across Europe. Meanwhile the university’s English team have also been asked to contribute to another British Council initiative when a delegation from Lancaster will deliver a key note lecture at a conference in Newcastle.


Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

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Renal patients benefit from Lancashire collaboration

Renal patients benefit from Lancashire collaboration

Staff and students from the University of Cumbria’s Active Ageing Research Group are working with the medical staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to help develop a new, simple frailty assessment tool to be used with renal patients.


Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017

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Lancaster dementia day aims to make a difference

Lancaster dementia day aims to make a difference

University of Cumbria mental health student Alison Field has worked alongside senior lecturers Alison Buckley and Louise Corless to stage an ambitious day-long symposium (Tues 23 May) aimed at student nurses, health and social care practitioners and volunteers working in the field of dementia care.


Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Megan explores 'Mind of a Survivor'

Megan explores 'Mind of a Survivor'

International explorer, survival guide and now author; for adventurer and former University of Cumbria student Megan Hine, it's a career that shows no sign of plateauing.Her new book Mind of a Survivor Megan contains details some of her adventures where mind and body have been pushed to their limits and considers whether some of those skills are transferable to everyday life.


Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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University supports successful Lancaster gymnasts

University supports successful Lancaster gymnasts

A Lancaster-based gymnastics club, supported by the University of Cumbria, has enjoyed success at two international competitions and are now through to hotly contested finals. Members of the elite 'Diamond Squad' from the City of Lancaster Gymnastics Club took part in events in Portugal and Belgium.


Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Tickets for flagship research and innovation event released

Tickets for flagship research and innovation event released

Tickets are now available for the Cumbria Research & Innovation 2017 conference (CRI 2017) an annual celebration of the University of Cumbria’s research and innovation activity which aims to showcase the work on campus that’s increasingly finding a use in communities in Cumbria, Lancashire and beyond.


Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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University lecturer’s gruelling 14-day trek to Mount Everest basecamp for Alzheimer care

University lecturer’s gruelling 14-day trek to Mount Everest basecamp for Alzheimer care

A University of Cumbria lecturer is attempting a 14-day trek to Mount Everest basecamp in which she will fly into the ‘most dangerous’ airport in the world, battle altitude sickness, sleep in wooden shacks and contend with plummeting temperatures all in aid of better care for Alzheimer’s suffers.


Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Students keep runners on the road at one of 'UK's toughest running events'

Students keep runners on the road at one of 'UK's toughest running events'

For the 16 runners taking part, completing ten marathons in ten days is a gruelling challenge but one that’s made slightly easier thanks to the work of 20 students from the University of Cumbria. A team of second year sport rehabilitation students are helping competitors cope with the rigours of the Brathay 10 in 10 offering them ideal hands on experience while providing welcome support for the athletes who’ll clock up 14,000 feet of ascent in ten days.


Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

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New research sheds light on risk factors of falls in the elderly

New research sheds light on risk factors of falls in the elderly

Researchers at the University of Cumbria say pioneering investigation work to identify links between vision and falling could help reduce incidents which cost the NHS over £2bn a year. The discoveries have been made as part of a three-year research project funded by the Eleanor Peel Trust, a north west charity which specialises in supporting care of the elderly.


Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017

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Prison training scheme 'surpassed all our expectations.'

Prison training scheme 'surpassed all our expectations.'

Twelve prisoners at Haverigg Prison, Millom have been presented with an award to mark their successful completion of a University of Cumbria module ‘Learning Together’. The level 6 module, which is worth 20 credits towards a degree, has been delivered at the prison by university staff, and the cohort comprised both serving prisoners and current university psychology undergraduates, who have studied together.


Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

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Showcase success for Cumbria performing arts students

Showcase success for Cumbria performing arts students

A record number of students from the University of Cumbria’s performing arts courses have been signed up by agents following showcase events held in London and Manchester. Seventeen performers from the university, nine actors and eight musical theatre performers, took to the stages of the Arts Theatre in London and Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester last month.


Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

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University supports Patagonia’s ‘repair not replace’ mission

University supports Patagonia’s ‘repair not replace’ mission

Patagonia’s UK Worn Wear Tour makes its way to Ambleside on 17 and 18 May, where it is being hosted on campus by the University of Cumbria. The outdoor clothing company demonstrates a strong environmental and social responsibility in all its activities, and repairing rather than disposing of worn garments, where possible, is an essential part of its ethos.


Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Rugby dream comes true for Cumbria student

Rugby dream comes true for Cumbria student

A Cumbrian PE student has secured a dream placement with the rugby union club he’s followed since childhood. Dayne Massey will spend time as physical performance intern with Leicester Tigers as the major contributor to his 3rd year placement module.


Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Nursing student Fay proud to win excellence prize

Nursing student Fay proud to win excellence prize

Final year adult nursing student Fay Codona is the proud recipient of an Ede and Ravenscroft prize for excellence, worth £750.


Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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University researcher invited to join advisory board

University researcher invited to join advisory board

Keith Jackson, retail expert and researcher at the University of Cumbria’s Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED), has been invited to join the advisory board of national network ‘Revive and Thrive’.


Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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University launches new tenth anniversary logo

University launches new tenth anniversary logo

A new logo, created in readiness for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of the University of Cumbria, has been launched. The design, which will become a familiar sight over the coming months on merchandise and marketing material, has been developed to mark the organisation’s first decade in operation.


Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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University names winning artists to reflect on Storm Desmond

University names winning artists to reflect on Storm Desmond

Two artists have been named as artists in residence in an arts project created in response to the devastation and aftermath of Storm Desmond in Carlisle. John Dummett from Fife and Laura Harrison from Carlisle will take up the contemporary art residency,Immersion/Emergence.


Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017

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U.S. sculptor and film artist joins university

U.S. sculptor and film artist joins university

An artist from the United States with an interest in using film to explore identity, endurance and exhaustion has arrived in Cumbria to spend time with students and staff at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017

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National award for Cumbrian nursing student

National award for Cumbrian nursing student

A University of Cumbria nursing student has won a prestigious national award in recognition of her work to reduce the stigma of mental health among young people.Third year adult nursing student Zoe Butler was awarded the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the Royal College of Nursing inspiration (RCNi) Awards 2017.


Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017

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Higher Level Apprenticeships: Adrienne's story

Higher Level Apprenticeships: Adrienne's story

Adrienne is an Administration Manager in Facilities Management at the University of Cumbria, currently studying the Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Leadership and Management.


Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

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Higher Level Apprenticeships: David's story

Higher Level Apprenticeships: David's story

David is an Administration Manager at the University of Cumbria, and is currently on the Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Leadership and Management.


Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Higher Level Apprenticeships: Lisa's story

Higher Level Apprenticeships: Lisa's story

Lisa is undertaking the Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Leadership and Management at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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The Importance of us all working together

The Importance of us all working together

Business Development Manager, Steve Wood, discusses the importance of organisations working together rather than independently to support our business communities.


Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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University of Cumbria shines at Sci-Tech Daresbury

University of Cumbria shines at Sci-Tech Daresbury

The event is a rare opportunity for regional businesses to meet and engage with all the North West Universities in one place.


Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

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