Rugby – the game for everyone

Rugby – the game for everyone

She may not at first glance look like a typical rugby player, but final-year occupational therapy postgraduate student Charlotte Drinkald has plenty of experience in the sport and is putting it to good use.


Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Cumbria outdoors is big in Japan

Cumbria outdoors is big in Japan

Ambleside-based reader in outdoor studies Dr Chris Loynes is a well-known figure in the UK and now in the Far East too where he was keynote speaker at the 20th Japanese Outdoor Education Society Conference. His presentation European Outdoor Education: challenged by and challenging modernity considered how outdoor education has developed over the years and how changes today threaten to undermine the benefits of the great outdoors.


Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017

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Northern Powerhouse Minister visits University of Cumbria

Northern Powerhouse Minister visits University of Cumbria

Jake Berry MP visited two of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership’s key projects, the University of Cumbria’s new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) labs and Carlisle airport. The Minister also met local political and business leaders.


Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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London campus celebrates 10 years of success

London campus celebrates 10 years of success

Over 40 teachers who learned their craft in the heart of the East End of London have returned to the campus to celebrate its tenth anniversary. East India Dock Road in Tower Hamlets is home to the University of Cumbria’s London campus and the main base for a range of teacher training courses.


Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

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Innovative university health partnership puts Cumbria in the digital vanguard

Innovative university health partnership puts Cumbria in the digital vanguard

An innovative partnership between NHS England, the University of Cumbria and an NHS social enterprise has been formed to extend the university’s digital health course. 15 students from 8 NHS Vanguard organisations ranging from the Isle of Wight to the north of England have now embarked on the course


Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017

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Icelandic student comes to Cumbria to study the outdoors

Icelandic student comes to Cumbria to study the outdoors

For a man who comes from a country known for active volcanoes, glaciers and spectacular waterfalls Andri Numason might be forgiven for finding the Cumbrian landscape tame by comparison. But the Icelandic University of Cumbria outdoors education student loves the Lake District and has just spent a week exploring the area while studying an MA in the subject.


Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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'Exciting privilege' to be university's first director of industrial strategy

'Exciting privilege' to be university's first director of industrial strategy

The university’s first director of industrial strategy, professional development and skills has a brief which includes a mission to recruit more students to study apprenticeships and expand the university’s interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM.) Professor Andy Gale is also aiming to increase Cumbria's international appeal which could lead to students from the county spending time studying abroad.


Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Students say it's never too old too late to learn

Students say it's never too old too late to learn

For the first time in Cumbria mature university students are aiming to prove that you’re never too old to learn. A team, made up of students from the University of Cumbria who’ve all either come to higher education in later life, has been formed to spread the word at events across the county.


Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Digital research shared at King's Fund conference

Digital research shared at King's Fund conference

Work by the University of Cumbria’s digital health team to reduce the amount of time expectant mothers spend travelling for scans is to be showcased at the King's Fund Digital Health and Care Congress (July 11-12 2017.)


Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017

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University shortlisted for environmental award

University shortlisted for environmental award

Reducing the amount of water used and donating to charity at the same time has seen the University of Cumbria shortlisted in the 2017 Green Gown awards. The awards are administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) to support sustainability in the education sector.


Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017

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University prepares for celebratory summer graduation ceremony

University prepares for celebratory summer graduation ceremony

A dynamic designer, a leading researcher who's worked on the cause of cancer and medal winning Paralympian are among Honorary Fellows who will join over 1,000 students who will receive their degrees and awards in Carlisle Cathedral next week


Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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University webpage launched to mark 10th anniversary

University webpage launched to mark 10th anniversary

A webpage set up to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of the University of Cumbria featuring a timeline, videos and a comprehensive guide to celebratory events has been launched. Events planned for the year include a city centre pop-up campus, service at Carlisle Cathedral and an exhibition made up of artefacts from the university archives.


Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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 Asia Pacific 'opportunities are there for the taking.'

Asia Pacific 'opportunities are there for the taking.'

Collaborations between Cumbria and the Asia Pacific region may emerge following a trip by the University of Cumbria’s newly appointed director of industrial strategy. Professor Andy Gale met with members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore where he discussed areas of interest which could benefit the country and university.


Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Successful ceremonies mark summer graduation

Successful ceremonies mark summer graduation

Proud parents and friends have joined thousands of students who’ve graduated from the University of Cumbria this week. The first students to graduate as part of the innovative Project Academy; a record seven first class honours graduates passing from the National School of Forestry – just two success stories of many more recorded during the eight ceremonies to take place in the magnificent setting of Carlisle Cathedral.


Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Top class result for inspiring student who overcame adversity

Top class result for inspiring student who overcame adversity

A student who overcame debilitating anxiety, lack of money and PTSD has obtained a first class honours degree and top award from the University of Cumbria. Millie Lepic served with the RAF in Iraq but underwent treatment at the military medical rehabilitation centre at Hedley Court and was subsequently discharged. So inspired was she by those who helped her that Millie decided she wanted to learn how to help others who have also experienced the trauma she had.


Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

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Former University of Cumbria student wins prestigious scholarship to study in USA

Former University of Cumbria student wins prestigious scholarship to study in USA

Louise Lavictoire, recently awarded a PhD through the University of Cumbria, is about to take her family on an American adventure following the news that she has received an ‘All Disciplines Scholar Award’ from the Fulbright Commission. The scholarship will enable her to carry out research at Missouri State University.


Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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New Cumbrian location for national statistics workshop

New Cumbrian location for national statistics workshop

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is moving location of its celebrated R and statistics workshop to the University of Cumbria. The course is a two-day practical techniques course aimed at postgraduate students in the animal sciences who want to learn R and refresh their knowledge of statistics.


Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

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Lake District executive joins university as interim marketing and recruitment head

Lake District executive joins university as interim marketing and recruitment head

A top Lake District National Park Authority(LDNPA) official is joining the University of Cumbria as interim director of marketing and recruitment. Jayne Pugh, formerly Head of People and Communications at the LDNPA will start the role on Monday 31 July.


Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017

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Craig’s epic bike journey “so worth it!”

Craig’s epic bike journey “so worth it!”

For someone who didn’t even own a bike, signing up for a Lands’ End to John O’Groats cycle ride sounds like an odd decision, but as University of Cumbria senior nursing lecturer Craig Betton puts it, “I hadn’t done much cycling, but I was up for a challenge!”


Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017

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Lake District campus to host new geography course

Lake District campus to host new geography course

Home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake, Cumbria has some of the most dramatic landscape in the world. Recently awarded World Heritage Status, the Lake District is set to be home to what must surely rank as the country’s best place to study geography.


Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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University marks tenth birthday with 300-mile torch relay

University marks tenth birthday with 300-mile torch relay

The University of Cumbria turns 10 years old on Tuesday 1 August and to mark this momentous milestone, it’s connecting its five campuses from London to Cumbria with a 300-mile torch relay.


Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

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City park 'green exercise' project brings growing benefits

City park 'green exercise' project brings growing benefits

A ‘green exercise’ project in Lancaster to investigate the mental and physical benefits of volunteering that began as a six-week long pilot scheme almost seven years ago is the subject of a second research paper. Williamson Park, situated opposite the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, has been the focus for the ‘Greenfingers’ project, which set out to investigate the physical, mental and social health benefits of participation in conservation volunteering. The study also examined t


Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

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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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