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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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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