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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Partnership working: Artist Residencies at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle

Partnership working: Artist Residencies at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle

It’s always exciting to announce new collaborations – the enabling mechanisms of shared vision, hope and purpose between parties that make manifest, ambitious ideas not realisable by either party alone.


Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017

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Meeting the demand for teaching professionals in Cumbria and Lancashire

Meeting the demand for teaching professionals in Cumbria and Lancashire

Training and developing teachers and leaders in school is vital for the continued success of our economy.


Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016

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Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships - what do you need to know?

Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships - what do you need to know?

We are pleased to be able to provide you with the very latest information through publication of the University’s guide to Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships. The government’s reform of apprenticeships, and its aspiration to grow the number of apprentices in training during this Parliament is shaping how apprenticeships are being designed, developed, delivered and funded going forward.


Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016

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Foster innovation and stimulate growth with the University of Cumbria

Foster innovation and stimulate growth with the University of Cumbria

An updated resource has become available for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects.


Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016

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The Dark Art of Leadership Coaching

The Dark Art of Leadership Coaching

It has been long established in the management literature that coaching and leadership are intrinsically linked in the effective development of professionals, but what is the secret, magical alchemy that goes on behind closed doors in those intimate one-to-one coaching interventions, that can turn someone into a highly motivated, inspiring and awesome leader?


Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Workplace Learning as 'Interplay'

Workplace Learning as 'Interplay'

Kurt Lewin (1890-1947), the inventor of ‘action research’, suggested that ‘there is nothing so practical as a good theory’. But I wonder how useful, on a day-to-day basis, you think ‘theory’ is to the success of your business?


Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

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SMEs could find it easier to contract with Public Sector Organisations due to these changes

SMEs could find it easier to contract with Public Sector Organisations due to these changes

These new procedures could assist SMEs and local companies in a number of ways.


Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016

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Do we still need National Parks?

Do we still need National Parks?

In the wake of the creation of the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA) at the university's Ambleside campus, Ian Convery, Professor of Environment and Society, discusses the importance of National Parks. 


Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016

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Overwhelming interest in Westwood visit

Overwhelming interest in Westwood visit

The University of Cumbria have been inundated with requests for tickets to see the iconic fashion designer and environmental activist Vivienne Westwood when she speaks at the university’s Ambleside campus next month. At one point applications for free tickets for the event, called ‘Exploring and Challenging Ideas on Sustainable Leadership, Climate and Social Change’ were coming in at the rate of one a minute.


Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017

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Swedish success for Lancaster lecturer

Swedish success for Lancaster lecturer

A paper produced by a University of Cumbria academic which explores the role of sensory branding in marketing has been named as best paper at a prestigious conference.


Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017

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