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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Internationally acclaimed education researcher making a rare visit up north

Internationally acclaimed education researcher making a rare visit up north

Professor John Hattie, the world-leading education academic renowned for promoting evidence-based research to maximise children’s learning, is venturing up north to the University of Cumbria in Lancaster for a conference this June.


Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017

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University supports Infinity Festival in Cumbria

University supports Infinity Festival in Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is proud to be a partner in an event which has attracted a group of internationally recognised science, technology and engineering experts to Cumbria. BBC broadcaster and professor of particle physics Professor Brian Cox will headline the Infinity Festival, a science programme for secondary school students, to be held in September at West Lakes Academy in Egremont.


Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Lancaster campus clinical skills labs formally opened

Lancaster campus clinical skills labs formally opened

The university's clinical skill laboratories in Lancaster have been formally opened by Laura Roberts, managing director, Health Education England (North) at an event hosted by Pro Vice Chancellor Sandra Booth.


Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Return to Cumbria for university's new deputy vice chancellor

Return to Cumbria for university's new deputy vice chancellor

An academic, who spent time working as an NHS nurse in Cumbria, is to return to the county, as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the University of Cumbria. Professor Patricia Livsey joins from Plymouth University where she is currently Dean in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and as a graduate of Lancaster University knows the north west region well.


Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Cumbria staff and students support #25andRising campaign

Cumbria staff and students support #25andRising campaign

Staff from the University of Cumbria attended an event held in Westminster to support a campaign to highlight all that modern universities and their students have achieved over the past 25 years.


Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017

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University of Cumbria professor explores the tale of a screaming skull

University of Cumbria professor explores the tale of a screaming skull

Professor of Fine Art Robert Williams’ latest book Calvariae Disjecta: The many hauntings of Burton Agnes Hall, has been launched in the UK. The book was developed in conjunction with artist and designer James Brook, artist and writer Dr Kate Briggs (American University in Paris/Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam) and cultural sociologist Dr Hilmar Schäfer (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany).


Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Father and daughter enjoy return trip to Ambleside campus

Father and daughter enjoy return trip to Ambleside campus

A former policeman with close ties to the University of Cumbria has returned to his beat, almost fifty years after he last pounded the town’s streets.


Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Action to prove benefits of outdoor activities

Action to prove benefits of outdoor activities

Research which aims to prove that outdoor education can help physical and mental health as well as improve numeracy and literacy has been launched following a collaboration by the University of Cumbria and the professional body for outdoor education, the Institute for Outdoor Learning.


Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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'Happy' marketing paper to be discussed in Sweden

'Happy' marketing paper to be discussed in Sweden

A University of Cumbria marketing lecturer has had a paper which considers how marketers use happiness as a way of appealing to consumers accepted by a prestigious international marketing conference.


Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017

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