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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Cumbria joins MillionPlus to celebrate the #25andRising campaign

Cumbria joins MillionPlus to celebrate the #25andRising campaign

The University of Cumbria is supporting #25andRising, a campaign launched last month by the Association for Modern Universities to highlight what modern universities, and their students, have achieved over the past 25 years, and what more they have to offer.


Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Digital health pioneers making a difference

Digital health pioneers making a difference

A pilot scheme which could reduce the number of elderly patients admitted to hospital is to be launched later this summer thanks to a collaboration between council staff, the NHS and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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University staff challenged to get fit and raise money for charity

University staff challenged to get fit and raise money for charity

Special courses, fitness tests and health advice is being offered at the University of Cumbria in a week-long event aimed at encouraging more staff to get active and support a campaign launched following the death of a former student.


Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Specialist symposium aims to highlight changes to police service

Specialist symposium aims to highlight changes to police service

The University of Cumbria has assembled a range of experts to consider what effects the professionalisation of policing will have on police staff and the population they serve. As part of the university's tenth anniversary celebrations, the Police Symposium to be held on June 8 2017 at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus will bring together a wide spectrum of expertise in policing.


Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Cumbria links with Canberra

Cumbria links with Canberra

International ties to the other side of the world could be strengthened following the visit of the University of Canberra’s manager of graduate research to the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Students practise their skills to help uphold the law

Students practise their skills to help uphold the law

Policing and law students at the University of Cumbria came together in order to assume the roles that, once they graduate, they eventually hope to secure. In a simulated exercise which covered locations in Stanwix, Carlisle and at Carlisle Crown Court, they investigated, took statements, and later undertook prosecution and defence roles in a court hearing originating from an offence re-enacted at the ‘crime house’ at the Brampton Road campus.


Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Green machines join university fleet

Green machines join university fleet

The latest addition to the fleet of the University of Cumbria is also one of the quietest.


Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Students keep Beijing Biddies Tuk Tuk Challenge in the spotlight

Students keep Beijing Biddies Tuk Tuk Challenge in the spotlight

Six students from Cumbria University are helping to keep the Beijing Biddies in the spotlight as they undertake their third and final charity challenge. The students, who are in their second and third years, have volunteered to handle social media, take photographs, write a blog and keep a video diary of the team as they drive around Britain in two Tuk Tuks to raise money for the fight against children’s cancers.


Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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University lecturer goes on nationwide tour to capture opinions on UK leaving the EU

University lecturer goes on nationwide tour to capture opinions on UK leaving the EU

A University of Cumbria lecturer is touring the United Kingdom to listen to and record the views of everyday voters since the Government gave notice to leave the EU by triggering Article 50.


Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017

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Cumbrian cheerleader takes on the world

Cumbrian cheerleader takes on the world

A Cumbrian student is travelling to the U.S. to join the England squad competing in the Cheerleading World Cup Championships.


Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

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Fiona Armstrong visits University of Cumbria Brampton Road campus

Fiona Armstrong visits University of Cumbria Brampton Road campus

When Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell & former Border Television and ITN presenter Fiona Armstrong (now Lady McGregor) were introduced at the recent Royal Television Awards, North East and Borders, Professor Mennell proposed a visit to the university’s Brampton Road campus. A tour of the campus was arranged, to demonstrate the development that has taken place since Fiona’s last visit to the site, when it was the estate of the university’s legacy institution, Cumbria Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

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University of Cumbria unveils clinical skills laboratory at Carlisle campus

University of Cumbria unveils clinical skills laboratory at Carlisle campus

The formal opening of the University of Cumbria’s upgraded clinical skill laboratories in Carlisle took place on Thursday 6 April. Sally Cheshire, chair, Health Education England (North) performed the ceremony, while the event was hosted by Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell.


Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

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Eco-innovation project launches in Cumbria

Eco-innovation project launches in Cumbria

Around 70 business representatives from across Cumbria attended the launch of a £2.1 million project to help small and medium sized businesses in the county benefit from expertise across the University of Cumbria, Lancaster University and the University of Central Lancashire.


Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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University and Cathedral sign memorandum of understanding

University and Cathedral sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding has been signed strengthening ties between the University of Cumbria and Carlisle Cathedral.


Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

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West End showcase for Cumbria students

West End showcase for Cumbria students

Seventeen performers – nine actors and eight musical theatre performers – are taking part in the first of two showcase events this month, aimed at giving students a platform to meet potential employers.


Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

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Exhibition shows life outside the box

Exhibition shows life outside the box

A little red box on display at Carlisle’s Tullie House museum has helped inspire a whole exhibition about the packaging of some of the city’s most famous goods.


Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017

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"Special students" celebrated at annual Success Awards

"Special students" celebrated at annual Success Awards

A highlight of the academic calendar where the achievements of staff and students throughout the University of Cumbria community are recognised has taken place.


Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

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Immersion/Emergence: Contemporary art residency shortlist announced

Immersion/Emergence: Contemporary art residency shortlist announced

The finalists in an arts project created following the devastation of Storm Desmond in Carlisle have been announced.


Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

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Cinderella goes to the Ball – Stateside

Cinderella goes to the Ball – Stateside

This intriguing title is the name of a learning collaboration between the University of Cumbria law degree (LLB Law) programme and Coastal Pines Technical College (Paralegal Studies) in the state of Georgia, USA. Both institutions have formed an alliance that enables their law students to learn from each other and to discuss the similarities and differences, the benefits and challenges of each other’s legal systems. Yesterday saw the two groups of students engage in an intense debate across the


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Former students and university collaborate on autism research project

Former students and university collaborate on autism research project

A project which aims to prevent people with autism in Cumbria from becoming involved in criminal behaviour, either as victim or perpetrator, is underway.


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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University registered as apprenticeship trainer

University registered as apprenticeship trainer

The University of Cumbria has successfully applied to be registered as an apprenticeship training provider by the Skills Funding Agency.


Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017

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Pupils gain insight into crime scene investigation science skills

Pupils gain insight into crime scene investigation science skills

Students from Newman Catholic College in Carlisle have been given an insight into the demanding work of a crime scene investigator through a collaboration with the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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High fliers of the future visit University of Cumbria

High fliers of the future visit University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria recently welcomed two aspiring young students to their Fusehill Street campus. The girls, Leah Kennerley and Laila Ridyard, both 9, had written to members of staff asking for the opportunity to gain an insight into their chosen careers.


Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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