More award nominations for University of Cumbria student nurses

More award nominations for University of Cumbria student nurses

Three student nurses from the University of Cumbria have been shortlisted in the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.


Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Cumbria student nurse shortlisted for national award

Cumbria student nurse shortlisted for national award

Third year adult nursing student Zoe Butler has beaten hundreds of entries to be shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising exceptional work in nursing.


Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Learning links strengthened in north Lancashire

Learning links strengthened in north Lancashire

Making the most of the economic opportunities on offer in north Lancashire is the aim of closer ties being established between the University of Cumbria and Lancaster City Council.


Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

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Radiography research recognised for Manchester conference

Radiography research recognised for Manchester conference

The University of Cumbria’s thriving research ambitions have been recognised with nine papers produced by the university’s Department of Medical and Social Sciences accepted by the UK Radiological Congress to be held this summer.


Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

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Chair of RTS North East and Borders visits University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Chair of RTS North East and Borders visits University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts was today the setting for a visit that highlighted the university’s contribution to the television sector. Chair of the Royal Television Society (RTS) for the North East and Borders, Graeme Thompson, spent the day discussing the institute’s portfolio of courses with programme leaders and key staff members, including Director of the Institute of the Arts, Roddy Hunter, and Principal Lecturer in Media Arts, Michael Mitchell.


Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Chair of RTS North East and Borders visits University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Chair of RTS North East and Borders visits University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts

The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts was today the setting for a visit that highlighted the university’s contribution to the television sector. Chair of the Royal Television Society (RTS) for the North East and Borders, Graeme Thompson, spent the day discussing the institute’s portfolio of courses with programme leaders and key staff members, including Director of the Institute of the Arts, Roddy Hunter, and Principal Lecturer in Media Arts, Michael Mitchell.


Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Caucus appointment for Cumbrian academic

Caucus appointment for Cumbrian academic

Alison Marshall, Professor of Health Technology and Innovation and Director of the Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) is now a member of the Innovation Caucus, an initiative funded jointly by Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Research Council.


Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Cumbria represented at degree apprenticeship conference

Cumbria represented at degree apprenticeship conference

The University of Cumbria’s Principal Lecturer in Criminology Policing and Social Science has been invited to take part in a prestigious event later this month aimed at showcasing degree apprenticeships.


Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Crime and politics with a dash of romance - Barry Lees' latest novel

Crime and politics with a dash of romance - Barry Lees' latest novel

“With its Romeo and Juliet beginning, I’d call it a romantic as well as a political crime thriller.” Barry Lees, lecturer in policing at the University of Cumbria, is talking about his new book Exiles from a Torn Province, published on Amazon.


Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Gaming glory for Cumbria students

Gaming glory for Cumbria students

Gaming is a serious business. The head of the trade organisation that represents the video games industry says the sector employs 11,000 developers in the UK alone (Europe’s gaming hot sport) and contributes over a billion pounds to the country’s GDP.


Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

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Operation Blackstock successfully concludes

Operation Blackstock successfully concludes

The sight of police, specialist search dogs and white suited forensic scientists combing woods and grass land around Ambleside led to the arrest of man wanted in connection with a string of serious crimes.


Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Beatrix Potter Awards success

Beatrix Potter Awards success

The first ever National Trust Beatrix Potter Awards, supported by the University of Cumbria, have taken place to celebrate the diverse aspects of the writer and conservationists’ life.


Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Law conference gives city students a detailed insight into their chosen profession

Law conference gives city students a detailed insight into their chosen profession

Law students from the University of Cumbria this week received some valuable advice about their proposed profession at a special conference held in Carlisle. The National Law Conference was organised by the university's Student Law Society along with staff members from the law team.


Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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A celebration of Cumbrian culture

A celebration of Cumbrian culture

Some of Cumbria’s best artistic talent has been recognised at a prestigious event supported by the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

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BUCS Small-Sided Hockey tournament - the results!

BUCS Small-Sided Hockey tournament - the results!

Coverage of the first inter-university small-sided hockey tournament, as set up by the BUCS league.


Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

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LEP Chair visits University of Cumbria's Lancaster campus to highlight health and social care work.

LEP Chair visits University of Cumbria's Lancaster campus to highlight health and social care work.

Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell yesterday (Thurs 2nd Feb) welcomed Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Edwin Booth to the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The visit reflects and further develops the relationship between the LEP and the university, and discussions took place over future opportunities for collaboration.


Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017

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Congratulations to Kate Breeze, final year doctoral researcher at the University of Cumbria

Congratulations to Kate Breeze, final year doctoral researcher at the University of Cumbria

Kate Breeze is a doctoral researcher at the university and is in the final year of her PhD research under the supervision of Chris Loynes. She is a staff tutor and associate lecturer in Youth Work with the Open University. Kate has worked in the field of Youth and Community Work for 30 years.


Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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TEF application submitted

TEF application submitted

The University of Cumbria has applied to be considered in Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework


Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

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University of Cumbria hosts lecture on psychological fall-out from nuclear incidents

University of Cumbria hosts lecture on psychological fall-out from nuclear incidents

It is now more than 30 years since the Chernobyl explosion and fire, and almost six years since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan was engulfed by a tsunami. These two events saw the release of radiation into the environment, and studies carried out on the local population in both areas have provided greater understanding about the impact that low and moderate doses of radiation have on human health.


Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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University offers free apprentice advice opportunity

University offers free apprentice advice opportunity

The government reform of apprenticeships is well underway; in just two months’ time some businesses will start paying the apprenticeship levy with the first University of Cumbria courses due to start in May.


Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Cumbria to train next generation of paramedics at Ambleside campus

Cumbria to train next generation of paramedics at Ambleside campus

The shortage of paramedics in Cumbria has prompted academics at the University of Cumbria and the North West Ambulance Service to collaborate to create a course aimed at teaching life-saving skills.


Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Animation magic

Animation magic

Delegates from as far afield as Scotland and the south coast came to Carlisle this weekend to take part in a master class run by the man who helped bring some of the best known Pixar characters to life.


Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

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Ambleside to host ambitious crime exercise

Ambleside to host ambitious crime exercise

Police, paramedics and forensic scientists will be called to a major crime scene in the normally tranquil setting of Ambleside on Thursday 2nd and 3rd


Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

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5-a-side Hockey Tournament - Interview with David Birch

5-a-side Hockey Tournament - Interview with David Birch

Our exclusive interview with David Birch about the small-sided women's hockey tournament taking place at our Lancaster campus on Wednesday 1st February.


Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

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University of Cumbria lecturer invited to advise the Japanese prison service

University of Cumbria lecturer invited to advise the Japanese prison service

At the end of last year Dr Alison Spurgeon-Dickson, senior lecturer in applied psychology at the University of Cumbria, was invited to Japan to address the Japanese Prison Society seminar series. The request for Alison’s input came from Professor Kanazawa, who is known for his extensive research into the prison environment, and is head of the Japan Prison Society.


Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

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University of Cumbria Road Runner sets his sights on winning the Lakesman 2017

University of Cumbria Road Runner sets his sights on winning the Lakesman 2017

Ben Hale, 31, from Wigton, is participating in this year’s Lakesman triathlon, representing the University of Cumbria. He will have to swim 2.4 miles in Derwent Water, cycle 112 miles on mainly flat roads from Keswick, out to the coast and back and, finally, run a full marathon, 26.2 miles, around a course in Crow Park, Keswick.


Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Welcome to Visiting Professors of Practice, Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid, two world class opera singers and internationally renowned academics.

Welcome to Visiting Professors of Practice, Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid, two world class opera singers and internationally renowned academics.

From this month Graeme and Valerie will be working with the staff and students at the university’s Institute of the Arts, focusing in particular on the university's position both nationally and also within the community.


Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Graphic design graduate, Rick Banks, to be D&AD judge

Graphic design graduate, Rick Banks, to be D&AD judge

Rick Banks, graphic design graduate from the University of Cumbria is thrilled to be one of the judges for the prestigious D&AD Professional Award in April 2017.


Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Carlisle campus hosts northern gymnastic final

Carlisle campus hosts northern gymnastic final

Over a hundred young gymnasts from all over the north have been competing in Carlisle for their chance to take part in a national final later this year.


Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Arctic challenges faced by former students

Arctic challenges faced by former students

Many of us dream of viewing the Northern Lights under polar skies and for two graduates from the University of Cumbria this and much more has become a reality.


Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

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Outdoor conference to discuss need for fresh air learning.

Outdoor conference to discuss need for fresh air learning.

There’s concern that not enough pupils are being encouraged to experience the great outdoors. The call comes as the North West branch of the Institute for Outdoor Learning hold their annual conference at the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria (Friday 20th.Jan.)


Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Outdoor conference points to healthy future

Outdoor conference points to healthy future

It’s hoped a conference which brought together outdoor specialists, students and academics from across the north west will lead to more collaborative projects in the future. Health – and specifically the need to remain active – proved a significant talking point throughout the day-long event held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

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