Nursing students "ready for a demanding but rewarding career.”

Nursing students "ready for a demanding but rewarding career.”

Many third year University of Cumbria nursing students are about to join the ranks of the organisation at a time of major change within the profession. From the development of new roles such as associate nurses to new ways of providing community healthcare, candidates leaving this year will arguably have the widest range of opportunities open to them.


Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

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Mastery approaches in maths adds up

Mastery approaches in maths adds up

More than 150 maths teachers and head teachers from schools across Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond attended an event at the university which aims to develop the way the subject is taught in primary schools.


Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Education ties link Nigeria to Cumbria and north Lancashire

Education ties link Nigeria to Cumbria and north Lancashire

A pioneering delegation made up of teachers, teacher trainers and administrators from north west Nigeria are visiting Cumbria and north Lancashire.


Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017

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Pioneer of holidays for working people is subject of new book

Pioneer of holidays for working people is subject of new book

Douglas Hope is a PhD graduate from the University of Cumbria whose fascination with Thomas Arthur Leonard, founder of both the Co-operative Holidays Association (CHA) and the Holiday Fellowship (HF), has led to several years of intensive research and the publication of a book that details Leonard’s achievements and legacy.


Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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MillionPlus launches #25andRising campaign

MillionPlus launches #25andRising campaign

The University of Cumbria is supporting a celebration of modern universities in the UK launched by MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities.


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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£2.3m eco-innovation funding to boost business efficiency

£2.3m eco-innovation funding to boost business efficiency

The University of Cumbria has successfully bid for £2.3 million to help small and medium sized businesses in the region benefit from expertise which could help make them more efficient.


Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Safely back from a trip of a lifetime

Safely back from a trip of a lifetime

A hippopotamus, chimpanzees as well as crocodiles and a host of colourful birdlife have been recorded by a team of zoology students from the University of Cumbria who’ve returned from a study trip to The Gambia.


Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

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Brexit and the Border debate begins

Brexit and the Border debate begins

“A safe space for interaction and discussion” was how the University of Cumbria’s Pro Vice Chancellor Sandra Booth described an event which brought academics, businesses and local together to consider what Brexit might mean for Cumbria and the Scottish Border.


Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017

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Male domestic violence to be studied by university researcher

Male domestic violence to be studied by university researcher

Men in an abusive or aggressive relationship are being asked to take part in a study which it’s hoped could highlight what’s claimed to be ‘hidden hurt.’


Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

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Watermark makes a splash

Watermark makes a splash

Visitors to this year’s Words by the Water literature festival in Keswick have been entertained and informed by a publication produced by students from the University of Cumbria's Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017

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Successful 'technology enabled care and wellbeing @ home' event

Successful 'technology enabled care and wellbeing @ home' event

Assistive technology has rapidly developed in recent years and an exhibition and conference at the University of Cumbria which brought together industry and care providers heard how advances could hold the key to meeting the demand for better care in the future.


Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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University gears up for Apprenticeship Week 2017

University gears up for Apprenticeship Week 2017

A decade after the first national apprenticeship week was held, the 2017 event heralds exciting opportunities for candidates, employers and the University of Cumbria


Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017

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University appoints new apprenticeship manager

University appoints new apprenticeship manager

Major changes to the way apprenticeships are structured and funded has prompted the University of Cumbria to appoint a new member of staff to build closer links with employers.


Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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MP inspects work on £9million Lancaster teaching block

MP inspects work on £9million Lancaster teaching block

The MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood has given her support to the University of Cumbria’s £9m teaching block.


Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017

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University professor of practice appears on network radio

University professor of practice appears on network radio

One of the university’s newly appointed professors of practice has appeared on BBC Radio 3 to talk about her part in a forthcoming nationwide tour.


Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Modern universities key to devolution & the industrial strategy, says MillionPlus

Modern universities key to devolution & the industrial strategy, says MillionPlus

A report published today by MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, argues that modern universities are vital to support devolution and the industrial strategy and need to be valued as key players if the government is to deliver on its ambitions to improve living standards and re-balance regional growth.


Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Lord Bragg demonstrates support for University of Cumbria/HM Prison Haverigg partnership

Lord Bragg demonstrates support for University of Cumbria/HM Prison Haverigg partnership

Dr Alison Spurgeon-Dickson, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Cumbria, has just returned from London where she met with Melvyn, Lord Bragg of Wigton, who gave his backing to a Learning Together programme Alison is delivering at Haverigg Prison.


Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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BREXIT and the Border - an exploration of the effects on our region

BREXIT and the Border - an exploration of the effects on our region

A one-day conference aimed at stimulating debate on the implications of BREXIT for our region is to be held in the Learning Gateway, Fusehill Street campus, University of Cumbria on Friday 10 March 2017, starting at 0930.


Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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New staff help support University Mental Health Day

New staff help support University Mental Health Day

The University of Cumbria is one of over 100 universities taking an active part in University Mental Health Day on Thursday 2 March 2017.


Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Cumbria under spotlight at national rural health conference

Cumbria under spotlight at national rural health conference

The twin pressures of increasing demand on health and social care services along with tighter budgets are the subject of a conference to be addressed by a University of Cumbria academic today.


Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Zoology students prepare for delayed Gambia trip

Zoology students prepare for delayed Gambia trip

It’s a case of second time lucky for students and staff who are leaving the University of Cumbria for a field trip to The Gambia this week.


Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

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University of Cumbria students win trio of Royal Television Society Awards

University of Cumbria students win trio of Royal Television Society Awards

Three awards recognising up and coming talent in the TV industry have been made to University of Cumbria students at the annual RTS North East and the Border Awards.


Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017

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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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