£9 million Lancaster teaching block nears completion

£9 million Lancaster teaching block nears completion

Ten teaching rooms, a lecture theatre, balcony and chill-out space are weeks away from completion at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

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Cumbria University student wins Tilhill Forestry award

Cumbria University student wins Tilhill Forestry award

University of Cumbria student Robin Williams is celebrating after winning an award from leading forestry and timber harvesting company Tilhill Forestry and graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Forest and Woodland Management.


Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017

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Money matters course offered for free

Money matters course offered for free

From the newly redesigned five pound note to the launch later this year of the twelve sided pound coin, money matters are rarely out of the news. The true value of cash, not to mention bitcoin, banks and bargains, is the topic of frequent debates. To help explain the facts around finance the University of Cumbria is hosting a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) which will consider the past, present and future of money.


Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017

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Counting down to the challenge of her life

Counting down to the challenge of her life

The furthest 28-year-old Katie Banks has ever run competitively is 8k, but in just four months’ time the University of Cumbria’s International Coordinator will line up with thousands of others to compete in the Virgin Money London Marathon.


Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

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M Sport drivers put through their paces

M Sport drivers put through their paces

They drive some of the most expensive and fastest racing cars in world motor sport. Drivers from M Sport in Cockermouth race in gruelling competitions around the world. Six drivers have been put through their paces at the University of Cumbria’s Carlisle Campus state of the art sports science facilities designed to test endurance, strength, reactions, and overall health.


Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Storm Desmond aftermath research launched

Storm Desmond aftermath research launched

Storm Desmond might be a receding memory for some but how many people are suffering in silence? Could health services, environmental organisations and others do more to help now and in any future events? Researchers from the University of Cumbria have launched a study which they hope will highlight areas that could be improved from health and hygiene to recovery and future resilience.


Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Top Tips for Meeting the UCAS Deadline

Top Tips for Meeting the UCAS Deadline

The deadline for UCAS applications is Sunday 15th January. Are you ready to send off your application? If not, you may want to read our top tips for ensuring your application is a success.


Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016

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Artists welcome to reflect in Carlisle

Artists welcome to reflect in Carlisle

The University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, in partnership with Carlisle City Council and co-funded by Arts Council England is to host two, 4-month Artist Residencies. In acknowledgement of the principles of immersion and its value as a condition of ‘getting to know’ a place, it is expected that these residencies will also reflect in some way on recent floods in Carlisle.


Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Academics home for Christmas

Academics home for Christmas

Barry Lees (Lecturer in Criminology and Policing) and Katie Banks (International Coordinator), have just returned from a week teaching business school students at Dalian Nationalities University in the north-east of China.


Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016

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Master Animator comes to Cumbria

Master Animator comes to Cumbria

Annie award-winning animator Michal Makarewicz will be holding a 2 day masterclass in animation at the University of Cumbria, as well as a public lecture on the animating industry.


Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Flood-hit student turns tragedy into triumph by winning Institute of Chartered Foresters Student Award

Flood-hit student turns tragedy into triumph by winning Institute of Chartered Foresters Student Award

Final-year University of Cumbria Forest and Woodland Management student Richard Daniels was preparing his dissertation, the major piece of work for his degree with the University of Cumbria, when Storm Desmond hit last December.


Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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Police apprentices poised to start.

Police apprentices poised to start.

The first trainees enrolled on a degree apprenticeship in policing will begin their studies at the University of Cumbria next autumn.


Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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New CEOs defy glass ceiling concept

New CEOs defy glass ceiling concept

In a year that promises the prospect of the first female President of the United States, two new CEOs who have defied the ‘glass ceiling’ theory to take command of organisations in our region, met today at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Wildlife Exhibition

Wildlife Exhibition

The work, by 3rd year Wildlife Media and Adventure Media students, is being exhibited at The Pharmacy on Scotland Road in Stanwix, Carlisle.


Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

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University of Cumbria Professor’s work in Swedish nuclear culture exhibition

University of Cumbria Professor’s work in Swedish nuclear culture exhibition

University of Cumbria Institute of Arts Professor of Fine Arts, Robert Williams, exhibits in Perpetual Uncertainty at the Bildmuseet in Sweden as part of the finale to Arts Catalyst’s Nuclear Culture Programme 2016/17.


Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016

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Charity volunteer and university wellbeing lead receives MBE

Charity volunteer and university wellbeing lead receives MBE

A member of the university’s HR team who has led the move towards improving the health and wellbeing of staff and also works closely with the St John’s Hospice charity has received her MBE. Denise Mace says she was “extremely grateful and incredibly humbled” to be recognised.


Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Coeliac research underway at University of Cumbria

Coeliac research underway at University of Cumbria

With figures suggesting 1 in every 100 people are affected by it, it might come as a surprise that there isn’t a current screening programme for coeli


Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Westminster enjoys a taste of Cumbria

Westminster enjoys a taste of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria was part of a delegation from the county that travelled to Westminster to take part in an event aimed at showcasing the county on Cumbria Day


Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Help for north Lancashire businesses

Help for north Lancashire businesses

It’s hoped lucrative links between business and academics in north Lancashire have been forged as the result of an event aimed at bringing the two sectors together.


Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

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£2.4million boost to help more Cumbrians into Higher Education

£2.4million boost to help more Cumbrians into Higher Education

The University of Cumbria is celebrating after a new consortia it is leading was awarded £2.4 million in Government funding via The Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) to fund a two year project aimed at encouraging more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider taking higher education qualifications.


Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Two University of Cumbria academics visit university in China as part of blossoming partnership

Two University of Cumbria academics visit university in China as part of blossoming partnership

Two University of Cumbria academics visit university in China as part of blossoming partnership.


Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Inauguration of Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell at the University of Cumbria

Inauguration of Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell at the University of Cumbria

A new era has begun at the University of Cumbria with the formal inauguration of Professor Julie Mennell as the institution’s vice chancellor.


Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Barbara Hepworth sculpture redisplayed at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus

Barbara Hepworth sculpture redisplayed at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus

A sculpture created by Dame Barbara Hepworth has returned to display at the heart of the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus after months in store. Winged Figure sits in a new case at the entrance to the refurbished library, which protects the piece while showing it off to advantage. ‘Now everyone can see and enjoy one of the most important pieces in our collection by visiting Lancaster library,’ said Laura Baxter, curator of the university's Vallum Gallery in Carlisle.


Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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The University of Cumbria helping teachers and school leaders to put #LearningFirst

The University of Cumbria helping teachers and school leaders to put #LearningFirst

In response to a call from teachers in the region, the University of Cumbria recently hosted a @BeyondLevels #LearningFirst Assessment Conference, at their Lancaster campus.


Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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UoC alumni band The Tailormade talk about their time as students

UoC alumni band The Tailormade talk about their time as students

The Tailormade, all graduates from the University of Cumbria, have featured on the university’s new recruitment videos. Their song ‘Days of Our Lives’, is written about their time at the university where they studied at the Brampton Road campus in Carlisle so we spoke to them to find out more.


Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Celebrations at the University of Cumbria

Celebrations at the University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria has a lot to celebrate next week. In excess of 1,100 students will be receiving their degrees and awards in Carlisle Cathedral throughout three days of ceremonies in front of families, friends and guests, and a final ceremony on Thursday afternoon will witness the inauguration of the new Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell.


Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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University of Cumbria and Freshwater Biological Association

University of Cumbria and Freshwater Biological Association

University of Cumbria and Freshwater Biological Association join forces to work together and collaborate towards improved education, research and business


Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016

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University of Cumbria led consortium to create degree-level apprenticeships in policing

University of Cumbria led consortium to create degree-level apprenticeships in policing

A consortium led by the University of Cumbria has secured government funding to develop the country's first degree-level apprenticeships in policing.


Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016

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University of Cumbria to host event that puts businesses in the spotlight

University of Cumbria to host event that puts businesses in the spotlight

Lancaster businesses will be benefit from learning more about the support services that are available to help boost their business at an event later this month. The event will be hosted by the University of Cumbria and aims to showcase the wealth of support services available to businesses in the local area.


Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016

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The University of Cumbria supports Beatrix Potter awards

The University of Cumbria supports Beatrix Potter awards

The University of Cumbria is proud to be supporting the Beatrix Potter awards which celebrate the anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday.


Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016

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University of Cumbria students go to court to experience law in action

University of Cumbria students go to court to experience law in action

If you are a newly qualified law graduate or lawyer taking on your first case, or a social worker being called to appear as an expert witness for the first time, appearing in court in front of a judge must be a daunting experience.


Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the University of Cumbria deliver free business training and advice to mark Cumbria’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the University of Cumbria deliver free business training and advice to mark Cumbria’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

Knowledge and ideas are at the core of business success. Cumbria’s economic growth will be built upon the foundation of successful businesses. Cumbria’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will see the successful partnership of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and the University of Cumbria again delivering free training and advice.


Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016

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