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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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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