Prized role for Wordsworth devotee
Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal awards £50 million to develop a new University of Cumbria campus
The Borderlands Partnership Board has agreed to invest £50 million to enable the development of a new city centre campus for the University of Cumbria with the regeneration of the historic Citadels site in the heart of Carlisle.
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight
TV presenter Kate Humble is to lead a stellar line-up of speakers for a Lakes-based COP26 event on December 1 that will explore natural beauty in some of the country's most popular and fragile places. It will be hosted by the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the People Land Art Culture Ecology (PLACE) Collective.
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021
Filmmaking lecturer pivotal in Channel 5 tribute to Kielder Forest
A lecturer from the University of Cumbria has played a pivotal role in a new Channel 5 documentary series, Secret Life of the Forest, set to broadcast tonight (Tuesday 16 November 2021).
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021
Tagged Wildlife Media
Nature based climate solutions in spotlight at COP26
Several university nature-based research projects are featuring at COP26 in Glasgow.
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative
A University of Cumbria-led organisation has joined guardians of some of the biggest tracts of protected landscapes on earth in signing a pivotal COP26 statement calling for world leaders to support them.
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students
Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021
Global gathering signals race against time
World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021
Talking heads in innovative business probe
Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist
Acclaimed work by a University of Cumbria fine artist is on show in two major exhibitions in Iceland. Professor Mark Wilson has spent the last 20-years working with Professor Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, from Iceland’s University of the Arts, on assignments engineered to establish the force of art on conservation.
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021
Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic
A leadership conference for NHS and military forces with a special focus on mental health and well-being brought about by the pandemic, took place earlier this month at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2021
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal
The University of Cumbria is supporting some of the Afghan refugees who are to settle in the UK following the country's Taliban takeover. Assisting efforts to meet the basic needs of the refugees, the University of Cumbria has donated clothing from its Institute of Arts wardrobe stores to the Carlisle Refugee Action Group.
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021
Students flock back to campus this week
Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions
A unique collection of letters shedding new light on the horrors of Ukraine’s ‘terror famine’ have gone on show at the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv thanks to a remarkable discovery by a University of Cumbria academic. Correspondence to Alison Marshall’s grandparents has been hailed as a significant historic breakthrough in helping discover the truth behind the Stalin orchestrated Holodomor genocide, which caused around seven million deaths in the early 1930s.
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career
Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours
The 25-year-old from Warwickshire has played a pivotal role in transforming the university’s Institute of Arts campus, where she has recently completed the unique BA (Hons) Wildlife Media degree, achieving first class honours and gaining first-class results in every module of the course.
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Tagged Wildlife Media
Metropolis first for pioneering masters
Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’
Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Academics supporting young people from Cumbria to research health and wellbeing support for peers in the region
Students from the William Howard School Sixth Form in Brampton, and members of the Carlisle Youth Zone are carrying out a number of research projects, as part of work funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021
New literature walking guide to Ambleside
The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour details the town’s long history of literary associations through a half-day walk, accompanied by words from the many celebrated poets and novelists who visited or lived in the town, including the Wordsworths, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens. The 44-page pocket-sized guidebook is written by Dr Penny Bradshaw, Programme Leader for the MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District.
Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021
Work gets underway on City transformation
Work is set to get underway on a site earmarked for a £77.5 million regeneration scheme in Carlisle. As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £50 million of funding has been allocated to transform the Citadels Buildings and the adjacent site to become a new home for the University of Cumbria, subject to Government approval.
Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021
University of Cumbria leads the way for project management education
Through its Project Academy the university’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership works closely with Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, NHS, BBC, Rolls Royce and over 100 other employers to deliver a range of Project Management programmes and courses, including a number accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tagged Project Management
Cumbria university strengthens links with leading Chinese medical university through outdoor learning partnership
The University of Cumbria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guizhou Medical University (GZMU) in China that will allow selected students to complete their final year of a undergraduate or master's degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021
Tagged Outdoor Studies
If you want to become a CEO, research shows University of Cumbria is top in the north
The University of Cumbria is the highest ranked university in the north, and 5th in the country, for students to go on to hold senior leadership positions after they graduate, with 12% of its alumni going on to become a CEO or MD.
Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Trainee nurses praise apprenticeship on anniversary of NHS
Trainee nursing apprentices have praised the course for opening up a career that may otherwise have been out of reach, as the country celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the NHS.
Posted on Monday, July 5, 2021
Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence
Ground-breaking new research shows society still does not readily recognise male domestic abuse victims and some may have lost their lives as a result.
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Sustainability support for businesses and professionals
Plans for £19.7m Carlisle Town Deal plan revealed
Seven Carlisle projects that will benefit from £19.7 million government funding, as part of the city’s Town Deal Investment Plan, have been revealed. One, to create digitally enabled business interaction space, is linked to the university's plans for a new campus in the centre of the city.
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021
University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference
Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Virtual social work conference explores how the profession has adapted during the pandemic
Over the last 18 months, many organisations have limited social contact due to the pandemic. Social work is no exception and a new virtual conference explores how social workers have maintained and even developed new connections and ways of working with colleagues and clients.
Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tagged Social Science
Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders
Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021