Apprenticeship Week 2021: New apprenticeship promises paramedic career to existing ambulance staff
Despite the ongoing challenges posed by COVID, seven English ambulance trusts and one university have persisted in their vision to offer the first paramedic apprenticeship across England. The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (Apprenticeship) Degree was devised by the University of Cumbria and will take just two years to complete, compared to three for a traditional degree in paramedic science.
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021
National Apprenticeship Week 2021: University partnership helping police train new recruits
A national effort to recruit 20,000 additional police officers by 2023 is being supported by the University of Cumbria and a special public sector partnership. University of Cumbria and three other institutions are delivering Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and Degree Holder Entry Programmes to new recruits joining three forces across south east England – Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria
Final instalment of smash hit TV trilogy, ‘Life of a Mountain’ premiered on BBC Four
The concluding chapter of acclaimed filmmaker, and Professor of Practice at University of Cumbria, Terry Abraham’s ‘Life of a Mountain’ series, premiered last night on BBC Four. ‘Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn’, is the third and final instalment of his hugely popular lakes-based TV documentary series.
Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tagged Media Arts
University of Cumbria help as UCAS application deadline approaches
With additional time granted this month to students and their teachers and advisers to submit university applications, University of Cumbria is offering support to those thinking about starting a degree in 2021. The university’s outreach and recruitment experts are holding informal support sessions online for potential applicants and those seeking help. The next one is on Wednesday 27 January, 2-3pm. A dedicated applicant advice service is also running 9am-5pm daily.
Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021
MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up life lessons for students at University of ‘Yumbria’
University of Cumbria is teaming up with 2019 MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou to offer its students an exclusive cookery class series. ‘Uni.Yum’ is a series of six free sessions launching on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, offering students a creative outlet and supporting their wellbeing during the national coronavirus lockdown.
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes
A unique antidote to lockdown is offering a magical soundwalk through stunning south Cumbrian woodlands showcasing nature at its best and most fragile. Heading the stella line-up in a 30-minute audio classic are corncrake, once a common sight in the Rusland Valley, and now regionally extinct. Thanks to the pioneering Back on Our Map (BOOM) initiative, their raspy voices can be heard again.
Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021
Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination
In a drive to do their bit during the pandemic, the University of Cumbria offered healthcare staff in the north of the county refresher training in administering the Covid-19 vaccination. The rapidly devised programme, trained 40 healthcare staff so far, revising their clinical skills in administering the vaccination but also spotting the signs of anaphylactic shock and basic life support.
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tagged Community Work
Student sisters following in parents’ footsteps to become teachers
Three sisters are aiming to follow in their parents’ footsteps by training as teachers at University of Cumbria’s London campus. Twins Almas and Raisah Patel and their elder sister Aisha are doing the same Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme, specialising in delivering lower primary education to children aged 3-7 years olds.
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020
National Tree Week with a difference
As the nation celebrates its trees a South Cumbrian mission to reintroduce threatened species has pledged to plant upwards of 4,600 rare aspens. With National Tree week running from November 28 to December 6, the Back on our Map (BOOM) project plans to start work with inmates at HMP Haverigg Prison to establish sapling growing nurseries and planting areas.
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020
Cumbria law student wins prestigious national award
University of Cumbria law student Elizabeth Park (Liz) has been awarded a prestigious national prize. Liz, 35, is one of only five students in the country to receive the Neuberger Prize from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London and a leading centre for the training and development of student and qualified barristers in the UK. The prize is awarded in recognition of her outstanding work during her studies on the university's LLB (Hons) Law course.
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar
Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar. University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination.
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020
Virtual visit to University of Cumbria by Universities Minister Rt Hon Michelle Donelan
Universities Minister the Rt Hon Michelle Donelan today heard how University of Cumbria is continuing to provide a quality learning experience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and discussed its growing role and impact as the anchor higher education institution for the region. Minister Donelan met with University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell alongside other members of her senior leadership team.
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2020
Extraordinary year sees annual art exhibition shift online
An annual arts exhibition displaying the final works from the University of Cumbria’s masters in arts students took an unusual turn this year as it the MA Show moved fully online in response to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tagged Art and Design
New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing starts at University of Cumbria
Asymptomatic testing sites (ATS) using lateral flow testing technology launched today, Monday 30 November 2020, at University of Cumbria’s campuses in Carlisle, Ambleside and Lancaster as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase the availability of mass testing.
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020
Tagged Student Life
Cumbria’s helping hand for school and college students thinking of university
Cumbria’s university has new sources of support for school and college students who are considering their future plans. In response to the coronavirus pandemic some elements of support from University of Cumbria's outreach team are available, for the first time, on demand to young people and others who are interested in higher education and exploring training and career options. Discover. Explore. Support includes masterclasses, 'Get Into' sessions and a wealth of information.
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020
Pioneering actions for hard hit industry
With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at Carlisle's historic Citadels and surrounding area
Local residents, businesses, students and visitors are again being given the opportunity to have their say on ambitious new proposals for a new campus for the University of Cumbria at the historic Citadels in Carlisle. Online public consultation takes place between Friday 20 November and Friday 11 December 2020.
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020
Domestic violence activist honoured for increasing public awareness
Dr Liz Bates from the University of Cumbria was awarded The National Men and Boys Award for Public Understanding, for making an outstanding contribution to the understanding of men and boys and their needs with her research.
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020
Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university
Building upon its academic excellence and unique characteristics, University of Cumbria is enriching its teaching and learning of and research into diversity. Recent achievements include recognition on a national stage for academic research which gives insight into factors affecting aspirant headteachers from minority ethnic and other backgrounds seeking to pursue school leadership roles; and enrichment of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for student teachers.
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
University and #TheBigDraw brings climate change into focus for young people across Cumbria
Young artists have been taking part in the world’s biggest drawing festival thanks to support from University of Cumbria. Offering artistic and cultural opportunities to young people, the university invited secondary schools and colleges to take part in The Big Cumbria Draw competition.
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Virtual education fair showcases future options available for Cumbrian students
Students from across Cumbria will be able to access information, advice and guidance at the first Hello Future Expo, an upcoming further and higher education virtual opportunities fair. Hello Future, led by the University of Cumbria, is a partnership of universities, further education and skills providers across the North West.
Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020
Lakes focus on internationally renowned Victorian icon
When Charlotte Mason established her Victorian ‘house of education’ in Ambleside little did she realise her philosophies would form part of a worldwide teaching movement in her name. Her former college, now part of University of Cumbria, plans to play host to three prominent academics from the Charlotte Mason Institute (CMI), which serves thousands of international educators and students.
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics
Environment and conservation specialists at University of Cumbria have welcomed the reintroduction of beavers to the county after a 400-year absence and hope the Cumbria Beaver Group project leads to new research opportunities for students.
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020
New role for University of Cumbria lecturer
Colonel David Bates, who leads University of Cumbria’s postgraduate programmes in disaster, crisis and humanitarian response, has been admitted to the Court of The Company of Nurses (City of London).
Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020
University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding
Carlisle Culture framework launch
A cultural framework for Carlisle, that aims to give new life and vision to the city’s rich culture and heritage, is set to be launched at a virtual event early next month. The event will provide progress on Carlisle Culture - a partnership working to harness the rich arts, heritage and culture of the city for our future sustainability and growth. The four lead partners are University of Cumbria, Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020
Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response
Kaz Stuart, Professor of Social and Health Inequalities at the Centre of Research for Health and Society at the university was one of 350 experts who shared what they think the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be over the next two to five years.
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
New Chancellor for University of Cumbria
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, is the new Chancellor of University of Cumbria. Stephen Cottrell became the 98th Archbishop of York in July in succession of Dr John Sentamu who had been the university's first Chancellor since 2007.
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020
Educating the 21st century detectives
University of Cumbria has welcomed its first trainees to a new fast-track detective development programme. The 19 new officers at Sussex Police are among the first nationally to undertake the intensive two-year Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme which offers specialist training in investigations. University of Cumbria is one of four universities with top tier police education expertise to join together as the Police Education Consortium to deliver new routes into policing.
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020
Conference explores calls for bold landscape action
Literature in lockdown competition celebrates teens’ talents
A new University of Cumbria competition launched to inspire young people during the coronavirus lockdown is celebrating the literary loves and talents of teenagers. English Literature senior lecturers, Dr Penny Bradshaw and Dr Paul Ferguson, developed ‘Reading During The Lockdown’, a competition for 16-18 year olds.
Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020