£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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Cumbrian student to join local law firm

Cumbrian student to join local law firm

University of Cumbria Law student, Lydia Jones, has been awarded a training contract with Carlisle solicitors Cartmell Shepherd, and she couldn’t be more delighted.


Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

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From opera to occupational therapy

From opera to occupational therapy

A student from the University of Cumbria has been given the opportunity to study full-time for a PhD at the prestigious Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.


Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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SECOND PHASE OF STEM LABORATORY OPENS

SECOND PHASE OF STEM LABORATORY OPENS

SECOND PHASE OF STEM LABORATORY OPENS


Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the Northern Hub of the National College for Nuclear

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Northern Hub of the National College for Nuclear

Work on the National College for Nuclear has officially started, with the groundbreaking ceremony for the Northern Hub taking place at Lakes College this week. The ceremony for the new multi-million pound facility was led by Colin Reed, Board Chair for the National College for Nuclear.


Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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University research highlights firefighters lack of hydration

University research highlights firefighters lack of hydration

University research highlights firefighters lack of hydration


Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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University of Cumbria gains HR Excellence in Research Award

University of Cumbria gains HR Excellence in Research Award

University of Cumbria gains HR Excellence in Research Award


Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016

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University research student brings grizzly bears to Whinlatter

University research student brings grizzly bears to Whinlatter

University research student brings grizzly bears to Whinlatter


Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016

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Research takes the pulse of Cumbrian business innovation

Research takes the pulse of Cumbrian business innovation

Research takes the pulse of Cumbrian business innovation


Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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University research encourages older adults to 'carry on shopping'

University research encourages older adults to 'carry on shopping'

University research encourages older adults to 'carry on shopping'


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Further funding secured for STEM Facility

Further funding secured for STEM Facility

Further funding secured for STEM Facility


Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

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Funding success for research project focusing on autism and the criminal justice system.

Funding success for research project focusing on autism and the criminal justice system.

The University of Cumbria is extremely pleased to have received funding of £70,000 from the CRH Charitable Trust towards a unique research project which will investigate the issues of autism and the criminal justice system.


Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

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Research project on The Solway Estuary to be launched

Research project on The Solway Estuary to be launched

The research report: ‘The Solway Estuary: a socio-cultural evaluation of a coastal energy landscape’, by Darrell Smith, Ian Convery, Valentina Bold and Billy Sinclair will be officially launched this Thursday by Brian Irving from the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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MillionPlus and the University of Cumbria call for new approach to research funding

MillionPlus and the University of Cumbria call for new approach to research funding

A policy briefing published today (8 September) by MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, of which the University of Cumbria is a member, argues that a new approach is required for research funding in universities.


Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016

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University awards major contract to Cumbria Waste Group

University awards major contract to Cumbria Waste Group

The university has awarded a major new contract to handle the waste it generates to Cumbria’s largest waste management and recycling company. Cumbria Waste Group was successful in a competitive tender to provide a general waste and mixed recycling collection and processing service for the university.


Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Clearing hotline opens next Thursday!

Clearing hotline opens next Thursday!

The University of Cumbria, recently voted second nationally for graduate employability, opens its Clearing hotline on Thursday 18 August to support students as they receive their A-level results. The call centre opens earlier than in previous years, at 6.30am, and our expert call handlers will be able to offer guidance on the availability of courses, eligibility, interviews, course details and other support services.


Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

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Exchange of business incubation knowledge between Spain and Cumbria

Exchange of business incubation knowledge between Spain and Cumbria

Staff from the University of Cumbria’s enterprise and business development team have been hosting a knowledge exchange visit with Professor Alvaro Simon de Blas from the University of Malaga in Spain.


Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Clearing made simple!

Clearing made simple!

Students from the University of Cumbria who have all survived the Clearing process have made a video to help others navigate the pitfalls and get their higher education back on track.


Posted on Monday, August 1, 2016

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Follow in the footsteps of some of Lancaster’s literary legends

Follow in the footsteps of some of Lancaster’s literary legends

Dr Penny Bradshaw's new book on Lancaster's connections to a number of literary celebrities


Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Further STEM Funding Success

Further STEM Funding Success

The University of Cumbria is delighted to announce that it is has been awarded funding of £222,471 from the Sir John Fisher Foundation towards a major STEM project which will provide revenue support for four newly created specialist roles.


Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

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