Study an MBA with UoC

Study an MBA with UoC

The University has recently introduced a range of Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships, ranging from Nursing, Healthcare Science, Policing, and Leadership & Management. Degree Apprenticeships are real degrees but delivered flexibly alongside you job. Building on our successful launch of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, the University of Cumbria is developing an apprenticeship programme to support talent development, through the Senior Leaders Master's Degree.


Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018

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Jim Garbett 1931 - 2018

Jim Garbett 1931 - 2018

George James Garbett, usually known as "Jim", was born in the Black Country ( a fact that he prized) but was evacuated during the war to Blackpool where he attended Blackpool Grammar School. He did National Service in the Navy, trained as a mechanic, but never went to sea - except on a full rigged training ship ! In later life his Naval training came in useful for his ingenious household d.i.y.projects.


Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018

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David Aitken 1934 - 2018

David Aitken 1934 - 2018

David was one of the second cohort of staff to St. Martins, joining the English Department. David was educated at Loughborough Grammar School before going to Liverpool University where he was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in English. He followed this with a PGCE and then taught for several years.


Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018

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Taking the next steps in your graduate career…

Taking the next steps in your graduate career…

Congratulations on your graduation from the University of Cumbria! A quick message to remind you that, although you have graduated, you still have access to the Careers and Employability Service for the next three years.


Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018

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The Class of 1983 reunite in Ambleside

The Class of 1983 reunite in Ambleside

On Saturday 28th July in Ambleside, Cumbria after weeks and weeks of unbroken sunshine, during one of the hottest summers in decades, it rained, it rained rather a lot. But there was one small group of alumni who didn’t notice one drop, the weather was not going to dampen their spirits as they all met up for the first time in 35 years.


Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Celebrating 50 years of friendship in Ambleside

Celebrating 50 years of friendship in Ambleside

Back in February 2018 Marion Heys (Nee Carter) got in touch with Joanne Lusher the University of Cumbria alumni relations officer to explain that the summer of 2018 marks 50 years of friendship between herself and five friends who all lived together on campus at Charlotte Mason College from 1968 to 1971. The group of close friends lived in Ashfield and Heathfield, along with Beechfield and Hazeldene make up the terrace of traditional Lakeland cottages right in the heart of our campus in Amblesi


Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018

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Class of 1988 reunite in Ambleside

Class of 1988 reunite in Ambleside

On Saturday 25th August 2018, a beautiful, warm and sunny evening in late summer, 22 classmates met up at our Ambleside campus to celebrate 30 years since they graduated together from Charlotte Mason College.


Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018

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Real World Research

Real World Research

The University of Cumbria was founded in 2007 making it one of the youngest universities in Europe. This youth provides opportunities for us to develop in a distinctive way, not necessarily following the pathway and mistakes of older institutions which may be tangled up in traditions and ways of thinking. In relation to our teaching we provide many programmes in professional fields and generally use professional development workshop approaches with small groups of students and tutors who have pr


Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018

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Working together: research and practice

Working together: research and practice

Research and its role in our discipline and department is something that we discuss with our undergraduate psychology students from their very first day on the course. The psychology staff team are all research active and have either achieved PhD’s or are working towards them. We are extremely proud of the research culture we have created in our department. In particular, the way our students can become research partners by volunteering as research assistants on a range of staff projects.


Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Digital arts alumni open their own games design studio

Digital arts alumni open their own games design studio

Recent graduates, Ryan Hutchinson (first class honours: digital arts in game level design) and Anna Lynch (pass with distinction: MA creative practice) have taken their interest and passion for video game design and used it to co-found Black Rat Studio, an indie game development studio based in Carlisle. Working on their debut title, ‘What’s in the Attic?’, a horror/thriller game which sees protagonist Mason/Fiona Wells investigating the strange disappearance of a local farmer and unravelling ci


Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Graduate Success Guide

Graduate Success Guide

The GSG is an online resource designed to help you navigate your way from life at university to life as a graduate.


Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Careers and Employability Conferences Inspire Next Generation of Teachers

Careers and Employability Conferences Inspire Next Generation of Teachers

Find out how the Careers and Employability service have been supporting Education students at the London campus to get ‘career ready’.


Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Help Fred (Ambleside update)

Help Fred (Ambleside update)

Campus Director, Lois Mansfield, updates us on the exciting activity at Ambleside and how you can get involved in a special historical project. 


Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

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University of Cumbria Hosts Third Annual Social Work Conference

University of Cumbria Hosts Third Annual Social Work Conference

University of Cumbria holds its third annual social work conference in May with internationally acclaimed speakers, contributions from our final year dissertation students and opportunities for alumni to get involved in our academic and professional community.


Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019

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10 things you MUST do before leaving UoC

10 things you MUST do before leaving UoC

Final year student? Leaving us soon? To ensure that you are fully prepared to embark on life as a graduate we have put together this handy list of MUST dos before you leave UoC.


Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Class of 2018 performing arts alumni come back to uni as staff

Class of 2018 performing arts alumni come back to uni as staff

Sharron Taylor and Amber Gibney both completed their BA (Hons) performing arts in 2018, they enjoyed their time as students so much they couldn’t keep away from us! A year later they find themselves still at the University of Cumbria but in very different roles. Amber has remained at Brampton Road and is working as a theatre technician and Sharron is based at Fusehill Street, working in internal communications.


Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019

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The life of Ian Edynbry

The life of Ian Edynbry

Former Principal of St Martin's College in Lancaster Ian Edynbry has died, aged 82.


Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Mary Samuel - alumni profile

Mary Samuel - alumni profile

We caught up with class of 2019 MBA Finance and Sustainability graduate Mary Samuel to find out how her course has helped her career.


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020

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Students and graduates find their future at Futures Fest 2020

Students and graduates find their future at Futures Fest 2020

This year’s Futures Festival, held at the Brampton Road campus from 4 to 6 February 2020, was the best one yet. Students and graduates from the Institute of the Arts came together for three days of employability workshops, industry talks and events to improve their employment prospects.


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020

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Internship provided valuable research for Woolly Rug

Internship provided valuable research for Woolly Rug

The Woolly Rug Company, recruited UoC student via the Eco-Innovations Platform project to undertake research into using sustainable natural dyes.


Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020

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An interview with BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation Graduate – Martyn Crowe

An interview with BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation Graduate – Martyn Crowe

We all push ourselves too far sometimes when it comes to keeping fit. This led University of Cumbria, Carlisle campus Sports Rehabilitation graduate, Martyn Crowe, to access UoC student enterprise support to progress his passion to the next level and develop the Phoenix Sports Injury Clinic. To find out more read our interview:


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020

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I Joined the Royal Navy and haven’t looked back

I Joined the Royal Navy and haven’t looked back

Class of 2016 drama and musical theatre performance graduate Lewis Hunter has recently had a dramatic career change. We caught up with him to find out how he went from the performing arts to the Royal Navy.


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020

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Digital arts alumni launch their own games studio

Digital arts alumni launch their own games studio

Two digital arts alumni, have realised their ambitions and opened their own independent games studio and they are set to release the demo of their very first game this month.


Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020

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20 Questions

20 Questions

Our Alumni Association is enriched with a diverse range of talent, skills, experiences and unique insights. As a community of over 51,000 University of Cumbria (and legacy institution) graduates worldwide we write to ask you to come together to offer support to the newest members of our community. We are gathering support messages, profile forms, insights and experiences from our alumni to help inspire our new graduates. Can you help today by making a quickfire 20 questions video?


Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Class of 2020 support messages

Class of 2020 support messages

Our graduate community welcomes the newest members, the class of 2020, to the Alumni Association with their messages of support.


Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020

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Neil Mulhall, Ark Sailing

Neil Mulhall, Ark Sailing

Class of 2018 outdoor education graduate, Neil Mulhall, is now running his own sailing school


Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020

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What are you up to now?

What are you up to now?

Have you got an exciting new job, working on a new project, want everyone to know about your own business, had something published or exhibited? Perhaps you are getting married or had a baby? Whatever your news, we would love to hear about it and share it with your fellow alumni. Drop us an email alumni@cumbria.ac.uk to share your story.


Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Cumbria Institute of the Arts, class of 2007 alumnus, publishes his first book

Cumbria Institute of the Arts, class of 2007 alumnus, publishes his first book

Tom Boggis studied Creative Writing and Film Studies between 2004 and 2007 at the Brampton Road Campus, then the Cumbria Institute of the Arts. Since graduating he has worked as a designer on many top computer games such as Driver, The Crew, Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon and Watch Dogs with company Ubisoft. He has just published his first novel Meera, the first of The Hirono Chronicles trilogy. We caught up with Tom as he reminisces about student days and looks back on his career so far.


Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Alumni Association: Support, benefits, and services for graduates

Alumni Association: Support, benefits, and services for graduates

Covid has impacted all our lives. You may find yourself on furlough from your job, working from home or included in the millions left unemployed. 2020 has been a challenge. We hope that some of the resources below can help to inspire, inform, support or simply to give you five minutes’ escapism.


Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020

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‘Our book is out at last – and Dad held a copy’

‘Our book is out at last – and Dad held a copy’

When Jane Bower (S. Martin’s College, 1973-1977) wrote her first novel for children in the early 1980s, she did not imagine that it would be published forty years later, when she had retired. ‘My father, Len Bower, was a trained book illustrator before he became an art teacher’, says Jane. Len illustrated the book superbly – but later lost his sight to Macular Degeneration. 30% of the income from Thread and Thrum goes to support the Macular Society.


Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021

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University response to Covid-19

University response to Covid-19

The University of Cumbria has been dynamic, caring and compassionate in its response to the global pandemic with a particular focus to the health and wellbeing of its students and staff which has been of paramount importance.


Posted on Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Lancaster campus update

Lancaster campus update

Three planning applications have recently been approved by Lancaster City Council’s planning committee relating to planned work for the Lancaster campus to ensure the best future use for the site.


Posted on Friday, July 2, 2021

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