From Blackburn to Abu Dhabi via UoC

From Blackburn to Abu Dhabi via UoC

It might be a world away from Blackburn but for Crystal Graham, working in Abu Dhabi has become a second home.


Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Celebrating our exemplary alumni with a new award!

Celebrating our exemplary alumni with a new award!

Our graduation ceremonies have long been a time to celebrate the wonderful successes of our students as they graduate fully prepared for life and work. But what may be lesser known is that they’re also an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of figures from the wider local community.


Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

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1974 Charlotte Mason starters tour campus

1974 Charlotte Mason starters tour campus

Over the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017 a group of alumni, who started at Charlotte Mason college in 1974, returned to our Ambleside campus for their reunion.


Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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A 50 year Ambleside reunion

A 50 year Ambleside reunion

On Saturday 9 September 16 alumni along with their partners met up on the Ambleside campus for a reunion to celebrate 50 years since they started college together back in 1967.


Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Undergraduate Awards Highly Commended

Undergraduate Awards Highly Commended

Charlotte Swale gained a first class degree for her criminology and law course this year. After a suggestion from a friend she submitted her coursework to the Undergraduate Awards, an international student competition. Her paper received a highly commended in the social science category meaning that it is ranked in the top 10% of all undergraduate academic work globally.


Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Simon's mission to Papua New Guinea

Simon's mission to Papua New Guinea

It started even while in college. Simon Potinu would send part of his school allowance money home to buy blankets for elderly people living in the rural, mountainous village in Papua New Guinea where he had grown up. Caring for the aging is something Simon feels should be done, in practical ways, while the elderly are still around to feel its effects. The blanket project has grown from those college days to now supplying over 70 blankets to those in critical need.


Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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Call to action

Call to action

Do you know how invaluable you are? As a University of Cumbria alumnus you are in a unique position to share those special times, academic achievements, career triumphs, dreams and aspirations. For prospective students figuring out where to go and what to do, your experiences could be the catalyst in placing their trust in us.


Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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From student to staff with Karishma Asher

From student to staff with Karishma Asher

Karishma Asher, or Kish as she prefers to be known, graduated from the University of Cumbria in 2017 with a 1st class BA Hons English degree. During her time as a student she was also the student lead for the English Society, a very successful student group. Kish has decided to stay on at the university but this time as a member of staff, working for the Students’ Union.


Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

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William Etherington, Dean of the College 1964-1973

William Etherington, Dean of the College 1964-1973

It is with great sadness that we report that William Etherington, the Dean of St. Martin’s College from 1964 to 1973, died in November of last year.


Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Students meet STEM employers at Bitesize Careers Event

Students meet STEM employers at Bitesize Careers Event

This April a STEM employers event was held on campus in Carlisle by the Careers and Employability Service. This afternoon event was aimed at current students and University of Cumbria alumni. We had a range of fantastic speakers including Fran Ward from C-STEM, Lucy Dunn from the Lake District Wildlife Park and Libby Shaw from the Careers and Employability Service.


Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018

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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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