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
Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021
Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university
Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase
A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021
Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North
A new PGCE will help student teachers embrace the educational opportunities of the environment around them, tapping into the learning potential of the landscape and life around Morecambe Bay
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021
NHS education head virtually visits Cumbria’s only university
On a virtual visit to the University of Cumbria, Chair of Health Education England (HEE), Sir David Behan praised the institution for the innovative ways it provides higher education in the North West of England.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Conference spotlight on uncertain countryside
Nationally recognised experts, including senior Defra staff, will be taking part in Farming with Nature, a virtual conference organised by the university's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parts and Protected Areas and taking place this month.
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021
Pine martens poised for a possible county comeback
A seriously threatened species pushed to the brink of extinction could see a return to South Cumbria. The future of pine martens and their possible reintroduction to Grizedale Forest and Rusland woodlands is currently being explored by the Back on our Map (BOOM) project.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021
Award for Institute of Health community mental health festival
Pioneering £14 million green deal
Cumbria has set itself an ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2037, 13 years ahead of the 2050 government target. Leading the county drive as part of a £14 million groundbreaking business initiative is University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, who says the carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project has the potential for ‘massive impact’.
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021