Literature in lockdown competition celebrates teens’ talents

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

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Undergraduate

Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action

Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action

University of Cumbria’s dedicated Institute of the Arts campus has been turning red as part of a global initiative shining a light on the continuing crisis in the live events sector. The #LightItInRed campaign, linked to the online #WeMakeEvents movement, recognises the struggles theatres, venues and live events are facing during the coronavirus pandemic period, and the calls on government to offer the sector a lifeline.


Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Theatre by the Lake, Brathay Trust & University of Cumbria collaborate on 'inspiring and transformative' Changing Culture programme for future leaders

Theatre by the Lake, Brathay Trust & University of Cumbria collaborate on 'inspiring and transformative' Changing Culture programme for future leaders

University of Cumbria is collaborating with Brathay Trust and Theatre by the Lake to deliver the Changing Culture Partnership, a scheme to develop and retain aspiring leaders in the arts, culture and heritage sector in Cumbria and North Lancashire.


Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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College Principal appointed as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership

College Principal appointed as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership

The Principal and Chief Executive of Furness College has been appointed to a prestigious role with the University of Cumbria to help shape the future of education across the county. Andrew Wren will take up a position as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership. His appointment recognises his industry expertise and innovative leadership and will help to further strengthen seamless collaboration between the further education and higher education sectors.


Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

World-famous mountaineer Simon Yates is leading an online interactive panel to explore big questions about some of the country’s best and most loved landscapes. A team of experts will be at the ready to answer crucial queries about our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in an evening designed to get to the heart of a raft of issues.


Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science, Social Science, Tourism and Visitor Economy, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Statement: Lancaster’s two universities working to ensure students' safe return to city

Statement: Lancaster’s two universities working to ensure students' safe return to city

Professor Andy Schofield, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, and Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria have issued a joint statement at the start of the 2020/21 academic year and as new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus are set to come into effect.


Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020

Tagged Lancaster

Bomb victim’s mother supports ground-breaking counter-terrorism training

Bomb victim’s mother supports ground-breaking counter-terrorism training

Days after hearing harrowing evidence at the Manchester Arena inquiry, a bomb victim’s mother is at University of Cumbria to support the start of a pioneering counter-terrorism risk management course.


Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.


Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, CACHET, Carlisle, Children and Families, Clearing, Education, Lancaster, LED, London, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Investment of £14 million to deliver low carbon business transformation across North West

Investment of £14 million to deliver low carbon business transformation across North West

A new £14 million programme will further develop the North West as a regional exemplar for low carbon innovation, skills and ‘green’ economic growth. ECO-I North West will work with more than 360 businesses across Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to support the research and development of l


Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020

Tagged Business

Forestry graduate bags best dissertation award

Forestry graduate bags best dissertation award

James William Burnett, 30, won Tilhill’s 2020 award for ‘best dissertation’ while studying for his BSc (Hons) Forestry and Woodland Management course at the University of Cumbria. A mature student, James worked as a tree surgeon for 10 years before going to university.


Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Tagged National School of Forestry

Back to uni: what students can expect this term

Back to uni: what students can expect this term

University of Cumbria has, like other higher education institutions across the sector, introduced a range of measures to maintain a safe campus environment in the new term but wants to reassure students that they will still have a great university experience, nonetheless.


Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Student Life

University recognises role model graduates

University recognises role model graduates

As the latest crop of A level students prepare to start university next month, two graduates have been honoured for the example they set to others while studying at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tagged Nursing, Sport

Postgraduate discount set to help people upskill to aid North West Covid-19 recovery

Postgraduate discount set to help people upskill to aid North West Covid-19 recovery

Be more, earn more, take control of your future by studying for a University of Cumbria postgraduate degree is the aim a new initiative giving a 20% discount off fees to support people whose jobs have been affected by the economic impact of Covid-19 in the North West. To help people furloughed, made redundant or at risk of redundancy, the Being Enriched Postgraduate Discount is available on selected postgraduate courses on a full or part-time basis for people who meet the criteria.


Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020

Tagged Postgraduate

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.


Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, National School of Forestry, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

"University’s the best thing we’ve ever done!” - mature students’ message to those considering a career change

"University’s the best thing we’ve ever done!” - mature students’ message to those considering a career change

Life is taking a new direction for mature students Zoe Lyons and Ed Merlin Murray, who have successfully achieved University of Cumbria degrees. Now members of its Class of 2020, both Zoe and Ed joined University of Cumbria as first-time undergraduates two decades after their schooldays had ended.


Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts, Undergraduate

TV nature star backs species fightback mission

TV nature star backs species fightback mission

A £2-million University of Cumbria project to reintroduce 10 threatened flora and fauna species across the lowlands of South Cumbria has been hailed a countrywide catalyst by a leading television nature presenter. BBC Spring and Autumnwatch personality, Gillian Burke, says the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Back on our Map (BOOM) mission will make it easy for people to get behind compelling fightback plans to save three native animals and seven plants.


Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science

Support for ambitious plans for a new university campus at the historic Citadels and surrounding area

Support for ambitious plans for a new university campus at the historic Citadels and surrounding area

Feedback gathered from local residents, businesses, students and visitors shows overwhelming support for the proposals to transform the historic Citadels and surrounding areas in Carlisle into a new campus for the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tagged Carlisle

Photographer gains degree with his autobiographical picture portrayal of life with a disability

Photographer gains degree with his autobiographical picture portrayal of life with a disability

Photography graduate Jordan Mossom has praised University of Cumbria for supporting him to study for and gain a degree while living with a rare muscle-wasting condition. Growing up with a passion for photography, Jordan did not think university would be an option open to him. He's now a proud member of University of Cumbria’s Class of 2020, successfully completing his degree this summer and seeing his work recognised by an international photography magazine.


Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts

Success for Cumbria’s university students at D&AD New Blood 2020

Success for Cumbria’s university students at D&AD New Blood 2020

Three new University of Cumbria graduates are celebrating after scooping accolades in a series of influential industry awards that recognise young and emerging creative talent. Graphic design graduates Tim Stewart and Jacob Towle are among the winners of the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards and illustrator Ed Merlin Murray is 'One to Watch' according to the charity which inspires and celebrates excellence in design and advertising.


Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts

Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

When student teachers in Lancashire were forced to cancel a key conference about inclusion that they had spent months planning they made sure their efforts to help others were not thwarted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, items and funds raised by University of Cumbria students on a four-year BA Hons Primary Education with QTS in Inclusion/SEND (special educational needs) course have been given to a local foodbank and disability swimming club.


Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Education, Lancaster

Cumbria launches new website showcasing talents of more than 120 artists 

Cumbria launches new website showcasing talents of more than 120 artists 

2020Vision is a virtual gallery giving University of Cumbria arts graduates a clear platform to show off their skills developed over the last three years. The university’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle - a creative arts campus for 70 years - is usually transformed each summer by its talented students completing an array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  Coronavirus lockdown restrictions mean that this year's celebration has moved online for the first time.


Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Student radiographer featured on national news

Student radiographer featured on national news

A student radiographer who returned to placement to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic has had her video diary account featured on national news. Ismat Khan, a 19 year old radiography student from Preston, returned to placement at the Royal Preston Hospital in June to care for patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.


Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020

Tagged Radiography

University congratulates its Class of 2020

University congratulates its Class of 2020

Today Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell leads University of Cumbria in congratulating its Class of 2020. In the week that the university would usually welcome its latest graduands to Carlisle for a series of graduation ceremonies, the Vice Chancellor leads the congratulations in a new video that recognises and celebrates the achievements and impact of its Class of 2020. Informal virtual celebrations with staff and students have also been held across the university's five institutes.


Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Graduation

University of Cumbria is top in North West and amongst best in UK for Graduate Outcomes

University of Cumbria is top in North West and amongst best in UK for Graduate Outcomes

University of Cumbria has been rated as top in the North West and amongst the best in the UK for graduate employability, with 96% of all its graduates in employment or undertaking further study within 15 months of graduating.


Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Employability

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study

A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.


Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Employability, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of unfilled teaching posts in secondary schools has risen again. Whilst this is concerning for the sector, it suggests a buoyant job market for those entering secondary teaching as a profession.


Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.


Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Finance, Lancaster, Law, London, Policing, Science, Undergraduate

A UK first for risk management after lockdown

A UK first for risk management after lockdown

High-profile experts will be leading the UK’s first event risk and counter-terrorism management courses of their kind at University of Cumbria. Against a backdrop of the country emerging from lockdown and widespread concern over protection, principal lecturer in tourism management, Dr Angela Athonsisz said it was the right time to introduce advanced training in security and resilience.


Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Business

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Trainee teachers who are soon to graduate are behind a scheme to support parents and families amid uncertainty about pupils returning to school. More than 30 University of Cumbria final year Early Years, Primary and Secondary teacher training students are running a daily service for any parent or carer seeking help, advice or fresh ideas on how to make learning fun and meaningful for their children. The Homeschooling Support scheme is free and can be found on Facebook.


Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Graduation, Lancaster, London, Northern Ireland, Undergraduate

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

After it was revealed in a report from National Foundation of Educational Research that a third of children are not engaging with school work set, recent graduates have set up initiatives in Carlisle to help support children and families in their educational but also their emotional needs.


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

Education leaders call on community support for Barrow Learning Quarter

Education leaders call on community support for Barrow Learning Quarter

Education leaders are calling on the community to give their views on plans for a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to transform the education landscape in Barrow. University of Cumbria and Furness College are working in partnership to develop the idea for an innovative Barrow Learning Quarter, which includes a Skills Hub, a new university campus and an Institute of Technology and is one of seven projects shortlisted to go forward to bid for a share of £25m of Government funding.


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Former 'student nurse of the year' shares top tips to keep healthy during lock down

Former 'student nurse of the year' shares top tips to keep healthy during lock down

‘Positive podcasts’ is the brainchild of healthcare lecturer, Zoe Butler from the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, who wanted to share with students ways to stay physically and mentally healthy at home during lockdown and also inform them of developments while they are off campus.


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing