Productions return to Stanwix Theatre
As the country slowly eases out of lockdown restrictions, many theatres are still waiting to welcome returning audiences. However, the Stanwix Theatre, based at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts, has found a novel way to open up by streaming online student-led performances
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Tagged Performing Arts
Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest
Art steps up for fragile landscapes
People Land Art Culture and Ecology (PLACE) is bridging with the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and linking artists with those who work in and on celebrated but often fragile landscapes. Amid pressing concerns over climate change, habitat declines and post Brexit farming, an ambitious five-year mission aims to be a catalyst for shifting dynamics. The PLACE Collective is inspired by the Lake District’s World Heritage success in celebrating cultural heritage.
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021
Software developed in Carlisle could transform how exams are taken in the future
A piece of software developed as a result of the pandemic that allows people to take exams in the comfort of their own homes has moved beyond pilot stage and is now being used by five universities, including the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
Unique opportunity for former nursing professionals to top up their skills and return to work
Opportunities for people wanting to return to work in adult nursing, children’s nursing and midwifery are now available through the Return to Practice programme. Return to Practice (RtP) gives people who have previously been Registered Nurses the opportunity to return to the profession by undertaking a return to nursing practice course.
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Public health academic to address CBRNe specialists at European event
A University of Cumbria academic is preparing to address a European conference for specialists who manage responses to major emergencies and disasters. Colonel David Bates will speak at the NCT Virtual Europe event hosted by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) Society.
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer
Lockdown restrictions and providing frontline support for students during the pandemic have not stopped Liam Walker from completing a month-long marathon challenge in memory of his grandfather. All monies raised are going to help those affected by cancer.
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021
Transformational Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal to bring multi-million-pound investment to Cumbria
Cumbria is on track to reap major benefits from a multi-million-pound investment through the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. The Deal has been formally signed today (18 March 2021) by Ministers and Leaders at a virtual ceremony, which will see £350 million government investment to the Borderlands area.
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021
Student nurse describes covid placement as ‘phenomenal experience’
With third year student nurses invited back on placements to support the NHS last month, two student nurses recall their experience of helping out on the frontline last march and how it helped them grow in confidence and ability.
Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders
A new study, involving 10 million graduates on professional networking site LinkedIn, has rated University of Cumbria as being in the Top 10 for developing business leaders and 14th overall in the Top 50 universities for business. The Capital on Tap study shows that the university, alongside prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), is producing a higher percentage of c-suite executives than other UK universities.
Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021
University panel and personal stories help North West celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month
Promoting inclusivity in our modern society, University of Cumbria is bringing together a host of North West organisations for a panel discussion to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. ‘A Life Worth Living’ is taking place on Thursday 25 February and is free and open to everyone to attend, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, including allies.
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow
The University of Cumbria is developing a new university presence in Barrow and has signed a partnership agreement with Lancaster University to support this transformational project. The two universities will collaborate on research partnerships with local businesses and on courses offering the best subject strengths from both Higher Education Institutions.
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021
Special delivery for art inspired postcards
A chance chat has led to Kendal College art and design students getting creative with stunning images of seriously endangered species from across South Cumbria. Lecturer, Steph Fulke, immediately saw the opportunities after talking to her friend, Ellie Kent, who is working on a far-reaching reintroduction programme of threatened flora and fauna.
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
University’s new degree apprenticeship to develop leadership in the NHS
The University of Cumbria is extending its education and training for health and care professionals in a new partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy and Health Education England. From April, the University of Cumbria will be one of only two UK universities providing a Project Management Degree Apprenticeship contextualised to Health, supporting the leadership objectives of the overarching NHS Long Term plan to create a health service fit for the future.
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society
Led by and for students, the University of Cumbria Business Society launches this month to help upcoming graduates connect with employers and business networks. UoC Business Society figures want to develop a vibrant relationship with business leaders, helping to shape students’ learning experience and offering real-world support and guidance alongside academic business management study. It also wants help employers, organisations and business leaders to engage and inspire future professionals.
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice
Apprenticeship Week 2021: New apprenticeship promises paramedic career to existing ambulance staff
Despite the ongoing challenges posed by COVID, seven English ambulance trusts and one university have persisted in their vision to offer the first paramedic apprenticeship across England. The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (Apprenticeship) Degree was devised by the University of Cumbria and will take just two years to complete, compared to three for a traditional degree in paramedic science.
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021
National Apprenticeship Week 2021: University partnership helping police train new recruits
A national effort to recruit 20,000 additional police officers by 2023 is being supported by the University of Cumbria and a special public sector partnership. University of Cumbria and three other institutions are delivering Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and Degree Holder Entry Programmes to new recruits joining three forces across south east England – Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria
Final instalment of smash hit TV trilogy, ‘Life of a Mountain’ premiered on BBC Four
The concluding chapter of acclaimed filmmaker, and Professor of Practice at University of Cumbria, Terry Abraham’s ‘Life of a Mountain’ series, premiered last night on BBC Four. ‘Life of a Mountain: A Year on Helvellyn’, is the third and final instalment of his hugely popular lakes-based TV documentary series.
Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tagged Media Arts
University of Cumbria help as UCAS application deadline approaches
With additional time granted this month to students and their teachers and advisers to submit university applications, University of Cumbria is offering support to those thinking about starting a degree in 2021. The university’s outreach and recruitment experts are holding informal support sessions online for potential applicants and those seeking help. The next one is on Wednesday 27 January, 2-3pm. A dedicated applicant advice service is also running 9am-5pm daily.
Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021
MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up life lessons for students at University of ‘Yumbria’
University of Cumbria is teaming up with 2019 MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou to offer its students an exclusive cookery class series. ‘Uni.Yum’ is a series of six free sessions launching on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, offering students a creative outlet and supporting their wellbeing during the national coronavirus lockdown.
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes
A unique antidote to lockdown is offering a magical soundwalk through stunning south Cumbrian woodlands showcasing nature at its best and most fragile. Heading the stella line-up in a 30-minute audio classic are corncrake, once a common sight in the Rusland Valley, and now regionally extinct. Thanks to the pioneering Back on Our Map (BOOM) initiative, their raspy voices can be heard again.
Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021
Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination
In a drive to do their bit during the pandemic, the University of Cumbria offered healthcare staff in the north of the county refresher training in administering the Covid-19 vaccination. The rapidly devised programme, trained 40 healthcare staff so far, revising their clinical skills in administering the vaccination but also spotting the signs of anaphylactic shock and basic life support.
Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tagged Community Work
Student sisters following in parents’ footsteps to become teachers
Three sisters are aiming to follow in their parents’ footsteps by training as teachers at University of Cumbria’s London campus. Twins Almas and Raisah Patel and their elder sister Aisha are doing the same Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme, specialising in delivering lower primary education to children aged 3-7 years olds.
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020
National Tree Week with a difference
As the nation celebrates its trees a South Cumbrian mission to reintroduce threatened species has pledged to plant upwards of 4,600 rare aspens. With National Tree week running from November 28 to December 6, the Back on our Map (BOOM) project plans to start work with inmates at HMP Haverigg Prison to establish sapling growing nurseries and planting areas.
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020
Cumbria law student wins prestigious national award
University of Cumbria law student Elizabeth Park (Liz) has been awarded a prestigious national prize. Liz, 35, is one of only five students in the country to receive the Neuberger Prize from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London and a leading centre for the training and development of student and qualified barristers in the UK. The prize is awarded in recognition of her outstanding work during her studies on the university's LLB (Hons) Law course.
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar
Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar. University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination.
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020
Virtual visit to University of Cumbria by Universities Minister Rt Hon Michelle Donelan
Universities Minister the Rt Hon Michelle Donelan today heard how University of Cumbria is continuing to provide a quality learning experience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and discussed its growing role and impact as the anchor higher education institution for the region. Minister Donelan met with University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell alongside other members of her senior leadership team.
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2020
Extraordinary year sees annual art exhibition shift online
An annual arts exhibition displaying the final works from the University of Cumbria’s masters in arts students took an unusual turn this year as it the MA Show moved fully online in response to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tagged Art and Design
New Covid-19 asymptomatic testing starts at University of Cumbria
Asymptomatic testing sites (ATS) using lateral flow testing technology launched today, Monday 30 November 2020, at University of Cumbria’s campuses in Carlisle, Ambleside and Lancaster as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase the availability of mass testing.
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020
Tagged Student Life
Cumbria’s helping hand for school and college students thinking of university
Cumbria’s university has new sources of support for school and college students who are considering their future plans. In response to the coronavirus pandemic some elements of support from University of Cumbria's outreach team are available, for the first time, on demand to young people and others who are interested in higher education and exploring training and career options. Discover. Explore. Support includes masterclasses, 'Get Into' sessions and a wealth of information.
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020