University of Cumbria plans a safe return to its campus operations
The University of Cumbria has begun working on its plans to reopen its campus services, where it is safe to do so, and the reintroduction of some face-to-face teaching from September 2020. Stressing that the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff and students continues to be the main priority, the university said it will continue to follow and be guided by Government and Public Health England advice on how and when a safe return to working on campus is feasible.
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2020
Volunteers' Week: University of Cumbria Scrubs Club helps NHS staff and carers during coronavirus crisis
University of Cumbria staff have formed a new club that is busy making handmade scrubs and other items for frontline NHS and care sector workers during the coronavirus pandemic. As the country marks Volunteers’ Week, the University of Cumbria Scrubs Club currently has 16 colleagues from across operational areas and its campuses actively volunteering their time, talent and effort for the cause.
Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020
#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes
University of Cumbria joined forces with two county firms to say a special #makeitblue thank you to the NHS heroes, key workers and volunteers helping communities during the coronavirus lockdown. Its Grade II-listed Skiddaw building on the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle was lit up in an eye-catching display to coincide with Thursday evening’s #clapforcarers. Formerly the city's general hospital, the site is now where student nurses and many more entering public services are educated.
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020
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Students continue to receive impartial higher education outreach during the Covid-19 pandemic
Cumbrian students will continue to benefit from the Hello Future partnership, thanks to confirmation of the final year of funding until July 2021, announced by the Office for Students. Part of the national Uni Connect programme, Hello Future is a partnership of universities, FE and skills providers that is led by University of Cumbria. Hello Future is working closely with colleges and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership on a project to support year 11 and 13 students taking their next steps.
Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020
New Learning Quarter plan among shortlist of #brilliantbarrow projects
A new Learning Quarter in Barrow that includes the building of a new university campus at its heart is among the shortlisted proposed projects that could help transform the town for future generations. The creation and management of ‘University Campus Barrow’ will be led by University of Cumbria and will be a centrepiece to the new Barrow Learning Quarter - one of seven schemes to be further developed to form part of a bid for £25 million of government funding.
Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Students’ leadership potential earns place on prestigious scheme
Matthew Price and Ismat Khan both students at the University of Cumbria, applied for a place on the Council of Deans of Health UK Student Leadership Programme and were accepted before the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
International partners congratulate Cumbria on top 10 world ranking for making positive impact towards Global Goals
The University of Cumbria’s quality education has been ranked in the top ten of universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities’ impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of the university's international partners have stepped forward to congratulate the institution on its achievements against the SDGs, which are also known as the 17 Global Goals.
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020
Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at the Historic Citadels and surrounding area
Local residents, businesses, students and visitors are being given the opportunity to have their say on ambitious new proposals for a new campus for the University of Cumbria at the historic Citadels in Carlisle. Online public consultation takes place between Thursday 14 May and Thursday 4 June 2020.
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020
Students’ leadership potential earns place on prestigious scheme
Celebrated Lakes filmmaker to share his secrets of success
Terry Abraham, a self-taught filmmaker celebrated for his glorious ‘Life of a Mountain’ TV trilogy is joining the ranks of academia as a professor of practice at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
“I’ve never been more proud to be a nurse” – Cumbria businesswoman’s return to NHS during coronavirus crisis
Young businesswoman Charlotte Treloar admits she has a tough choice to make after returning to the NHS to help in the fight against coronavirus. Charlotte is working with Covid-19 patients at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary. Rules and restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the virus has meant she's had to put her beauty business on hold. Yet the University of Cumbria nursing graduate says she has never been more proud to be a nurse and working for the NHS as she is now.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Technology and motorbikes for virus protection in race to save monkeys
In the race to save one of Africa’s rarest primates, University of Cumbria has turned to technology - and motorbikes - as Gambian ranger teams defend themselves against Covid-19. With numbers down to as few as 2,500 globally, critically endangered Temminck’s Red Colobus (TRC) monkeys have become the focus of an ambitious three-year project, spearheaded by university researcher and vet, Dr Mic Mayhew.
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Prison plays key role in rare tree revival
Cumbria's only prison has become host to a special tree nursery where inmates approaching the end of their sentences are helping an ambitious project to restore endangered fauna and flora. HMP Haverigg is playing a key role in the University of Cumbria-led Back on our Map (BOOM) mission to encourage communities to get involved in a far-reaching four-year reintroduction programme for 10 threatened species.
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2020
Public service provision is more important than ever and vital to our local communities
The Covid-19 crisis has thrown a spotlight on the work of essential key public services staff – particularly those in medicine, nursing, teaching, allied health professions, social work and policing. Such professions will be increasingly vital as the region begins to heal in the months ahead, and as the anchor institution for Cumbria, University of Cumbria plays a crucial role in training and supporting the key workers of tomorrow.
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020
University’s health and wellbeing support for communities during Coronavirus pandemic
With Coronavirus restrictions on movement continuing, students nearing completion of their degrees at the University of Cumbria have turned to technology to inspire children to be active and healthy. Academics across a range of fields are also sharing their professional expertise in health and wellbeing resources that the university is making available to everyone via its website.
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020
Apprenticeship success means more opportunities for small firms in Cumbria and north Lancashire
The University of Cumbria has successfully secured a contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to provide degree and higher level apprenticeships to smaller businesses in Cumbria from January 2018. The award means smaller businesses in Cumbria can now take advantage of the benefits of employing an apprentice as previously only larger, levy-paying businesses had access.
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
University of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage
The University of Cumbria’s quality education has been ranked in the top ten of universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities’ impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university ranked 8th out of a total of 676 participating institutions worldwide and first in the UK for Quality Education SDG.
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020
Cumbria leads international effort to support radiographers during coronavirus pandemic
University of Cumbria academic Ken Holmes and Professor Peter Hogg are co-ordinating an international response to help radiographers caring for patients with Covid-19. They have created a new e-learning package for radiographers and radiological technologists with contributions from over 40 experts across the world. It is developed in a partnership between the European Federation of Radiography Societies (EFRS) and International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
University unveils campus improvement plan to benefit students and community
The University of Cumbria today invites the public to take part in a pre-application consultation to reshape one of its largest campuses. Following a comprehensive review of educational provision and facilities the university updated its estates strategy in 2018 and has been developing a Masterplan for the Lancaster Campus and is now considering the best future use for parts of this site.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Cumbria’s student nurses step up in coronavirus crisis
Threatened native dormouse could make northern comeback
A University of Cumbria PhD student is now investigating how climate change is affecting the minute mammal to aid reintroduction programmes, which include bringing the hazel dormouse back to northern England. Keswick-based Rachel Findlay-Robinson explained the tiny tot rodents, no bigger than eight centimetres long and weighing around 20-grammes, were traditionally seen across England and Wales.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
University of Cumbria signs new business pledge to help nation through COVID 19 crisis
The University of Cumbria has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis. Former Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge with entrepreneur David Harrison. The national scheme encourages employers to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis.
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020
University offers support to neuro-diverse students studying online during lockdown
For many students trying to maintain a productive study routine in lockdown may pose somewhat of a challenge, however, for neuro-diverse students it has the potential to cause a great deal of distress and upheaval. The change in routine, environment and to how lecturers communicate now that studying has transferred online, has the potential to cause a great deal of stress and anxiety.
Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020
Rock climbing restoration mission
A student volunteer force has its sights set high in a bid to uphold the Lake District’s reputation as a world leading rock climbing destination. Since W. P. Haskett-Smith scaled Napes Needle in 1886 - said to be the UK’s birthplace of modern rock climbing - the area’s renowned crags have become a mecca for enthusiasts.
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery
A research centre at the University of Cumbria is seeking people's personal experiences of living through COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a bid to support communities once the peak of the pandemic has passed.
Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020
Lakes campus in community lifeline push
Students and staff at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus are throwing lifelines to struggling communities threatened by coronavirus. Campus director, Professor Lois Mansfield, said in these extraordinary times there was a big need to pull together and pay back some of the help and support local people had given them.
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Staff and students row for Sport Relief
Staff and students from the University of Cumbria have been taking part in a national rowing challenge for #sportrelief2020. Two teams took to Lake Windermere for Row Britannia, which is raising funds for Sport Relief. A team of staff led by Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell took on a team of students. She led them to victory, smashing a record for the 10 mile row from Windermere’s southern tip at Fell Foot to Brathay in two hours 11 minutes, beating a previous best set by an RAF team.
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020
Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices
Forty-eight new recruits have started as University of Cumbria students as part of an innovative Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme. The student police officers and subsequent cohorts are receiving face-to-face masterclasses, practical skills training and supported online learning. University of Cumbria’s first student police officers are based with Surrey Police and they are part of a wider scheme that will educate more than 1,000 new recruits over the next three years.
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Challenge white, middle class perceptions to bring equity, not equality, to education, says Cumbria social justice expert
An education expert says the current ‘white, male dominated and middle class’ view of education must be challenged to help successfully tackle social injustice. Sally Elton-Chalcraft, professor of social justice in education at the University of Cumbria, believes challenging existing laws, systems and perceptions will help bring equity – fairness – in education to everyone regardless of their gender, background, ethnicity, intelligence, religion and beliefs.
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020
New academy to answer urgent ultrasound shortage
Thanks to new NHS funding, the University of Cumbria is forging an innovative way of training sonographers, the health professionals who perform ultrasound scans, that not only ensures they are better prepared for clinical placement but simultaneously increases the NHS’ capacity to train them.
Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020
New domestic abuse research seeks older male perspective
An academic instrumental in raising awareness of male domestic abuse is conducting new research that focuses on older males who, according to initial findings, may experience abuse unique to their age.
Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Putting female foresters in the frame
International Women’s Day (IWD) is being marked with a push for female foresters and the call to smash ‘it’s for men’ misconceptions. National School of Forestry (NSF), based at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, where just 20 percent of its students are women, wants a better gender balance and has helped with a film being released to mark the special day on 8 March.
Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020