Productions return to Stanwix Theatre

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

Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest

The race is on for votes to clinch vital European funding to safeguard universally rare rainforest – in Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Forestry, National School of Forestry, Postgraduate, Research

Art steps up for fragile landscapes

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Art and Design, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research

Software developed in Carlisle could transform how exams are taken in the future

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

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Paramedic

Unique opportunity for former nursing professionals to top up their skills and return to work

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

Tagged Nursing

Public health academic to address CBRNe specialists at European event

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

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Paramedic, Postgraduate, Research

Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer

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

Tagged Alumni, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Sport

Transformational Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal to bring multi-million-pound investment to Cumbria

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

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work

Student nurse describes covid placement as ‘phenomenal experience’

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

Tagged Nursing

University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders

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

Tagged Alumni, Business, Employability, Graduation

University panel and personal stories help North West celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

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

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Student Hub, Student Life

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

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

Tagged Alumni, Applications, CRED, Education, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate, Project Management

Special delivery for art inspired postcards

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

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Outdoor Studies

University’s new degree apprenticeship to develop leadership in the NHS

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

Tagged Business, Project Management

Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Business, Carlisle, Employability, Lancaster, London

University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice

University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice

Dr John Sidney, former Head of Supply Chain Solutions at Sellafield Ltd, has been appointed as a Professor of Practice in the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021

Tagged Business, Project Management

Apprenticeship Week 2021: New apprenticeship promises paramedic career to existing ambulance staff

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

Tagged Paramedic

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: University partnership helping police train new recruits

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

Tagged Criminology, Employability, Law, London, Policing

Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria

Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria

The University of Cumbria and Education Partnership North East have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to benefit students and employers across the North East and Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

Tagged Education, Employability, Postgraduate

Final instalment of smash hit TV trilogy, ‘Life of a Mountain’ premiered on BBC Four

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

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

Tagged Applications

MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up life lessons for students at University of ‘Yumbria’

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

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Student Hub, Student Life, Undergraduate

Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes

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

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation

Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination

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

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

Tagged

National Tree Week with a difference

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

Tagged Community Work, Conservation, Research, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Cumbria law student wins prestigious national award

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

Tagged Law

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

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

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

Virtual visit to University of Cumbria by Universities Minister Rt Hon Michelle Donelan

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

Tagged

Extraordinary year sees annual art exhibition shift online

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

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 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

Tagged Applications, Clearing, Undergraduate