Pioneering actions for hard hit industry

Pioneering actions for hard hit industry

With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.


Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Business, Postgraduate, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at Carlisle's historic Citadels and surrounding area

Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at Carlisle's historic Citadels and surrounding area

Local residents, businesses, students and visitors are again 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 Friday 20 November and Friday 11 December 2020.


Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020

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Domestic violence activist honoured for increasing public awareness

Domestic violence activist honoured for increasing public awareness

Dr Liz Bates from the University of Cumbria was awarded The National Men and Boys Award for Public Understanding, for making an outstanding contribution to the understanding of men and boys and their needs with her research.


Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tagged Psychology

Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university

Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university

Building upon its academic excellence and unique characteristics, University of Cumbria is enriching its teaching and learning of and research into diversity. Recent achievements include recognition on a national stage for academic research which gives insight into factors affecting aspirant headteachers from minority ethnic and other backgrounds seeking to pursue school leadership roles; and enrichment of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for student teachers.


Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tagged CACHET, Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Lancaster, LED, London, Postgraduate, Research

University and #TheBigDraw brings climate change into focus for young people across Cumbria

University and #TheBigDraw brings climate change into focus for young people across Cumbria

Young artists have been taking part in the world’s biggest drawing festival thanks to support from University of Cumbria. Offering artistic and cultural opportunities to young people, the university invited secondary schools and colleges to take part in The Big Cumbria Draw competition.


Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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

Virtual education fair showcases future options available for Cumbrian students

Virtual education fair showcases future options available for Cumbrian students

Students from across Cumbria will be able to access information, advice and guidance at the first Hello Future Expo, an upcoming further and higher education virtual opportunities fair. Hello Future, led by the University of Cumbria, is a partnership of universities, further education and skills providers across the North West.


Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Tagged Applications, Undergraduate

Lakes focus on internationally renowned Victorian icon

Lakes focus on internationally renowned Victorian icon

When Charlotte Mason established her Victorian ‘house of education’ in Ambleside little did she realise her philosophies would form part of a worldwide teaching movement in her name. Her former college, now part of University of Cumbria, plans to play host to three prominent academics from the Charlotte Mason Institute (CMI), which serves thousands of international educators and students.


Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Research

Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics

Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics

Environment and conservation specialists at University of Cumbria have welcomed the reintroduction of beavers to the county after a 400-year absence and hope the Cumbria Beaver Group project leads to new research opportunities for students.


Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science

New role for University of Cumbria lecturer

New role for University of Cumbria lecturer

Colonel David Bates, who leads University of Cumbria’s postgraduate programmes in disaster, crisis and humanitarian response, has been admitted to the Court of The Company of Nurses (City of London).


Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020

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

University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding

University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding

An ambitious scheme backed by the University of Cumbria to transform Barrow for future generations has secured £25 million from the government’s Towns Fund.


Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tagged Business, Community Work, Employability, Health and Wellbeing

Carlisle Culture framework launch

Carlisle Culture framework launch

A cultural framework for Carlisle, that aims to give new life and vision to the city’s rich culture and heritage, is set to be launched at a virtual event early next month. The event will provide progress on Carlisle Culture - a partnership working to harness the rich arts, heritage and culture of the city for our future sustainability and growth. The four lead partners are University of Cumbria, Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.


Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020

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

Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response

Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response

Kaz Stuart, Professor of Social and Health Inequalities at the Centre of Research for Health and Society at the university was one of 350 experts who shared what they think the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be over the next two to five years.


Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

New Chancellor for University of Cumbria

New Chancellor for University of Cumbria

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, is the new Chancellor of University of Cumbria. Stephen Cottrell became the 98th Archbishop of York in July in succession of Dr John Sentamu who had been the university's first Chancellor since 2007.


Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020

Tagged Graduation

Educating the 21st century detectives

Educating the 21st century detectives

University of Cumbria has welcomed its first trainees to a new fast-track detective development programme. The 19 new officers at Sussex Police are among the first nationally to undertake the intensive two-year Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme which offers specialist training in investigations. University of Cumbria is one of four universities with top tier police education expertise to join together as the Police Education Consortium to deliver new routes into policing.


Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tagged Policing

Conference explores calls for bold landscape action

Conference explores calls for bold landscape action

Leading countryside experts united in the first virtual conference of its kind to explore two crucial proposals in the government’s far-reaching 25-year Environmental Plan.


Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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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