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
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
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
University recognises role model graduates
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University of Cumbria is top in North West and amongst best in UK for Graduate Outcomes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University of Cumbria establishes steering group to develop a land-based skills strategy
Taking positive steps to address these challenges, a steering group is being established to oversee the development of a land-based skills strategy and delivery model for Cumbria. Chaired by Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of Westmorland County Agricultural Society and convened by the University of Cumbria, the steering group will include wide representation from across the land-based, rural and education sectors, the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) and Eden District Council.
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020
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
Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Policing, Postgraduate, Psychology, Radiography, Research
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