Push for outdoor citizen status for every child

Push for outdoor citizen status for every child

As national attention focuses on the payback of outdoor experiences for children, a leading academic takes centre stage to explain how risk management and adventure need to be embraced. Professor of outdoor and environmental education at University of Cumbria’s Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, Heather Prince will share a passion that all young people should have access to potentially life changing activities.


Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tagged Education, Outdoor Studies

World’s longest climb record breaker in mental health push

World’s longest climb record breaker in mental health push

A World record breaker who together with her husband became only the second ever married couple to conquer Everest is setting out to show how positive mindset works in the face of extreme adversity. As part of University Mental Health Day on March 5, Lakes-based adventurers Pauline and Phil Sanderson will be sharing a journey starting at the Dead Sea, cycling 5,000 miles across eight countries before reaching Tibet to climb Everest.


Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020

Tagged Ambleside

Recognition for university’s mental health and dementia initiatives

Recognition for university’s mental health and dementia initiatives

Two University of Cumbria health initiatives are in the running for prestigious education awards. A dementia symposium and the university’s Festival of Mental Health are finalists in the Educate North 2020 Awards. The initiatives aim to strengthen students’ knowledge and expertise as well as improve standards and effectiveness of patient care. They are organised by academics and staff within the nursing team of the university’s Institute of Health.


Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing

Lancaster District and University leaders issue a joint statement in support of the Chinese and South/ East Asian community

Lancaster District and University leaders issue a joint statement in support of the Chinese and South/ East Asian community

University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell said: ‘Our student, staff and communities are at the heart of our university and particularly during times of challenge it is important we stand as one to help and support each other.’


Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster

Lakes spotlight on literary luminary

Lakes spotlight on literary luminary

One of the country’s best known and loved literary and broadcasting luminaries is set to captivate when he reveals the impact of Cumbria on his widely acclaimed books. Labour Peer Lord Melvyn Bragg will be speaking at a public gathering at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus on March 8, where MA literature students are studying his novel The Maid of Buttermere.


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Media Arts

Bright future for Cumbrian students with new outreach programme launch

Bright future for Cumbrian students with new outreach programme launch

Students from across Cumbria are exploring future options thanks to impartial support and activities from a higher education and skills partnership led by University of Cumbria. The Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme is the partnership of universities, further education and skills providers across the North West region led by the University of Cumbria. CCOP is part of the national Uni Connect Programme which was officially launched recently.


Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020

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‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

An inequalities campaigner is set to lift the lid on the unique social factors in Cumbria that play a surprisingly significant part in determining the social outcomes of children in the county.


Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

Lakes inspired scavenged scrap masterpieces

Lakes inspired scavenged scrap masterpieces

Famed modernist artist Kurt Schwitters left a rich Lake District legacy from work in a remote Langdale barn immortalising his scavenged scrap material masterpieces. Inventor of nonsense word Merz to describe his collages, the German Dadaist will be put under the spotlight during a talk at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tagged Ambleside

 Lifeline for Africa’s most threatened primates

Lifeline for Africa’s most threatened primates

Focusing world attention on the most threatened group of primates on the African subcontinent, University of Cumbria has spearheaded groundbreaking actions in The Gambia. With numbers down to as few as 2,500 globally, critically endangered Temminck’s Red Colobus (TRC) monkeys have been thrown a potential lifeline in an ambitious three-year community-based project.


Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tagged Conservation, Forestry, Zoology

Chartered manager trainees ‘look beyond’ during National Apprenticeship Week to learn about leadership

Chartered manager trainees ‘look beyond’ during National Apprenticeship Week to learn about leadership

University of Cumbria wants people to ‘Look Beyond’ and discover there’s more to apprenticeships than meets the eye. Those close to completing their Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at University of Cumbria, have this week – during National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - met with long-serving Chief Superintendent Andy Towler from Cumbria Constabulary.


Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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Cumbria’s university helps celebrate diversity

Cumbria’s university helps celebrate diversity

A new relationship between University of Cumbria and Multicultural Cumbria is forging closer links between the county’s diverse communities and the institution’s staff and students across its campuses. Together they are hosting an event for school pupils ahead of the 10th anniversary of Carlisle Culture Bazaar 2020, a weekend which is expected to attract 5,000 visitors. Students from the university's London campus are also taking part, some of whom will be visiting Carlisle for the first time.


Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Community Work, Education

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Final-year University of Cumbria student Teri Hardy has picked up a special award in recognition of the impact she has made on a growing global science and technology competition for children. Royal Navy veteran Teri, 31, received her own trophy during the inaugural Carlisle regional final of the FIRST LEGO League challenge held at the university’s Fusehill Street campus. 100 pupils from 10 schools took part.


Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Science

Rock climbing restoration mission

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

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation, Outdoor Studies

Big White Wall provides support for students and staff at University of Cumbria

Big White Wall provides support for students and staff at University of Cumbria

From today (27 Jan) students at the University of Cumbria have access to an online community to support their mental wellbeing whilst they are studying. The university is also offering the free online support package from multi-award winning digital mental health and wellbeing service Big White Wall to its 1,000-strong workforce across Cumbria, England’s North West and in London.


Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Science Museum spectacular hits the road

Science Museum spectacular hits the road

London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is taking pupils from nine Cumbrian schools on a journey this month that they will never forget. Members of the museum’s outreach team are demonstrating the wonders of the human body in a roadshow touring secondary schools across the county thanks to University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Science

University of Cumbria is 3rd in the north for students to start or manage a business

University of Cumbria is 3rd in the north for students to start or manage a business

A new study involving 9.5 million former students has revealed the best universities’ in the north and south for students to study at, with the aim of starting their own company or running a business in key managerial roles such as CEO or Managing Director.


Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020

Tagged Business, Employability

A millennium of common land heritage in the balance

A millennium of common land heritage in the balance

Unless post Brexit policy protects ancient common land dating back to the Magna Carta the system in Cumbria could fail within eight years with significant impact on the Lake District. The stark warning will be shared at a public lecture this month by one of the country’s most influential uplands and common land specialists, Dr Julia Aglionby.


Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Research, Science

BAE Systems and University of Cumbria collaborate to offer top qualification

BAE Systems and University of Cumbria collaborate to offer top qualification

University of Cumbria and Barrow's BAE Systems collaborate to offer an MBA/Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship programme


Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Business, Employability, IFLAS

Christmas plea from lake 'monster'

Christmas plea from lake 'monster'

A call has gone out to Santa to turn to Lake Windermere’s mythical monster for inspiration when looking for a ‘planet saving’ standout stocking filler.


Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation

Elf antics on university campus support Alzheimer’s Society

Elf antics on university campus support Alzheimer’s Society

University of Cumbria ceremonies manager Suzanne Forrester is bringing Christmas cheer to campus - dressing up as an elf every day in December as part of a family fight back against a dementia diagnosis. Suzanne, 48, says she has been overwhelmed by the response of supporters who have helped raise £1,400 to date for the Alzheimer’s Society through her charity challenge.


Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tagged Applications, Graduation, Lancaster

University welcomes new grants for health care students

University welcomes new grants for health care students

From September 2020, all those studying nursing, midwifery and many allied health professions will qualify for an annual grant of at least £5,000 with more available to students with children and those studying specialist disciplines where recruitment has been challenging.


Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiography

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

Good causes are receiving support from University of Cumbria staff and students in the run up to Christmas. They have donated items to local foodbanks in recent weeks, with collection boxes sited around the university's Fusehill Street and Brampton Road campuses, Carlisle and Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Psychology academics and students in Carlisle have made up 150 food parcels, joined by University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) colleagues. Funds have also been raised for local charities.


Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

Disability arts pioneer inspires students

Disability arts pioneer inspires students

Renowned sculptor Tony Heaton OBE is challenging art students to explore societal barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tony presented the issues as he delivered a guest lecture, part of a series of talks organised by the Arts Research Initiative, for University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts staff and students. A selection of his art, material and documents is also on display at the university's creative Carlisle campus.


Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019

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

Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year

Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year

For Poppy Cookson, 2019 is a year she’ll never forget. The 22-year-old became the first in her family to graduate from university. She's also Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year and has won two significant awards, furthering her career.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Graduation, Postgraduate

Student filmmakers working on TV hit, graduate with first-class degree and award

Student filmmakers working on TV hit, graduate with first-class degree and award

Two student filmmakers, who made their names working on a hit TV programme while studying, have graduated not only with first-class degrees but a special award recognising their hard work and contribution to the university.


Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation

Generation game for creative entrepreneur

Generation game for creative entrepreneur

At the age of 21, entrepreneur Laura Devaney is getting ahead in business thanks to her arts degree – gained 30 years after her mother completed her studies at the same campus. Laura runs two new businesses with her partner Cameron Martin, who is also a member of the University of Cumbria’s alumni association, giving the night-time economy in Carlisle a welcome boost.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Graduation, Performing Arts

“Wish I’d done it years ago”

“Wish I’d done it years ago”

A nursing graduate admitted he had no regrets and he wished he’d changed career years ago at his graduation this week.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tagged Nursing

Former student nurse of the year nominee garners high praise from peers

Former student nurse of the year nominee garners high praise from peers

A former student nurse of the year nominee who champions autism awareness was recognised with a special award at her graduation last week.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Graduation, Nursing

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

One of Cumbria’s most senior police officers has joined the ranks of 1,000 graduands. Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery accepted his Master of Science award at Carlisle Cathedral after completing his MSc in Strategic Policing, picking up his scroll 29 years after gaining a degree in sociology.


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Law, Policing, Research

‘Art provides an escape from my disability’

‘Art provides an escape from my disability’

Yvonne Meek loves her life at the University of Cumbria. Graduating last week with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, she has already returned to study for her MA in Contemporary Fine Art. Yvonne, 24, was motivated to continue her studies after completing her BA despite facing a number of health challenges. Yvonne is delighted to graduate and feels especially proud of her achievement.


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Graduation, Postgraduate

Carlisle welcomed the world on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its international students as they graduated from University of Cumbria.

Carlisle welcomed the world on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its international students as they graduated from University of Cumbria.

On Wednesday 27 November the University of Cumbria celebrated the achievements of 150 international business and law postgraduate students, many of whom had family and friends visiting Cumbria for the first time. Students travelled with their families to Carlisle from across the globe to celebrate their achievements at the Wednesday afternoon ceremony and it was a truly international experience.


Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Postgraduate

Archbishop of York awarded university’s inaugural honorary doctorate

Archbishop of York awarded university’s inaugural honorary doctorate

A standing ovation greeted the man who has been a guiding light and figurehead of Cumbria’s university since its inception as he accepted its first honorary doctorate. University of Cumbria Chancellor, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, gracefully accepted the honour during a ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral.


Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Research