University of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage

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

Tagged Business, Education, IFLAS

Cumbria leads international effort to support radiographers during coronavirus pandemic

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

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Radiography, Science

Cumbria’s student nurses step up in coronavirus crisis

Cumbria’s student nurses step up in coronavirus crisis

Student nurses and allied health students currently studying at the University of Cumbria are poised to take up positions in the NHS in response to the coronavirus crisis.


Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Nursing, Radiography

Threatened native dormouse could make northern comeback

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

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Postgraduate, Research

University of Cumbria signs new business pledge to help nation through COVID 19 crisis

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

Tagged Business, Community Work

University offers support to neuro-diverse students studying online during lockdown

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

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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

COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery

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

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

Lakes campus in community lifeline push

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

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work

Staff and students row for Sport Relief

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

Tagged Ambleside, Outdoor Studies

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

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

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Policing

Challenge white, middle class perceptions to bring equity, not equality, to education, says Cumbria social justice expert

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

Tagged Education, Lancaster, Research

New academy to answer urgent ultrasound shortage

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

Tagged Radiography, Research

New domestic abuse research seeks older male perspective

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

Tagged Psychology

Putting female foresters in the frame

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

Tagged Ambleside, Forestry, National School of Forestry

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