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

New ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ award presented to three outstanding graduates

New ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ award presented to three outstanding graduates

The University of Cumbria has introduced a new award honouring graduands who exemplify its values. Its inaugural ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ awards have been presented for the first time to three graduands who all, in their own individual way, exemplify the university’s values of Progressive, Passionate, Supportive and Personal and are exceptional role models within and out with the university.


Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Education, Graduation, Paramedic, Postgraduate

Food critic and TV personality returns home to receive honour 25 years on

Food critic and TV personality returns home to receive honour 25 years on

Grace Dent, TV personality and newspaper columnist, received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria on Thursday, 25 years after she left for the bright lights of London.


Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation

The dream that became reality

The dream that became reality

Graduation day came with a simple pledge from Steafan Deery, to end his teaching career with the same passion and enthusiasm that he had on day one.


Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tagged Education

Double celebration for Penrith mental health nurse, Lucia

Double celebration for Penrith mental health nurse, Lucia

It was a double celebration for mental health nurse, Lucia Scull, who not only graduated this week but also won a top award.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

A farmer who has used conservation to help transform the fortunes of his family’s historic estate has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria. Giles Mounsey-Heysham, a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria, is the ninth generation to manage his ancestral family property, Castletown, near Rockcliffe, Carlisle. He is also a chartered surveyor, with his extensive career including time with Cluttons and Savills.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Carlisle, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Graduation, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies

After eight years battling ill health Liz finally has her MA!

After eight years battling ill health Liz finally has her MA!

Liz Porter had a beaming smile on her face when she graduated on Tuesday from the University of Cumbria. For Liz, a former teacher from Warrington, Cheshire, it’s been a long road to completing her MA in Education Professional Practice.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Education, Graduation

University honour for renowned agriculture and land management figure

University honour for renowned agriculture and land management figure

Renowned agriculture and land management expert Alan Bowe has been made an honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Graduation

University highly ranked for trained teacher numbers.

University highly ranked for trained teacher numbers.

Of 435 teaching staff at Cumbria, just over three quarters (76%) had a qualification putting the university in the top ten.


Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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