Alumnus Andy appeals for help to find college compadre
Fifty years after receiving his offer letter, retired advertising executive Andy Hughes has returned to the city where he developed his artistic skills to make an appeal to find a friend. Andy, 70, from Glasgow, would like to get back in touch with Peter Bowron, who is originally from Cockermouth. They studied graphic design together at Carlisle College of Art and Design in the historic city’s Brampton Road between 1969 and 1972. It is now home to the university's Institute of the Arts.
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019
Regional first for geography teaching
Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019
Canoe challenge takes in top mountain pass
A 600km canoe marathon taking in the Irish Sea - and the Lake District’s highest road pass - is about to be undertaken by an outdoor studies lecturer determined to make a point. University of Cumbria’s Richard Ensoll will be setting off on June 22 in an open canoe from Ireland before crossing 200km of tricky water dominated by busy shipping lanes. His journey will also take in Ulverston and involve dragging canoes over Kirkstone Pass on his way to the end at Lazonby near Penrith.
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019
Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley
Hundreds of pupils are to learn about the risks and dangers of flooding and how they can help build up resilience for the future. The University of Cumbria’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster is hosting an event in partnership with the Lune Valley Flood Forum, welcoming up to 400 pupils from 11 primary schools. Statutory agencies, charities, and nature and wildlife bodies are also taking part in the multi-agency event.
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife
Nearly £2million in National Lottery Heritage Fund grants have been awarded to the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Local Nature Partnership. The university's four-year BOOM project in south Cumbria aims to reintroduce 10 threatened native flora and fauna to Morecambe Bay and is one of two flagship schemes receiving support and aiming to save and protect species on a scale never seen before.
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent
One of the largest events of its kind in the region will see a university campus transformed by 150 artists. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts will host its annual Summer Degree Show between 1-8 June. The event is the culmination of final-year degree students’ hard work whilst studying at the Brampton Road campus in Stanwix, Carlisle.
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Two enterprising experts honoured by the Queen join university as professors
Two leading experts recognised in the Queens’ birthday honours have been appointed as professors of practice at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019
Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic
Prestigious Guiding award earns congratulations for Chloe
An aspiring young teacher from north Cumbria has achieved the highest award in guiding. Chloe Harrison has received the Queen’s Guide Award. It takes at least three years to complete and fewer than 200 are awarded each year. She embarked on the tough programme in 2015, going on the following year to start her BA Education Studies degree at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers
Susie Tate and the ‘About Being’ team made up of lecturers and students studying dance, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are today named as one of the nation’s lifesavers – the top 100 individuals or groups based in universities whose work is saving lives and making life-changing differences to the nation’s health and wellbeing.
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019
University of Cumbria hosts nationally acclaimed contemporary dance workshop for artists and practitioners
Three figures from a contemporary dance company that won national acclaim for its inclusive routine featuring disabled dancers on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing are heading to the University of Cumbria. The university’s Institute of the Arts is hosting the AVS Take More Space Dance Lab in Brampton Road, Carlisle over the weekend of 15 and 16 June 2019.
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students
Third-year students at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus have been celebrating the end of their courses by taking part in a unique Lake District challenge. They joined others from across all year groups at the campus to compete in pairs in the Great Northern Adventure Race. A course weaving its way through iconic landscapes saw students face a host of imposing obstacles – from traversing waterfalls on slack lines to ‘duck diving’ into caves.
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019
University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day
Student paramedics at the University of Cumbria are inviting members of the public to have a quick health check that could save lives. They will be in the centre of Ambleside carrying out blood pressure screenings on participating passers-by on World Hypertension Day, Friday 17 May 2019. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is commonly referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because often the first time a person knows they have it is after they have suffered a heart attack or stroke.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Radical Australian social worker whose practice is adopted by councils across UK returns to Cumbria for student conference
Dr Andrew Turnell, a renowned Australian social worker, revered for his innovative ‘Signs of Safety’ model for child protection casework, is giving a keynote address at the University of Cumbria’s third annual social work conference, this Friday 17 May.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Flaming bubbles set to blow children’s minds at university science festival
Flaming hydrogen bubbles, ‘elephants’ toothpaste’ and exploding balloons do not normally feature in your typical school day. However, pupils from schools across Cumbria and Lancashire are set to be delighted by these magical experiments and more, when they take part in the first ever Salters’ Festival of Chemistry in Cumbria this week.
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019
Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge
With days left to the ultimate endurance test a University of Cumbria student says running 10 marathons in 10 days is a phenomenal challenge. Joe Morrell, from Huddersfield, is up against a punishing feat few are mentally and physically capable of as he prepares for the Lake District based Brathay 10 in 10. From Friday 10 May, Joe, who is also tackling his sports and rehabilitation degree finals, faces a 262-mile epic in around 60 hours of hard, unrelenting toil.
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019
Schemes helping Cumbrian youngsters access HE in running for national awards
Lisa Jackson, manager of the Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme (CCOP) – a University of Cumbria-led partnership involving higher and further education establishments and employers, has been shortlisted for a national award for her work helping teenagers in her home county access higher education. Cumbria has a second finalist in the 2019 NEON Awards - Energy Coast UTC, at Lillyhall. It works closely with CCOP and the university. The awards recognise efforts to widen access to HE.
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
University set to welcome over 1000 school pupils next week for UCAS exhibition
University continues to rise in student opinion survey
In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 28th out of 131 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey. The WhatUni Student Choice Awards reveal an increase of seven places for the university on its 2018 position. It builds upon a major improvement secured 12 months ago when the institution enjoyed a jump of 60 places, moving from 95th to 35th in 2018.
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019
Academic draws on her research and personal experiences as a teenager to drive forward change for children in care
An academic at the University of Cumbria is one of the leading lights behind a new national event aiming to change the care system by learning from those who have experience of it. Dr Cat Hugman, who spent two years in foster care as a teenager, is part of a team staging The Care Experienced Conference at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 26 April.
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public
From learning aboriginal techniques of starting fires and having your garden soil samples tested to taking better photos on a smartphone or scaling a bouldering wall, the University of Cumbria’s first Ambleside Showcase is set to provide a day of free fun for families and visitors alike. The Ambleside campus is throwing open its facilities on Saturday, 27 April.
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
London Marathon beckons for university pair
Two figures at the University of Cumbria are limbering up for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon taking place this Sunday (28 April) – both as first-time marathon runners. Paramedic practice lecturer Craig Betton and MSc Occupational Therapy student Martha Noble are raising funds for two worthy causes.
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019
University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey
The University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd are joining forces to present an evening of music and entertainment which will include performances from international opera singer Valerie Reid and Carlisle's own baritone Andrew Johnston. Proceeds from the evening will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice and Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club.
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019
Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall
A new supermarket is opening this weekend and whilst the items on the shelves will be up for sale all won’t be quite what it seems. For ‘shopkeeper’ Martin Fowler is an artist who wants his new installation ‘Supermarket’ to allow people to explore their feelings around commodities and the value placed upon them. He has spent the last two years re-creating, making and sourcing hundreds of individual items ranging from tins of beans to cans of lager to bring his exhibition to life.
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Lecturer scores lead physio role for England Students' Rugby team
Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit
Carlisle school children have written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, inviting him to attend a climate change summit which aims to give students across Cumbria a voice on what many believe is an increasingly urgent issue.
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Royal Patron attends Lake District summit
The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019
Campaigner brings drive for health professionals to receive mandatory autism and learning disability training to Cumbria and Lancashire
Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards
Not one but two university-led projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious Educate North Award. Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme developed the Hello Future programme, a series of motivating and engaging workshops, residentials, events, mentoring and resources to increase numbers of young people entering higher education. About Being, sees stroke survivors in Carlisle offered weekly dance and movement sessions to support and maintain their ongoing recovery and rehabilitation.
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Cartoon hero Tintin helps inspire students in new research link
Back to the future for nursing graduate
JUST 18-months after graduating a 25-year-old Carlisle nurse returned to University of Cumbria yesterday (Monday) to become a lecturer.
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019