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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Winter graduations bring university celebrations to Cumbria

Winter graduations bring university celebrations to Cumbria

Figures from the worlds of media, agriculture and land management, and the Church of England are joining 1,000 graduands being honoured by Cumbria’s university. With up to 4,000 people expected, University of Cumbria is awarding three honorary fellowships and its first honorary doctorate across three days of graduation ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral over 26-28 November.


Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Graduation, Research

UoC blazing a trail in upskilling hospitality professionals

UoC blazing a trail in upskilling hospitality professionals

A global leader in skills certification has backed groundbreaking developments by the University of Cumbria to lead the country in management level hospitality qualifications. Internationally renowned City & Guilds (C&G) has teamed up with academics at the Ambleside campus to bolster inspirational opportunities for bosses to upskill and meet the demands of a massive and growing industry.


Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Business

New partnership between University of Cumbria and Lancaster University to benefit Borderlands region

New partnership between University of Cumbria and Lancaster University to benefit Borderlands region

The University of Cumbria has set out its ambition to develop a new higher education campus in Carlisle which will benefit the Borderlands region and address productivity and skills needs in the area.


Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

Tagged Carlisle

Survival expertise called upon for major new TV series

Survival expertise called upon for major new TV series

Producers of a major new TV series starring Jason Momoa as a warlord in an alien blind world 600-years hence have turned to the skills of a leading survival academic for advice. When See is released on Friday 1 November, to coincide with the launch of Apple TV+, few will be watching more closely than University of Cumbria’s bushcraft expert, Lisa Fenton, who worked behind the scenes with a think tank team devising the series.


Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Outdoor Studies

New institute’s ambition to tackle NHS staffing crisis

New institute’s ambition to tackle NHS staffing crisis

A new Institute of Health set up at the University of Cumbria aims to tackle the ongoing staffing crisis in the NHS with a dual purpose of recruiting more new staff in Cumbria as well as upskilling and retaining the current workforce. In addition to growing new recruits, the newly formed institute aims to support policy and research in relation to the NHS Long Term Plan with a renewed emphasis on increased funding for continuing professional development (CPD) and upskilling of current NHS staff.


Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Research, Social Science

Renowned researchers sharing news and views

Renowned researchers sharing news and views

Hot on the heels of an appearance at the European Society of Criminology Conference in Belgium a leading figure in the field spearheads a new series of Lakes’ talks. University of Cumbria’s associate professor of policing and criminology, Dr Nicoletta Policek, kick starts six presentations aimed at getting to the heart of matters as diverse as climate crisis and regional development. The talks showcase the breadth of research expertise operating at international levels.


Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CRED, IFLAS, Policing, Research

Flaming bubbles set to blow minds at university science festival

Flaming bubbles set to blow 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

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Archbishop Sentamu’s tour of Cumbria

Archbishop Sentamu’s tour of Cumbria

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, will tour the most north-western county in England next week, ahead of his planned retirement next year as Archbishop and of being the first chancellor of the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tagged Education, Employability

Outdoor research first set to go global

Outdoor research first set to go global

An outdoor learning tome strongly influenced from the heart of the Lake District is set to go global and adopted as an industry bible.


Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019

Tagged Outdoor Studies