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

Nostalgia marks nonagenarian’s visit

Nostalgia marks nonagenarian’s visit

It was always going to be a nostalgic visit for a nonagenarian who says her student days at a world-renowned Lakes’ institution shaped her whole adult life. Audrey Wright, 90, has returned to Ambleside’s former Charlotte Mason College, speaking of her joy at seeing again the seat of learning which had inspired and enthralled her. Now part of University of Cumbria, the old teacher training college had a major impact on her family. Through it, she met her mother-in-law, and her husband.


Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Education

Sea kayaking for health and wellbeing

Sea kayaking for health and wellbeing

Growing up near wide, white beaches in northern Denmark left an indelible mark on Lisbeth Lund who turned to sea kayaking for a key study into health and wellbeing. The University of Cumbria masters’ student hopes her experiences paddling around Barra in the Outer Hebrides will help aid a western world suffering a raft of medical and lifestyle related conditions.


Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies

German nurses association in fact-finding mission to UK

German nurses association in fact-finding mission to UK

A delegation from the German equivalent of the British Nursing Association visited the UK last week on a fact-finding mission that could pave the way for major changes to the healthcare system in Germany.


Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

Japanese manga illustrator set to inspire Cumbrian artists of the future

Japanese manga illustrator set to inspire Cumbrian artists of the future

A Japanese manga artist admired for unique gothic-cute artworks is sharing the secrets of her success with students of the University of Cumbria, ahead of appearing at an international comic art festival at the weekend.


Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

University marks World Mental Health Day 2019

University marks World Mental Health Day 2019

As a leading training provider of health professionals, the University of Cumbria has a major role in helping to mark World Mental Health Day across the North West. Visitors are invited to the Festival of Mental Health, a day of workshops, sessions, presentations, art and exhibitions at the university’s Lancaster campus on Thursday, 10 October. The university is also one of the major Cumbrian employers supporting ‘This is Me’, a campaign which challenges the stigma around mental health at work.


Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing

Green warriors get gold star recognition

Green warriors get gold star recognition

Eco warriors who have established a nature reserve and planted a community woodland have had their efforts recognised in a major awards ceremony. Ambleside Conservation Society, made up of University of Cumbria students, was hailed in a prestigious North West Charity Awards ceremony in Manchester.


Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Tagged Conservation

University develops Lakes literary powerhouse

University develops Lakes literary powerhouse

Literary passion and talent which made the Lake District a magnet for some of the greatest writers and artists of their time are about to be showcased in rousing rhetoric. Looking at the inspiration behind a cultural landscape of international fame, a series of talks at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus is set to share the genius of past masters and present purveyors of literature and art. Renowned poet, academic, and biographer, Dr Grevel Lindop, gets the ball rolling on 7 October.


Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Media Arts

Chief nursing officer meets workforce of the future on first university visit

Chief nursing officer meets workforce of the future on first university visit

The Chief Nursing Officer for England chose the University of Cumbria for her first visit to a university, to welcome the latest cohort of north-west trainee nurses who will go on to form the future workforce.


Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tagged Nursing

Bafta award-winning Peaky Blinders gives boost to illustrator

Bafta award-winning Peaky Blinders gives boost to illustrator

Television’s Tommy Shelby – the kingpin character of BAFTA award-winning Peaky Blinders – is giving graduate illustrator Harry G Ward a career boost. A digital painting by the 23-year-old – entitled ‘Cracks’ - is gracing billboards on roadsides up and down the country as well as the BBC’s digital, online and social platforms as part of a major publicity campaign by the broadcaster to promote the fifth series of screenwriter Steven Knight’s crime-gang drama.


Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Undergraduate

Cumbrian couple’s 1,000 mile bike ride aids African school children

Cumbrian couple’s 1,000 mile bike ride aids African school children

A 1,000-mile cycle ride from the English Lake District to Italy’s Lake Garda is helping to provide African schoolchildren with one of the basics for learning – desks. Jamie Hodge, research development manager at the University of Cumbria, spent a chunk of the late summer cycling with wife Sophie, who works for the Diocese of Carlisle, raising funds for Dedza Local Authority School. Their fundraising figure has already topped £1,600.


Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster, Research

STEM in schools receives boost from global LEGO competition

STEM in schools receives boost from global LEGO competition

Increasing numbers of schoolchildren are taking part in an international STEM competition based on the popularity of LEGO thanks to a collaboration between University of Cumbria, C-STEM and the west Cumbrian-based REACT Foundation.


Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Science

Spearheading drive for super skills in tourism

Spearheading drive for super skills in tourism

University of Cumbria is set to become one of the country’s first universities to rise to the challenge of helping meet the demands of a £3billion tourist economy and 65,000-strong workforce. Sitting in the heart of a World Heritage site, the university’s Ambleside campus is about to welcome students from across the tourism and hospitality industry, keen to boost a global visitor destination – and its skills’ pool


Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Business, IFLAS

First day at university for tomorrow’s teachers

First day at university for tomorrow’s teachers

Aspiring teachers have flocked in their hundreds to start their training with the University of Cumbria. As millions of schoolchildren return to classes this week, around 700 students have arrived on the university’s campuses in Lancaster, Carlisle and London to register on courses to further their own education and development.


Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Lancaster, London, Northern Ireland

New research suggests light at end of the tunnel for abuse survivors

New research suggests light at end of the tunnel for abuse survivors

New research suggests that many adult survivors of childhood abuse overcome its challenging after-effects and go on to lead positive lives.


Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tagged Social Science

Leading university role for national uplands expert

Leading university role for national uplands expert

One of England’s most influential uplands and common ground specialists, with close links to the Prince of Wales, is embarking on a pioneering role at University of Cumbria (UoC). Dr Julia Aglionby said she was thrilled to become a Professor of Practice at a time of great challenge and opportunity, explaining the appointment signaled a sea change for the national organisations she spearheads - and an exciting collaborative future.


Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS

Coining in on classroom conceived cash

Coining in on classroom conceived cash

A classroom developed currency is making inroads at the university where an innovative masters student dreamed up and developed the concept of a Lake District pound.


Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Education

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University of Cumbria has made a formal pledge to support the armed forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.


Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Paramedic, Radiography

Japan offers upland farm solutions to Brexit embroiled Britain

Japan offers upland farm solutions to Brexit embroiled Britain

Crashing out of the EU without a deal will leave the countryside in ruins says an uplands farming expert on her return from a major factfinding visit to Japan.


Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019

Tagged Ambleside

Film students get once in a lifetime opportunity to work on TV documentary

Film students get once in a lifetime opportunity to work on TV documentary

Two students could not believe their luck when they secured the chance to work on the final instalment of smash hit TV trilogy, ‘Life of a Mountain’, with revered Cumbrian film-maker, Terry Abraham.


Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Wildlife Media

University goes on the road for a summer of festival fun

University goes on the road for a summer of festival fun

Staff and students are hitting the road to give people a glimpse of what life is like at the University of Cumbria. The ‘Up and Coming’ interactive roadshow is criss-crossing the north of England and beyond this summer. People have the opportunity to don VR headsets and take virtual tours of campuses and facilities. They can also meet academics who are leading taster sessions and giving a flavour of the learning experiences that await prospective students once courses start after Clearing.


Posted on Friday, August 9, 2019

Tagged Applications, Clearing

Global focus for Lakes’ survival trailblazer

Global focus for Lakes’ survival trailblazer

A Lake District-based bushcraft expert has spoken to leading international figures and specialists in military survival at a global gathering in Canada. A lecturer in outdoor studies at University of Cumbria (UoC), Dr Lisa Fenton told around 300 delegates from across America, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Holland about a ‘transformative’ process linking people back to the natural world.


Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Special needs teacher training leads to success for Shelby

Special needs teacher training leads to success for Shelby

A course is helping to provide a new generation of teachers with expertise in the fields of special needs and inclusion. Shelby Mercer is a member of the BA (Hons) Primary Education with SEND and Inclusion class of 2019 to graduate this summer. Shelby, 26, has achieved a first-class honours degree and has secured a role in the outstanding and award-winning special school where she has done some of her training, Highfurlong School in her native Blackpool.


Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Children and Families, Education, Graduation, Lancaster

Delivering healthcare at home hits the right note for singer Sarah

Delivering healthcare at home hits the right note for singer Sarah

Supporting patients in her local community is the reward for newly qualified occupational therapist Sarah Morton. Sarah, a singer from Alston, is delighted to have landed her first job in the NHS upon graduating from the University of Cumbria. Her appointment with the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will see 30-year-old Sarah work with patients in hospitals at Hexham and Haltwhistle.


Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy