University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities

University ‘pops up’ across Cumbria this half-term for week of family-friendly activities name


A week of free activities, workshops and competitions aimed at showcasing the variety of work that goes on at the University of Cumbria will take place in the centre of Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside this October half-term. 

The ‘Pop Up University’ will be hosting a series of fun and interactive sessions that demonstrate a diverse range of activities with the chance to meet staff and students and be able to have a go at elements of the university’s most popular courses. From re-enacting a trauma simulation and experiencing 24 hours in A&E to learning CPR and undertaking a lie-detector test.

There will be lots of hands-on activities for school children including arts and craft activities and workshops, goodie bag give-aways and competitions. A series of twilight talks on subjects such as understanding the effect social media can have on the adolescent brain and a UCAS personal statement review service.

The ‘Pop Up University’ is part of the university’s 10th birthday celebrations, showcasing its best and bringing the university out of the campus and into the community.

“There will be something for everyone at our ‘Pop Up University’ this half-term,” Emma Fereday, UK student recruitment and outreach manager said. ”Try your hand at something new with our highly interactive, practical sessions, keep the kids busy with our arts and craft competitions, have a chat with our students and academics or even just drop in for a cuppa. We’ll be in Carlisle city centre from Tuesday to Saturday so come and see us!”

Pop up locations:

  • the Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle: Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 October, 9am-6pm.
  • 4 Market Cross, Ambleside: Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 October, 9am-6pm
  • 18 New Street Lancaster, LA1 1EG: Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 4 November, 9am-6pm.

See the tenth-anniversary webpage for more information and follow @Cumbriauni on Twitter and like the university on Facebook.

The university will be hosting sessions live on social media using the hashtag #10yearsofUoC.