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Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

An event aimed at showcasing the vital work carried out by the emergency services in Cumbria and ways of becoming a part of them is to be held at the University of Cumbria. The Health Care and Blue Light offers careers advice which is intended to encourage paramedics, nurses and police officers of the future to learn more about the professions.


Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018

Tagged Applications, Community Work, Education, Employability, Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic, Policing, Radiography

Honours for peace advisor and high-flying headteacher as 1,000 graduands prepare to celebrate

Honours for peace advisor and high-flying headteacher as 1,000 graduands prepare to celebrate

Up to 4,000 people will flock to Carlisle Cathedral next week for the University of Cumbria’s 2019 summer graduations. Seven ceremonies will take place over three days - Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 July. The University will also award an Honorary Fellowship to Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special advisor for reconciliation and founding director of the Rose Castle Foundation, and the title of Alumnus of the Year to Norfolk headteacher Imran Khan.


Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Employability, Graduation, Undergraduate

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

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.


Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, CACHET, Carlisle, Children and Families, Clearing, Education, Lancaster, LED, London, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

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

Virtual education fair showcases future options available for Cumbrian students

Virtual education fair showcases future options available for Cumbrian students

Students from across Cumbria will be able to access information, advice and guidance at the first Hello Future Expo, an upcoming further and higher education virtual opportunities fair. Hello Future, led by the University of Cumbria, is a partnership of universities, further education and skills providers across the North West.


Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020

Tagged Applications, Undergraduate

Pioneering actions for hard hit industry

Pioneering actions for hard hit industry

With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.


Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Business, Postgraduate, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Cumbria’s helping hand for school and college students thinking of university

Cumbria’s helping hand for school and college students thinking of university

Cumbria’s university has new sources of support for school and college students who are considering their future plans. In response to the coronavirus pandemic some elements of support from University of Cumbria's outreach team are available, for the first time, on demand to young people and others who are interested in higher education and exploring training and career options. Discover. Explore. Support includes masterclasses, 'Get Into' sessions and a wealth of information.


Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020

Tagged Applications, Clearing, Undergraduate

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 of Cumbria help as UCAS application deadline approaches

University of Cumbria help as UCAS application deadline approaches

With additional time granted this month to students and their teachers and advisers to submit university applications, University of Cumbria is offering support to those thinking about starting a degree in 2021. The university’s outreach and recruitment experts are holding informal support sessions online for potential applicants and those seeking help. The next one is on Wednesday 27 January, 2-3pm. A dedicated applicant advice service is also running 9am-5pm daily.


Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021

Tagged Applications

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

The University of Cumbria is developing a new university presence in Barrow and has signed a partnership agreement with Lancaster University to support this transformational project. The two universities will collaborate on research partnerships with local businesses and on courses offering the best subject strengths from both Higher Education Institutions.


Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, CRED, Education, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate, Project Management

Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North

Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North

A new PGCE will help student teachers embrace the educational opportunities of the environment around them, tapping into the learning potential of the landscape and life around Morecambe Bay


Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021

Tagged Applications, Children and Families, Conservation, Education, Geography, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.


Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Media Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

Students continue to receive impartial higher education outreach during the Covid-19 pandemic

Students continue to receive impartial higher education outreach during the Covid-19 pandemic

Cumbrian students will continue to benefit from the Hello Future partnership, thanks to confirmation of the final year of funding until July 2021, announced by the Office for Students. Part of the national Uni Connect programme, Hello Future is a partnership of universities, FE and skills providers that is led by University of Cumbria. Hello Future is working closely with colleges and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership on a project to support year 11 and 13 students taking their next steps.


Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tagged Applications

#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes

#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes

University of Cumbria joined forces with two county firms to say a special #makeitblue thank you to the NHS heroes, key workers and volunteers helping communities during the coronavirus lockdown. Its Grade II-listed Skiddaw building on the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle was lit up in an eye-catching display to coincide with Thursday evening’s #clapforcarers. Formerly the city's general hospital, the site is now where student nurses and many more entering public services are educated.


Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Policing, Postgraduate, Psychology, Radiography, Research

University of Cumbria plans a safe return to its campus operations

University of Cumbria plans a safe return to its campus operations

The University of Cumbria has begun working on its plans to reopen its campus services, where it is safe to do so, and the reintroduction of some face-to-face teaching from September 2020. Stressing that the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff and students continues to be the main priority, the university said it will continue to follow and be guided by Government and Public Health England advice on how and when a safe return to working on campus is feasible.


Posted on Monday, June 8, 2020

Tagged Applications

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.


Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Finance, Lancaster, Law, London, Policing, Science, Undergraduate

Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus

Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus

The University of Cumbria is holding a public consultation on its visionary plans for a new campus in the centre of Carlisle. Transforming the character and status of Carlisle, a new campus will boost the city’s vibrancy and vitality bringing increased investment, activity and footfall. It will also improve skills and productivity in the local economy and Borderlands region.


Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle

Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels

Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved the transfer of the Citadels site to the University of Cumbria, as an in-kind contribution to enable the development of a new university campus.


Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 is offering up to 100 young people aged 18-25 in Cumbria a fantastic and free opportunity to shape their county’s future. Starting on Thursday 24 February 2022, Cumbria30 is a leadership development programme that will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to think through what their generation’s legacy will be. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

18-25 year olds in Cumbria are invited to sign up to Cumbria30, a free leadership development programme to shape the county’s future and challenge them to think through what their generation's legacy will be. Running online on 24, 25 and 28 February and 1 March 2022, sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Employability, IFLAS, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project

Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project

Ahead of a formal planning application this Spring, the team working on proposals to create a new campus in the centre of Carlisle for the University of Cumbria is considering feedback collected recently from the public. Following the appointment of a contractor and the completion of a successful planning application process, it is expected that main construction work on the Carlisle Citadels campus will begin in the first half of 2023, with completion currently forecasted for Spring 2026.


Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Carlisle, Strategic Developments

NAW2022: University’s collaborations with employers and public services help ‘build the future’

NAW2022: University’s collaborations with employers and public services help ‘build the future’

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022, supporting public services and employers to 'Build the Future' continues to be a leading focus for the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Radiography, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students

Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students

Following the introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework, higher education institutions and police forces must ensure recruits receive a balanced and informed start to their careers Senior policing lecturer and retired officer Iain Stainton has written a book with one of his former students Dr Rob Ewin, a serving Cumbrian officer, to aid new policing and criminology students.


Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Policing

Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter

Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter

As part of its Town Deal programme, the Government has confirmed that the full amount of £25 million has been awarded to Barrow-in-Furness. The funding enables the town to take forward seven schemes that are set to secure a bright and transformative future in Barrow for generations to come. The largest and most ambitious scheme is the Barrow Learning Quarter which will see the creation of a transformational new University of Cumbria campus and transformation of Furness College’s sixth form.


Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments

University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start

University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start

As the UK and world learns to live with Covid-19, the University of Cumbria is excited to be delivering a week of graduation ceremonies in Carlisle Cathedral for our classes of 2020 and 2021. Making a welcome return, these will be the university’s first graduations since November 2019.


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Graduation

Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor 

Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor 

Special events have taken place to mark the inauguration of the Most Reverend & Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, as Chancellor of the University of Cumbria. 


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Graduation

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

The University of Cumbria’s proposed new campus in Barrow features in a new national report that highlights the vital role modern universities have to play in the levelling up agenda. The MillionPlus universities group has presented its report – Staying local to go far: Modern universities as placemakers - to Parliament this week.


Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tagged Applications, Business, CRED, Strategic Developments

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices 

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices 

The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations.  As part of the drive to address the national shortage for nurses, the University of Cumbria and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust co-designed the four-year Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship that was the first course of its kind in the country when it was launched in 2018. 


Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Employability, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing

University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing

University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing

Specialist help is at hand as Clearing, the annual process that sees students matched with available university places, starts in earnest as A-level results are revealed this week.


Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tagged Applications, Clearing