Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Cumbrian academics invited to Uzbekistan entrepreneur event

Academics from the University of Cumbria, led by Jo Chaffer, associate consultant in leadership foundation, are among a panel of experts in business, marketing, and education working with the British Council in Uzbekistan to provide training to help develop research and enterprise links in the country. Prof Andy Gale, director of industrial strategy along with Dr Kaz Stuart, associate professor in child adolescent and family studies are taking part in the symposium.


Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018

Tagged Business

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

Cumbrian MBA student becomes executive director of top U.S. journalism society

An MBA student at the University of Cumbria has been appointed executive director of the prestigious U.S Society of Professional Journalists. Alison Bethel McKenzie from Miami, but now living in the Bahamas, is studying media leadership in the course run by the university in collaboration with the Robert F. Kennedy College.


Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tagged Business

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

Businesses share innovative solutions to single-use plastic environment threat

More than 30 Cumbrian businesses representing a range of sizes and sectors this week took part in an open innovation forum looking at challenges and solutions around single-use plastics. The event was organised by the University of Cumbria's initiative 'Eco-innovation Cumbria' in collaboration with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS).


Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tagged Business

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey – a massive rise of 60 places.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Business, CACHET, Children and Families, CRED, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS

Students help university department go social

Students help university department go social

Students at the University of Cumbria have developed new social media accounts for one of the university’s departments. The Lancaster-based medical sciences team now have thriving Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts set up as part of the international business management course.


Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018

Tagged Business

University delighted to deliver Project Academy for Sellafield

University delighted to deliver Project Academy for Sellafield

The first students to complete a brand new course in project scope baseline management were among the latest to graduate from the Project Academy for Sellafield. The group were honoured at a ceremony hosted by the University of Cumbria which is delivering the ground-breaking academy on behalf of Sellafield Ltd.


Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018

Tagged Business, Graduation

Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation

Malaysian business and finance courses achieve full accreditation

A partnership between the University of Cumbria and FAME International College in Malaysia is continuing to develop. Both the BA (Hons) International Business Management and BSc (Hons) Business Management, Accounting and Finance programmes have now successfully gained full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tagged Business

Outstanding response to university 1000-mile bus tour

Outstanding response to university 1000-mile bus tour

Students from the University of Cumbria will be over 450 miles into a 1000-mile tour of Northern England and Ireland by the end of this week, helping people to find their place at university. So far, students have taken over 450 enquiries from people looking to start university this year or next. Students have spoken to people from such far off places as Colombia and one individual is known to have travelled 105 miles from his home in Dublin to visit the bus in Belfast just to get some advice.


Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tagged Business, CACHET, Children and Families, Community Work, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Law, Media Arts, Midwifery, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic

University appoints new professors of practice

University appoints new professors of practice

A face well known within Cumbria’s tourism industry and an expert in child protection issues are to join the University of Cumbria as professors of practice.


Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tagged Alumni, Business, CNPPA, Community Work, Education, Research

World leading intelligence specialist buys former business student’s brainchild

World leading intelligence specialist buys former business student’s brainchild

A technology usage data company dreamed up and launched by a University of Cumbria business student has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a major American intelligence specialist. Only a year after graduating, Tim Royston-Webb has seen the acquisition of his London-based brainchild by HG Data, which identifies software, hardware and cloud services used by millions of companies worldwide.


Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tagged Business

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

One of the world’s leading industrial technology companies is working with Cumbria’s university to train project managers of the future. The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement to provide level 6 project manager degree apprenticeships to Rolls-Royce apprentices. The degree apprenticeship was developed by a national trailblazer group involving both organisations and other major employers along with training providers from a variety of industries.


Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018

Tagged Business, Research, Science

University praised as 'anchor institution' by regional businesses and industry

University praised as 'anchor institution' by regional businesses and industry

The University of Cumbria’s role as an anchor institution bringing higher education to Cumbria and working across Cumbria’s key sectors was confirmed during a high-level gathering held during graduation week.


Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tagged Business, CACHET, CNPPA, Community Work, CRED, Education, Employability, Finance

University chief makes top northern female power list

University chief makes top northern female power list

A female leader from the University of Cumbria has made the Northern Power Women 2019 Power List. Jackie Arnold MBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Region and Employer Engagement at the University of Cumbria has won a place on the highly desirable and respected list.


Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tagged Business, Employability

Summit for Cumbrian SMEs innovating county’s visitor economy

Summit for Cumbrian SMEs innovating county’s visitor economy

Up to 100 Cumbrian businesses will be inspired this week to accelerate and develop ideas, products and services for the one of the county’s biggest industries – tourism. The visitor economy is worth billions every year to the region and the University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership in a European-backed project - Cumbria Innovations Platform - to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are seeking to grow and innovate.


Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019

Tagged Business

Carlisle Culture – Experts say ‘be brave’ and bold in vision for future

Carlisle Culture – Experts say ‘be brave’ and bold in vision for future

Two leading experts have told civic, business, community and cultural figures from across Carlisle to ‘be brave’ and bold as work continues to develop a cultural vision for the city. Wayne Hemingway MBE and Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive of The Piece Hall Trust in Halifax, have been discussing the issue of Creative and Cultural Economy during the latest Carlisle Culture event.


Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, Humanities, Media Arts

University of Cumbria and Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors present a Musical Journey

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

Tagged Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, Performing Arts

Two enterprising experts honoured by the Queen join university as professors

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

Tagged Business

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

Over 200 years after Wordsworth penned one of his epic poems luminaries from nearly every corner of the globe gathered in a Lake District cave to ponder the immortal words. On a five-day course at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, the gathering of MBA students included Zambian high commissioner, Benson Chali, third-sector agencies, NGOs, politicians, financiers, mining and shipping experts, medics and educators.


Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Business, IFLAS

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

Investment of £14 million to deliver low carbon business transformation across North West

Investment of £14 million to deliver low carbon business transformation across North West

A new £14 million programme will further develop the North West as a regional exemplar for low carbon innovation, skills and ‘green’ economic growth. ECO-I North West will work with more than 360 businesses across Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to support the research and development of l


Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020

Tagged Business

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

Carlisle Culture framework launch

Carlisle Culture framework launch

A cultural framework for Carlisle, that aims to give new life and vision to the city’s rich culture and heritage, is set to be launched at a virtual event early next month. The event will provide progress on Carlisle Culture - a partnership working to harness the rich arts, heritage and culture of the city for our future sustainability and growth. The four lead partners are University of Cumbria, Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.


Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, Humanities, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding

University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding

An ambitious scheme backed by the University of Cumbria to transform Barrow for future generations has secured £25 million from the government’s Towns Fund.


Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tagged Business, Community Work, Employability, Health and Wellbeing

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

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

University of Cumbria is 3rd in the north for students to start or manage a business

University of Cumbria is 3rd in the north for students to start or manage a business

A new study involving 9.5 million former students has revealed the best universities’ in the north and south for students to study at, with the aim of starting their own company or running a business in key managerial roles such as CEO or Managing Director.


Posted on Monday, January 20, 2020

Tagged Business, Employability

University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice

University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice

Dr John Sidney, former Head of Supply Chain Solutions at Sellafield Ltd, has been appointed as a Professor of Practice in the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021

Tagged Business, Project Management

Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society

Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society

Led by and for students, the University of Cumbria Business Society launches this month to help upcoming graduates connect with employers and business networks. UoC Business Society figures want to develop a vibrant relationship with business leaders, helping to shape students’ learning experience and offering real-world support and guidance alongside academic business management study. It also wants help employers, organisations and business leaders to engage and inspire future professionals.


Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Business, Carlisle, Employability, Lancaster, London

University’s new degree apprenticeship to develop leadership in the NHS

University’s new degree apprenticeship to develop leadership in the NHS

The University of Cumbria is extending its education and training for health and care professionals in a new partnership with the NHS Leadership Academy and Health Education England. From April, the University of Cumbria will be one of only two UK universities providing a Project Management Degree Apprenticeship contextualised to Health, supporting the leadership objectives of the overarching NHS Long Term plan to create a health service fit for the future.


Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tagged Business, Project Management

University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders

University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders

A new study, involving 10 million graduates on professional networking site LinkedIn, has rated University of Cumbria as being in the Top 10 for developing business leaders and 14th overall in the Top 50 universities for business. The Capital on Tap study shows that the university, alongside prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), is producing a higher percentage of c-suite executives than other UK universities.


Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Business, Employability, Graduation

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

Forty-eight new recruits have started as University of Cumbria students as part of an innovative Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme. The student police officers and subsequent cohorts are receiving face-to-face masterclasses, practical skills training and supported online learning. University of Cumbria’s first student police officers are based with Surrey Police and they are part of a wider scheme that will educate more than 1,000 new recruits over the next three years.


Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Policing

University of Cumbria signs new business pledge to help nation through COVID 19 crisis

University of Cumbria signs new business pledge to help nation through COVID 19 crisis

The University of Cumbria has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis. Former Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge with entrepreneur David Harrison. The national scheme encourages employers to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis.


Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tagged Business, Community Work

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

A member of staff and also a student at the University of Cumbria, Dr Ron Lawson is looking forward to completing his MA in Contemporary Fine Art this summer.


Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

The teaching of University of Cumbria academic Dr Sarah Williams has ‘a global impact’, judges of the FindAUniversity.com Postgrad Awards 2021 have recognised.


Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Business, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate, Research

University of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage

University of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage

The University of Cumbria’s quality education has been ranked in the top ten of universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities’ impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university ranked 8th out of a total of 676 participating institutions worldwide and first in the UK for Quality Education SDG.


Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020

Tagged Business, Education, IFLAS

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Business, Children and Families, Community Work, Criminology, Health and Wellbeing, Policing, Psychology, Research, Social Science, Sport

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

With sustainability being more important than ever for companies and industry, free events this summer are supporting managers and future leaders in business.


Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tagged Business, Employability, IFLAS, London, Postgraduate

If you want to become a CEO, research shows University of Cumbria is top in the north

If you want to become a CEO, research shows University of Cumbria is top in the north

The University of Cumbria is the highest ranked university in the north, and 5th in the country, for students to go on to hold senior leadership positions after they graduate, with 12% of its alumni going on to become a CEO or MD.


Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tagged Business

Talking heads in innovative business probe

Talking heads in innovative business probe

The Cumbria Beyond 2025 summit will provide businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders, decision makers and academics the opportunity to explore what has to happen to boost future innovation and leadership across the county.


Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Tagged Business, Carlisle

A UK first for risk management after lockdown

A UK first for risk management after lockdown

High-profile experts will be leading the UK’s first event risk and counter-terrorism management courses of their kind at University of Cumbria. Against a backdrop of the country emerging from lockdown and widespread concern over protection, principal lecturer in tourism management, Dr Angela Athonsisz said it was the right time to introduce advanced training in security and resilience.


Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Business

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Business, IFLAS, Postgraduate, Research

New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey

New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey

Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.


Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Postgraduate, Tourism and Visitor Economy