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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University appoints new professors of practice
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding
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
BAE Systems and University of Cumbria collaborate to offer top qualification
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
University welcomes Head of Supply Chain Solutions as a Professor of Practice
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
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
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
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
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
Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university
Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021
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
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
Sustainability support for businesses and professionals
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
Talking heads in innovative business probe
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
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
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
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
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
Forging innovation culture across Cumbria
A University of Cumbria-backed £5.7m business growth initiative, CUSP II, which is helping small and medium-sized businesses to break down innovation barriers and encourage leading-edge processes and products, is launching a new series of events to further support businesses in the county.
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2022
Cumbria Business School: Experts aid academics to address higher level skills need
Committed to addressing the future workforce needs of the regional economy and employers, the University of Cumbria and leading business figures are strengthening the delivery of education and development of work-ready graduates. A new external advisory board is providing expert advice and support to leaders of Cumbria Business School, which is part of the university’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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
Green turns gold in award success
A company committed to brewing proper beer and saving the planet in equal measure has added another accolade to its great green credentials. Ulverston-based Lakeland Brewhouse was named Eco Business Innovator of the Year at the prestigious Cumbria Food Awards which applauded its 100 percent renewable power and overriding commitment to sustainability. Managing director Kirsty Ridge said she was delighted with the Cumbria Eco-I North West honour, which follows a £250,000 investment in the firm.
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022
University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls
The ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar is taking place at the University of Cumbria and top of the agenda will be the issue of violence against women and girls in the Carlisle area. School pupils are being presented with a series of engaging films, short talks and presentations, hosted by University of Cumbria students and staff, the Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Constabulary and local partners.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter
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