Artist calls for personal keepsakes to create collective memory bank

Artist calls for personal keepsakes to create collective memory bank

Carlisle based artist, Jan Marshall 55, is making an unusual request of staff, students and local residents living near the University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle. She wants their keepsakes and mementoes to set into resin ‘bricks’, which together she will use to form a series of colourful and original sculptures to transform the university campus.


Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing

Graduates celebrate Royal Television Society awards success

Graduates celebrate Royal Television Society awards success

Two graduates from the University of Cumbria are celebrating wins at the annual Royal Television Society (RTS) North East and Border Awards. Amon Shaw and Tom Strachan were among those recognised at the glittering 2019 RTS event, which took place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel. More than 400 people attended the event including actress Brenda Blethyn, star of ITV’s Vera, and a host of familiar faces from regional news centres such as ITV Border and BBC’s Look North.


Posted on Friday, March 1, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Lancaster, Media Arts

Government minister Nick Gibb and author Frank Cottrell Boyce to top the bill at pioneering Northern education conference

Government minister Nick Gibb and author Frank Cottrell Boyce to top the bill at pioneering Northern education conference

Schools minister Nick Gibb and award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce will deliver keynote speeches in Carlisle next month when the city hosts one of the biggest events of its kind in northern England. The Northern Lights conference will celebrate good practice and explore the biggest issues faced by schools and educationalists across the region. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Education is staging the event in partnership with the St Ninian Catholic Federation.


Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Education

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

Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project

Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project

Social work academics have gathered in Milan as part of an ongoing research project involving four countries across Europe. The research group involving a team from the University of Cumbria is exploring how prepared social work students are for placements and their future careers ahead of a European conference in April.


Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology, Social Science

Fine art friends win prestigious British Council Fellowships for world-famous Venice Biennale

Fine art friends win prestigious British Council Fellowships for world-famous Venice Biennale

Best friends Aimee McCallum and Lauren Wilson will spend a month immersed in and working at the world-famous Venice Biennale when it takes place later this year. The fine art students have been awarded Venice Fellowships by the British Council. Held in one of the world’s most romantic and architecturally important cities, the Venice Biennale has a history stretching back more than 120 years and is recognised as one of the world’s most important artistic events.


Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Cartoon hero Tintin helps inspire students in new research link

Cartoon hero Tintin helps inspire students in new research link

A collection of artwork, books and items telling the story of world-famous cartoon character Tintin is inspiring artists at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Research

Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall

Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall

A new supermarket is opening this weekend and whilst the items on the shelves will be up for sale all won’t be quite what it seems. For ‘shopkeeper’ Martin Fowler is an artist who wants his new installation ‘Supermarket’ to allow people to explore their feelings around commodities and the value placed upon them. He has spent the last two years re-creating, making and sourcing hundreds of individual items ranging from tins of beans to cans of lager to bring his exhibition to life.


Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Research

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

London Marathon beckons for university pair

London Marathon beckons for university pair

Two figures at the University of Cumbria are limbering up for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon taking place this Sunday (28 April) – both as first-time marathon runners. Paramedic practice lecturer Craig Betton and MSc Occupational Therapy student Martha Noble are raising funds for two worthy causes.


Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Research, Sport

University set to welcome over 1000 school pupils next week for UCAS exhibition

University set to welcome over 1000 school pupils next week for UCAS exhibition

Over 1000 school pupils are expected to descend upon the university next week as it hosts the hugely popular UCAS exhibition.


Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Education, Employability, Student Life

Prestigious Guiding award earns congratulations for Chloe

Prestigious Guiding award earns congratulations for Chloe

An aspiring young teacher from north Cumbria has achieved the highest award in guiding. Chloe Harrison has received the Queen’s Guide Award. It takes at least three years to complete and fewer than 200 are awarded each year. She embarked on the tough programme in 2015, going on the following year to start her BA Education Studies degree at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Education

150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent

150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent

One of the largest events of its kind in the region will see a university campus transformed by 150 artists. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts will host its annual Summer Degree Show between 1-8 June. The event is the culmination of final-year degree students’ hard work whilst studying at the Brampton Road campus in Stanwix, Carlisle.


Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

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

‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica

‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica

A student nurse who visited Cambodia on a Work the World placement returned to the news she had secured her dream job as a nurse at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary, well ahead of her graduation in November. Jessica Everett, 23, from Penrith, who is a third year adult nursing student at the University of Cumbria, scored a highly sort-after role on Beech Oncology and Haematology ward at the hospital and will take up her position in September.


Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Nursing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action

Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action

University of Cumbria’s dedicated Institute of the Arts campus has been turning red as part of a global initiative shining a light on the continuing crisis in the live events sector. The #LightItInRed campaign, linked to the online #WeMakeEvents movement, recognises the struggles theatres, venues and live events are facing during the coronavirus pandemic period, and the calls on government to offer the sector a lifeline.


Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020

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

Literature in lockdown competition celebrates teens’ talents

Literature in lockdown competition celebrates teens’ talents

A new University of Cumbria competition launched to inspire young people during the coronavirus lockdown is celebrating the literary loves and talents of teenagers. English Literature senior lecturers, Dr Penny Bradshaw and Dr Paul Ferguson, developed ‘Reading During The Lockdown’, a competition for 16-18 year olds.


Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Undergraduate

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

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

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

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

Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

A farmer who has used conservation to help transform the fortunes of his family’s historic estate has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria. Giles Mounsey-Heysham, a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria, is the ninth generation to manage his ancestral family property, Castletown, near Rockcliffe, Carlisle. He is also a chartered surveyor, with his extensive career including time with Cluttons and Savills.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Carlisle, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Graduation, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies

University and #TheBigDraw brings climate change into focus for young people across Cumbria

University and #TheBigDraw brings climate change into focus for young people across Cumbria

Young artists have been taking part in the world’s biggest drawing festival thanks to support from University of Cumbria. Offering artistic and cultural opportunities to young people, the university invited secondary schools and colleges to take part in The Big Cumbria Draw competition.


Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts

Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university

Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university

Building upon its academic excellence and unique characteristics, University of Cumbria is enriching its teaching and learning of and research into diversity. Recent achievements include recognition on a national stage for academic research which gives insight into factors affecting aspirant headteachers from minority ethnic and other backgrounds seeking to pursue school leadership roles; and enrichment of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for student teachers.


Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tagged CACHET, Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Lancaster, LED, London, Postgraduate, Research

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

One of Cumbria’s most senior police officers has joined the ranks of 1,000 graduands. Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery accepted his Master of Science award at Carlisle Cathedral after completing his MSc in Strategic Policing, picking up his scroll 29 years after gaining a degree in sociology.


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Law, Policing, Research

Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year

Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year

For Poppy Cookson, 2019 is a year she’ll never forget. The 22-year-old became the first in her family to graduate from university. She's also Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year and has won two significant awards, furthering her career.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Graduation, Postgraduate

Generation game for creative entrepreneur

Generation game for creative entrepreneur

At the age of 21, entrepreneur Laura Devaney is getting ahead in business thanks to her arts degree – gained 30 years after her mother completed her studies at the same campus. Laura runs two new businesses with her partner Cameron Martin, who is also a member of the University of Cumbria’s alumni association, giving the night-time economy in Carlisle a welcome boost.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Graduation, Performing Arts

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar.  University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination. 


Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020

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

Disability arts pioneer inspires students

Disability arts pioneer inspires students

Renowned sculptor Tony Heaton OBE is challenging art students to explore societal barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tony presented the issues as he delivered a guest lecture, part of a series of talks organised by the Arts Research Initiative, for University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts staff and students. A selection of his art, material and documents is also on display at the university's creative Carlisle campus.


Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

Good causes are receiving support from University of Cumbria staff and students in the run up to Christmas. They have donated items to local foodbanks in recent weeks, with collection boxes sited around the university's Fusehill Street and Brampton Road campuses, Carlisle and Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Psychology academics and students in Carlisle have made up 150 food parcels, joined by University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) colleagues. Funds have also been raised for local charities.


Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

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

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Final-year University of Cumbria student Teri Hardy has picked up a special award in recognition of the impact she has made on a growing global science and technology competition for children. Royal Navy veteran Teri, 31, received her own trophy during the inaugural Carlisle regional final of the FIRST LEGO League challenge held at the university’s Fusehill Street campus. 100 pupils from 10 schools took part.


Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Science

Cumbria’s university helps celebrate diversity

Cumbria’s university helps celebrate diversity

A new relationship between University of Cumbria and Multicultural Cumbria is forging closer links between the county’s diverse communities and the institution’s staff and students across its campuses. Together they are hosting an event for school pupils ahead of the 10th anniversary of Carlisle Culture Bazaar 2020, a weekend which is expected to attract 5,000 visitors. Students from the university's London campus are also taking part, some of whom will be visiting Carlisle for the first time.


Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Community Work, Education

Transformational Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal to bring multi-million-pound investment to Cumbria

Transformational Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal to bring multi-million-pound investment to Cumbria

Cumbria is on track to reap major benefits from a multi-million-pound investment through the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. The Deal has been formally signed today (18 March 2021) by Ministers and Leaders at a virtual ceremony, which will see £350 million government investment to the Borderlands area.


Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work

Public health academic to address CBRNe specialists at European event

Public health academic to address CBRNe specialists at European event

A University of Cumbria academic is preparing to address a European conference for specialists who manage responses to major emergencies and disasters. Colonel David Bates will speak at the NCT Virtual Europe event hosted by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) Society.


Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Paramedic, Postgraduate, Research

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

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

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.


Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

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

Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders

Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders

Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.


Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021

Tagged Alumni, CACHET, Carlisle, Children and Families, Education, Lancaster, LED, London, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate

Plans for £19.7m Carlisle Town Deal plan revealed

Plans for £19.7m Carlisle Town Deal plan revealed

Seven Carlisle projects that will benefit from £19.7 million government funding, as part of the city’s Town Deal Investment Plan, have been revealed. One, to create digitally enabled business interaction space, is linked to the university's plans for a new campus in the centre of the city.


Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

Celebrated Lakes filmmaker to share his secrets of success

Celebrated Lakes filmmaker to share his secrets of success

Terry Abraham, a self-taught filmmaker celebrated for his glorious ‘Life of a Mountain’ TV trilogy is joining the ranks of academia as a professor of practice at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Geography, Media Arts, Outdoor Studies, Wildlife Media

Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at the Historic Citadels and surrounding area

Public invited to have their say on ambitious new plans for a new university campus at the Historic Citadels and surrounding area

Local residents, businesses, students and visitors are being given the opportunity to have their say on ambitious new proposals for a new campus for the University of Cumbria at the historic Citadels in Carlisle. Online public consultation takes place between Thursday 14 May and Thursday 4 June 2020.


Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Student Life

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work is set to get underway on a site earmarked for a £77.5 million regeneration scheme in Carlisle. As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £50 million of funding has been allocated to transform the Citadels Buildings and the adjacent site to become a new home for the University of Cumbria, subject to Government approval.


Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

#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

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Zoology

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

The University of Cumbria is supporting some of the Afghan refugees who are to settle in the UK following the country's Taliban takeover. Assisting efforts to meet the basic needs of the refugees, the University of Cumbria has donated clothing from its Institute of Arts wardrobe stores to the Carlisle Refugee Action Group.


Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Trainee teachers who are soon to graduate are behind a scheme to support parents and families amid uncertainty about pupils returning to school. More than 30 University of Cumbria final year Early Years, Primary and Secondary teacher training students are running a daily service for any parent or carer seeking help, advice or fresh ideas on how to make learning fun and meaningful for their children. The Homeschooling Support scheme is free and can be found on Facebook.


Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Acclaimed work by a University of Cumbria fine artist is on show in two major exhibitions in Iceland. Professor Mark Wilson has spent the last 20-years working with Professor Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, from Iceland’s University of the Arts, on assignments engineered to establish the force of art on conservation.


Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Postgraduate, Research

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

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

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of unfilled teaching posts in secondary schools has risen again. Whilst this is concerning for the sector, it suggests a buoyant job market for those entering secondary teaching as a profession.


Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal awards £50 million to develop a new University of Cumbria campus

Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal awards £50 million to develop a new University of Cumbria campus

The Borderlands Partnership Board has agreed to invest £50 million to enable the development of a new city centre campus for the University of Cumbria with the regeneration of the historic Citadels site in the heart of Carlisle.


Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

Success for Cumbria’s university students at D&AD New Blood 2020

Success for Cumbria’s university students at D&AD New Blood 2020

Three new University of Cumbria graduates are celebrating after scooping accolades in a series of influential industry awards that recognise young and emerging creative talent. Graphic design graduates Tim Stewart and Jacob Towle are among the winners of the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards and illustrator Ed Merlin Murray is 'One to Watch' according to the charity which inspires and celebrates excellence in design and advertising.


Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts

Global programme aids student midwives

Global programme aids student midwives

The University of Cumbria is taking its first steps towards gaining recognition from the UK Committee of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for its high-level training of student midwives. The Baby Friendly University Award recognises high levels of training in breastfeeding and baby-parent relationships to student midwives and those on other related allied health courses.


Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Children and Families, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Midwifery, Postgraduate, 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

Back to uni: what students can expect this term

Back to uni: what students can expect this term

University of Cumbria has, like other higher education institutions across the sector, introduced a range of measures to maintain a safe campus environment in the new term but wants to reassure students that they will still have a great university experience, nonetheless.


Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Student Life

Photographer gains degree with his autobiographical picture portrayal of life with a disability

Photographer gains degree with his autobiographical picture portrayal of life with a disability

Photography graduate Jordan Mossom has praised University of Cumbria for supporting him to study for and gain a degree while living with a rare muscle-wasting condition. Growing up with a passion for photography, Jordan did not think university would be an option open to him. He's now a proud member of University of Cumbria’s Class of 2020, successfully completing his degree this summer and seeing his work recognised by an international photography magazine.


Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts

Support for ambitious plans for a new university campus at the historic Citadels and surrounding area

Support for ambitious plans for a new university campus at the historic Citadels and surrounding area

Feedback gathered from local residents, businesses, students and visitors shows overwhelming support for the proposals to transform the historic Citadels and surrounding areas in Carlisle into a new campus for the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tagged 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

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria

New talent for creative industries is to be developed by acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience and the university's Institute of Arts


Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Employability, Media Arts, Performing Arts

"University’s the best thing we’ve ever done!” - mature students’ message to those considering a career change

"University’s the best thing we’ve ever done!” - mature students’ message to those considering a career change

Life is taking a new direction for mature students Zoe Lyons and Ed Merlin Murray, who have successfully achieved University of Cumbria degrees. Now members of its Class of 2020, both Zoe and Ed joined University of Cumbria as first-time undergraduates two decades after their schooldays had ended.


Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts, 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

Executive Director of Government Communications visits University of Cumbria

Executive Director of Government Communications visits University of Cumbria

Executive Director of Government Communications, Mr Alex Aiken visited the University of Cumbria yesterday (Thursday 3 February) as part of a two-day visit to the county.


Posted on Friday, February 4, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Employability

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

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria is delighted to announce that a contractor has been appointed for the new Carlisle Citadel campus project.


Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

Internationally renowned research projects focusing on polar bear interactions with humans and innovative rewilding in the Scottish Highlands are among University of Cumbria staff and student award successes celebrated this month. Student nurses and researchers to professors of environment and fine art at the University of Cumbria are celebrating recognition in a number of national and international awards.


Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Employability, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Undergraduate

University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls

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

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Law, Media Arts, Policing

Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice

Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice

BAE Systems Submarines Head of Security, Fire, and Resilience and retired Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery QPM has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Criminology, Graduation, Lancaster, Law, Leadership, Policing, Postgraduate

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project takes another step forward with the submission of the formal planning application to Carlisle City Council.


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments, Undergraduate

Think tank’s fact-finding visit to North West and University of Cumbria

Think tank’s fact-finding visit to North West and University of Cumbria

Senior figures from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) have been visiting the University of Cumbria to see how its place-based and employer partnerships are working to address the need for more higher-level skills across the North West.


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Education, Lancaster

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.The new school, which aims to enrol its first students in autumn 2025, will train new doctors for Cumbria and North West England to transform healthcare in local communities.


Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Strategic Developments

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Students from the University of Cumbria have become trained Safer Streets Volunteers to help keep women in Carlisle city centre safe on Saturday nights as part of a wider Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) campaign in conjunction with the Cumbria's Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Constabulary.


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Criminology, Employability, Law, Policing

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

Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021

Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021

Five days of ceremonies have started at Carlisle Cathedral, celebrating the academic achievements, resilience and determination of 2,700 University of Cumbria graduands - Classes of 2020 and 2021


Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Postgraduate, Research

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

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

Dr Joan Howarth has become the first to celebrate a special milestone with the University of Cumbria this week. A Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, she is the first to attend a graduation ceremony to receive a PhD awarded by the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Postgraduate, Research

Alumni award for top teacher

Alumni award for top teacher

The University of Cumbria is proud of the vital and significant contributions our alumni make in positively transforming lives of others. Kerryann Wilson is the recipient of our university’s Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award, which recognises former students who have demonstrated professional success which reflect the vision and values of our institution.


Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022

Tagged Alumni, CACHET, Carlisle, Education, Graduation, Postgraduate, Research

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

Professor Julie Mennell, University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor has today (Friday 29 April) been appointed as one of six new Deputy Lieutenants for the county of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

A new exhibition by 90 University of Cumbria arts students reflects 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral. Journey and Rest: 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral is the collaborative work of the first-year Institute of Arts students, and marks the beginning of their three years of study at the university.


Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

Voices unite at national choirs festival

Voices unite at national choirs festival

The University of Cumbria’s new inclusive choir has taken part in a major UK choral festival, the Cathedrals Group of UK Universities Festival 2022, at Canterbury Cathedral.


Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Occupational Therapy, Performing Arts

'First of its kind' inclusive arts symposium takes place in Carlisle

'First of its kind' inclusive arts symposium takes place in Carlisle

Carlisle based disability arts organisation Prism Arts and the University of Cumbria Institute of Arts have teamed up to deliver a symposium showcasing inclusive arts in higher education. Step Up Step Forward takes place in July 2022.


Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Research