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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

University collaborates to provide insight into major children's welfare research

University collaborates to provide insight into major children's welfare research

Professionals working with children across Cumbrian have been given a first insight into extensive research which canvassed the views of 6,300 youngsters about life growing up in the county. More than 100 delegates from children’s services, health, police, education and voluntary organisations attended an event run jointly by children’s charity Barnardo’s and the University of Cumbria at the Fusehill St campus.


Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Education, LED

Course accreditation will open up 'dynamic qualification'

Course accreditation will open up 'dynamic qualification'

A new course at the University of Cumbria to train the inspiring youth and community workers of the future has received accreditation by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and endorsement from the Endorsement Standards Board (ESB) for Community Development. The university’s new BA and MA in Youth Work and Community Development which will launch in September is aimed at students hoping to work in a wide range of local authority, private and charitable organisations.


Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Health and Wellbeing

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Six students have raised nearly £700 for a West Cumbrian charity by organising a sleep out and other initiatives to raise awareness of domestic abuse.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Education, Policing

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

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

Story-telling lecturer Tracy wins creativity research award

A university lecturer has won an award for her unusual research approach at the BERA Conference 2018 at Northumbria University. Tracy uses story-telling techniques to share research findings in an engaging and easy way to understand.


Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science

Students write course as they study it

Students write course as they study it

Three European universities are trialling an innovative approach to tackle student dropout rates –students are developing their own course in a bid to break down barriers to education.


Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Research

University welcomes visitors in Anglo-French student exchange

University welcomes visitors in Anglo-French student exchange

Two masters students from France are getting an insight into the English education system thanks to an exchange link with the University of Cumbria. Hélène Boos and Samantha Pallas, who are studying at the ESPE Aquitaine (École Supérieure du Professorat et de l'Éducation) based in Bordeaux, are spending two weeks in a primary school in Lancaster.


Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tagged Children and Families, Education, Lancaster

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

Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit

Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit

Carlisle school children have written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, inviting him to attend a climate change summit which aims to give students across Cumbria a voice on what many believe is an increasingly urgent issue.


Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tagged Children and Families, Conservation, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, LED, Research

Special needs teacher training leads to success for Shelby

Special needs teacher training leads to success for Shelby

A course is helping to provide a new generation of teachers with expertise in the fields of special needs and inclusion. Shelby Mercer is a member of the BA (Hons) Primary Education with SEND and Inclusion class of 2019 to graduate this summer. Shelby, 26, has achieved a first-class honours degree and has secured a role in the outstanding and award-winning special school where she has done some of her training, Highfurlong School in her native Blackpool.


Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Children and Families, Education, Graduation, Lancaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021

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

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

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

Public service provision is more important than ever and vital to our local communities

Public service provision is more important than ever and vital to our local communities

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown a spotlight on the work of essential key public services staff – particularly those in medicine, nursing, teaching, allied health professions, social work and policing. Such professions will be increasingly vital as the region begins to heal in the months ahead, and as the anchor institution for Cumbria, University of Cumbria plays a crucial role in training and supporting the key workers of tomorrow.


Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Education, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Policing

#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

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

After it was revealed in a report from National Foundation of Educational Research that a third of children are not engaging with school work set, recent graduates have set up initiatives in Carlisle to help support children and families in their educational but also their emotional needs.


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

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

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

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

Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

When student teachers in Lancashire were forced to cancel a key conference about inclusion that they had spent months planning they made sure their efforts to help others were not thwarted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, items and funds raised by University of Cumbria students on a four-year BA Hons Primary Education with QTS in Inclusion/SEND (special educational needs) course have been given to a local foodbank and disability swimming club.


Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Education, Lancaster