Rock climbing restoration mission

Rock climbing restoration mission

A student volunteer force has its sights set high in a bid to uphold the Lake District’s reputation as a world leading rock climbing destination. Since W. P. Haskett-Smith scaled Napes Needle in 1886 - said to be the UK’s birthplace of modern rock climbing - the area’s renowned crags have become a mecca for enthusiasts.


Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation, Outdoor Studies

Lecturer creates unique Brexit picture and audio archive

Lecturer creates unique Brexit picture and audio archive

One year after the UK triggered its withdrawal from the EU, a unique sound and picture archive has been created by a university lecturer who toured the country canvassing the views of voters. Alice Myers, lecturer of photography at the University of Cumbria, and artist Ali Avery embarked on a two-week tour of the UK last April to listen and record the views of everyday voters. They stopped at 50-mile intervals and knocked on every number 50 door they could find, documenting their journey.


Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Community Work, Media Arts

Specialist 'dance and health' therapy for stroke patients to be showcased

Specialist 'dance and health' therapy for stroke patients to be showcased

A project which sees stroke patients offered weekly dance and movement sessions as part of their rehabilitation delivered by staff and students from the University of Cumbria is being showcased at a prestigious London arts event. The project also offers an opportunity for University of Cumbria dance and occupational therapy students to experience work in the dance and health sector by training and volunteering for the sessions.


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Performing Arts

Counting down to salute success

Counting down to salute success

A celebration of the students and staff at the University of Cumbria is to be held later this month. Formerly known as the Success Awards the Salute Awards twelve awards, ranging from Student of the Year to Special Mention Award and Volunteer of the Year will be made to recognise the diversity of work that goes on across all the university’s campuses.


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tagged Community Work, 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

Student volunteer officer aiming to inspire closer to home

Student volunteer officer aiming to inspire closer to home

When Kati Brown took a 12-month sabbatical from her job at the University of Cumbria she had no idea where the trip would take her. The Carlisle-based Volunteering and Engagement Facilitator for the university’s Students’ Union knew she wanted to travel and help out but nothing could prepare her for the variety of work she would undertake or range of people she would meet.


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Tagged Community Work

Lakes partnership chairman pleased with university’s ‘great ambition’ on return to campus

Lakes partnership chairman pleased with university’s ‘great ambition’ on return to campus

The chairman of the Lake District National Parks Partnership (LDNPP), was pleased with the University of Cumbria’s ‘great ambition’ when he returned to the university’s Ambleside campus after a break of several years.


Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, Outdoor Studies, Research, Wildlife Media

University’s Team Ten takes first place in 24 hour charity cycling challenge

University’s Team Ten takes first place in 24 hour charity cycling challenge

Team Ten pedalled to victory, clocking up an impressive 437 miles during a 24 hour cycling challenge, all in aid of One Great Day.


Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing

Centenary flowers planted at former barracks

Centenary flowers planted at former barracks

Poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have been planted in an historic part of the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Staff and students involved in the Green Minds well being initiative at the Lancaster campus at the university came up with the idea to commemorate the heritage the campus site and buildings share with the King’s Own Royal Regiment.


Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tagged Community Work

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

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

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


Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018

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

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

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

MP and university discuss exciting future industrial development in Cumbria

The international opportunities for Cumbria together with the development of higher apprenticeship schemes were among topics discussed by the MP for Copeland and the University of Cumbria’s director of industrial strategy. Professor Andy Gale met Trudy Harrison MP for a wide-ranging discussion about the university’s aims and ambition.


Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tagged Community Work

Ambleside campus director promises ‘honest and open dialogue’ with communities

Ambleside campus director promises ‘honest and open dialogue’ with communities

The ‘jewel in the crown’ is how the University of Cumbria’s newly appointed director of the Ambleside campus describes the site in the heart of the Lake District. But Dr Lois Mansfield is no stranger to the historic centre; for 20 years she has worked in higher education in Cumbria most recently as principal lecturer in forestry, conservation and geography based within sight of Fairfield and a host of other sought after peaks.


Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Employability, Finance, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research

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

National science spectacular hitting the road

National science spectacular hitting the road

London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is set to blow minds across six Cumbrian schools next week in a temperature plummeting extravaganza.


Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tagged Community Work, Education, 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

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

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

A University of Cumbria student touted as ‘the next generation of speakers’ has been selected to give a microlecture on adventure and discovery at the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). Originally from Norfolk, Taylor Butler-Eldridge, 25, will share his experience of working with Surfer’s Against Sewage inspiring school children in Cornwall and educating them about the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecology.


Posted on Monday, March 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Outdoor Studies, Science, Student Life

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

Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards

Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards

Not one but two university-led projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious Educate North Award. Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme developed the Hello Future programme, a series of motivating and engaging workshops, residentials, events, mentoring and resources to increase numbers of young people entering higher education. About Being, sees stroke survivors in Carlisle offered weekly dance and movement sessions to support and maintain their ongoing recovery and rehabilitation.


Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Research

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

Susie Tate and the ‘About Being’ team made up of lecturers and students studying dance, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are today named as one of the nation’s lifesavers – the top 100 individuals or groups based in universities whose work is saving lives and making life-changing differences to the nation’s health and wellbeing.


Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

“Pay attention to what gives you joy”, was the sage advice renowned Australian social worker, Dr Andrew Turnell, gave students at a social work conference in Carlisle last week.


Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Research, Social Science

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

University signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University of Cumbria has made a formal pledge to support the armed forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.


Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Paramedic, Radiography

Bomb victim’s mother supports ground-breaking counter-terrorism training

Bomb victim’s mother supports ground-breaking counter-terrorism training

Days after hearing harrowing evidence at the Manchester Arena inquiry, a bomb victim’s mother is at University of Cumbria to support the start of a pioneering counter-terrorism risk management course.


Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work

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

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

National Tree Week with a difference

National Tree Week with a difference

As the nation celebrates its trees a South Cumbrian mission to reintroduce threatened species has pledged to plant upwards of 4,600 rare aspens. With National Tree week running from November 28 to December 6, the Back on our Map (BOOM) project plans to start work with inmates at HMP Haverigg Prison to establish sapling growing nurseries and planting areas.


Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Conservation, Research, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination

Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination

In a drive to do their bit during the pandemic, the University of Cumbria offered healthcare staff in the north of the county refresher training in administering the Covid-19 vaccination. The rapidly devised programme, trained 40 healthcare staff so far, revising their clinical skills in administering the vaccination but also spotting the signs of anaphylactic shock and basic life support.


Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Tagged Community Work

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

Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes

Lockdown antidote transports woodlands to homes

A unique antidote to lockdown is offering a magical soundwalk through stunning south Cumbrian woodlands showcasing nature at its best and most fragile. Heading the stella line-up in a 30-minute audio classic are corncrake, once a common sight in the Rusland Valley, and now regionally extinct. Thanks to the pioneering Back on Our Map (BOOM) initiative, their raspy voices can be heard again.


Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation

‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

An inequalities campaigner is set to lift the lid on the unique social factors in Cumbria that play a surprisingly significant part in determining the social outcomes of children in the county.


Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

Rock climbing restoration mission

Rock climbing restoration mission

A student volunteer force has its sights set high in a bid to uphold the Lake District’s reputation as a world leading rock climbing destination. Since W. P. Haskett-Smith scaled Napes Needle in 1886 - said to be the UK’s birthplace of modern rock climbing - the area’s renowned crags have become a mecca for enthusiasts.


Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work, Conservation, Outdoor Studies

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

Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest

Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest

The race is on for votes to clinch vital European funding to safeguard universally rare rainforest – in Cumbria.


Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Forestry, National School of Forestry, Postgraduate, Research

Lakes campus in community lifeline push

Lakes campus in community lifeline push

Students and staff at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus are throwing lifelines to struggling communities threatened by coronavirus. Campus director, Professor Lois Mansfield, said in these extraordinary times there was a big need to pull together and pay back some of the help and support local people had given them.


Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Community Work

COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery

COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery

A research centre at the University of Cumbria is seeking people's personal experiences of living through COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a bid to support communities once the peak of the pandemic has passed.


Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

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

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

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

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

A University of Cumbria-led organisation has joined guardians of some of the biggest tracts of protected landscapes on earth in signing a pivotal COP26 statement calling for world leaders to support them.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Science

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

Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers

Feel good factor film for Lakes’ farmers

In the wake of a pioneering publication showcasing why farming matters to the Lake District’s iconic landscapes for nature recovery and climate action, a new film follows in its footsteps.


Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation