Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Students learn of harsh conditions in the workhouse

Thirty year-12 students from Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton had a date with history when they visited the Fusehill Street campus of the University of Cumbria this week to learn about the workhouse which once occupied the site.


Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018

Tagged Education

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

Sue’s pride in former pupil Tom’s achievement

Sue’s pride in former pupil Tom’s achievement

When Tom Priddle was appointed head of history at Nelson Thomlinson School, Chair of Governors Sue Temple thought she recognised him but couldn’t quite place him.


Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tagged Education

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

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

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

Double celebration for Faye

Double celebration for Faye

“As I studied here I thought it was important to keep my skills in the area,” Faye Watson from Maryport said as she graduated from the University of Cumbria and looked forward to a career in teaching. The 21 year old had more than one reason to celebrate; as well as graduating, she also received the undergraduate education programmes ‘highest academic achievement prize’ in recognition of her sterling work as a student.


Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tagged Education

World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

World cup helps students inspire Lancaster primary pupils

The world cup may be over but the impact it made on pupils at a Lancaster primary school can be seen in a display of their work in the city centre. Since January PGCE primary student teachers from the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus have worked with pupils at Bowerham Primary School as part of their course which offers practical classroom experience.


Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tagged Education

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

Nigerian trip by university academic could aid literacy levels

Nigerian trip by university academic could aid literacy levels

A University of Cumbria educationalist is preparing to travel to Nigeria to speak at a conference which could help shape the country’s literacy policy. Jan Ashbridge, a principal lecturer at the Institute of Education, will fly to Abuja to explain more about phonics, a system used to teach children to read and wr


Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tagged Education

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

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

Couple got more than just degree at graduation

Couple got more than just degree at graduation

A couple who met on the same course got more than just a qualification from their time at university. As well as gaining a first rate education, the duo unexpectedly found their life-long partner.


Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018

Tagged Education

Film of African English project to premiere in Lancaster

Film of African English project to premiere in Lancaster

A film which features the largest English literacy project in Africa is to be premiered in Lancaster next month. Education experts from the University of Cumbria and Lancaster-based Universal Learning Solutions have long collaborated on a project to share their skills in Africa. Lancaster-based academic Jan Ashbridge travelled to the country this summer to promote the use of phonics with teachers from the country spending time last year in north Lancashire and Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018

Tagged Education

University alumni recall Christmas past

University alumni recall Christmas past

A group of university students who marked Christmas in song at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria almost half a century ago have revisited the site. Gordon Basterfield, together with a group of other teacher training students, decided it would be a kind gesture to sing carols for principal Hugh Pollard in 1973. Dr Pollard thought so much of the gesture that he invited the students to all sign his visitor book which is still held among the archives on the Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018

Tagged Education

High-flying Elizabeth gains top university award

High-flying Elizabeth gains top university award

A twist of fate has seen an outstanding university student receive a top award from an academic who first met her family on a beach in north Wales. University of Cumbria lecturer Anne Gager was on holiday and struck up a conversation with the family of Elizabeth Quiligoitti. Fast forward 24 years and not only has the student joined colleagues in receiving a PGCE primary certificate but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of her outstanding work.


Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Tagged Education, Graduation

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

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

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


Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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

University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

University celebrates pioneering international business graduates.

Just weeks after ceremonies were held in Carlisle, students of the University of Cumbria have graduated thousands of miles away. FAME International College is located in Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. The first cohort of 49 students to graduate received their awards from university Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell (Dec 8) at a ceremony held at the college.


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

Tagged Education

Teacher training link with Northern Ireland reaches 10-year milestone

Teacher training link with Northern Ireland reaches 10-year milestone

An initiative that helps train new teachers from Northern Ireland is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. The University of Cumbria has been working to meet a demand from prospective students in Northern Ireland for postgraduate primary teacher training for the last decade.


Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tagged Education, Northern Ireland

Bespoke teacher training scheme brings improvements for Cumbrian school federation

Bespoke teacher training scheme brings improvements for Cumbrian school federation

Trainee and newly-qualified teachers from Northern Ireland are helping to improve education delivered by a family of Catholic primary schools in Cumbria. Increasing numbers of trainee teachers from Northern Ireland who have enrolled on the Primary PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) course at the University of Cumbria are supporting a Carlisle school federation.


Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tagged Education

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

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

Carlisle photography students light up Theatre by the Lake

Carlisle photography students light up Theatre by the Lake

Photography students from Carlisle are exhibiting their talents in a new exhibition at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. The ‘Theatre of Light' exhibition features work of second year photography students from the University of Cumbria as they explore the transformational potential of light, inspired by the theatre itself.


Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Education, Employability

Award-winning PGCE student secures role at prestigious independent school

Award-winning PGCE student secures role at prestigious independent school

Deepening her teaching knowledge and understanding by completing a University of Cumbria distance learning course has helped an award-winning student secure a role at one of the country’s most prestigious independent schools. Amy Bishop, who completed her PGCE (non QTS) qualification with the University of Cumbria, is working at King Edward’s School, Birmingham.


Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019

Tagged Education, Graduation

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

‘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

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

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Great Northern Adventure Race kick starts celebrations for final-year students

Third-year students at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus have been celebrating the end of their courses by taking part in a unique Lake District challenge. They joined others from across all year groups at the campus to compete in pairs in the Great Northern Adventure Race. A course weaving its way through iconic landscapes saw students face a host of imposing obstacles – from traversing waterfalls on slack lines to ‘duck diving’ into caves.


Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Science

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

Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley

Flood resilience lessons for 400 schoolchildren from across the Lune Valley

Hundreds of pupils are to learn about the risks and dangers of flooding and how they can help build up resilience for the future. The University of Cumbria’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster is hosting an event in partnership with the Lune Valley Flood Forum, welcoming up to 400 pupils from 11 primary schools. Statutory agencies, charities, and nature and wildlife bodies are also taking part in the multi-agency event.


Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tagged Education, Research

Regional first for geography teaching

Regional first for geography teaching

Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.


Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Science

Norfolk head teacher named Cumbrian alumnus of the year

Norfolk head teacher named Cumbrian alumnus of the year

A head teacher who made the top position a mere seven years after graduating, despite a successful battle with cancer, has been named ‘alumnus of the year’. Imran Khan, 29, originally from London, now working in Norfolk, was awarded the accolade at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremonies on Tuesday 12 July.


Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tagged Education, Graduation

‘Unprecedented’ grade for aspiring environmental academic

‘Unprecedented’ grade for aspiring environmental academic

A student achieved the seemingly impossible, not only achieving a first class degree, but earning an ‘unprecedented’ mark of 100% for his dissertation, winning him a top award at the University of Cumbria’s graduation ceremonies and the admiration of academics.


Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Outdoor Studies

The desire to teach – it’s in the family!

The desire to teach – it’s in the family!

A North Yorkshire couple who found love whilst training to be teachers in the Lake District almost 30 years ago have returned to Cumbria to watch their daughter graduate. Katie Pritchard-Jenkins, 21, has completed her BSc Outdoor Adventure and Environment degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus and is planning to follow her parents’ example and become a teacher. Her proud parents Adam and Gill trained at the same site 30 years ago when it was known as Charlotte Mason College.


Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Education, Outdoor Studies, Undergraduate

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

Coining in on classroom conceived cash

Coining in on classroom conceived cash

A classroom developed currency is making inroads at the university where an innovative masters student dreamed up and developed the concept of a Lake District pound.


Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Education

Leading university role for national uplands expert

Leading university role for national uplands expert

One of England’s most influential uplands and common ground specialists, with close links to the Prince of Wales, is embarking on a pioneering role at University of Cumbria (UoC). Dr Julia Aglionby said she was thrilled to become a Professor of Practice at a time of great challenge and opportunity, explaining the appointment signaled a sea change for the national organisations she spearheads - and an exciting collaborative future.


Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS

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

Nostalgia marks nonagenarian’s visit

Nostalgia marks nonagenarian’s visit

It was always going to be a nostalgic visit for a nonagenarian who says her student days at a world-renowned Lakes’ institution shaped her whole adult life. Audrey Wright, 90, has returned to Ambleside’s former Charlotte Mason College, speaking of her joy at seeing again the seat of learning which had inspired and enthralled her. Now part of University of Cumbria, the old teacher training college had a major impact on her family. Through it, she met her mother-in-law, and her husband.


Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Education

College Principal appointed as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership

College Principal appointed as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership

The Principal and Chief Executive of Furness College has been appointed to a prestigious role with the University of Cumbria to help shape the future of education across the county. Andrew Wren will take up a position as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership. His appointment recognises his industry expertise and innovative leadership and will help to further strengthen seamless collaboration between the further education and higher education sectors.


Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education

Archbishop Sentamu’s tour of Cumbria

Archbishop Sentamu’s tour of Cumbria

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, will tour the most north-western county in England next week, ahead of his planned retirement next year as Archbishop and of being the first chancellor of the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tagged Education, Employability

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

After eight years battling ill health Liz finally has her MA!

After eight years battling ill health Liz finally has her MA!

Liz Porter had a beaming smile on her face when she graduated on Tuesday from the University of Cumbria. For Liz, a former teacher from Warrington, Cheshire, it’s been a long road to completing her MA in Education Professional Practice.


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Education, Graduation

The dream that became reality

The dream that became reality

Graduation day came with a simple pledge from Steafan Deery, to end his teaching career with the same passion and enthusiasm that he had on day one.


Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tagged Education

Lakes focus on internationally renowned Victorian icon

Lakes focus on internationally renowned Victorian icon

When Charlotte Mason established her Victorian ‘house of education’ in Ambleside little did she realise her philosophies would form part of a worldwide teaching movement in her name. Her former college, now part of University of Cumbria, plans to play host to three prominent academics from the Charlotte Mason Institute (CMI), which serves thousands of international educators and students.


Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Research

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

New ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ award presented to three outstanding graduates

New ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ award presented to three outstanding graduates

The University of Cumbria has introduced a new award honouring graduands who exemplify its values. Its inaugural ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ awards have been presented for the first time to three graduands who all, in their own individual way, exemplify the university’s values of Progressive, Passionate, Supportive and Personal and are exceptional role models within and out with the university.


Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Education, Graduation, Paramedic, Postgraduate

Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria

Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria

The University of Cumbria and Education Partnership North East have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to benefit students and employers across the North East and Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

Tagged Education, Employability, Postgraduate

‘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

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

The University of Cumbria is developing a new university presence in Barrow and has signed a partnership agreement with Lancaster University to support this transformational project. The two universities will collaborate on research partnerships with local businesses and on courses offering the best subject strengths from both Higher Education Institutions.


Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Applications, CRED, Education, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate, Project Management

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

Lakes spotlight on literary luminary

Lakes spotlight on literary luminary

One of the country’s best known and loved literary and broadcasting luminaries is set to captivate when he reveals the impact of Cumbria on his widely acclaimed books. Labour Peer Lord Melvyn Bragg will be speaking at a public gathering at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus on March 8, where MA literature students are studying his novel The Maid of Buttermere.


Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Education, Media Arts

Push for outdoor citizen status for every child

Push for outdoor citizen status for every child

As national attention focuses on the payback of outdoor experiences for children, a leading academic takes centre stage to explain how risk management and adventure need to be embraced. Professor of outdoor and environmental education at University of Cumbria’s Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, Heather Prince will share a passion that all young people should have access to potentially life changing activities.


Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tagged Education, Outdoor Studies

Challenge white, middle class perceptions to bring equity, not equality, to education, says Cumbria social justice expert

Challenge white, middle class perceptions to bring equity, not equality, to education, says Cumbria social justice expert

An education expert says the current ‘white, male dominated and middle class’ view of education must be challenged to help successfully tackle social injustice. Sally Elton-Chalcraft, professor of social justice in education at the University of Cumbria, believes challenging existing laws, systems and perceptions will help bring equity – fairness – in education to everyone regardless of their gender, background, ethnicity, intelligence, religion and beliefs.


Posted on Monday, March 9, 2020

Tagged Education, Lancaster, Research

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

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 of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage

University of Cumbria’s quality education recognised on world stage

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


Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020

Tagged Business, Education, IFLAS

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

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

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

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

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

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