Living with a neurological condition - students 'hear it as it is'
University of Cumbria students following courses in professional health care took part in a ‘Neuro Study Day’ at the Fusehill Street campus recently, where they heard from some of those affected by neurological conditions, and their carers, regarding the reality of living with a long-term condition.
Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
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
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
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
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
Super student Leanne has a passion for greater dementia awareness
University’s Team Ten takes first place in 24 hour charity cycling challenge
Industry experts to join university as Professors of Practice
Two more Professors of Practice have joined the University of Cumbria, adding to a growing roster of industry professionals who students can look forward to hearing and learning from. Marc Seale, chief executive of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) will join Toby Rowland, one of the army’s most senior healthcare leaders, in providing fresh insight and expertise at the university.
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
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
Pioneering Pro Vice Chancellor of Health appointed
Professor Brian Webster-Henderson has been named as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Health to lead the establishment, strategy and operation of a new Institute of Health at the University of Cumbria. A Professor of Nursing and a recognised and established national leader in relation to nursing and health care, Professor Webster-Henderson comes to Cumbria from Edinburgh Napier University.
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
Festival of mental health receives backing from Lord Bragg
Broadcaster, author, parliamentarian and honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria Lord Melvyn Bragg has offered his support and endorsement for a Festival of Mental Health which is to take place at the university’s Lancaster campus next month. In what is thought to be a first, organisers say the event is aimed as a celebration of mental health and will bring together performing arts as well as mental health messages.
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
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
Ultimate trip for frisbee playing occupational therapy student
A student at the University of Cumbria has just competed alongside 3,500 competitors from 36 countries in the World Championship event for ultimate frisbee. Laura Triggs is studying a masters in occupational therapy and was able to juggle studying, placements and training to compete.
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
Award winning Lotty uses support experience to begin new career as occupational therapist
A married mother-of-three has used her experience of supporting people with acquired brain injuries to carve out a new career as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Cumbria. And it is a double celebration for 48-year-old Lotty Romaniszyn, who lives in Carlisle. Not only has Lotty been celebrating her MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Cumbria at this week’s graduation ceremonies, she has also named postgraduate student of the year.
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Practitioners invited to help transform Arts in Health provision in Cumbria
The University of Cumbria and Healing Arts of the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are teaming up to host a day of conversations and workshops for art and health practitioners across the area. The first Cumbria Arts in Health Conversation is to take place at the university’s Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle on Thursday 17th January 2019 with two nationally-recognised figures lined up to deliver keynote speeches.
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Top level delegation aims to foster closer ties between China and Cumbria
An exciting collaboration between the University of Cumbria and Chinese universities was strengthened further following a successful visit led by Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell. During an intensive four-day visit, a team from Cumbria visited four universities to further existing partnership, focussed on students and staff travelling to China and vice versa to engage in academic work.
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018
NHS patients across Cumbria to benefit from Helen's health course success
Gaining a masters qualification from the University of Cumbria has transformed Helen McGahon’s life, a move that is also driving forward improvements in healthcare across the north and west of the county. Discover how Helen, an associate director of Allied Health Professionals in north Cumbria, juggled full-time work with study to complete a masters qualification.
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
New year heralds new nursing opportunities at university
The arrival of a new year is often the time when many people consider developing new skills, switching careers or taking on a new challenge. And those considering a career in nursing have the opportunity to find out more from the University of Cumbria this weekend.
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019
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
University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer
The University of Cumbria is proud to announce that it is starting new research that will help to shape future national NHS cancer services. The university’s Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE) team has secured £50,000 from the Northern Cancer Alliance (NCA) for the nine-month ‘Vague Symptoms Pathways Research’ project. Academics will explore the implementation of several specialist multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres in northern England.
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019
Boost to health research with launch of new support service
A service to help researchers in north Cumbria secure funding for health and social care research is launching in Carlisle later this month. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is launching at The University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle on Thursday 28 February.
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019
‘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
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
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
Campaigner brings drive for health professionals to receive mandatory autism and learning disability training to Cumbria and Lancashire
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
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
University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day
Student paramedics at the University of Cumbria are inviting members of the public to have a quick health check that could save lives. They will be in the centre of Ambleside carrying out blood pressure screenings on participating passers-by on World Hypertension Day, Friday 17 May 2019. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is commonly referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because often the first time a person knows they have it is after they have suffered a heart attack or stroke.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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
Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health
Experts in the region are leading a national project to address health inequalities in the country and the prevention of poor health. A new government £16 million health improvement programme in the North East and North Cumbria has been awarded to a collaboration which includes the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019
Marathon man making a difference
Joe Morrell was still writing his university dissertation when he pitted himself against the ultimate test of endurance running a phenomenal 10 marathons in 10 days. And after being presented with his sports and rehabilitation degree at Carlisle Cathedral this week, the graduate from Huddersfield said he owed everything to University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Therapist and wellbeing team praised by successful social work student
A mother of two has praised the university therapist and wellbeing service that have helped her through the loss of her parents and financial problems suffered over the last four years. Kimberley Jones relocated from Leeds to Cumbria with her two young children to embark on a social work degree at the University of Cumbria, going on to complete the course and graduate this week.
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
World’s ‘best job’ beckons
As a young girl Amelia Murphy dislocated her knee playing football and told the paramedics who treated her that she wanted to join the emergency services. “Join us,” they quipped, “it’s the best job in the world.” She said she wished they could have seen her graduate at Carlisle Cathedral this week with a paramedic practice Diploma in Higher Education from University of Cumbria (UoC).
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Triumphing over adversity
University was always going to be a challenge for Dominic Bingham who had been at a school for the deaf before starting his outdoor adventure and environment degree. And at a graduation ceremony in Carlisle Cathedral, he celebrated his triumph over adversity, especially remembering his father Mark who died last year.
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019
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
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
Sea kayaking for health and wellbeing
Growing up near wide, white beaches in northern Denmark left an indelible mark on Lisbeth Lund who turned to sea kayaking for a key study into health and wellbeing. The University of Cumbria masters’ student hopes her experiences paddling around Barra in the Outer Hebrides will help aid a western world suffering a raft of medical and lifestyle related conditions.
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
German nurses association in fact-finding mission to UK
University marks World Mental Health Day 2019
As a leading training provider of health professionals, the University of Cumbria has a major role in helping to mark World Mental Health Day across the North West. Visitors are invited to the Festival of Mental Health, a day of workshops, sessions, presentations, art and exhibitions at the university’s Lancaster campus on Thursday, 10 October. The university is also one of the major Cumbrian employers supporting ‘This is Me’, a campaign which challenges the stigma around mental health at work.
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019
Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions
World-famous mountaineer Simon Yates is leading an online interactive panel to explore big questions about some of the country’s best and most loved landscapes. A team of experts will be at the ready to answer crucial queries about our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in an evening designed to get to the heart of a raft of issues.
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020
Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science, Social Science, Tourism and Visitor Economy, Wildlife Media, Zoology
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
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
Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response
Kaz Stuart, Professor of Social and Health Inequalities at the Centre of Research for Health and Society at the university was one of 350 experts who shared what they think the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be over the next two to five years.
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
University-backed 'Brilliant Barrow' project wins £25m funding
New role for University of Cumbria lecturer
Colonel David Bates, who leads University of Cumbria’s postgraduate programmes in disaster, crisis and humanitarian response, has been admitted to the Court of The Company of Nurses (City of London).
Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020
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
MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up life lessons for students at University of ‘Yumbria’
University of Cumbria is teaming up with 2019 MasterChef champion Irini Tzortzoglou to offer its students an exclusive cookery class series. ‘Uni.Yum’ is a series of six free sessions launching on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, offering students a creative outlet and supporting their wellbeing during the national coronavirus lockdown.
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
‘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
Big White Wall provides support for students and staff at University of Cumbria
From today (27 Jan) students at the University of Cumbria have access to an online community to support their mental wellbeing whilst they are studying. The university is also offering the free online support package from multi-award winning digital mental health and wellbeing service Big White Wall to its 1,000-strong workforce across Cumbria, England’s North West and in London.
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
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
University panel and personal stories help North West celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month
Promoting inclusivity in our modern society, University of Cumbria is bringing together a host of North West organisations for a panel discussion to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. ‘A Life Worth Living’ is taking place on Thursday 25 February and is free and open to everyone to attend, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, including allies.
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer
Lockdown restrictions and providing frontline support for students during the pandemic have not stopped Liam Walker from completing a month-long marathon challenge in memory of his grandfather. All monies raised are going to help those affected by cancer.
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021
Lancaster District and University leaders issue a joint statement in support of the Chinese and South/ East Asian community
University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell said: ‘Our student, staff and communities are at the heart of our university and particularly during times of challenge it is important we stand as one to help and support each other.’
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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
Software developed in Carlisle could transform how exams are taken in the future
A piece of software developed as a result of the pandemic that allows people to take exams in the comfort of their own homes has moved beyond pilot stage and is now being used by five universities, including the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021
Recognition for university’s mental health and dementia initiatives
Two University of Cumbria health initiatives are in the running for prestigious education awards. A dementia symposium and the university’s Festival of Mental Health are finalists in the Educate North 2020 Awards. The initiatives aim to strengthen students’ knowledge and expertise as well as improve standards and effectiveness of patient care. They are organised by academics and staff within the nursing team of the university’s Institute of Health.
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020
Art steps up for fragile landscapes
People Land Art Culture and Ecology (PLACE) is bridging with the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and linking artists with those who work in and on celebrated but often fragile landscapes. Amid pressing concerns over climate change, habitat declines and post Brexit farming, an ambitious five-year mission aims to be a catalyst for shifting dynamics. The PLACE Collective is inspired by the Lake District’s World Heritage success in celebrating cultural heritage.
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021
Award for Institute of Health community mental health festival
NHS education head virtually visits Cumbria’s only university
On a virtual visit to the University of Cumbria, Chair of Health Education England (HEE), Sir David Behan praised the institution for the innovative ways it provides higher education in the North West of England.
Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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
Cumbria’s student nurses step up in coronavirus crisis
Cumbria leads international effort to support radiographers during coronavirus pandemic
University of Cumbria academic Ken Holmes and Professor Peter Hogg are co-ordinating an international response to help radiographers caring for patients with Covid-19. They have created a new e-learning package for radiographers and radiological technologists with contributions from over 40 experts across the world. It is developed in a partnership between the European Federation of Radiography Societies (EFRS) and International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2020
University’s health and wellbeing support for communities during Coronavirus pandemic
With Coronavirus restrictions on movement continuing, students nearing completion of their degrees at the University of Cumbria have turned to technology to inspire children to be active and healthy. Academics across a range of fields are also sharing their professional expertise in health and wellbeing resources that the university is making available to everyone via its website.
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020
University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference
Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Students’ leadership potential earns place on prestigious scheme
Matthew Price and Ismat Khan both students at the University of Cumbria, applied for a place on the Council of Deans of Health UK Student Leadership Programme and were accepted before the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
#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
Former 'student nurse of the year' shares top tips to keep healthy during lock down
‘Positive podcasts’ is the brainchild of healthcare lecturer, Zoe Butler from the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, who wanted to share with students ways to stay physically and mentally healthy at home during lockdown and also inform them of developments while they are off campus.
Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic
A leadership conference for NHS and military forces with a special focus on mental health and well-being brought about by the pandemic, took place earlier this month at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2021
Tagged Health and Wellbeing
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
University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown
Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.
Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020