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8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

8,000 miles on a bike made of British bamboo

The UK’s first ‘home-grown bicycle’ has successfully crossed a continent, reaching Ushuaia, Patagonia at the tip of South America; a town known as ‘the end of the world.’ University of Cumbria associate lecturer, Dr Kate Rawles, built the bike at the Bamboo Bicycle Club in London from bamboo grown at Cornwall’s world-renowned Eden Project.’


Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, Outdoor Studies

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

University ranked 35th in student opinion survey

In data released today, the University of Cumbria has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in a student-informed survey – a massive rise of 60 places.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Art and Design, Business, CACHET, Children and Families, CRED, Education, Employability, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS

University launches survey into funding for businesses after Brexit

University launches survey into funding for businesses after Brexit

Researchers from the University of Cumbria are encouraging businesses in Cumbria and North Lancashire to take part in a survey which could help influence how much government financial support comes to the region after Brexit. The online questionnaire on innovation will help determine how the UK government supports SMEs when EU funding stops.


Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

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

Spanish conference hears how Cumbrian collaborations brings people, place and partnerships together

Spanish conference hears how Cumbrian collaborations brings people, place and partnerships together

An academic from the University of Cumbria is taking part in an international event which aims to influence how public and private organisations can work together to benefit both sides of the Atlantic. Dr David Murphy, deputy director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability and senior lecturer in strategic management and leadership, is attending the Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals.


Posted on Friday, June 29, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

Ambleside campus hosts 'Poetics of Leadership' event

Ambleside campus hosts 'Poetics of Leadership' event

The Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria was the location for a conference aimed at stimulating creativity within leaders during challenging times. Around 100 delegates from business, academia and research attended The Poetics of Leadership, a collaboration between the university’s Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), the Crossfields Institute and the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Alanus University in Germany.


Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, Research

University to host major UN investment event

University to host major UN investment event

The University of Cumbria is organising an event held as part of a major United Nations conference to consider world investment this month. The UN headquarters in Geneva will play host to the World Investment Forum 2018 on 24 October which will draw together heads of states along with ministers, the chief executives of multi-national organisations,


Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

Tagged IFLAS

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

Palm oil sustainability researcher receives top award

Palm oil sustainability researcher receives top award

A course in Cumbria may help influence an industry which has been criticised for causing environmental damage. Gregory Foster is working to raise the sustainability profile of the oil palm industry in Malaysia and has just completed an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, November 30, 2018

Tagged Graduation, IFLAS

Ambleside talks aim to showcase research work underway at university

Ambleside talks aim to showcase research work underway at university

Talks on the value of time spent outside and the health and the wellbeing benefits for primary school age children learning in the great outdoors are among a series of talks to be held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus in 2019. The professoriate lectures are a new initiative aimed at appealing to students and locals alike. The lecture series provides an opportunity for Professors at the University of Cumbria to share insights into their work and research and its impact on society.


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

Tagged IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research

UK farming expert wins Churchill Fellowship to learn lessons from Far East

UK farming expert wins Churchill Fellowship to learn lessons from Far East

Upland farming expert Dr Lois Mansfield, director of the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus, is today unveiled as one of 150 people across the UK to be awarded a prestigious 2019 Churchill Fellowship. She will use her award to travel to Japan to learn about the country's approach to rural development. Churchill Fellowships are awarded to people who are recognised as being ‘uniquely qualified by their real-life experience’ to head overseas to learn about issues affecting the UK.


Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Research

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

Royal Patron attends Lake District summit

The Foundation for Common Land is delighted that their Patron HRH The Prince of Wales has attended a Summit to encourage cooperation between the cultural farmed landscape and nature conservation in the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The workshop, held at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, brought together leading figures from 20 organisations including the National Trust, RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Woodland Trust, Prince's Countryside Fund, and Natural England.


Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019

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

Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit

Carlisle youth urge Michael Gove to attend emergency climate change summit

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


Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public

Free event sees Lake District campus open its doors to the public

From learning aboriginal techniques of starting fires and having your garden soil samples tested to taking better photos on a smartphone or scaling a bouldering wall, the University of Cumbria’s first Ambleside Showcase is set to provide a day of free fun for families and visitors alike. The Ambleside campus is throwing open its facilities on Saturday, 27 April.


Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Research, Science

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

Lessons from Japan as UK upland farmers face crisis

One of the country’s leading uplands farming experts has warned a ‘no deal’ Brexit could push significant numbers of hill farmers out of business. Recently appointed a professor and currently director of University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, Lois Mansfield’s stark predictions come as she prepares to embark on a major factfinding visit to Japan. Prof Mansfield leaves this week on a prestigious Churchill Fellowship


Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019

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

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

World voices wowed in Wordsworth cave gathering

Over 200 years after Wordsworth penned one of his epic poems luminaries from nearly every corner of the globe gathered in a Lake District cave to ponder the immortal words. On a five-day course at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, the gathering of MBA students included Zambian high commissioner, Benson Chali, third-sector agencies, NGOs, politicians, financiers, mining and shipping experts, medics and educators.


Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Business, IFLAS

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

Spearheading drive for super skills in tourism

Spearheading drive for super skills in tourism

University of Cumbria is set to become one of the country’s first universities to rise to the challenge of helping meet the demands of a £3billion tourist economy and 65,000-strong workforce. Sitting in the heart of a World Heritage site, the university’s Ambleside campus is about to welcome students from across the tourism and hospitality industry, keen to boost a global visitor destination – and its skills’ pool


Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Business, IFLAS

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

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

Renowned researchers sharing news and views

Renowned researchers sharing news and views

Hot on the heels of an appearance at the European Society of Criminology Conference in Belgium a leading figure in the field spearheads a new series of Lakes’ talks. University of Cumbria’s associate professor of policing and criminology, Dr Nicoletta Policek, kick starts six presentations aimed at getting to the heart of matters as diverse as climate crisis and regional development. The talks showcase the breadth of research expertise operating at international levels.


Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, CRED, IFLAS, Policing, Research

Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow

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


Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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

BAE Systems and University of Cumbria collaborate to offer top qualification

BAE Systems and University of Cumbria collaborate to offer top qualification

University of Cumbria and Barrow's BAE Systems collaborate to offer an MBA/Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship programme


Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Business, Employability, IFLAS

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

Art steps up for fragile landscapes

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Art and Design, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

A member of staff and also a student at the University of Cumbria, Dr Ron Lawson is looking forward to completing his MA in Contemporary Fine Art this summer.


Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

The teaching of University of Cumbria academic Dr Sarah Williams has ‘a global impact’, judges of the FindAUniversity.com Postgrad Awards 2021 have recognised.


Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Business, IFLAS, Lancaster, Postgraduate, Research

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

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

With sustainability being more important than ever for companies and industry, free events this summer are supporting managers and future leaders in business.


Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tagged Business, Employability, IFLAS, London, Postgraduate

International partners congratulate Cumbria on top 10 world ranking for making positive impact towards Global Goals

International partners congratulate Cumbria on top 10 world ranking for making positive impact towards Global Goals

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). Many of the university's international partners have stepped forward to congratulate the institution on its achievements against the SDGs, which are also known as the 17 Global Goals.


Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020

Tagged Alumni, IFLAS, Law, Postgraduate

Global gathering signals race against time

Global gathering signals race against time

World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

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

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Business, IFLAS, Postgraduate, Research

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

18-25 year olds in Cumbria are invited to sign up to Cumbria30, a free leadership development programme to shape the county’s future and challenge them to think through what their generation's legacy will be. Running online on 24, 25 and 28 February and 1 March 2022, sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Employability, IFLAS, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

Awards and recognition for university staff, students and international research

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


Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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