Senior Morecambe Bay nurses visit university to see apprentices at work
Trailblazing Nurse Degree Apprentices have met members of the senior nursing team working for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. 20 are currently working at hospitals across Morecambe Bay while also studying at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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
Catherine scoops second award nomination
A University of Cumbria nursing student has been shortlisted for a second prestigious award in recognition of her work to develop an emotional support project and involvement with Samaritans in Lancaster. Third year mental health student Catherine Hind was shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 and is now also a finalist in the Royal College of Nursing’s RCNi Nurse Awards in the same category won by alumni Zoe Butler last year.
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
Cumbria included in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative
The University of Cumbria is to play a part in a new project aimed at boosting health and social care research in the north of England. The university, along with colleagues from Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Northumbria universities, will work with South Tees Hospitals and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trusts and Newcastle City Council as part of the Research Design Service (RDS).
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018
Super student Leanne has a passion for greater dementia awareness
Community open day set to inspire the county’s next generation of learning disability nurses
The University of Cumbria and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) are teaming up to show the invaluable and positive impact learning disability nurses in Cumbria have on the local community at an upcoming open day in Barrow in June.
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
University joins celebrations for NHS’ 70th anniversary in Carlisle
The University of Cumbria joins other NHS organisations and health union Unison this Saturday to celebrate the NHS’ 70th anniversary in Carlisle City Centre. The university will be hosting a stand outside the Town Hall 10am – 2pm and will celebrate the work of the NHS by shining a light on its past, present and future as seen through the eyes of its lecturers and nursing alumni.
Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Alumnus and staff support NHS birthday celebration
University of Cumbria staff and alumnus joined NHS colleagues from across Cumbria in marking the 70th birthday of the organisation. An event in Carlisle city centre on Saturday drew interest from a wide range of people as nursing lecturers demonstrated historical equipment and explained how some procedures were once performed.
Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018
University lecturer awarded honorary role with renowned medical regiment
A principal lecturer from the University of Cumbria has been appointed as Honorary Colonel with a renowned British Army regiment in recognition of his leadership and coaching skills. Ian Corrie, Principal Lecturer in Nursing, Health and Professional Practice at the University of Cumbria has been appointed as the Honorary Colonel of 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment. For the next five years, the honorary role will see Ian tasked with promoting the regiment and the role of reservists.
Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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
Is Zoe the youngest lecturer in the UK?
It has been a whirlwind year for recent nursing graduate, Zoe Butler. Not only did she win student nurse of the year before landing her dream-nursing job at her local NHS Trust but now she has secured a lecturing job at the university she graduated from at the tender age of 22, leading many to believe she is the youngest lecturer in the country.
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018
Brother and sister enjoy double graduation celebration
Helping runs in the family as a brother and sister graduate on the same day, one in social work and the other learning disability nursing. Marion Chidziya, 48, from Oldham graduated from the University of Cumbria with an MA in Social Work. Meanwhile her brother, Walter Tavaziva, 40 had also travelled to Carlisle Cathedral from Greater Manchester to receive his award, a BSc in Learning Disability Nursing.
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Barrow student 'honoured' to receive top award
A seconded nurse had cause for a double celebration as not only did she graduate, she also won an award for her outstanding academic achievement. Makayla Brown, 47, from Barrow-in-Furness completed a BSc Hons mental health nursing degree at the University of Cumbria after transferring from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018
Former footballer shares moving story with Lancaster nursing students
Former professional footballer Len Johnrose has shared his experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The 49 year-old former midfielder who played for clubs including Bury, Burnley and Swansea City spoke candidly about his life as a primary school teacher and how he and has family cope with his condition which was diagnosed two years ago.
Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018
Army Major turns to University of Cumbria to develop advanced skills for trailblazing nursing role
It was a double celebration for British Army Officer Major Peter Royal who has been at the latest University of Cumbria graduation ceremonies. He was among 1,000 jubilant graduands whose academic achievements were celebrated in nine different ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral.
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
100 years of learning disability nursing being marked by the University of Cumbria
An important area of nursing is 100 years old in 2019 and the University of Cumbria – a key UK provider of newly-qualified nurses and other health professionals - is gearing up to mark the anniversary. Those studying the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) course in Carlisle and Lancaster are working with staff to devise a series of events to mark the milestone throughout 2019.
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018
Brain injury patient shares story with Lancaster nursing students
The story of how a life changing brain injury as a teenager led to a range of challenges has been shared with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. Peter Speight sustained a traumatic brain injury at the age of 14 told undergraduate nursing students how he overcame the incident and subsequent blindness.
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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
Sepsis specialist returns to teach nurses of the future
Five years ago Stacey Wilson fulfilled a childhood ambition to become a nurse when she qualified upon graduating from the University of Cumbria. Six months ago Stacey secured promotion and she is now one of two sepsis nurse specialists who oversee the care and treatment of more than 3,000 patients per month at north Cumbria’s two main hospitals. On Monday (25 February), Stacey will be on site talking about recognising sepsis and patient care.
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019
Two inspirational students make the cut for national nursing awards
Two nursing students from the University of Cumbria have made the shortlist for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2019. Diana Heyes, 50, and Lucia Scull, 27, are up for ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’ and ‘Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health’, respectively at this year’s awards.
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Back to the future for nursing graduate
JUST 18-months after graduating a 25-year-old Carlisle nurse returned to University of Cumbria yesterday (Monday) to become a lecturer.
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Campaigner brings drive for health professionals to receive mandatory autism and learning disability training to Cumbria and Lancashire
‘Eye opening’ Cambodian hospital experience secures dream job for Jessica
A student nurse who visited Cambodia on a Work the World placement returned to the news she had secured her dream job as a nurse at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary, well ahead of her graduation in November. Jessica Everett, 23, from Penrith, who is a third year adult nursing student at the University of Cumbria, scored a highly sort-after role on Beech Oncology and Haematology ward at the hospital and will take up her position in September.
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019
Chief nursing officer meets workforce of the future on first university visit
The Chief Nursing Officer for England chose the University of Cumbria for her first visit to a university, to welcome the latest cohort of north-west trainee nurses who will go on to form the future workforce.
Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 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
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
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
“Wish I’d done it years ago”
A nursing graduate admitted he had no regrets and he wished he’d changed career years ago at his graduation this week.
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Former student nurse of the year nominee garners high praise from peers
University welcomes new grants for health care students
From September 2020, all those studying nursing, midwifery and many allied health professions will qualify for an annual grant of at least £5,000 with more available to students with children and those studying specialist disciplines where recruitment has been challenging.
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Student nurse describes covid placement as ‘phenomenal experience’
With third year student nurses invited back on placements to support the NHS last month, two student nurses recall their experience of helping out on the frontline last march and how it helped them grow in confidence and ability.
Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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
Unique opportunity for former nursing professionals to top up their skills and return to work
Opportunities for people wanting to return to work in adult nursing, children’s nursing and midwifery are now available through the Return to Practice programme. Return to Practice (RtP) gives people who have previously been Registered Nurses the opportunity to return to the profession by undertaking a return to nursing practice course.
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 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
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
Cumbria’s student nurses step up in coronavirus crisis
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
Trainee nurses praise apprenticeship on anniversary of NHS
Trainee nursing apprentices have praised the course for opening up a career that may otherwise have been out of reach, as the country celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the NHS.
Posted on Monday, July 5, 2021
“I’ve never been more proud to be a nurse” – Cumbria businesswoman’s return to NHS during coronavirus crisis
Young businesswoman Charlotte Treloar admits she has a tough choice to make after returning to the NHS to help in the fight against coronavirus. Charlotte is working with Covid-19 patients at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary. Rules and restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the virus has meant she's had to put her beauty business on hold. Yet the University of Cumbria nursing graduate says she has never been more proud to be a nurse and working for the NHS as she is now.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 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
Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career
University recognises role model graduates
Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter
As part of its Town Deal programme, the Government has confirmed that the full amount of £25 million has been awarded to Barrow-in-Furness. The funding enables the town to take forward seven schemes that are set to secure a bright and transformative future in Barrow for generations to come. The largest and most ambitious scheme is the Barrow Learning Quarter which will see the creation of a transformational new University of Cumbria campus and transformation of Furness College’s sixth form.
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022
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
University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle
The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.The new school, which aims to enrol its first students in autumn 2025, will train new doctors for Cumbria and North West England to transform healthcare in local communities.
Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022
Three student nursing awards for graduate nurse and programme of virtual antenatal classes
Inspirational nurse is Cumbria’s 'Alumnus of the Year'
Joanne Telford, 35, from Kendal, a specialist diabetes nurse at Westmorland General Hospital, achieved her nursing role less than five years after graduating, despite leaving school at 16 and overcoming many personal challenges, is named the University of Cumbria's 'Alumnus of the Year'.
Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022
Pioneering occupational health nurse receives honorary fellowship for commitment to profession
Julie Staun OBE was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Cumbria at its July graduation ceremonies, which took place at Carlisle Cathedral last week.
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022
Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices
The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations. As part of the drive to address the national shortage for nurses, the University of Cumbria and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust co-designed the four-year Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship that was the first course of its kind in the country when it was launched in 2018.
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022