Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards

Two university projects shortlisted for famed Educate North Awards

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


Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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

London Marathon beckons for university pair

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

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Research, Sport

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

University of Cumbria named among nation’s lifesavers

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


Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

University professor announced as chair of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

University professor announced as chair of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Professor Diane Cox from the University of Cumbria has been appointed chair of council at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).


Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tagged Occupational Therapy, Research

Delivering healthcare at home hits the right note for singer Sarah

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

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy

New institute’s ambition to tackle NHS staffing crisis

New institute’s ambition to tackle NHS staffing crisis

A new Institute of Health set up at the University of Cumbria aims to tackle the ongoing staffing crisis in the NHS with a dual purpose of recruiting more new staff in Cumbria as well as upskilling and retaining the current workforce. In addition to growing new recruits, the newly formed institute aims to support policy and research in relation to the NHS Long Term Plan with a renewed emphasis on increased funding for continuing professional development (CPD) and upskilling of current NHS staff.


Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Research, Social Science

University welcomes new grants for health care students

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

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiography

NHS education head virtually visits Cumbria’s only university

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

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Occupational Therapy

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

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Two new nursing master’s degrees are on offer that let graduates qualify into their chosen field of nursing over two years, rather than the traditional three.


Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021

Tagged Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Science

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

Graduates cast lifeline to Cumbrian children and families in need

After it was revealed in a report from National Foundation of Educational Research that a third of children are not engaging with school work set, recent graduates have set up initiatives in Carlisle to help support children and families in their educational but also their emotional needs.


Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

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

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Strategic Developments

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care

Dr Joan Howarth has become the first to celebrate a special milestone with the University of Cumbria this week. A Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, she is the first to attend a graduation ceremony to receive a PhD awarded by the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Postgraduate, Research

Voices unite at national choirs festival

Voices unite at national choirs festival

The University of Cumbria’s new inclusive choir has taken part in a major UK choral festival, the Cathedrals Group of UK Universities Festival 2022, at Canterbury Cathedral.


Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Occupational Therapy, Performing Arts