Paramedic trainers want your help to develop future specialists
Could you help develop the paramedics of the future? Have you had an experience of treatment and would like to share it with academics who will be training the next generation of specialist ambulance crew ? As part of a project to update the course, course leaders are looking for advice from patients from north Lancashire about the kind of areas that should be included for future students.
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018
Trailblazing paramedics pass out from university
The first students to embark on a trailblazing course to combat a shortage of paramedics in Cumbria have graduated. Academics at the University of Cumbria collaborated with the North West Ambulance Service to create a course aimed at teaching life-saving skills and increase the number of paramedics living and working in Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
University equips military paramedics with life-saving skills
The latest military paramedics to be trained by the University of Cumbria have graduated bringing to well over a hundred the number now equipped with life-saving skills. Over the last four years, 100 paramedics and over 300 technicians have been trained for the RAF and army by the university.
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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
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
Paramedics and midwives invited to university event aimed at improving obstetric emergency treatment
Domestic abuse during pregnancy, out-of-hospital obstetric emergencies and neonatal airway management are among subjects to be considered at a conference at the University of Cumbria aimed at paramedics and midwives. With a variety of professionals involved in this area of health the aim of the event is to remove the rigidity of professional boundaries and encourage professions to work together more closely.
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Paramedic lecturer leads team on NATO Exercise
A paramedic lecturer from the University of Cumbria is playing a leading role in a military exercise which could help shape a country's response to natural disasters. Major David Bates ARRC is currently deployed as an army reservist and is leading a UK mentoring team made up of 16 mentors and advisers in Kosovo.
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018
Ambleside exercise brings specialist army regiment, mountain rescue and paramedics together
The university’s Ambleside campus has been used for a variety of realistic scenarios with members of 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment joining Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and university paramedic trainers in tackling a series of incidents involving casualties suffering from potentially life-threatening conditions.
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
University signs Armed Forces Covenant
The University of Cumbria has made a formal pledge to support the armed forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 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
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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
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
Apprenticeship Week 2021: New apprenticeship promises paramedic career to existing ambulance staff
Despite the ongoing challenges posed by COVID, seven English ambulance trusts and one university have persisted in their vision to offer the first paramedic apprenticeship across England. The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (Apprenticeship) Degree was devised by the University of Cumbria and will take just two years to complete, compared to three for a traditional degree in paramedic science.
Posted on Monday, February 8, 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
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
Students’ leadership potential earns place on prestigious scheme
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
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
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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