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Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Andy Wilkinson, 37, originally from Ulverston, had no previous academic background. Having joined the police at 20, he worked his way up to chief inspector during his 17 years on the job. He chose to study a MSc in Strategic Policing at the University of Cumbria, citing an ‘opportunity to develop academically and bridge a knowledge gap in strategic policing’, and surprised even himself when he passed the course with merit and won the title of ‘postgraduate student of the year’.


Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

Tagged Policing

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Students raise nearly £700 for domestic abuse charity

Six students have raised nearly £700 for a West Cumbrian charity by organising a sleep out and other initiatives to raise awareness of domestic abuse.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Education, Policing

Spotlight shines on blue-light and health at careers event

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

Tagged Applications, Community Work, Education, Employability, Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic, Policing, Radiography

From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

From Canada to Cumbria; policing ties made across the Atlantic

Two senior policing academics from Canada have met counterparts in Cumbia with the aim of considering collaborative crime projects. Dr Gary Ellis and Dr Glenn Hanna both manage the Justice Studies programme at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto Canada and were guests of the University of Cumbria’s policing department on Friday (2 Nov.)


Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018

Tagged Policing, Research

Retired Lancashire policeman returns to his home beat to train officers of the future

Retired Lancashire policeman returns to his home beat to train officers of the future

For the first time, those with ambitions of pursuing a police career as officers or in other roles are invited to enrol on a BSc (Hons) Professional Policing course at the university’s campus in Bowerham Road, Lancaster. The introduction of the three-year course at Lancaster in September comes ahead of a national change in entry requirements for police recruits and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 20,000 new officers.


Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019

Tagged Policing

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

Educating the 21st century detectives

Educating the 21st century detectives

University of Cumbria has welcomed its first trainees to a new fast-track detective development programme. The 19 new officers at Sussex Police are among the first nationally to undertake the intensive two-year Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme which offers specialist training in investigations. University of Cumbria is one of four universities with top tier police education expertise to join together as the Police Education Consortium to deliver new routes into policing.


Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tagged Policing

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science

One of Cumbria’s most senior police officers has joined the ranks of 1,000 graduands. Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery accepted his Master of Science award at Carlisle Cathedral after completing his MSc in Strategic Policing, picking up his scroll 29 years after gaining a degree in sociology.


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Graduation, Law, Policing, Research

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: University partnership helping police train new recruits

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: University partnership helping police train new recruits

A national effort to recruit 20,000 additional police officers by 2023 is being supported by the University of Cumbria and a special public sector partnership. University of Cumbria and three other institutions are delivering Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and Degree Holder Entry Programmes to new recruits joining three forces across south east England – Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.


Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tagged Criminology, Employability, Law, London, Policing

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

Cumbria’s university welcomes its first police constable degree apprentices

Forty-eight new recruits have started as University of Cumbria students as part of an innovative Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme. The student police officers and subsequent cohorts are receiving face-to-face masterclasses, practical skills training and supported online learning. University of Cumbria’s first student police officers are based with Surrey Police and they are part of a wider scheme that will educate more than 1,000 new recruits over the next three years.


Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Policing

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

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

Tagged Alumni, Business, Children and Families, Community Work, Criminology, Health and Wellbeing, Policing, Psychology, Research, Social Science, Sport

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

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.


Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tagged Accommodation, Alumni, Ambleside, Applications, Carlisle, Clearing, Education, Finance, Lancaster, Law, London, Policing, Science, Undergraduate

Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students

Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students

Following the introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework, higher education institutions and police forces must ensure recruits receive a balanced and informed start to their careers Senior policing lecturer and retired officer Iain Stainton has written a book with one of his former students Dr Rob Ewin, a serving Cumbrian officer, to aid new policing and criminology students.


Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Policing

University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls

University hosts ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar, raising awareness on violence against women and girls

The ‘Safer Streets, Making a Start’ seminar is taking place at the University of Cumbria and top of the agenda will be the issue of violence against women and girls in the Carlisle area. School pupils are being presented with a series of engaging films, short talks and presentations, hosted by University of Cumbria students and staff, the Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Constabulary and local partners.


Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Law, Media Arts, Policing

Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice

Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice

BAE Systems Submarines Head of Security, Fire, and Resilience and retired Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery QPM has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Criminology, Graduation, Lancaster, Law, Leadership, Policing, Postgraduate

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Volunteering students in Carlisle centre keep women safe on Saturday nights

Students from the University of Cumbria have become trained Safer Streets Volunteers to help keep women in Carlisle city centre safe on Saturday nights as part of a wider Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) campaign in conjunction with the Cumbria's Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Constabulary.


Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Criminology, Employability, Law, Policing