Regional first for geography teaching
Geographers from across the northwest are being called to represent the area in a launch event for an internationally renowned institution for teachers. Cumbria and North Lancashire are about to join over 40 branches of the Geographical Association at a critical time for the subject and profession. Spearheading the move for representation is University of Cumbria’s Simon Carr, Geography lead at the Ambleside campus.
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2019
New insight into poet William Wordsworth and the Lake District's literary landscape
Students on a new course are to get an insight into the life of William Wordsworth. The University of Cumbria is teaming up with Rydal Mount, where the poet lived for most of his life, for its new Masters degree in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lakes.
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019
New term for tomorrow’s teachers
Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020
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
Return of beavers to Cumbria after 400-year absence welcomed by academics
Environment and conservation specialists at University of Cumbria have welcomed the reintroduction of beavers to the county after a 400-year absence and hope the Cumbria Beaver Group project leads to new research opportunities for students.
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020
Carlisle welcomed the world on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its international students as they graduated from University of Cumbria.
On Wednesday 27 November the University of Cumbria celebrated the achievements of 150 international business and law postgraduate students, many of whom had family and friends visiting Cumbria for the first time. Students travelled with their families to Carlisle from across the globe to celebrate their achievements at the Wednesday afternoon ceremony and it was a truly international experience.
Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Diversity research, teaching and learning enrichment at Cumbria’s university
Building upon its academic excellence and unique characteristics, University of Cumbria is enriching its teaching and learning of and research into diversity. Recent achievements include recognition on a national stage for academic research which gives insight into factors affecting aspirant headteachers from minority ethnic and other backgrounds seeking to pursue school leadership roles; and enrichment of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for student teachers.
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 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
‘Art provides an escape from my disability’
Yvonne Meek loves her life at the University of Cumbria. Graduating last week with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, she has already returned to study for her MA in Contemporary Fine Art. Yvonne, 24, was motivated to continue her studies after completing her BA despite facing a number of health challenges. Yvonne is delighted to graduate and feels especially proud of her achievement.
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
Pioneering actions for hard hit industry
With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year
For Poppy Cookson, 2019 is a year she’ll never forget. The 22-year-old became the first in her family to graduate from university. She's also Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year and has won two significant awards, furthering her career.
Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Two education institutions join forces for the benefit of students and employers in North East and Cumbria
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
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
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
Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest
Celebrated author in lodestar landscape role
Cumbrian author Sarah Hall will be working with English Literature students in her new role as Professor of Practice at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021
Conference spotlight on uncertain countryside
Nationally recognised experts, including senior Defra staff, will be taking part in Farming with Nature, a virtual conference organised by the university's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parts and Protected Areas and taking place this month.
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021
Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North
A new PGCE will help student teachers embrace the educational opportunities of the environment around them, tapping into the learning potential of the landscape and life around Morecambe Bay
Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021
Threatened native dormouse could make northern comeback
A University of Cumbria PhD student is now investigating how climate change is affecting the minute mammal to aid reintroduction programmes, which include bringing the hazel dormouse back to northern England. Keswick-based Rachel Findlay-Robinson explained the tiny tot rodents, no bigger than eight centimetres long and weighing around 20-grammes, were traditionally seen across England and Wales.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university
Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021
Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders
Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021
Sustainability support for businesses and professionals
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
#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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Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’
Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist
Acclaimed work by a University of Cumbria fine artist is on show in two major exhibitions in Iceland. Professor Mark Wilson has spent the last 20-years working with Professor Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, from Iceland’s University of the Arts, on assignments engineered to establish the force of art on conservation.
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021
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
There’s never been a better time to train to teach
According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of unfilled teaching posts in secondary schools has risen again. Whilst this is concerning for the sector, it suggests a buoyant job market for those entering secondary teaching as a profession.
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020
Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study
A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Countryside celebrity in natural beauty spotlight
TV presenter Kate Humble is to lead a stellar line-up of speakers for a Lakes-based COP26 event on December 1 that will explore natural beauty in some of the country's most popular and fragile places. It will be hosted by the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the People Land Art Culture Ecology (PLACE) Collective.
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021
Prized role for Wordsworth devotee
Global programme aids student midwives
The University of Cumbria is taking its first steps towards gaining recognition from the UK Committee of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for its high-level training of student midwives. The Baby Friendly University Award recognises high levels of training in breastfeeding and baby-parent relationships to student midwives and those on other related allied health courses.
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021
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
New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey
Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022
University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown
Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.
Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020
Postgraduate discount set to help people upskill to aid North West Covid-19 recovery
Be more, earn more, take control of your future by studying for a University of Cumbria postgraduate degree is the aim a new initiative giving a 20% discount off fees to support people whose jobs have been affected by the economic impact of Covid-19 in the North West. To help people furloughed, made redundant or at risk of redundancy, the Being Enriched Postgraduate Discount is available on selected postgraduate courses on a full or part-time basis for people who meet the criteria.
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020
All Lakes’ farmers to be reached in publication first
Every farmer in the Lake District is set to receive the first publication of its kind setting out why famed cultural landscapes matter in the crusade for nature recovery and climate action. 'What Did Farming Ever Do for Us?', authored by University of Cumbria's Professor of Upland Landscapes Lois Mansfield, will be distributed across the national park’s 1,246-strong agricultural community as it transitions from EU grants for food production to funding for public benefit.
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Prestigious award for dormouse return
A flagship mission to reintroduce Britain's only native dormice into woodlands straddling the Cumbrian and Lancashire border has been recognised in a special award for an outstanding contribution. Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has hailed work by the Back on our Map (BOOM) project, made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and backed by University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022
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
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
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
Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project
Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021
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
Alumni award for top teacher
The University of Cumbria is proud of the vital and significant contributions our alumni make in positively transforming lives of others. Kerryann Wilson is the recipient of our university’s Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award, which recognises former students who have demonstrated professional success which reflect the vision and values of our institution.
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022