University of Cumbria recognised in 'UK’s Best Breakthroughs'

University of Cumbria recognised in 'UK’s Best Breakthroughs'

University of Cumbria research into cases of male domestic abuse is listed in the ‘UK’s Best Breakthroughs’ for having a significant impact on people’s everyday lives. The list compiled by Universities UK, the umbrella group for UK universities, is part of the ‘MadeAtUni’ campaign launched today.


Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tagged Psychology, Research

New study seeks male post-break up domestic abuse experiences

New study seeks male post-break up domestic abuse experiences

An expert who brought into public consciousness the little-known area of male domestic abuse, is extending her research to explore men’s experience of abuse continuing after a relationship ends. Dr Liz Bates from the University of Cumbria is seeking men to contribute their real-life experiences of aggression and control perpetrated by female ex-partners.


Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tagged Psychology, Research

Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project

Social work leaders visit Milan for European research project

Social work academics have gathered in Milan as part of an ongoing research project involving four countries across Europe. The research group involving a team from the University of Cumbria is exploring how prepared social work students are for placements and their future careers ahead of a European conference in April.


Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology, Social Science

Academic draws on her research and personal experiences as a teenager to drive forward change for children in care

Academic draws on her research and personal experiences as a teenager to drive forward change for children in care

An academic at the University of Cumbria is one of the leading lights behind a new national event aiming to change the care system by learning from those who have experience of it. Dr Cat Hugman, who spent two years in foster care as a teenager, is part of a team staging The Care Experienced Conference at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 26 April.


Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tagged Psychology, Social Science

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

Domestic violence activist honoured for increasing public awareness

Domestic violence activist honoured for increasing public awareness

Dr Liz Bates from the University of Cumbria was awarded The National Men and Boys Award for Public Understanding, for making an outstanding contribution to the understanding of men and boys and their needs with her research.


Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tagged Psychology

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

University’s support for those in need at Christmas

Good causes are receiving support from University of Cumbria staff and students in the run up to Christmas. They have donated items to local foodbanks in recent weeks, with collection boxes sited around the university's Fusehill Street and Brampton Road campuses, Carlisle and Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Psychology academics and students in Carlisle have made up 150 food parcels, joined by University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) colleagues. Funds have also been raised for local charities.


Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

New domestic abuse research seeks older male perspective

New domestic abuse research seeks older male perspective

An academic instrumental in raising awareness of male domestic abuse is conducting new research that focuses on older males who, according to initial findings, may experience abuse unique to their age.


Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tagged Psychology

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

Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence

Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence

Ground-breaking new research shows society still does not readily recognise male domestic abuse victims and some may have lost their lives as a result.


Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Tagged Psychology

#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