Autism and the criminal justice system research to be presented at international conference

Autism and the criminal justice system research to be presented at international conference

Work carried out at the University of Cumbria investigating how people on the autism spectrum are dealt with by the criminal justice system is to be showcased at an international conference. The Cumbrian research will be presented to delegates at the Offenders with a Intellectual and/or Development Disability event organised by the National Autistic Society in Birmingham.


Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018

Tagged Social Science

International social workers seek to improve students’ readiness for work

International social workers seek to improve students’ readiness for work

A group of social work academics from countries across Europe are seeking to improve students’ preparedness for practice.


Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018

Tagged Research, Social Science

Cumbria included in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative

Cumbria included in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative

The University of Cumbria is to play a part in a new project aimed at boosting health and social care research in the north of England. The university, along with colleagues from Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Northumbria universities, will work with South Tees Hospitals and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trusts and Newcastle City Council as part of the Research Design Service (RDS).


Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tagged Nursing, Social Science

Second Cumbria social work conference draws prominent speakers

Second Cumbria social work conference draws prominent speakers

After a successful inaugural event last year, social work academics and students have worked to create a second conference aimed at generating discussion, encouraging research and building a community of practice amongst students, practitioners and academics based in Cumbria. The topic of the conference to be held this Friday (May 25) in Carlisle ‘How can social workers understand the interaction between private troubles and public issues in order to practice effectively?’


Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Conference to debate how to stay active in later life

Conference to debate how to stay active in later life

While life expectancy is increasing, many of us aren’t making the most of those extra years according to researchers at the University of Cumbria. A conference to be held at the Lancaster campus on Friday will consider why this is the case and what can be done to maintain activity in later years.


Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Abuse conference aims to stimulate detailed research

Abuse conference aims to stimulate detailed research

The University of Cumbria’s place as a leading centre for work to highlight the issue of abusive relationships is set to grow with an event this week which it is hoped will lead to more detailed research being commissioned. Academics from the university who have recently given evidence as part of a government inquiry into the issue will be hosting the day-long symposium, Hidden Victims of Interpersonal Violence.


Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Pioneering abuse research launched by university

Pioneering abuse research launched by university

An appeal is being made for victims of abuse from the LGBTQ+ community to contact a researcher at the University of Cumbria who is looking to carry out what is thought to be the first detailed piece of research of its’ kind. The work has been welcomed by OutREACH Cumbria, a charity offering advice to the LGBTQ+ community.


Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tagged Social Science

University and county collaborate to train vital health and wellbeing coaches

University and county collaborate to train vital health and wellbeing coaches

A group of trailblazing health and wellbeing coaches have been equipped with vital skills thanks to a collaboration between Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria. The university designed a bespoke programme for Cumbria County Council to meet the learning needs of a new team of Health and Wellbeing Coaches (HAWCs) who work with some of Cumbria’s most vulnerable communities.


Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Student’s inspirational journey from labourer to academic in the making

Student’s inspirational journey from labourer to academic in the making

Scott Usher has gone from hanging industrial doors on the set of Coronation Street to collecting his degree certificate in psychology after graduating from the University of Cumbria this week. But it was cause for double celebration as Scott, not only joined his colleagues graduating from the University of Cumbria’s Psychology BSc (Hons), he was also awarded a prestigious prize for academic achievement.


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Social Science

Abuse research work gets national coverage

Abuse research work gets national coverage

Work by University of Cumbria applied psychologist Dr Liz Bates to investigate cases of male abuse amid claims that not enough support is available to men has been featured by BBC News. BBC Inside Out North West heard from case studies with Dr Bates interviewed as part of the documentary which revealed details of a significant increase in cases reported to police.


Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tagged Social Science

Autism research could end confusion in criminal justice system

Autism research could end confusion in criminal justice system

Research which could help people who it is claimed have ‘context blindness’ receive a fairer treatment by the criminal justice system has been carried out in Cumbria. Academics at the University of Cumbria carried out the two-year long research project in partnership with the Cumbrian-based Triple A Project (All About Autism) charity to raise awareness and prevent confusion.


Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018

Tagged Research, Social Science

Brother and sister enjoy double graduation celebration

Brother and sister enjoy double graduation celebration

Helping runs in the family as a brother and sister graduate on the same day, one in social work and the other learning disability nursing. Marion Chidziya, 48, from Oldham graduated from the University of Cumbria with an MA in Social Work. Meanwhile her brother, Walter Tavaziva, 40 had also travelled to Carlisle Cathedral from Greater Manchester to receive his award, a BSc in Learning Disability Nursing.


Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tagged Graduation, Nursing, Social Science

University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer

University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer

The University of Cumbria is proud to announce that it is starting new research that will help to shape future national NHS cancer services. The university’s Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE) team has secured £50,000 from the Northern Cancer Alliance (NCA) for the nine-month ‘Vague Symptoms Pathways Research’ project. Academics will explore the implementation of several specialist multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres in northern England.


Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

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

Radical Australian social worker whose practice is adopted by councils across UK returns to Cumbria for student conference

Radical Australian social worker whose practice is adopted by councils across UK returns to Cumbria for student conference

Dr Andrew Turnell, a renowned Australian social worker, revered for his innovative ‘Signs of Safety’ model for child protection casework, is giving a keynote address at the University of Cumbria’s third annual social work conference, this Friday 17 May.


Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tagged Social Science

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

Joy is key to fulfilling social work career, according to Australian academic

“Pay attention to what gives you joy”, was the sage advice renowned Australian social worker, Dr Andrew Turnell, gave students at a social work conference in Carlisle last week.


Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019

Tagged Community Work, Research, Social Science

Nigerian scholars in Cumbrian celebration

Nigerian scholars in Cumbrian celebration

There was never any question that David Osarhieme Nduka-Oladiti would study for a degree, it was almost in his DNA. A tradition set by his grandfather of moving from Nigeria to attend an English university, most family members followed, gaining a Masters in a diverse range of subjects. After moving to London with his mother from Nigeria’s Benin City as a child, no one could have imagined David wouldn’t study in the capital when the time came - until he discovered 'the greenness' of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Social Science

Carlisle councillor Calvin graduates with vision for fairer society

Carlisle councillor Calvin graduates with vision for fairer society

A newly elected councillor from Carlisle was one of 1000 students to graduate in spectacular setting of Carlisle Cathedral last week. Calvin Rodgerson, 21, from Carlisle was elected to the ward of Newtown and Morton North in May, and a mere two months later graduated with a degree in social work.


Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tagged Graduation, Social Science

New research suggests light at end of the tunnel for abuse survivors

New research suggests light at end of the tunnel for abuse survivors

New research suggests that many adult survivors of childhood abuse overcome its challenging after-effects and go on to lead positive lives.


Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tagged Social Science

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions

World-famous mountaineer Simon Yates is leading an online interactive panel to explore big questions about some of the country’s best and most loved landscapes. A team of experts will be at the ready to answer crucial queries about our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in an evening designed to get to the heart of a raft of issues.


Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Research, Science, Social Science, Tourism and Visitor Economy, Wildlife Media, Zoology

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

Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response

Health and inequality expert advising government on COVID response

Kaz Stuart, Professor of Social and Health Inequalities at the Centre of Research for Health and Society at the university was one of 350 experts who shared what they think the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be over the next two to five years.


Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

‘Cumbria uniquely unequal’ for children, says inequality expert

An inequalities campaigner is set to lift the lid on the unique social factors in Cumbria that play a surprisingly significant part in determining the social outcomes of children in the county.


Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery

COVID stories sought for post-pandemic recovery

A research centre at the University of Cumbria is seeking people's personal experiences of living through COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a bid to support communities once the peak of the pandemic has passed.


Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Research, Social Science

Virtual social work conference explores how the profession has adapted during the pandemic

Virtual social work conference explores how the profession has adapted during the pandemic

Over the last 18 months, many organisations have limited social contact due to the pandemic. Social work is no exception and a new virtual conference explores how social workers have maintained and even developed new connections and ways of working with colleagues and clients.


Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tagged Social Science

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

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