Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Volunteers needed to help university HIIT fitness research

Researchers at the University of Cumbria are looking into the effect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in older people and are calling for help to conduct the study. While the exercise regime is thought to offer an effective method for improving the body’s ability to use oxygen, little is known about the effect of HIIT in older adults and people around retirement age and beyond.


Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tagged Sport

University lends support to Sport Relief

University lends support to Sport Relief

When BBC North West Tonight presenters Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin embark on a trek to the summit of England’s highest mountain this week, they’ll be making use of advice from the University of Cumbria’s head of medicine and sport Tim Barry. The challenge follows an event held at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Carlisle on Saturday (March 17) where 91 runners registered for the Sport Relief Mile braving short, sharp blizzards and periods of brilliant sunshine.


Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Tagged Sport

Green Minds think alike

Green Minds think alike

A project to encourage students and staff at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria to use gardening as a way of encouraging exercise and wellbeing is underway. Green Minds is an initiative which also aims to give areas of the campus a spring clean and make-over.


Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tagged Sport

Health fair reaches students' goal

Health fair reaches students' goal

Players from Carlisle United were among supporters of an event staged by physical education students to encourage University of Cumbria staff to consider their fitness. Health-checks, office games and a ‘beat the goalie’ competition were among the events organised by final year PE students Aaron Newton and Sally Reed.


Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018

Tagged Sport

Praise for Lancaster primary school sport and fitness festival

Praise for Lancaster primary school sport and fitness festival

Almost 200 primary school children from six Lancaster schools have taken part in a festival of sport and fitness organised by a team of students at the University of Cumbria aimed at promoting health and activity. The event, involving children in key stage two, was arranged by sports coaching and development students who are asked to plan, promote and manage an event as part of their course.


Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tagged Sport

Sports rehabilitation students keep athletes in UK's ultimate endurance race on the road

Sports rehabilitation students keep athletes in UK's ultimate endurance race on the road

The Brathay 10 by 10 – ten marathons undertaken in ten consecutive days – is billed as the UK’s ultimate endurance race drawing competitors from all over, some making return visits to take part. The route around Windermere might be picturesque but the undulating course can take its’ toll which is where the second year sports rehabilitation students from the University of Cumbria come into their own.


Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tagged Sport

Work prompts calls for more research into contact sport concussion

Work prompts calls for more research into contact sport concussion

Research by an MSc student at the University of Cumbria has been praised for making an important contribution to understanding brain health in rugby union. Dylan Powell made use of expertise from the U.S. to carry our the study which it's hoped will lead to more detailed work being commissioned.


Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tagged Sport

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Players from Morecambe Football Club recovering after injury have been receiving top treatment from the University of Cumbria as part of a pioneering scheme. The Shrimps have been given access to state of the art performance laboratories at the university’s Lancaster campus which house equipment used to accurately measure leg strength. By comparing how uninjured knees and ankles perform club physios can work out how much treatment is needed on injured limbs.


Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018

Tagged Sport

Lecturer scores lead physio role for England Students' Rugby team

Lecturer scores lead physio role for England Students' Rugby team

A University of Cumbria physiotherapy lecturer has scored the job of his dreams as he learns he has been made lead physiotherapist for the England Students’ Rugby Union team.


Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019

Tagged Physiotherapy, Research, Sport

London Marathon beckons for university pair

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

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Research, Sport

Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge

Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge

With days left to the ultimate endurance test a University of Cumbria student says running 10 marathons in 10 days is a phenomenal challenge. Joe Morrell, from Huddersfield, is up against a punishing feat few are mentally and physically capable of as he prepares for the Lake District based Brathay 10 in 10. From Friday 10 May, Joe, who is also tackling his sports and rehabilitation degree finals, faces a 262-mile epic in around 60 hours of hard, unrelenting toil.


Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019

Tagged Sport

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Cumbrian historian takes match-fixing research to global event in Australia

Research into the impact of match-fixing in sport through the ages has been presented at the World Congress of Science and Football by an academic from the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, June 28, 2019

Tagged Research, Science, Sport

Marathon man making a difference

Marathon man making a difference

Joe Morrell was still writing his university dissertation when he pitted himself against the ultimate test of endurance running a phenomenal 10 marathons in 10 days. And after being presented with his sports and rehabilitation degree at Carlisle Cathedral this week, the graduate from Huddersfield said he owed everything to University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tagged Alumni, Graduation, Health and Wellbeing, Sport

Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer

Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer

Lockdown restrictions and providing frontline support for students during the pandemic have not stopped Liam Walker from completing a month-long marathon challenge in memory of his grandfather. All monies raised are going to help those affected by cancer.


Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021

Tagged Alumni, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Sport

University’s health and wellbeing support for communities during Coronavirus pandemic

University’s health and wellbeing support for communities during Coronavirus pandemic

With Coronavirus restrictions on movement continuing, students nearing completion of their degrees at the University of Cumbria have turned to technology to inspire children to be active and healthy. Academics across a range of fields are also sharing their professional expertise in health and wellbeing resources that the university is making available to everyone via its website.


Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Sport

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

University recognises role model graduates

University recognises role model graduates

As the latest crop of A level students prepare to start university next month, two graduates have been honoured for the example they set to others while studying at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tagged Nursing, Sport

Future sporting leaders learn together in Lancaster

Future sporting leaders learn together in Lancaster

The University of Cumbria has hosted a special Young Leader’s Day on its Lancaster campus for sports leaders from all three tiers of education: primary, secondary and tertiary.


Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022

Tagged Lancaster, Sport

Serving soldier teams up with University to put squadron through its paces

Serving soldier teams up with University to put squadron through its paces

Alumnus brings The Royal Lancers to University of Cumbria for rigorous fitness tests, as a Silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is bestowed upon the institution for its support of the armed forces community.


Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Sport

University kicks off preseason training for League One club

University kicks off preseason training for League One club

Preseason training for Sky Bet League One contenders Morecambe FC has kicked off at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster. The Shrimps’ first-team squad members have spent their first day back for preseason training at the Bowerham Road campus. Led by lecturer Xavier Smith and colleagues within the university’s Institute of Health, undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree programme have put the professional footballers through a series of human performance tests.


Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Research, Sport