Filter blogs by category
Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project

Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project

Ahead of a formal planning application this Spring, the team working on proposals to create a new campus in the centre of Carlisle for the University of Cumbria is considering feedback collected recently from the public. Following the appointment of a contractor and the completion of a successful planning application process, it is expected that main construction work on the Carlisle Citadels campus will begin in the first half of 2023, with completion currently forecasted for Spring 2026.


Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter

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

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Business, Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

Contractor appointed for University of Cumbria flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria is delighted to announce that a contractor has been appointed for the new Carlisle Citadel campus project.


Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

Planning application submitted for flagship Carlisle campus project

University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project takes another step forward with the submission of the formal planning application to Carlisle City Council.


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Postgraduate, Strategic Developments, Undergraduate

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

University of Cumbria and Imperial College London announce plans for new medical school in Carlisle

The University of Cumbria and Imperial College London are working together to launch a new graduate entry medical school in Carlisle.The new school, which aims to enrol its first students in autumn 2025, will train new doctors for Cumbria and North West England to transform healthcare in local communities.


Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Children and Families, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Strategic Developments

Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter

Planning application submitted for developing a university campus as part of Barrow Learning Quarter

The University of Cumbria has submitted a formal planning application to Barrow Borough Council as part of the next steps in developing a university campus in the centre of Barrow.


Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tagged Business, Project Management, Strategic Developments

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Cumbria

Professor Julie Mennell, University of Cumbria’s vice chancellor has today (Friday 29 April) been appointed as one of six new Deputy Lieutenants for the county of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022

Tagged Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

Barrow university campus plan features in new report setting out vital role of modern universities in levelling up agenda

The University of Cumbria’s proposed new campus in Barrow features in a new national report that highlights the vital role modern universities have to play in the levelling up agenda. The MillionPlus universities group has presented its report – Staying local to go far: Modern universities as placemakers - to Parliament this week.


Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tagged Applications, Business, CRED, Strategic Developments

Universities creating jobs and levelling up

Universities creating jobs and levelling up

The University of Cumbria is supporting activity that highlights our role in levelling up, boosting economic growth and creating opportunities for everyone to live longer, more fulfilling lives. Universities UK’s Getting Results campaign promotes the role of universities in the economic and social recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.


Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Business, Carlisle, CRED, Strategic Developments, Tourism and Visitor Economy

Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

University of Cumbria is looking forward to strengthening its links with local businesses with the news that funding has been approved to develop the Carlisle Business Exchange (CBE). Part of the new Citadels campus development, Carlisle Town Deal investment plan has received £19.7 million in funding from central government, £4 million of which has been allocated for the CBE to be housed on the new city centre campus.


Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Strategic Developments

Flagship university campus project is given the go ahead

Flagship university campus project is given the go ahead

Planning permission for University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project has been approved today by Carlisle City Council’s Development Control committee. Designed by DAY Architectural Ltd., the plans include the retention of the two Grade I listed Citadel rotundas on the site along with other historic and heritage features, including the Woolworth and Burton’s buildings.


Posted on Friday, August 5, 2022

Tagged Business, Carlisle, Education, Employability, Strategic Developments

University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick joined the University of Cumbria in June 2022 as a new Director responsible for developing a Centre for Digital Transformation as part of the University’s 2030 Strategy. Amanda brings with her a wealth of experience including mental health social work and social work with D/deaf children and adults in Ireland. It was Amanda’s interest in social work education that led her to social work academia in England.


Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tagged Research, Strategic Developments

Support for university campus project

Support for university campus project

The vision of harnessing the power of education to transform lives in a recognised higher education (HE) ‘cold spot’ has taken a major step forward. Members of Barrow Borough Council’s planning committee have agreed to support the principle of a multi-million pound higher education campus in the town, proposals driven by the University of Cumbria as part of the #BrilliantBarrow Town Deal.


Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tagged Research, Strategic Developments