Historic campus to play host to wildlife 'bio blitz' survey
Wildlife media students at the University of Cumbria are preparing to stage the first ‘bio blitz’ a concerted attempt to monitor and record the wildlife that makes use of the Brampton Road campus. Over a 20 hour period, starting at 5am on Wednesday 9 May, students and staff will use a network of equipment to survey all living things that pass through the leafy campus which boasts parts of Hadrian’s Wall within its’ boundaries.
Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Tagged Wildlife Media
Forty-two species of bird spotted, and fifty worms charmed during Brampton Road BioBlitz!
The keenly anticipated findings of the Brampton Road BioBlitz have finally been revealed! Despite some of the late-evening activities being rained off, an impressive number and range of species were identified throughout the day.
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Farne Islands give students chance of wildlife close encounters
A field trip to a wildlife mecca saw photography, wildlife media, film and TV students come face to face with seals in footage seen across the north. The Farne Isles was the destination for 18 students accompanied by four staff who swopped the Brampton Road campus for wetsuits and a short boat trip offshore.
Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tagged Wildlife Media
Lakes partnership chairman pleased with university’s ‘great ambition’ on return to campus
The chairman of the Lake District National Parks Partnership (LDNPP), was pleased with the University of Cumbria’s ‘great ambition’ when he returned to the university’s Ambleside campus after a break of several years.
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018
Students are in focus as special edition of BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria
Wildlife media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme. Presenter Ellie Harrison interviewed students and lecturer Cain Scrimgeour at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s reserve at Foulshaw Moss in south Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tagged Wildlife Media
Wildlife media students in the frame for BBC Countryfile
BBC Countryfile focussed on the activities of students from the University of Cumbria’s wildlife media course as part of a programme which marked the wildlife and countryside TV show’s 30th anniversary. Presenter Ellie Harrison met students at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve at Foulshaw Moss as they observed and recorded the activity of wildlife ranging from ospreys to dragonflies.
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018
Tagged Wildlife Media
Media entrepreneurs recognised at university graduation ceremony
A group of three friends who all studied together and went on to set up a multi-media company have celebrated graduating and receiving an award in recognition of their entrepreneurship. Emily Dodd studied Wildlife Media and along with Adventure Media student Alex Fowkes and Sam Burton who studied Photography at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts collaborated to set themselves up in business in October 2015.
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent
One of the largest events of its kind in the region will see a university campus transformed by 150 artists. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts will host its annual Summer Degree Show between 1-8 June. The event is the culmination of final-year degree students’ hard work whilst studying at the Brampton Road campus in Stanwix, Carlisle.
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife
Nearly £2million in National Lottery Heritage Fund grants have been awarded to the University of Cumbria and Cumbria Local Nature Partnership. The university's four-year BOOM project in south Cumbria aims to reintroduce 10 threatened native flora and fauna to Morecambe Bay and is one of two flagship schemes receiving support and aiming to save and protect species on a scale never seen before.
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Film students get once in a lifetime opportunity to work on TV documentary
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
Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action
University of Cumbria’s dedicated Institute of the Arts campus has been turning red as part of a global initiative shining a light on the continuing crisis in the live events sector. The #LightItInRed campaign, linked to the online #WeMakeEvents movement, recognises the struggles theatres, venues and live events are facing during the coronavirus pandemic period, and the calls on government to offer the sector a lifeline.
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Carlisle Culture framework launch
A cultural framework for Carlisle, that aims to give new life and vision to the city’s rich culture and heritage, is set to be launched at a virtual event early next month. The event will provide progress on Carlisle Culture - a partnership working to harness the rich arts, heritage and culture of the city for our future sustainability and growth. The four lead partners are University of Cumbria, Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020
Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar
Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar. University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination.
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020
Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students
Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021
Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase
A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021
Technology and motorbikes for virus protection in race to save monkeys
In the race to save one of Africa’s rarest primates, University of Cumbria has turned to technology - and motorbikes - as Gambian ranger teams defend themselves against Covid-19. With numbers down to as few as 2,500 globally, critically endangered Temminck’s Red Colobus (TRC) monkeys have become the focus of an ambitious three-year project, spearheaded by university researcher and vet, Dr Mic Mayhew.
Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Celebrated Lakes filmmaker to share his secrets of success
Terry Abraham, a self-taught filmmaker celebrated for his glorious ‘Life of a Mountain’ TV trilogy is joining the ranks of academia as a professor of practice at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours
The 25-year-old from Warwickshire has played a pivotal role in transforming the university’s Institute of Arts campus, where she has recently completed the unique BA (Hons) Wildlife Media degree, achieving first class honours and gaining first-class results in every module of the course.
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Tagged Wildlife Media
Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal
The University of Cumbria is supporting some of the Afghan refugees who are to settle in the UK following the country's Taliban takeover. Assisting efforts to meet the basic needs of the refugees, the University of Cumbria has donated clothing from its Institute of Arts wardrobe stores to the Carlisle Refugee Action Group.
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 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
Filmmaking lecturer pivotal in Channel 5 tribute to Kielder Forest
A lecturer from the University of Cumbria has played a pivotal role in a new Channel 5 documentary series, Secret Life of the Forest, set to broadcast tonight (Tuesday 16 November 2021).
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021
Tagged Wildlife Media
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
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
Royal Television Society success for Professor of Practice
Acclaimed filmmaker and University of Cumbria Professor of Practice Terry Abraham is celebrating Royal Television Society success. The concluding chapter of his ‘Life on a Mountain’ series, about Helvellyn in the Lake District, has been named Best Factual Production at the RTS North East and the Border Awards 2022. Film and TV students from the university's Institute of Arts were also shortlisted in the regional RTS awards.
Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral
A new exhibition by 90 University of Cumbria arts students reflects 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral. Journey and Rest: 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral is the collaborative work of the first-year Institute of Arts students, and marks the beginning of their three years of study at the university.
Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022
‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire
A ‘northern stronghold’ of rare hazel dormice is being created in Lancashire thanks to a partnership of nature and conservation organisations, including the University of Cumbria Back on our Map (BOOM) lottery-funded project.
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022
Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase
Join in the buzz at UK’s first major pollinator conference and fringe in Carlisle
The UK’s biggest gathering of pollinator enthusiasts and professionals - The Big Buzz Conference - will be hosted by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle on Friday 23 September. Free fringe events for all the family will also take place in Carlisle on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022