Historic campus to play host to wildlife 'bio blitz' survey

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!

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

Tagged Media Arts, Science, Wildlife Media

Farne Islands give students chance of wildlife close encounters

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

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

Tagged CNPPA, Community Work, Conservation, Education, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, Outdoor Studies, Research, Wildlife Media

Students are in focus as special edition of BBC Countryfile comes to Cumbria

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

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

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

Tagged Art and Design, Graduation, Wildlife Media

150 university artists to host one of Cumbria’s largest exhibitions of up and coming talent

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

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

National Lottery helps save Cumbrian wildlife

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

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Geography, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Film students get once in a lifetime opportunity to work on TV documentary

Film students get once in a lifetime opportunity to work on TV documentary

Two students could not believe their luck when they secured the chance to work on the final instalment of smash hit TV trilogy, ‘Life of a Mountain’, with revered Cumbrian film-maker, Terry Abraham.


Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019

Tagged Art and Design, Wildlife Media

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

Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action

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

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Carlisle Culture framework launch

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

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Business, Carlisle, Humanities, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

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

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Media Arts, Wildlife Media

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

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

Tagged Alumni, Applications, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Media Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

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

Tagged Alumni, Art and Design, Carlisle, Clearing, Graduation, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Technology and motorbikes for virus protection in race to save monkeys

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

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Celebrated Lakes filmmaker to share his secrets of success

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

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Carlisle, Conservation, Geography, Media Arts, Outdoor Studies, Wildlife Media

Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours

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

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

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Wildlife Media

Global gathering signals race against time

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, IFLAS, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Filmmaking lecturer pivotal in Channel 5 tribute to Kielder Forest

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

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

Tagged Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, CNPPA, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, National School of Forestry, Postgraduate, Research, Science, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Royal Television Society success for Professor of Practice

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

Tagged Alumni, Ambleside, Art and Design, Conservation, Employability, Media Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media

Journey and Rest: Celebrating 900 years of Carlisle Cathedral

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

Tagged Art and Design, Carlisle, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Undergraduate, Wildlife Media