Mon 24 July 2017

City park 'green exercise' project brings growing benefits

A ‘green exercise’ project in Lancaster to investigate the mental and physical benefits of volunteering that began as a six-week long pilot scheme almost seven years ago is the subject of a second research paper. Williamson Park, situated opposite the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria, has been the focus for the ‘Greenfingers’ project, which set out to investigate the physical, mental and social health benefits of participation in conservation volunteering. The study also examined t

City park 'green exercise' project brings growing benefits

Fri 21 July 2017

Top class result for inspiring student who overcame adversity

A student who overcame debilitating anxiety, lack of money and PTSD has obtained a first class honours degree and top award from the University of Cumbria. Millie Lepic served with the RAF in Iraq but underwent treatment at the military medical rehabilitation centre at Hedley Court and was subsequently discharged. So inspired was she by those who helped her that Millie decided she wanted to learn how to help others who have also experienced the trauma she had.

Top class result for inspiring student who overcame adversity

Wed 12 July 2017

First cohorts from Sellafield’s Project Academy to graduate next week

The first graduations of HE programmes delivered as part of Sellafield’s innovative ‘Project Academy’ take place at Carlisle Cathedral next week. The ‘Project Academy’ is the brainchild of Sellafield Ltd and is being delivered by the University of Cumbria. The university won the £13.2-million-pound contract to develop and provide a range of higher education programmes, from short courses, professional qualifications to HE certificates, diplomas and degrees to masters and doctorates.

First cohorts from Sellafield’s Project Academy to graduate next week