Thu 18 October 2018

Leading Cumbrian academic takes part in conference aimed at disrupting international poaching trade

The University of Cumbria’s professor of environment and society was among a top level group of academics called to attend an international conference held to discuss the trade in illegal wildlife. Professor Ian Convery was asked to take part in an inter-governmental panel discussion which brought him into contact with government ministers and heads of state from over 80 countries, including Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt.

Thu 11 October 2018

Fascinating elephant facts revealed as university and natural history society sign collaborative agreement

Elephants’ fear of bees and dislike of chillies; two facts to emerge during an evening’s talk from wildlife biologist and TV presenter Lizzie Daly who spoke at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus. The star of BBC’s Earth Unplugged and Curious Creatures came as part of a celebration to mark a collaboration between the Ambleside Natural History Society and the University of Cumbria.

Wed 10 October 2018

Brit Rock film show aims to benefit university climbing club

A chance meeting with outdoor film-maker Alistair Lee has led to a collaboration which will see the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria play host to a series of breathtaking films at an event to raise money for university's mountaineering club. Among those shown as part of the Brit Rock Tour will be one focusing on Lake District climber Anna Taylor. The film show will be held in the Percival Lecture Theatre, Rydal Road, Ambleside on Friday 2 November at 730pm.

Mon 08 October 2018

University offers open access to wealth of research work

A portal that at the touch of a button allows free access to a varied wealth of research, carried out by students and staff at Cumbria’s university, is being celebrated this month From pieces of work examining mental illness and the role society plays in health to considering how to tackle a condition affecting primates in sub-Saharan Africa, there are thousands of thought-provoking items held online. Known as Insight the University of Cumbria’s digital repository is nearly ten years old.