Mon 18 June 2018

University and college combine to offer exclusive insight into the future of advanced manufacturing

Businesses across east Lancashire are invited to a pioneering event to highlight the future challenges faced by the advanced manufacturing industry in the area. Nelson and Colne College and the University of Cumbria are collaborating to bring Professor Lin Li, director of the Laser Processing Research Centre at the University of Manchester, to a special evening aimed at offering an exclusive insight into the development of the sector.

Wed 13 June 2018

Memorandum signing marks formal farming collaboration

A farm which acts as a natural laboratory allowing students from the University of Cumbria to monitor biodiversity, lambing and undertake other valuable work experience has signed a formal memorandum of understanding with the university. Susan’s Farm, at Houghton near Carlisle, is a 200 acre organic beef and sheep farm featuring pedigree Longhorn cattle, sheep, goslings and chickens is named after honorary fellow Susan Aglionby.

Mon 04 June 2018

Invitation to have your say on research to put wildlife back on the map

Green winged orchids, the northern dune tiger beetle and the Duke of Burgundy butterfly; examples of flora and fauna which were once common around Morecambe Bay but in recent years have disappeared. Now people living around the Bay are being invited to have their say as part of a project which could lead to local species reintroductions. Back on Our Map has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has seen the recruitment of a small team of biologists at the University of Cumbria.

Thu 24 May 2018

Second Cumbria social work conference draws prominent speakers

After a successful inaugural event last year, social work academics and students have worked to create a second conference aimed at generating discussion, encouraging research and building a community of practice amongst students, practitioners and academics based in Cumbria. The topic of the conference to be held this Friday (May 25) in Carlisle ‘How can social workers understand the interaction between private troubles and public issues in order to practice effectively?’