Thu 13 December 2018

Soundscape research brings the countryside to life

Could a soundscape, presented using state of the art technology, help encourage more young people to take an active interest in the countryside? A collaboration between the University of Cumbria, University for the Creative Arts, Glyndwr University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Albion Outdoors funded by the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training (CREST) has seen academics focus on nature and biodiversity.

Wed 12 December 2018

New Pro Vice Chancellor to work on achieving greater student success

Achieving greater student success and supporting more to access and benefit from higher education, within Cumbria, the UK and further afield, will be the mission of the University of Cumbria’s newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor with responsibility for academic matters. A highly experienced academic leader, Professor Robert Trimble will join the university’s executive team from the University of Sunderland in February 2019.

Mon 10 December 2018

Shrimps enjoy new fixture at university

Players from Morecambe Football Club recovering after injury have been receiving top treatment from the University of Cumbria as part of a pioneering scheme. The Shrimps have been given access to state of the art performance laboratories at the university’s Lancaster campus which house equipment used to accurately measure leg strength. By comparing how uninjured knees and ankles perform club physios can work out how much treatment is needed on injured limbs.

Fri 07 December 2018

Students create Cumbria's newest nature reserve

The first phase of work to create a new nature reserve near Ambleside has been completed thanks to successful collaboration between local businesses and charities led by students at the University of Cumbria. Second year conservation biology student Joshua Gilroy made a successful bid to the Woodland Trust for over a hundred saplings as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. Friends of the Lake District, Hayes Garden World and Dalefoot Compost also offered their support.

Tue 04 December 2018

Conservation students make their mark with wildflower planting project

Twenty six students from the University of Cumbria joined forces with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to plant wildflowers in a meadow in Hartley in the Eden Valley. This is the sixth year running that first year conservation undergraduates have assisted with planting wildflowers in this area of Cumbria. This year the students were planting on John Strutt Conservation Foundation land at Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen.

Mon 03 December 2018

Former footballer shares moving story with Lancaster nursing students

Former professional footballer Len Johnrose has shared his experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The 49 year-old former midfielder who played for clubs including Bury, Burnley and Swansea City spoke candidly about his life as a primary school teacher and how he and has family cope with his condition which was diagnosed two years ago.