Thu 07 December 2017

Full ACCA accreditation for business, accounting and finance programme

The University of Cumbria’s business, accounting and finance programme has received full accreditation by the body that oversees professional qualifications in this area, the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). The award is in recognition of the high academic and professional standards offered by the university on courses that are vital to gaining recognised skills increasingly sought by employers.

Full ACCA accreditation for business, accounting and finance programme

Tue 05 December 2017

Arts Council chief executive to visit Cumbria

The chief executive of the Arts Council will meet representatives from Cumbria’s artistic and cultural industries during a tour of the region organised by the University of Cumbria early next year. Darren Henley will see for himself work underway in Carlisle aimed at developing the city as a cultural hub, hear how plans to develop the historic Ambleside campus are taking shape and consider the value and potential of the respected Institute of the Arts.

Arts Council chief executive to visit Cumbria

Mon 04 December 2017

Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

University researchers have been recognised for their tireless efforts to deliver a highly valued Regional Studies publication for the last nine years at a glittering reception in London. Professor Frank Peck and Dr Gail Mulvey from the University of Cumbria received the award that recognised their ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Regional Studies Association (RSA)’ as editors of Regions magazine for the past nine years. The award was presented at the RSA Annual President’s event held in London

Leading university researchers recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

Fri 01 December 2017

Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Andy Wilkinson, 37, originally from Ulverston, had no previous academic background. Having joined the police at 20, he worked his way up to chief inspector during his 17 years on the job. He chose to study a MSc in Strategic Policing at the University of Cumbria, citing an ‘opportunity to develop academically and bridge a knowledge gap in strategic policing’, and surprised even himself when he passed the course with merit and won the title of ‘postgraduate student of the year’.

Top award for chief inspector who came to university later in life

Fri 24 November 2017

Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day

‘It’s been a journey for all of us’ is how Zoe Butler, adult nursing student, described the successful completion of her three year course with the University of Cumbria and the end of a remarkable year. In May she won a national award, the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award at the Royal College of Nursing inspiration (RCNi) Awards 2017, in recognition of her work to reduce the stigma of mental health among young people. In September she began work with the acute trust in south Cumbria.

Vice Chancellor pays special tribute to award winning nurse Zoe on graduation day