Wed 30 September 2020

College Principal appointed as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership

The Principal and Chief Executive of Furness College has been appointed to a prestigious role with the University of Cumbria to help shape the future of education across the county. Andrew Wren will take up a position as Professor of Practice in Collaborative Education Leadership. His appointment recognises his industry expertise and innovative leadership and will help to further strengthen seamless collaboration between the further education and higher education sectors.

Furness College, Barrow, Principal Andrew Wren becomes Professor of Practice at University of Cumbria. September 2020

Fri 11 September 2020

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.

PGCE SEND cohort Lancaster, September 2020, with Inclusive Education lecturer Anne Gager (Front right) - for PGCE induction PR story

Mon 17 August 2020

Postgraduate discount set to help people upskill to aid North West Covid-19 recovery

Be more, earn more, take control of your future by studying for a University of Cumbria postgraduate degree is the aim a new initiative giving a 20% discount off fees to support people whose jobs have been affected by the economic impact of Covid-19 in the North West. To help people furloughed, made redundant or at risk of redundancy, the Being Enriched Postgraduate Discount is available on selected postgraduate courses on a full or part-time basis for people who meet the criteria.

Fusehill Street, Carlisle Campus with logo

Fri 07 August 2020

University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown

Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.

PR2316 Tania Lemmey and Dr Chris Loynes - nature during covid19 lockdown research. August 2020. Institute of Science, Natural Resources, Outdoor Studies. Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.