Wed 21 June 2017

Vivienne Westwood brings climate change debate to Cumbria

British icon, entrepreneur and fashion guru Vivienne Westwood entertained a packed audience at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside when she spoke about her passion for the environment. In a wide-ranging and sometimes challenging discussion about life, climate change and her love of constant learning through reading, her talk enthralled an audience made up of students, staff, university supporters and fans of the designer.

Vivienne Westwood brings climate change debate to Cumbria

Fri 16 June 2017

University's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) success

For the first time the University of Cumbria has staged a competition which highlighted a range of research PhD’s, each with a practical application, that are currently underway. The idea of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) came from the University of Queensland in 2008. The winning submission was from Malabika Ghosh, the clinical lead for rehabilitation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, who is completing a PhD which examines the rehabilitation of patients after stroke.

University's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT ®) success

Tue 13 June 2017

Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history

The University of Cumbria along with Natural England, the Forestry Commission and Cumbria Wildlife Trust has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the development of the South Cumbria species restoration programme. Development funding worth £174,500 has been awarded to a project aimed at developing the area’s landscape through a community-led species restoration programme; species such as the pine marten could be among those reintroduced to the Morecambe Bay area.

Lottery funding to help preserve Morecambe Bay natural history