Tue 09 August 2022

University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick joined the University of Cumbria in June 2022 as a new Director responsible for developing a Centre for Digital Transformation as part of the University’s 2030 Strategy. Amanda brings with her a wealth of experience including mental health social work and social work with D/deaf children and adults in Ireland. It was Amanda’s interest in social work education that led her to social work academia in England.

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick meeting social work graduates and academics

Thu 28 July 2022

Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

University of Cumbria is looking forward to strengthening its links with local businesses with the news that funding has been approved to develop the Carlisle Business Exchange (CBE). Part of the new Citadels campus development, Carlisle Town Deal investment plan has received £19.7 million in funding from central government, £4 million of which has been allocated for the CBE to be housed on the new city centre campus.

Carlisle Citadels campus design

Wed 27 July 2022

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices 

The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations.  As part of the drive to address the national shortage for nurses, the University of Cumbria and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust co-designed the four-year Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship that was the first course of its kind in the country when it was launched in 2018. 

University of Cumbria Graduation Degree and Award Ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral. Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. Left to right. Alice Davies, Cherish Otoo, Helen Fawcett, Joanne Callister, Hannah Faragher, Leah Baldwin 20th July 2022 Photo Jonathan Becker