Wed 15 May 2019

University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day

Student paramedics at the University of Cumbria are inviting members of the public to have a quick health check that could save lives. They will be in the centre of Ambleside carrying out blood pressure screenings on participating passers-by on World Hypertension Day, Friday 17 May 2019. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is commonly referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because often the first time a person knows they have it is after they have suffered a heart attack or stroke.

Logo of World Hypertension Day on 17 May 2019

Thu 02 May 2019

Student faces ultimate Lake District challenge

With days left to the ultimate endurance test a University of Cumbria student says running 10 marathons in 10 days is a phenomenal challenge. Joe Morrell, from Huddersfield, is up against a punishing feat few are mentally and physically capable of as he prepares for the Lake District based Brathay 10 in 10. From Friday 10 May, Joe, who is also tackling his sports and rehabilitation degree finals, faces a 262-mile epic in around 60 hours of hard, unrelenting toil.

Tue 30 April 2019

Schemes helping Cumbrian youngsters access HE in running for national awards

Lisa Jackson, manager of the Cumbria Collaborative Outreach Programme (CCOP) – a University of Cumbria-led partnership involving higher and further education establishments and employers, has been shortlisted for a national award for her work helping teenagers in her home county access higher education. Cumbria has a second finalist in the 2019 NEON Awards - Energy Coast UTC, at Lillyhall. It works closely with CCOP and the university. The awards recognise efforts to widen access to HE.

Thu 11 April 2019

Supermarket surprise as art exhibition transforms market stall

A new supermarket is opening this weekend and whilst the items on the shelves will be up for sale all won’t be quite what it seems. For ‘shopkeeper’ Martin Fowler is an artist who wants his new installation ‘Supermarket’ to allow people to explore their feelings around commodities and the value placed upon them. He has spent the last two years re-creating, making and sourcing hundreds of individual items ranging from tins of beans to cans of lager to bring his exhibition to life.