Tue 04 December 2018

Conservation students make their mark with wildflower planting project

Twenty six students from the University of Cumbria joined forces with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to plant wildflowers in a meadow in Hartley in the Eden Valley. This is the sixth year running that first year conservation undergraduates have assisted with planting wildflowers in this area of Cumbria. This year the students were planting on John Strutt Conservation Foundation land at Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen.

Mon 03 December 2018

Former footballer shares moving story with Lancaster nursing students

Former professional footballer Len Johnrose has shared his experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease with nursing students at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria. The 49 year-old former midfielder who played for clubs including Bury, Burnley and Swansea City spoke candidly about his life as a primary school teacher and how he and has family cope with his condition which was diagnosed two years ago.

Mon 03 December 2018

University training trailblazing Rolls-Royce project managers

One of the world’s leading industrial technology companies is working with Cumbria’s university to train project managers of the future. The University of Cumbria has signed an agreement to provide level 6 project manager degree apprenticeships to Rolls-Royce apprentices. The degree apprenticeship was developed by a national trailblazer group involving both organisations and other major employers along with training providers from a variety of industries.

Fri 30 November 2018

High-flying Elizabeth gains top university award

A twist of fate has seen an outstanding university student receive a top award from an academic who first met her family on a beach in north Wales. University of Cumbria lecturer Anne Gager was on holiday and struck up a conversation with the family of Elizabeth Quiligoitti. Fast forward 24 years and not only has the student joined colleagues in receiving a PGCE primary certificate but also received a prestigious prize in recognition of her outstanding work.

Thu 29 November 2018

Inaugural Institute of Arts Community Engagement Prize winner Megan's 'labour of love' sees her gain commission

Her work to highlight disability by taking photographs of people with prosthetic limbs has seen photography student Megan Ogley not only graduate with a top award but be commissioned to carry on work that has become her passion. The University of Cumbria graduate from Pontefract worked with charities Steel Bones and PACE who introduced Megan to members of the prosthetics community. She encouraged them to share their stories and model for her with hundreds agreeing to take part.

Wed 28 November 2018

Media entrepreneurs recognised at university graduation ceremony

A group of three friends who all studied together and went on to set up a multi-media company have celebrated graduating and receiving an award in recognition of their entrepreneurship. Emily Dodd studied Wildlife Media and along with Adventure Media student Alex Fowkes and Sam Burton who studied Photography at the University of Cumbria’s Institute of the Arts collaborated to set themselves up in business in October 2015.