Wed 28 November 2018

Award winning Lotty uses support experience to begin new career as occupational therapist

A married mother-of-three has used her experience of supporting people with acquired brain injuries to carve out a new career as an occupational therapist after graduating from the University of Cumbria. And it is a double celebration for 48-year-old Lotty Romaniszyn, who lives in Carlisle. Not only has Lotty been celebrating her MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Cumbria at this week’s graduation ceremonies, she has also named postgraduate student of the year.

Tue 27 November 2018

Nurse Leanne receives top award for dementia campaign

A Carlisle nurse who has recruited over 400 dementia friends has received a top award in recognition of her work. Leanne Story, originally for Carlisle, was awarded the Jim Cox Prize for most inspirational student at her University of Cumbria graduation ceremony (November 27.) The 24 year old adult nursing graduate won the prize for organising a conference earlier this year to raise awareness of the condition among fellow students.

Mon 26 November 2018

University alumni recall Christmas past

A group of university students who marked Christmas in song at the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria almost half a century ago have revisited the site. Gordon Basterfield, together with a group of other teacher training students, decided it would be a kind gesture to sing carols for principal Hugh Pollard in 1973. Dr Pollard thought so much of the gesture that he invited the students to all sign his visitor book which is still held among the archives on the Lancaster campus.

Fri 23 November 2018

Film of African English project to premiere in Lancaster

A film which features the largest English literacy project in Africa is to be premiered in Lancaster next month. Education experts from the University of Cumbria and Lancaster-based Universal Learning Solutions have long collaborated on a project to share their skills in Africa. Lancaster-based academic Jan Ashbridge travelled to the country this summer to promote the use of phonics with teachers from the country spending time last year in north Lancashire and Cumbria.