Thu 14 January 2021

Cumbria's university refreshes retired healthcare professionals' clinical skills to expand pool able to give vaccination

In a drive to do their bit during the pandemic, the University of Cumbria offered healthcare staff in the north of the county refresher training in administering the Covid-19 vaccination. The rapidly devised programme, trained 40 healthcare staff so far, revising their clinical skills in administering the vaccination but also spotting the signs of anaphylactic shock and basic life support.

Ian Corrie, Senior Lecturer Institute of Health

Tue 15 December 2020

Cumbria law student wins prestigious national award

University of Cumbria law student Elizabeth Park (Liz) has been awarded a prestigious national prize. Liz, 35, is one of only five students in the country to receive the Neuberger Prize from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London and a leading centre for the training and development of student and qualified barristers in the UK. The prize is awarded in recognition of her outstanding work during her studies on the university's LLB (Hons) Law course.

LLB (Hons) Law student Elizabeth (Liz) Parks wins prestigious Neuberger Prize, from Lincoln's Inn - one of the four Inns of Court in London. December 2020

Fri 11 December 2020

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar.  University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination. 

A seal at Portgordon by wildlife media student Kerri Owen, chosen to feature in university Wildlife Society's 2021 calendar (january). Picture credit: Kerri Owen

Fri 04 December 2020

Virtual visit to University of Cumbria by Universities Minister Rt Hon Michelle Donelan

Universities Minister the Rt Hon Michelle Donelan today heard how University of Cumbria is continuing to provide a quality learning experience throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and discussed its growing role and impact as the anchor higher education institution for the region. Minister Donelan met with University of Cumbria Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell alongside other members of her senior leadership team.

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan virtually visits the university. December 4 2020. Picture: UK Parliament website. Used under Creative Commons

Mon 30 November 2020

Cumbria’s helping hand for school and college students thinking of university

Cumbria’s university has new sources of support for school and college students who are considering their future plans. In response to the coronavirus pandemic some elements of support from University of Cumbria's outreach team are available, for the first time, on demand to young people and others who are interested in higher education and exploring training and career options. Discover. Explore. Support includes masterclasses, 'Get Into' sessions and a wealth of information.

Branded image to tie in with Outreach support services. November 2020