Thu 06 February 2020

Cumbria’s university helps celebrate diversity

A new relationship between University of Cumbria and Multicultural Cumbria is forging closer links between the county’s diverse communities and the institution’s staff and students across its campuses. Together they are hosting an event for school pupils ahead of the 10th anniversary of Carlisle Culture Bazaar 2020, a weekend which is expected to attract 5,000 visitors. Students from the university's London campus are also taking part, some of whom will be visiting Carlisle for the first time.

1.	(l-r) Ruth Harrison-Palmer, director, Institute of Education, University of Cumbria; Saj Ghafoor, chief officer, Multicultural Cumbria; Professor Julie Mennell, vice chancellor, University of Cumbria. Picture taken in December 2019

Mon 27 January 2020

Global LEGO competition helps build bright future for Cumbrian students

Final-year University of Cumbria student Teri Hardy has picked up a special award in recognition of the impact she has made on a growing global science and technology competition for children. Royal Navy veteran Teri, 31, received her own trophy during the inaugural Carlisle regional final of the FIRST LEGO League challenge held at the university’s Fusehill Street campus. 100 pupils from 10 schools took part.

UoC biomedical sciences student Teri Hardy (right) with FIRST LEGO League team from Newlaithes Junior School, Carlisle - where she has been a STEM ambassador. January 2020