Research excellence framework The University of Cumbria is committed to increasing the amount of ‘excellent research’ conducted by its staff by actively participating in the 'Research Excellence Framework' (REF).
The following governance and corporate documents show how the University of Cumbria is performing against its objectives, year on year. In addition, you can also read our strategic plan 2017-2020.
Enriching People Through Place
Our three-year strategic plan builds on the achievements of the last decade to position us as a thriving, lead player in delivering professional higher-level learning to meet the demands of an ever evolving workforce and emerging markets.
The University is required to publish an Annual Report from the Remuneration Committee to the University Board, in line with best practice and as required to comply with the Committee of University Chairs’ Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code.Remuneration Committee Annual Report to the University Board
Please see the links below for reports from 2017-2018
Our charter is for those students who are enrolled with us and who are directly receiving teaching and learning through the university. The staff and student leaders of the university endorse this charter and agree to actively represent the principles and values which it contains.
The Student Protection Plan is a requirement for all universities registered with the Office for Students (OfS).
The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 requires all higher education providers to produce and publish a Student Protection Plan which articulates how a provider will preserve the continuation and quality of study for students. For more information, please read the Student Protection Plan 2021_22.
Access and Participation Plan
All universities registered with the Office for Students (OfS) are required to have an Access and Participation Plan from 2019/20. The Access and Participation Plan replaces the Access Agreements that were approved by Office for Fair Access.
The University’s Access and Participation Plan, approved by the Office for Students, is in support of the University’s Strategic Plan which has raising aspirations and attainment across all student groups at its heart. The Provider Impact Report summarises progress made by the University.
The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.
It shows these numbers by reference to:
The gender of the individuals to which they relate
Their socioeconomic background
The data does not include information about the context, such as the smaller number of students in some groups or students’ entry qualifications and prior educational experience. We recognise that of gaps in attainment for students from Asian, Black and Mixed Ethnicity backgrounds, and those from homes experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage. The University of Cumbria is fully committed to the delivery of a comprehensive action plan, through the Access and Participation Plan 2020-25, which directly addresses the attainment gap for students from these underrepresented groups.
Degree Outcomes Statement
In May 2019 the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment published a Statement of Intent stating that every institution awarding degrees should publish a Degree Outcomes Statement which analyses their degree classification profile and articules the results of an internal institutional in the context of internal arrangements for teaching, learning and assessment, academic regulations and academic governance. The University of Cumbria Degree Outcomes Statement 2021 was considered by Academic Board and approved by the University Board.
The Freedom of Information Act requires the University of Cumbria, as a public sector body, to provide basic financial information under our Publication Scheme.
As part of this scheme we provide public access to the following financial documents: