Celebrated author in lodestar landscape role
Cumbrian author Sarah Hall will be working with English Literature students in her new role as Professor of Practice at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021
Join in the buzz at UK’s first major pollinator conference and fringe in Carlisle
The UK’s biggest gathering of pollinator enthusiasts and professionals - The Big Buzz Conference - will be hosted by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle on Friday 23 September. Free fringe events for all the family will also take place in Carlisle on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase
A showcase exhibition featuring the work of graduates of the University of Cumbria's MA Contemporary Fine Art and Creative Practice programmes is taking place.
Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations
Former students with tales to tell of Ambleside’s celebrated Charlotte Mason College are urged to share them in plans to mark the world-renowned educator a century after her death.
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2022
Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices
The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations. As part of the drive to address the national shortage for nurses, the University of Cumbria and the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust co-designed the four-year Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship that was the first course of its kind in the country when it was launched in 2018.
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Graduation success for future project managers
A cohort of Sellafield Ltd Project Management Degree Apprentices have graduated at Carlisle Cathedral. These students are one of the first in the country to graduate with a Level 6 Integrated Degree in Project Management. The four-year degree apprenticeship is delivered in collaboration with the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022
14-hour dash from Germany to make graduation
When her flight from Germany to the UK was grounded, there was no other option for Rena Bijman who did not want to miss her university graduation after achieving a first-class honours degree. Rena, who lives in Dusseldorf, jumped in a car and made a 14-hour journey to reach her ceremony that was being held the following morning in Carlisle, only 10 miles from the England-Scotland border.
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022
Class of 2022 summer graduations to begin
Gowned graduands and their loved ones will be in Carlisle to celebrate their achievements with ceremonies taking place on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, and Thursday 21 July 2022.
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022
Universities creating jobs and levelling up
The University of Cumbria is supporting activity that highlights our role in levelling up, boosting economic growth and creating opportunities for everyone to live longer, more fulfilling lives. Universities UK’s Getting Results campaign promotes the role of universities in the economic and social recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2022
University kicks off preseason training for League One club
Preseason training for Sky Bet League One contenders Morecambe FC has kicked off at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster. The Shrimps’ first-team squad members have spent their first day back for preseason training at the Bowerham Road campus. Led by lecturer Xavier Smith and colleagues within the university’s Institute of Health, undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree programme have put the professional footballers through a series of human performance tests.
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022
‘Northern stronghold’ for rare hazel dormice created in Lancashire
A ‘northern stronghold’ of rare hazel dormice is being created in Lancashire thanks to a partnership of nature and conservation organisations, including the University of Cumbria Back on our Map (BOOM) lottery-funded project.
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022
Serving soldier teams up with University to put squadron through its paces
Alumnus brings The Royal Lancers to University of Cumbria for rigorous fitness tests, as a Silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme is bestowed upon the institution for its support of the armed forces community.
Posted on Monday, June 13, 2022
Alumni award for top teacher
The University of Cumbria is proud of the vital and significant contributions our alumni make in positively transforming lives of others. Kerryann Wilson is the recipient of our university’s Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award, which recognises former students who have demonstrated professional success which reflect the vision and values of our institution.
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022
PhD student’s research strengthens occupational therapy education and patient care
Dr Joan Howarth has become the first to celebrate a special milestone with the University of Cumbria this week. A Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy, she is the first to attend a graduation ceremony to receive a PhD awarded by the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
Archbishop of York confers his first academic awards as new university Chancellor
Special events have taken place to mark the inauguration of the Most Reverend & Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, as Chancellor of the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
Special Spring graduations begin, celebrating Classes of 2020 and 2021
Five days of ceremonies have started at Carlisle Cathedral, celebrating the academic achievements, resilience and determination of 2,700 University of Cumbria graduands - Classes of 2020 and 2021
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022
University to host first graduation ceremonies since pandemic’s start
As the UK and world learns to live with Covid-19, the University of Cumbria is excited to be delivering a week of graduation ceremonies in Carlisle Cathedral for our classes of 2020 and 2021. Making a welcome return, these will be the university’s first graduations since November 2019.
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Next steps for Carlisle Citadels campus project
Ahead of a formal planning application this Spring, the team working on proposals to create a new campus in the centre of Carlisle for the University of Cumbria is considering feedback collected recently from the public. Following the appointment of a contractor and the completion of a successful planning application process, it is expected that main construction work on the Carlisle Citadels campus will begin in the first half of 2023, with completion currently forecasted for Spring 2026.
Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
Funding secured to develop Barrow Learning Quarter
As part of its Town Deal programme, the Government has confirmed that the full amount of £25 million has been awarded to Barrow-in-Furness. The funding enables the town to take forward seven schemes that are set to secure a bright and transformative future in Barrow for generations to come. The largest and most ambitious scheme is the Barrow Learning Quarter which will see the creation of a transformational new University of Cumbria campus and transformation of Furness College’s sixth form.
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2022
Policing and security expert joins university as Professor of Practice
BAE Systems Submarines Head of Security, Fire, and Resilience and retired Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery QPM has been appointed to the role of Professor of Practice within the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership at the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022
Green turns gold in award success
A company committed to brewing proper beer and saving the planet in equal measure has added another accolade to its great green credentials. Ulverston-based Lakeland Brewhouse was named Eco Business Innovator of the Year at the prestigious Cumbria Food Awards which applauded its 100 percent renewable power and overriding commitment to sustainability. Managing director Kirsty Ridge said she was delighted with the Cumbria Eco-I North West honour, which follows a £250,000 investment in the firm.
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022
Royal Television Society success for Professor of Practice
Acclaimed filmmaker and University of Cumbria Professor of Practice Terry Abraham is celebrating Royal Television Society success. The concluding chapter of his ‘Life on a Mountain’ series, about Helvellyn in the Lake District, has been named Best Factual Production at the RTS North East and the Border Awards 2022. Film and TV students from the university's Institute of Arts were also shortlisted in the regional RTS awards.
Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Forging innovation culture across Cumbria
A University of Cumbria-backed £5.7m business growth initiative, CUSP II, which is helping small and medium-sized businesses to break down innovation barriers and encourage leading-edge processes and products, is launching a new series of events to further support businesses in the county.
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2022
Academic and serving officer pen new book to aid policing students
Following the introduction of the Police Education Qualification Framework, higher education institutions and police forces must ensure recruits receive a balanced and informed start to their careers Senior policing lecturer and retired officer Iain Stainton has written a book with one of his former students Dr Rob Ewin, a serving Cumbrian officer, to aid new policing and criminology students.
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
NAW2022: University’s collaborations with employers and public services help ‘build the future’
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2022, supporting public services and employers to 'Build the Future' continues to be a leading focus for the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Prestigious award for dormouse return
A flagship mission to reintroduce Britain's only native dormice into woodlands straddling the Cumbrian and Lancashire border has been recognised in a special award for an outstanding contribution. Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has hailed work by the Back on our Map (BOOM) project, made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and backed by University of Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022
Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria
18-25 year olds in Cumbria are invited to sign up to Cumbria30, a free leadership development programme to shape the county’s future and challenge them to think through what their generation's legacy will be. Running online on 24, 25 and 28 February and 1 March 2022, sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria
Cumbria30 is offering up to 100 young people aged 18-25 in Cumbria a fantastic and free opportunity to shape their county’s future. Starting on Thursday 24 February 2022, Cumbria30 is a leadership development programme that will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to think through what their generation’s legacy will be. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey
Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022
Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021
Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria
New talent for creative industries is to be developed by acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience and the university's Institute of Arts
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021
Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels
Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved the transfer of the Citadels site to the University of Cumbria, as an in-kind contribution to enable the development of a new university campus.
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021
Prison in Queen’s major tree mission
Men at HMP Haverigg, Cumbria's only prison, are at forefront of The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting mission. They are working with the University of Cumbria's Back on our Map lottery-funded BOOM project on helping to reintroduce threatened native species to areas around Morecambe Bay and south Cumbria.
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2021
Consultation on plans for new £77.5m university campus
The University of Cumbria is holding a public consultation on its visionary plans for a new campus in the centre of Carlisle. Transforming the character and status of Carlisle, a new campus will boost the city’s vibrancy and vitality bringing increased investment, activity and footfall. It will also improve skills and productivity in the local economy and Borderlands region.
Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Global programme aids student midwives
The University of Cumbria is taking its first steps towards gaining recognition from the UK Committee of UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for its high-level training of student midwives. The Baby Friendly University Award recognises high levels of training in breastfeeding and baby-parent relationships to student midwives and those on other related allied health courses.
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2021
Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students
Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.
Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021
Global gathering signals race against time
World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021
University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference
Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders
Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021
Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021
The teaching of University of Cumbria academic Dr Sarah Williams has ‘a global impact’, judges of the FindAUniversity.com Postgrad Awards 2021 have recognised.
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021
Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university
A member of staff and also a student at the University of Cumbria, Dr Ron Lawson is looking forward to completing his MA in Contemporary Fine Art this summer.
Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021
Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase
A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021
Conference spotlight on uncertain countryside
Nationally recognised experts, including senior Defra staff, will be taking part in Farming with Nature, a virtual conference organised by the university's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parts and Protected Areas and taking place this month.
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021
Award for Institute of Health community mental health festival
The Festival of Mental Health, led by the Institute of Health nursing team at the University of Cumbria, has been recognised in the latest Educate North awards.
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2021
Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest
The race is on for votes to clinch vital European funding to safeguard universally rare rainforest – in Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Art steps up for fragile landscapes
People Land Art Culture and Ecology (PLACE) is bridging with the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and linking artists with those who work in and on celebrated but often fragile landscapes. Amid pressing concerns over climate change, habitat declines and post Brexit farming, an ambitious five-year mission aims to be a catalyst for shifting dynamics. The PLACE Collective is inspired by the Lake District’s World Heritage success in celebrating cultural heritage.
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021
Public health academic to address CBRNe specialists at European event
A University of Cumbria academic is preparing to address a European conference for specialists who manage responses to major emergencies and disasters. Colonel David Bates will speak at the NCT Virtual Europe event hosted by the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) Society.
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Liam's lockdown running challenge helps those affected by cancer
Lockdown restrictions and providing frontline support for students during the pandemic have not stopped Liam Walker from completing a month-long marathon challenge in memory of his grandfather. All monies raised are going to help those affected by cancer.
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021
University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders
A new study, involving 10 million graduates on professional networking site LinkedIn, has rated University of Cumbria as being in the Top 10 for developing business leaders and 14th overall in the Top 50 universities for business. The Capital on Tap study shows that the university, alongside prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), is producing a higher percentage of c-suite executives than other UK universities.
Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021
University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow
The University of Cumbria is developing a new university presence in Barrow and has signed a partnership agreement with Lancaster University to support this transformational project. The two universities will collaborate on research partnerships with local businesses and on courses offering the best subject strengths from both Higher Education Institutions.
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021
Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society
Led by and for students, the University of Cumbria Business Society launches this month to help upcoming graduates connect with employers and business networks. UoC Business Society figures want to develop a vibrant relationship with business leaders, helping to shape students’ learning experience and offering real-world support and guidance alongside academic business management study. It also wants help employers, organisations and business leaders to engage and inspire future professionals.
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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.
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020
Pioneering actions for hard hit industry
With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Carlisle Culture framework launch
A cultural framework for Carlisle, that aims to give new life and vision to the city’s rich culture and heritage, is set to be launched at a virtual event early next month. The event will provide progress on Carlisle Culture - a partnership working to harness the rich arts, heritage and culture of the city for our future sustainability and growth. The four lead partners are University of Cumbria, Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020
Light It in Red campaign: University of Cumbria joins global day of action
University of Cumbria’s dedicated Institute of the Arts campus has been turning red as part of a global initiative shining a light on the continuing crisis in the live events sector. The #LightItInRed campaign, linked to the online #WeMakeEvents movement, recognises the struggles theatres, venues and live events are facing during the coronavirus pandemic period, and the calls on government to offer the sector a lifeline.
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Interactive panel tackles big landscape questions
World-famous mountaineer Simon Yates is leading an online interactive panel to explore big questions about some of the country’s best and most loved landscapes. A team of experts will be at the ready to answer crucial queries about our national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty in an evening designed to get to the heart of a raft of issues.
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020
New term for tomorrow’s teachers
Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020
University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown
Nature has become more important to people since the start of the coronavirus lockdown and protecting it a higher priority, new University of Cumbria research has found. A total of 704 adults from across England, Scotland and Wales have taken part in 'Connection with nature in the UK during the COVID-19 lockdown', a study led by Tania Lemmey and carried out in association with the university’s research-led Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.
Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020
"University’s the best thing we’ve ever done!” - mature students’ message to those considering a career change
Life is taking a new direction for mature students Zoe Lyons and Ed Merlin Murray, who have successfully achieved University of Cumbria degrees. Now members of its Class of 2020, both Zoe and Ed joined University of Cumbria as first-time undergraduates two decades after their schooldays had ended.
Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
TV nature star backs species fightback mission
A £2-million University of Cumbria project to reintroduce 10 threatened flora and fauna species across the lowlands of South Cumbria has been hailed a countrywide catalyst by a leading television nature presenter. BBC Spring and Autumnwatch personality, Gillian Burke, says the National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Back on our Map (BOOM) mission will make it easy for people to get behind compelling fightback plans to save three native animals and seven plants.
Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Photographer gains degree with his autobiographical picture portrayal of life with a disability
Photography graduate Jordan Mossom has praised University of Cumbria for supporting him to study for and gain a degree while living with a rare muscle-wasting condition. Growing up with a passion for photography, Jordan did not think university would be an option open to him. He's now a proud member of University of Cumbria’s Class of 2020, successfully completing his degree this summer and seeing his work recognised by an international photography magazine.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
Success for Cumbria’s university students at D&AD New Blood 2020
Three new University of Cumbria graduates are celebrating after scooping accolades in a series of influential industry awards that recognise young and emerging creative talent. Graphic design graduates Tim Stewart and Jacob Towle are among the winners of the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards and illustrator Ed Merlin Murray is 'One to Watch' according to the charity which inspires and celebrates excellence in design and advertising.
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020
Cumbria launches new website showcasing talents of more than 120 artists
2020Vision is a virtual gallery giving University of Cumbria arts graduates a clear platform to show off their skills developed over the last three years. The university’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle - a creative arts campus for 70 years - is usually transformed each summer by its talented students completing an array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Coronavirus lockdown restrictions mean that this year's celebration has moved online for the first time.
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
University congratulates its Class of 2020
Today Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell leads University of Cumbria in congratulating its Class of 2020. In the week that the university would usually welcome its latest graduands to Carlisle for a series of graduation ceremonies, the Vice Chancellor leads the congratulations in a new video that recognises and celebrates the achievements and impact of its Class of 2020. Informal virtual celebrations with staff and students have also been held across the university's five institutes.
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020
University of Cumbria is top in North West and amongst best in UK for Graduate Outcomes
University of Cumbria has been rated as top in the North West and amongst the best in the UK for graduate employability, with 96% of all its graduates in employment or undertaking further study within 15 months of graduating.
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020
Cumbrian role in key national farm and countryside study
A national charitable body formed to bring fresh thinking on food production, farming and rural community support is set to make important steps forward in Cumbria. The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s work in the county is being hosted by University of Cumbria and one of its PhD students will play a key role as the Cumbria inquiry’s coordinator in a far-reaching programme to put some of the 15 recommendations in place.
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria
Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.
Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes
University of Cumbria joined forces with two county firms to say a special #makeitblue thank you to the NHS heroes, key workers and volunteers helping communities during the coronavirus lockdown. Its Grade II-listed Skiddaw building on the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle was lit up in an eye-catching display to coincide with Thursday evening’s #clapforcarers. Formerly the city's general hospital, the site is now where student nurses and many more entering public services are educated.
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020
International partners congratulate Cumbria on top 10 world ranking for making positive impact towards Global Goals
The University of Cumbria’s quality education has been ranked in the top ten of universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities’ impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of the university's international partners have stepped forward to congratulate the institution on its achievements against the SDGs, which are also known as the 17 Global Goals.
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020
“I’ve never been more proud to be a nurse” – Cumbria businesswoman’s return to NHS during coronavirus crisis
Young businesswoman Charlotte Treloar admits she has a tough choice to make after returning to the NHS to help in the fight against coronavirus. Charlotte is working with Covid-19 patients at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary. Rules and restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the virus has meant she's had to put her beauty business on hold. Yet the University of Cumbria nursing graduate says she has never been more proud to be a nurse and working for the NHS as she is now.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 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.
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 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.
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Science Museum spectacular hits the road
London’s internationally acclaimed Science Museum is taking pupils from nine Cumbrian schools on a journey this month that they will never forget. Members of the museum’s outreach team are demonstrating the wonders of the human body in a roadshow touring secondary schools across the county thanks to University of Cumbria.
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Unforgettable 2019 for Cumbria’s young artist of the year
For Poppy Cookson, 2019 is a year she’ll never forget. The 22-year-old became the first in her family to graduate from university. She's also Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year and has won two significant awards, furthering her career.
Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Generation game for creative entrepreneur
At the age of 21, entrepreneur Laura Devaney is getting ahead in business thanks to her arts degree – gained 30 years after her mother completed her studies at the same campus. Laura runs two new businesses with her partner Cameron Martin, who is also a member of the University of Cumbria’s alumni association, giving the night-time economy in Carlisle a welcome boost.
Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Cumbria’s Assistant Chief Constable becomes a Master of Science
One of Cumbria’s most senior police officers has joined the ranks of 1,000 graduands. Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Slattery accepted his Master of Science award at Carlisle Cathedral after completing his MSc in Strategic Policing, picking up his scroll 29 years after gaining a degree in sociology.
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
‘Art provides an escape from my disability’
Yvonne Meek loves her life at the University of Cumbria. Graduating last week with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, she has already returned to study for her MA in Contemporary Fine Art. Yvonne, 24, was motivated to continue her studies after completing her BA despite facing a number of health challenges. Yvonne is delighted to graduate and feels especially proud of her achievement.
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
Carlisle welcomed the world on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its international students as they graduated from University of Cumbria.
On Wednesday 27 November the University of Cumbria celebrated the achievements of 150 international business and law postgraduate students, many of whom had family and friends visiting Cumbria for the first time. Students travelled with their families to Carlisle from across the globe to celebrate their achievements at the Wednesday afternoon ceremony and it was a truly international experience.
Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Archbishop of York awarded university’s inaugural honorary doctorate
A standing ovation greeted the man who has been a guiding light and figurehead of Cumbria’s university since its inception as he accepted its first honorary doctorate. University of Cumbria Chancellor, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, gracefully accepted the honour during a ceremony at Carlisle Cathedral.
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019
New ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ award presented to three outstanding graduates
The University of Cumbria has introduced a new award honouring graduands who exemplify its values. Its inaugural ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ awards have been presented for the first time to three graduands who all, in their own individual way, exemplify the university’s values of Progressive, Passionate, Supportive and Personal and are exceptional role models within and out with the university.
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019
Food critic and TV personality returns home to receive honour 25 years on
Grace Dent, TV personality and newspaper columnist, received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria on Thursday, 25 years after she left for the bright lights of London.
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019
Distinguished farmer and landowner becomes university honorary fellow
A farmer who has used conservation to help transform the fortunes of his family’s historic estate has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Cumbria. Giles Mounsey-Heysham, a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria, is the ninth generation to manage his ancestral family property, Castletown, near Rockcliffe, Carlisle. He is also a chartered surveyor, with his extensive career including time with Cluttons and Savills.
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
After eight years battling ill health Liz finally has her MA!
Liz Porter had a beaming smile on her face when she graduated on Tuesday from the University of Cumbria. For Liz, a former teacher from Warrington, Cheshire, it’s been a long road to completing her MA in Education Professional Practice.
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Winter graduations bring university celebrations to Cumbria
Figures from the worlds of media, agriculture and land management, and the Church of England are joining 1,000 graduands being honoured by Cumbria’s university. With up to 4,000 people expected, University of Cumbria is awarding three honorary fellowships and its first honorary doctorate across three days of graduation ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral over 26-28 November.
Posted on Friday, November 22, 2019
UoC blazing a trail in upskilling hospitality professionals
A global leader in skills certification has backed groundbreaking developments by the University of Cumbria to lead the country in management level hospitality qualifications. Internationally renowned City & Guilds (C&G) has teamed up with academics at the Ambleside campus to bolster inspirational opportunities for bosses to upskill and meet the demands of a massive and growing industry.
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Nostalgia marks nonagenarian’s visit
It was always going to be a nostalgic visit for a nonagenarian who says her student days at a world-renowned Lakes’ institution shaped her whole adult life. Audrey Wright, 90, has returned to Ambleside’s former Charlotte Mason College, speaking of her joy at seeing again the seat of learning which had inspired and enthralled her. Now part of University of Cumbria, the old teacher training college had a major impact on her family. Through it, she met her mother-in-law, and her husband.
Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Bafta award-winning Peaky Blinders gives boost to illustrator
Television’s Tommy Shelby – the kingpin character of BAFTA award-winning Peaky Blinders – is giving graduate illustrator Harry G Ward a career boost. A digital painting by the 23-year-old – entitled ‘Cracks’ - is gracing billboards on roadsides up and down the country as well as the BBC’s digital, online and social platforms as part of a major publicity campaign by the broadcaster to promote the fifth series of screenwriter Steven Knight’s crime-gang drama.
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
Special needs teacher training leads to success for Shelby
A course is helping to provide a new generation of teachers with expertise in the fields of special needs and inclusion. Shelby Mercer is a member of the BA (Hons) Primary Education with SEND and Inclusion class of 2019 to graduate this summer. Shelby, 26, has achieved a first-class honours degree and has secured a role in the outstanding and award-winning special school where she has done some of her training, Highfurlong School in her native Blackpool.
Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Delivering healthcare at home hits the right note for singer Sarah
Supporting patients in her local community is the reward for newly qualified occupational therapist Sarah Morton. Sarah, a singer from Alston, is delighted to have landed her first job in the NHS upon graduating from the University of Cumbria. Her appointment with the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will see 30-year-old Sarah work with patients in hospitals at Hexham and Haltwhistle.
Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019
The desire to teach – it’s in the family!
A North Yorkshire couple who found love whilst training to be teachers in the Lake District almost 30 years ago have returned to Cumbria to watch their daughter graduate. Katie Pritchard-Jenkins, 21, has completed her BSc Outdoor Adventure and Environment degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus and is planning to follow her parents’ example and become a teacher. Her proud parents Adam and Gill trained at the same site 30 years ago when it was known as Charlotte Mason College.
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019
Conservation award named after courageous graduate
Probing Britain’s rarest freshwater fish has seen one of University of Cumbria’s first marine and freshwater conservation students awarded a prestigious memorial prize. Sam Poultney, from Staffordshire, said it was a privilege to receive the award named after Sarah McClay, the UoC graduate who died after being attacked by a tiger at the South Cumbrian zoo where she worked.
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019
World’s ‘best job’ beckons
As a young girl Amelia Murphy dislocated her knee playing football and told the paramedics who treated her that she wanted to join the emergency services. “Join us,” they quipped, “it’s the best job in the world.” She said she wished they could have seen her graduate at Carlisle Cathedral this week with a paramedic practice Diploma in Higher Education from University of Cumbria (UoC).
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Nigerian scholars in Cumbrian celebration
There was never any question that David Osarhieme Nduka-Oladiti would study for a degree, it was almost in his DNA. A tradition set by his grandfather of moving from Nigeria to attend an English university, most family members followed, gaining a Masters in a diverse range of subjects. After moving to London with his mother from Nigeria’s Benin City as a child, no one could have imagined David wouldn’t study in the capital when the time came - until he discovered 'the greenness' of Cumbria.
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019
International reconciliation specialist and Archbishop of Canterbury adviser honoured by University of Cumbria
A special adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury says she is thrilled to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria. The honour has been conferred upon Canon Sarah Snyder in recognition of her lifelong and outstanding work to promote faith-based conciliation around the world. It was presented on the last day of seven graduation ceremonies taking place at Carlisle Cathedral celebrating the achievements of almost 1,000 graduands - the Class of 2019.
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Therapist and wellbeing team praised by successful social work student
A mother of two has praised the university therapist and wellbeing service that have helped her through the loss of her parents and financial problems suffered over the last four years. Kimberley Jones relocated from Leeds to Cumbria with her two young children to embark on a social work degree at the University of Cumbria, going on to complete the course and graduate this week.
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Marathon man making a difference
Joe Morrell was still writing his university dissertation when he pitted himself against the ultimate test of endurance running a phenomenal 10 marathons in 10 days. And after being presented with his sports and rehabilitation degree at Carlisle Cathedral this week, the graduate from Huddersfield said he owed everything to University of Cumbria.
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Prizewinning pair’s double delight as summer 2019 graduations begin
Friends Kate Riley and Ann Lee are delighted to be sharing a unique celebration today as the University of Cumbria’s summer 2019 graduations begin. Carlisle Cathedral is hosting seven graduation ceremonies over the next three days to recognise the academic achievements and endeavours of almost 1,000 University of Cumbria graduands.
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Honours for peace advisor and high-flying headteacher as 1,000 graduands prepare to celebrate
Up to 4,000 people will flock to Carlisle Cathedral next week for the University of Cumbria’s 2019 summer graduations. Seven ceremonies will take place over three days - Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 July. The University will also award an Honorary Fellowship to Canon Sarah Snyder, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special advisor for reconciliation and founding director of the Rose Castle Foundation, and the title of Alumnus of the Year to Norfolk headteacher Imran Khan.
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Alumnus Andy appeals for help to find college compadre
Fifty years after receiving his offer letter, retired advertising executive Andy Hughes has returned to the city where he developed his artistic skills to make an appeal to find a friend. Andy, 70, from Glasgow, would like to get back in touch with Peter Bowron, who is originally from Cockermouth. They studied graphic design together at Carlisle College of Art and Design in the historic city’s Brampton Road between 1969 and 1972. It is now home to the university's Institute of the Arts.
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019
Sepsis specialist returns to teach nurses of the future
Five years ago Stacey Wilson fulfilled a childhood ambition to become a nurse when she qualified upon graduating from the University of Cumbria. Six months ago Stacey secured promotion and she is now one of two sepsis nurse specialists who oversee the care and treatment of more than 3,000 patients per month at north Cumbria’s two main hospitals. On Monday (25 February), Stacey will be on site talking about recognising sepsis and patient care.
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019
West End hit musical sees new star in miniature
A smash hit musical has a pocket-sized star at London’s Apollo Theatre courtesy of a University of Cumbria performing arts graduate. Crowds flocking to Shaftesbury Avenue to see award-winning Everybody’s Talking About Jamie could meet-up with a celebrity doll depicting the show’s lead. The brainchild of Stee Leahy, 26, who worked his Jamie lookalike from a 16inch Barbie-type doll, the model has brought widespread acclaim and clamours for copies.
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Artist calls for personal keepsakes to create collective memory bank
Carlisle based artist, Jan Marshall 55, is making an unusual request of staff, students and local residents living near the University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle. She wants their keepsakes and mementoes to set into resin ‘bricks’, which together she will use to form a series of colourful and original sculptures to transform the university campus.
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Army Major turns to University of Cumbria to develop advanced skills for trailblazing nursing role
It was a double celebration for British Army Officer Major Peter Royal who has been at the latest University of Cumbria graduation ceremonies. He was among 1,000 jubilant graduands whose academic achievements were celebrated in nine different ceremonies at Carlisle Cathedral.
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Students to celebrate at winter graduations
A student who photographed patients to challenge perceptions of disability and another who appeared on BBC Countryfile will join TV newsreader Dr Fiona Armstrong at next week’s graduation ceremonies in Carlisle. Over a thousand students will graduate at ceremonies beginning next Tuesday (27 Nov) at Carlisle Cathedral.
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018
University appoints new professors of practice
A face well known within Cumbria’s tourism industry and an expert in child protection issues are to join the University of Cumbria as professors of practice.
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018