Professor Julie Mennell - Vice Chancellor

Welcome from the Vice Chancellor

On behalf of everyone at the University of Cumbria, may I offer you a very warm welcome. 

Our aim during your time with us is to provide you with personal experiences and opportunities for development which will shape your life and your career, and we want to help you to make the most of them. We are committed to working with you to ensure you get the very best out of your programme, university environment and community. Our team is here to help support you to achieve your best and settle quickly into university life and study.

You will find a wealth of information about life and study with us on these pages, but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

We hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer, and look forward to welcoming you to our wider University of Cumbria family.

With best wishes,
Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell

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Course welcome

Check out your course welcome page to find out what your tutors have in store for your first week of university. You'll also find details of any pre-course tasks or reading that you need to complete.

Course welcome information

Students' Union Welcome Events

Your Students' Union has a lot of fun activities planned for welcome week to get you socialising with your peers.

Pop over to to find out more or join the Facebook group for your campus.

SU welcome events

What if I don’t arrive in time for registration and Welcome Week?

First of all don’t panic! Please make sure that you complete the following steps:

  1. Complete your online pre-registration
  2. Set up your IT account and passwords
  3. Check out your course welcome page
  4. Let the accommodation team know when you are due to arrive and find out how you collect keys etc.
  5. Visit your campus Programme Administration Office on your first day in order to register, have your ID checked and provide any admissions paperwork
  6. Visit the library and have your Cumbria Card printed
  7. Check in with your tutor and ask them to catch you up on any key material or activities you may have missed
  8. Find out about your Students' Union
  9. Once you've set up your IT account, visit the Student Hub to find out more about student life.