University of Cumbria

Congratulations & Welcome to

University of Cumbria

Congratulations on Your Offer

Now, let's get started

You've chosen to study at a place where amazing things happen. You’ve made a great choice if we do say so ourselves.

One thing that makes the University of Cumbria unique is our locations. Our five campuses are based in Carlisle, at Brampton Road and Fusehill Street, Lancaster, London, and Ambleside, the latter of which is set within the Lake District World Heritage Site. This connects us - and you - to landscapes, culture, and specialist industries no other university can offer. 

We want to be a place that inspires, where you can follow your passions and go on to make a difference. With our focus on people, place, and partnerships, we're here to support you throughout your studies, whether that means connecting you with the right people through our expert academics, teaching you at a location best suited to your course, or finding the right placement to develop your skills.

This is the place where you learn the skills you need to change lives, starting with your own. So, begin your journey by accepting your offer and preparing to join us at the University of Cumbria. Stay focused. Go far.

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Finalise Your Place

You’ve accepted your offer, celebrated your amazing achievement, and started planning your outfits for Fresher’s Week. There are just a couple more things you may need to do before September.

As you prepare for your course, you may be required to undergo additional checks. These may include, 'right to study', criminal background, and medical checks. 

Find out what you need to do to before you register at the University of Cumbria.

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Your Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an exciting time. Whether you are on-campus or learning online, the Welcome Week timetable will be packed with fun activities to help you prepare for your course and get to know your classmates. Meet your tutors and the wider support team, explore the Fresher's Fair, and get involved with the UCSU.

During Welcome Week, you will be shown around campus, given your Student ID, and have the opportunity to find the best places to eat, on and off-campus. 

We recommend using this time to learn your way around. You'll find information and guidance about welcome week on our New Students pages. Head Start is our suite of online self study courses, designed to give you a Head Start to your learning journey. Following Welcome Week, classes and activities will take place in accordance with your course timetable. Keep an eye on your timetable as it will be updated in the lead-up to your first week. 

Welcome Week timetables will be available in August.

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Chat to a Student

Got a few questions? Chat to our current students from across the University. Find out more about your course, how you can get involved at each campus, and get some expert advice from people who have been in your shoes.