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Welcome to the University of Cumbria

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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.

Concerned about COVID-19's impact on your studies? Find the latest advice for applicants joining us in 2021, here.

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Stay Safe. Stay Ambitious

Starting University can be a stressful experience and we want to reassure all our students that our campus is safe and open.

You can find all of our regular covid updates here and we've created an Insider's Guide covering everything you need to know about starting at the University of Cumbria.

Whether you're joining us in September or January, take a walk through our different campuses, learn how to manage your money, and get involved with the UoC community. 

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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 your time on campus to learn your way around. Following Welcome Week, classes and activities will take place in accordance with your course timetable. We recommend keeping an eye on your timetable as it will be updated in the lead-up to your first week. 

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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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Commencing Study After Deferral

Deferred in 2020 and starting your studies this September? Or, have you deferred to 2022 but would like to join us sooner?

If life got in the way, circumstances changed or you changed your mind, we are here to help you make that degree a reality this year. 

Whether you're studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, find out why 2021 is the perfect year to join the University of Cumbria. 


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Meet the Students' Union

Say hello to your Student Union representatives for the 2021 academic year.

The University of Cumbria Students’ Union (UCSU) is an independent charity that you will automatically become a member of when you register in September. Led by three full-time elected representatives, Charlotte, Molly, and Lucy, the UCSU will support you throughout your academic studies, arranging on-campus activities, and caring for your welfare. 

They're here to make sure everything you do at university is done to the fullest, whether that's by getting involved in our wide range of societies, volunteering within your community, or using your voice to make a difference. They have your back. 

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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.