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Clearing Hotline 2022 Now Open

Clearing Hotline 2022 Now Open

The University of Cumbria opens its Clearing hotline from 5th July 2022 to support those who wish to apply to study with us through Clearing, and remains open until 18th October 2022.


Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022

Tagged Clearing

Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

The much awaited, and long delayed review of Special Educational needs and Disability (SEND) was published in March 2022. But what does it say, and how does it reflect the difference University of Cumbria educators are already making to the lives of SEND children and young people?


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Health and Wellbeing, LED, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

Considering training to become a Secondary School Teacher? If you’re changing careers with existing family responsibilities or you’re a recent graduate looking to kick off your teaching career from a stable position, don’t worry - there’s a variety of financial options in place to ensure you’re supported to pursue your passion for teaching on a PGCE training programme. Discover how you can access thousands of pounds, just for studying! Keep reading to discover your options and learn how to apply for a teacher training bursary.


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Finance, Postgraduate, Student Life

Should I attend an Open Day as a PGCE Applicant?

Should I attend an Open Day as a PGCE Applicant?

So, you’re thinking about studying for your PGCE. Maybe you’ve started your research on our website, or talked to a friend who’s already completed their training, but what’s the next step? Coming to an Open Day is a fantastic way to learn more about becoming a trainee teacher and completing a PGCE.


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Alumni, Carlisle, Education, Lancaster, Postgraduate

Get Ready For Clearing & Results Day: 4 Steps to Help You Take Control

Get Ready For Clearing & Results Day: 4 Steps to Help You Take Control

Waiting for exam results can be stressful, but there are things you can do right now to ease some of the anxiety and be a step ahead when it comes to Results Day and Clearing 2022.


Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Tagged Clearing

Accepting your clearing place

Accepting your clearing place

You’ve got an offer from us and September is calling. Here are the next 5 steps you need to take to secure your place.


Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tagged Clearing

Questions our Prospective Students want Answered!

Questions our Prospective Students want Answered!

There's no shortage of advice and info online about applying to university. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by how much there is out there. Especially when something contradicts the last thing you read. So let's look at some of the most common myths around higher education.


Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tagged Student Life, Undergraduate

Should I go to university?

Should I go to university?

Is university right for you? You’ll have a lot of people giving their opinion. Teachers, friends, random family members you see once a year. Then you go online and you get even more confused about what to do.


Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tagged Student Life, Undergraduate

Guide to finance for student parents

Guide to finance for student parents

Studying while being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. With more commitments than students who don’t have children, you need to make sure that you make things as simple for yourself as possible. This includes having all the financial support in place which you are entitled to.


Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tagged Finance, Nursing, Student Life

5 ways to make the most of your Applicant Visit Day

5 ways to make the most of your Applicant Visit Day

Coming to university is a big decision. It's important to make sure you've got all the answers you need. An Applicant Visit Day at the University of Cumbria can be a game-changer for your future.


Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Tagged Applications, Finance, Student Hub

How to choose a university

How to choose a university

With over 390 higher education institutions and 50,000 courses in the UK , we understand that it can be difficult to narrow down where you want to go. This guide will set you on your way to shortlisting universities for your UCAS application.


Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022

Tagged Applications, Student Life, Undergraduate

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

Like the sound of working in education, but not sure what careers are out there? Take it from us, there are hundreds of exciting and fulfilling education roles for you to discover. Keep reading to get inspired by a future career in education...


Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Tagged Education, Undergraduate

HOW TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE

HOW TO MAKE A CAREER CHANGE

So there’s something that you’re really passionate about and feel drawn towards turning into a career. A career change can be really tough and pretty daunting, however making that bold decision to take your life in a new direction in your 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s can be much easier than you think.


Posted on Friday, April 1, 2022

Tagged Applications, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Science

Get Ready for Open Days: 5 Ways To Make the Most Of Your Open Day

Get Ready for Open Days: 5 Ways To Make the Most Of Your Open Day

There’s no better way to discover if a university is for you than by whole-heartedly throwing yourself into one of its open days. You’re free to soak up the atmosphere, wander the corridors, meet the staff and students and get a real feel for the place. A website, regardless of how professional and informative it is, just can’t compare to a real life experience.


Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tagged Applications, Postgraduate, Student Hub, Student Life, Undergraduate

Prepare for Your A Level Exams: Revision Techniques

Prepare for Your A Level Exams: Revision Techniques

So, your A Levels are coming up soon and it’s time to get revising, but where to begin?! You aren’t alone in feeling the pressure, but we are here to offer you our top revision tips and tricks to get you exam organised.


Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tagged Student Hub, Undergraduate

How to write a great application for a masters in nursing

How to write a great application for a masters in nursing

Write an excellent personal statement to support your masters in nursing application for University.


Posted on Friday, March 25, 2022

Tagged Nursing

What skills and qualifications do you need to be a nurse?

What skills and qualifications do you need to be a nurse?

Discover the character traits, skills and qualifications nurses need to start their career and succeed in their professional practice.


Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

What Skills and Qualifications Do I Need to be an Occupational Therapist?

What Skills and Qualifications Do I Need to be an Occupational Therapist?

The field of Occupational Therapy is perfect for motivated people who want to empower others to live as independently as possible. This article will explain what Occupational Therapy is and consider the skills and qualifications required to become an Occupational Therapist. Keep reading and you might be inspired to change lives.


Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

If you’re fascinated by human behaviour then the diverse field of Psychology could prove to be the perfect career path. Psychology is a fascinating topic and a wonderful way to study the inner workings of the human mind. By gaining a richer understanding of mental health conditions you can help people manage and overcome psychological distress. What could be more rewarding?


Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

What is the NHS Learning Support Fund?

What is the NHS Learning Support Fund?

If you want to study for a health-related undergraduate or postgraduate degree or are going into your second or third year of study in a health discipline, we have great news: you may be eligible for an NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) grant. Continue reading for more details on who is eligible to apply, how and when you can apply and how you will receive your payments.


Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

What is experiential learning?

What is experiential learning?

Experiential Learning was once called ‘Learning by Doing’, becoming well-known from the work of David Kolb in 1984 and his Experiential Learning Cycle Theory.


Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tagged London, Postgraduate, Science

Meet your Students’ Union: Who We Are and What We Do

Meet your Students’ Union: Who We Are and What We Do

A huge part of the student experience at Cumbria comes from the Students' Union. From events to societies, to your welfare and academic support, our UCSU have got it covered.


Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021

Tagged Student Life

How can Universities be More Sustainable? 
Five Ways UoC is Protecting the Planet

How can Universities be More Sustainable? Five Ways UoC is Protecting the Planet

We’re lucky to host campuses in some of the greenest settings in the UK - including the only UK campus within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But, at the University of Cumbria, our sites aren’t the only thing that’s green.


Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tagged Clearing, Geography, National School of Forestry, Student Life, Wildlife Media, Zoology

Commencing Study If You Deferred a Year: Why 2021 Is the Perfect Year to Study

Commencing Study If You Deferred a Year: Why 2021 Is the Perfect Year to Study

If you have deferred in 2020 and are commencing study this September, or if you deferred to 2022 but had a change in circumstance and want to start your course in 2021, here is everything you need to know.


Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Tagged Applications

Get involved in Carlisle's culture

Get involved in Carlisle's culture

With two different campuses in the beautiful and historic city of Carlisle, University of Cumbria students and visitors have plenty to see and do.


Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

Get involved in London's culture

Get involved in London's culture

Don’t let your time with the University of Cumbria pass you by without seeing all the cultural gems and seasonal events the city has to offer!


Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021

Tagged London

Get active in Carlisle

Get active in Carlisle

With two different campuses in the beautiful and historic city of Carlisle, University of Cumbria students and visitors have plenty to see and do.


Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

Occupational Therapy student placements: The Student's View

Occupational Therapy student placements: The Student's View

Going on placement is an exciting aspect of training to become an Occupational Therapist, find out from our students what they thought of their placements and where they completed them.


Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tagged Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy

How to write a good personal statement for a degree in Psychology

How to write a good personal statement for a degree in Psychology

Write a brilliant personal statement to support your psychology degree application for university with top tips from our expert lecturers.


Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tagged Carlisle, Psychology

Get involved in Lancaster's culture

Get involved in Lancaster's culture

Our beautiful, historic city sits on the River Lune, just a few miles from the West Coast of England. Whether you’re into history, arts, socialising or keeping fit – we have it all here in Lancaster.


Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tagged Lancaster

5 ways you’ll be prepared for your future career with our Health and Social Care Integrated Foundation Year

5 ways you’ll be prepared for your future career with our Health and Social Care Integrated Foundation Year

If you're interested in getting into a career in Health and Social Care then our integrated foundation year route can provide the stepping stone you need to get into higher education and reach your goals. Read below to find out 5 ways our course will prepare you for your ideal future Health or Social Care career.


Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Tagged Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Undergraduate

Get active in London

Get active in London

Whether your idea of fitness is an intense gym session, competitive sports, or a scenic stroll in the park, there are plenty of ways to stay fit in and around East London.


Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2021

Tagged London