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

Get active in Lancaster

Get active in Lancaster

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 Monday, April 19, 2021

Tagged Lancaster

Get involved in Ambleside's cultural landscape

Get involved in Ambleside's cultural landscape

When studying at a University like ours, there's plenty of opportunities to get involved in the local community, as a volunteer, through work, or just by experiencing the rich culture our Lake District locations have to offer.


Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tagged Ambleside

Get out and about in London

Get out and about in London

There's never a dull moment when studying at our London campus. Based in the heart of East London near the iconic Canary Wharf, the surrounding community and city connections mean you will never run out of places to eat, shops to browse, and live events to lose yourself in.


Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2021

Tagged London

What Art Courses Can Offer Your Career

What Art Courses Can Offer Your Career

If you have a natural talent for the arts or a love and interest in drawing, painting, photography, writing, performing, filming and design, chances are you have been told that you could not make a career out of it. This couldn’t be further from the truth.


Posted on Friday, April 2, 2021

Tagged Media Arts

Sport Injury Screening Exercises

Sport Injury Screening Exercises

Sports Rehabilitation is applicable in a wide range of environments. In this short injury screening video, Sport Rehabilitation lecturer Dr Katie Walker-Small demonstrates some easy exercises that you can follow and do at home.


Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tagged Sport

Get out and about in Lancaster

Get out and about in Lancaster

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 Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tagged Lancaster

Get active at our Ambleside campus

Get active at our Ambleside campus

Ambleside's stunning setting and active community makes this the perfect place for fitness-focused students.


Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tagged Ambleside

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

To celebrate International Women’s Day and inspire the girls and women of Cumbria, we have reached out to our wonderful academic team to hear a few of the inspirational stories that make the University of Cumbria the thriving, supportive community that it is. From women who were told their potential was limited or had to overcome barriers to achieve professional success, our message to you today is that it’s possible and you can do it. Happy International Women’s Day!


Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Children and Families, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate

How we make a difference in our local communities

How we make a difference in our local communities

Many of our students choose to study within our Institute of Health because they want to make a real difference to the lives of others. Lecturer Karen Lockney talks here about the real impact and changes students and staff members have made to their local communities.


Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021

Tagged Children and Families

Get out and about in Ambleside

Get out and about in Ambleside

Known as ‘the jewel in Lakeland’s crown’, Ambleside is a perfect blend of wild countryside and cosy comforts, with lots to offer in the way of entertainment. Whether you love an active day exploring nature, nights out with your friends, or a relaxing spa day with dinner and a movie, you’ll have so much to choose from here.


Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021

Tagged Ambleside

Combatting Climate Change

Combatting Climate Change

Andrew Weatherall is the leader of Working Group 1 - Approaches and Definitions of Climate Smart Forestry (CSF) in an EU COST Action, Climate Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions (CLIMO).


Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021

Tagged Forestry

Reconnecting with your local patch – appreciating the little things in nature

Reconnecting with your local patch – appreciating the little things in nature

These are certainly unprecedented times, for the first time in generations we are resigned to staying within our own dwellings avoiding social contact and unnecessary travel.


Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021

Tagged Zoology

LGBTQ+ Allyship - Ali Richards

LGBTQ+ Allyship - Ali Richards

Being an Ally of the LGBTQ community


Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

LGBTQ+ Allyship - Lee McDermott

LGBTQ+ Allyship - Lee McDermott

As the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer at UoC, one thing that is never lost on me is that I identify as a cis, white, Christian, non-disabled, straight male...


Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

What do learning disability nurses do?

What do learning disability nurses do?

Learning disability nurses work in a wide range of environments, including community nursing, forensic, secure or residential settings and hospices. This blog will explore what learning disabilities nurses do in their role and the impact they have on the lives of others.


Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

Psychology Research in Focus

Psychology Research in Focus

Our Psychology department is home to a number of lecturers and students who are actively researching and contributing to the development of leading research within the field of Psychology. This blog will be updated frequently to introduce the different topics that are being researched within the team.


Posted on Friday, November 6, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

How can creative writing help individuals struggling with their mental health?

How can creative writing help individuals struggling with their mental health?

Each year for National Poetry Day, third-year mental health nursing students explore the use of creative writing, in particular poetry, as an alternative medium for mental health nurses to consider using with clients in clinical practice.


Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Nursing

Meet our Institute of Health Lecturers

Meet our Institute of Health Lecturers

Our Institute of Health is a community of expert lecturers who have years of experience working within health, social care and sport. Our lecturers share their expert knowledge with our students and some take an active role in producing leading research alongside teaching. This blog will provide a profile of one of our lecturers each month to show their role within our Institute of Health.


Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tagged Children and Families, Community Work, Health and Wellbeing

13 Things our students do in the Windermere peaks that are so much better than crying

13 Things our students do in the Windermere peaks that are so much better than crying

Our beautiful homeland has received a very special mention by a certain popstar this week. None other than Taylor Swift has talked about “The Lakes” in her new album “Folklore”!


Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Business, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, Media Arts, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Policing, Science, Sport, Student Life, Wildlife Media

Why become a nurse?

Why become a nurse?

Nursing is a graduate profession which requires you to not only develop competency in practice but also your knowledge and understanding of the evidence base which informs your care. It is a challenging yet rewarding career which provides you with a wealth of opportunities in very different care settings.


Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Employability, Health and Wellbeing, Lancaster, Midwifery, Nursing

What is psychology and which careers can it lead to?

What is psychology and which careers can it lead to?

Interest in psychology, the study of mind and behaviour has grown significantly in the last 15 years. Psychology is now one of the most popular degree choices with over 100 000 students applying to study it each year in the UK.


Posted on Sunday, August 9, 2020

Tagged Carlisle, Health and Wellbeing, Psychology

Student Story: From China to Cumbria

Student Story: From China to Cumbria

We spoke to recent graduate Li Zhen on his experience studying for his BA Hons Top-Up International Business and Communications and life at the University of Cumbria. He shares his student experience below.


Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tagged Business, Graduation

Wildlife Watching from Your Garden or Window

Wildlife Watching from Your Garden or Window

The UK is home to amazing wildlife and during spring and summer, it's the perfect time to spot it without even leaving your garden, balcony, patio or window.


Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020

Tagged Media Arts, Wildlife Media

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

"I have always wanted to work with young children and after having been turned down for a number of teaching assistant positions over the years I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and go for my PGCE, and I am really glad I have."


Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020

Tagged Education

LGBTQ+ identity and Intimate Partner Violence

LGBTQ+ identity and Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (or IPV) is an important issue and the effects of being a victim/survivor of this type of abuse can be severe and long-lasting. In this article, Philippa Laskey – Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cumbria, discusses her PhD research focusing on IPV victimization experiences across the LGBTQ+ community.


Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tagged Psychology, Research

5 Offbeat Facts about Cumbria

5 Offbeat Facts about Cumbria

To celebrate our upcoming Virtual Open Day, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations.Today we look at Cumbria as a whole...


Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Student Life

Weaponising and Welfare, COVID:19 – A View from the blue line

Weaponising and Welfare, COVID:19 – A View from the blue line

There have been real changes to people’s lives during COVID:19, not least to those who are considered key workers.


Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020

Tagged Policing

A 21-point starter list for maintaining your business during Covid-19 crisis

A 21-point starter list for maintaining your business during Covid-19 crisis

These are immensely challenging days with enormous pressures on everyone. Our thoughts are with you in the weeks and months ahead. We have been giving some initial thought to what are useful tactical and strategic pointers for businesses and organisations who are undertaking priority setting.


Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tagged Business