Keeping Healthy with our Sports Community at Cumbria

Keeping Healthy with our Sports Community at Cumbria

Our final-year sport, coaching and physical education students and their lecturers worked together to create a series of videos featuring games, activities and tips to inspire themselves and the community to stay healthy.


Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020

Tagged Community Work, Health and Wellbeing, Sport

Celebrating British Springtime and Easter

Celebrating British Springtime and Easter

Spring-time greetings from the University of Cumbria! It’s April and Spring is all around us: we have moved our clocks forward into British Summertime (BST), the days are getting longer, lambs, rabbits and chicks are being born, flowers are starting to bloom and we are approaching Easter.


Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tagged Student Life

Life as an International Student in Cumbria, UK

Life as an International Student in Cumbria, UK

We spoke to current student Nicole, who moved to the UK from South Africa to study BA (Hons) Fine Art at our Brampton Road campus, on how she is finding life at Cumbria and why she chose to come to the UK. Nicole even shares her advice if you are an international student needing information on visas.


Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tagged Art and Design

Student study guide: Finding a happy balance during the lockdown

Student study guide: Finding a happy balance during the lockdown

We have gathered tips and advice from lecturers and students across all our Institutes to help you stay positive and productive during the lockdown.


Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tagged Student Life

Meet the Artist: Natalie Boyne - Film & TV

Meet the Artist: Natalie Boyne - Film & TV

Supporting Mossburn Community Farm Through Film & TV.


Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tagged Media Arts

How to develop shrewd senior leaders who will address Northern Britain’s productivity challenge

How to develop shrewd senior leaders who will address Northern Britain’s productivity challenge

ONCE UPON A TIME an organisation had supercharged leadership, new buildings, expanded vision, ‘wrong people’ fired, ‘right people’ hired, but, the toilets did not get cleaned.


Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tagged Business

“Studying International Management - I did not expect to fall in love with Sustainability.”

“Studying International Management - I did not expect to fall in love with Sustainability.”

Hi – I’m Simona, studying an MSc in International Management at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster.


Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tagged Business

Leadership at the heart of the new Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership

Leadership at the heart of the new Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership

Dr Steve Gibbs, Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Cumbria discusses how a focus on leadership will help drive regional success through the University's new Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.


Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tagged Business

Top 5 Reasons you should choose a Degree Apprenticeship

Top 5 Reasons you should choose a Degree Apprenticeship

University or employment? Deciding which option is the best for you can be a huge challenge. Traditionally you had to make a choice between gaining a degree versus entering the world of work. Fast forward to 2020 and you now have a third option, the Degree Apprenticeship.


Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tagged Business

A conversation with Katie-Walker Small

A conversation with Katie-Walker Small

We sat down for a quick interview with Lecturer Katie Katie-Walker Small about her role here at The University of Cumbria. She discusses her journey in the sporting world and the highlights of her academic year.


Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020

Tagged Sport

How a Degree Apprenticeship in Project Management gave me the confidence to progress

How a Degree Apprenticeship in Project Management gave me the confidence to progress

We sat down with project management student Katie Powell, to find out more about her time at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tagged Business

Everything you need to know about becoming a Paramedic

Everything you need to know about becoming a Paramedic

Paramedics have a highly responsible role, regularly being the senior ambulance service healthcare professional in a range of emergency and non-emergency situations. Paramedics are often the first healthcare professional on the scene to aid and assist patients when they are in their most vulnerable need of care provision.


Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Paramedic

Top 5 tips to get into Social Work

Top 5 tips to get into Social Work

Deciding to train in a new profession can be daunting. Whether it is your first job, a career change or a logical next step, it can be difficult to know if you're making the best decision. To help you decide if Social Work is right for you, our Principal Lecturer Jim Greer gives his top tips on getting into Social Work.


Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

How to turn your passion for sports into a career

How to turn your passion for sports into a career

Our Senior Lecturer, Stephen Rowell, talks about his experience working as a Sports Physiotherapist in Rugby League and Union after a career in the NHS and how his passion for sports drives him in his career.


Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019

Tagged Physiotherapy, Sport

Collaborating towards a multicultural Cumbria

Collaborating towards a multicultural Cumbria

The University of Cumbria has been working with Multicultural Cumbria for a number of years to raise awareness of the range of nationalities within the county. The partnership has strengthened as Multicultural Cumbria has found a home at the university’s campus in Fusehill Street, on the edge of Carlisle city centre.


Posted on Friday, December 6, 2019

Tagged Business

University of Cumbria: Winter Graduation 2019, 26/27/28 November

University of Cumbria: Winter Graduation 2019, 26/27/28 November

Graduation is a truly remarkable experience for everyone at the University of Cumbria, including our graduating students, their loved ones, academic staff and our business partners. Offering a chance to recognise the achievements of our students and wish them every success as they begin the next chapter of their careers.


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tagged Graduation

Avoiding organisational burnout whilst increasing your profits: through balancing leadership and management

Avoiding organisational burnout whilst increasing your profits: through balancing leadership and management

One very successful CEO said to me that every now and then he enters his office, shuts the door, drops the blind and does nothing all day and then goes home.


Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019

Tagged Business, Lancaster

The perfect career as a Learning Disability Nurse

The perfect career as a Learning Disability Nurse

Diverse nursing roles can steer you far from the vision of a nurse in uniform caring for patients at their bedside within a Hospital setting. Graduate Shaheen Ratansi tells her story of the journey she has taken to find her perfect degree, starting a career in a supportive and empowering role as a Learning Disability Nurse.


Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing

Fighting back to fitness: The difference between Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy

Fighting back to fitness: The difference between Sports Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy

Everyone suffers an injury or reoccurring physical issue at some point in life, however this can be the start of the confusion as you decide on whether you need a Physiotherapist or Sports Rehabilitator.


Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Physiotherapy, Sport

Media Arts and Performing Arts at the University of Cumbria

Media Arts and Performing Arts at the University of Cumbria

From wildlife media, game design and film & TV to acting, dance, musical theatre and performing arts - here is why you should study arts at the University of Cumbria.


Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019

Tagged Media Arts, Performing Arts

Law: 1st in the North West and in the Top 10 Nationally according to the Guardian League Tables

Law: 1st in the North West and in the Top 10 Nationally according to the Guardian League Tables

Law: 1st in the North West and in the Top 10 Nationally according to the Guardian League Tables


Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019

Tagged Law

Dare to make a difference in health

Dare to make a difference in health

If you’re looking to make a difference, then choosing a profession that helps others could be the one for you. We have a range of courses that prepare you for highly fulfilling careers in a number a health professions. 


Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019

Tagged Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Social Science

Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria {YYYY}

Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria {YYYY}

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do. Where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that goes beyond the classroom. We’re here to help you find your place with us.


Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tagged Education, Employability

5 Top Tips for Approaching Psychology During Clearing

5 Top Tips for Approaching Psychology During Clearing

Clearing can be a daunting prospect for anyone, whether your grades were above or below expectations, whether you have had a change of heart or a spark of inspiration. There is time and opportunity for you to research and react.


Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Psychology

Top 3 Places to Eat, Drink and Visit Near our Campuses

Top 3 Places to Eat, Drink and Visit Near our Campuses

You’re considering moving to one of our campuses and you’re faced with the burning question, what will I do when I’m not in lectures? To help you figure that out we have compiled our top 3 places to eat, drink and visit when living in Lancaster, Carlisle or Ambleside.


Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster, Student Life

Clearing Hotline 2019 Opens Next Thursday

Clearing Hotline 2019 Opens Next Thursday

The University of Cumbria opens its Clearing hotline on Thursday 15th August to support students as they receive their A-level results. 


Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tagged Clearing

6 hobbies and interests fit for a career in policing

6 hobbies and interests fit for a career in policing

In our digital age, many things have changed. More and more people are able to work remotely, from anywhere around the world, our interactions with those we love and work with can be over multiple platforms from Facebook to Skype.


Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tagged Policing

Professional Skills Tests Scrapped For 2020

Professional Skills Tests Scrapped For 2020

After almost seven years of controversy, Nick Gibb, The Minister of State for School Standards, announced that QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Professional Skills Tests will be scrapped for the academic year starting in 2020. Here is why the Institute of Education here at the University of Cumbria believes this is great news for prospective students considering teaching.


Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tagged Education

Festival of Mental Health: The Benefits of Performance Art

Festival of Mental Health: The Benefits of Performance Art

Mental Health is building national awareness to educate and support people; arts and creativity being a favourable avenue to self-expression and inclusion.


Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Nursing, Performing Arts

11 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher

11 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher

From great job and career prospects to the power to inspire a whole generation, there are very few careers in the world that offer the personal pride, reward and satisfaction teaching can offer. In this article, we explore eleven reasons why you should consider becoming a teacher.


Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019

Tagged Education

Matt's Story

Matt's Story

Growing up, I didn’t really see myself as an academic. My secondary grades weren’t great, nobody in my family had attended university in the past and it was difficult to get to where I am today.


Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Law