Pre-registration Mental health Nursing.

Pre-registration Mental health Nursing.

At the university of Cumbria, we offer a course in Pre-registration Mental health Nursing, lasting 3 years. Having gained an Honours degree in the subject and having met the competence to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a registered Mental health Nurse (RMN), you’ll be equipped to begin your career as an RMN.


Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychology

It’s (not) a man’s world: Males in Healthcare roles

It’s (not) a man’s world: Males in Healthcare roles

The artificial boundaries between “careers for men”, and “careers for women” should by now have gone in the same direction as the dinosaurs. Sadly, that’s not always the case.


Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

How do I get an agent as a performing arts graduate

How do I get an agent as a performing arts graduate

The Graduate Showcase is a performance experience designed for soon to be graduating third year actors.


Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Accepting your Clearing Place

Accepting your Clearing Place

So you’ve got your exam results, called our Clearing call centre and got an offer for your dream course. Now what should you do?


Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019

Tagged Applications, Clearing

Meet the Institute of Education Lecturers

Meet the Institute of Education Lecturers

Find out who will be teaching you on the Education degrees, how they got to where they are today and what advice they would give to their younger self.


Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019

Tagged Education

Funding available for teaching degrees

Funding available for teaching degrees

Teaching bursaries and finance support. If you're thinking about a career in teaching, you'll probably be checking out all the different routes into the profession and looking at different courses. One of your considerations will have to be how you pay for your course, your accommodation, and other expenses while you are studying.


Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019

Tagged Education

University of Cumbria Excels in Student Opinion Survey

University of Cumbria Excels in Student Opinion Survey

Student happiness is always a high priority for all universities, but particularly the University of Cumbria. The reason is self-evident - happier students are more engaged and more inclined to find their time in university fulfilling and useful.


Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tagged Student Hub, Undergraduate

Cranston's found their perfect Intern from the Institute of the Arts

Cranston's found their perfect Intern from the Institute of the Arts

Cranstons Butchers Ltd has recently been working with intern Rachel Stewart, who is studying a BA in Graphic Design at the Institute of the Arts. We asked Jane Silburn, Head of Marketing and Retail Development at Cranstons why they decided on an intern and what the intern bought to the company.


Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

Who are the Primary Education Tutors

Who are the Primary Education Tutors

Meet the Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Tutors, find out where they studied, what motivates them to teach on the PGCE and what their personal hobbies are.


Posted on Monday, April 29, 2019

Tagged Education

Who are the photography lecturers.

Who are the photography lecturers.

The photography lecturers calibre is hard to beat, they are all practising artists in their own right and bring their knowledge of the industry and creative skills to the students doing photography degree courses at the Institute of the Arts.


Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tagged Media Arts

It is never too late to start training in Dance.

It is never too late to start training in Dance.

Stevie Prickett, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Physical Theatre. It is never too late to start training in Dance, if you have a passion go for it!


Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Never lose sight of your own dance goals.

Never lose sight of your own dance goals.

I first went to ballroom dance classes with my twin sister at the age of 7, l loved them, she hated them – so we went swimming instead. When I eventually chose dance 7 years later as one of my GCSE’s I had no experience just enthusiasm but became smitten with making up dances. That's when my love of choreography began.


Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Performing Arts programme leader worked with Ed Sheeran

Performing Arts programme leader worked with Ed Sheeran

John Pearson Performing Arts Programme Leader has had a varied career, he has been able to continue to practice his passion for music alongside his lecturing career.


Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Thoughts on a career in music by Jonathan Millican, Senior Lecturer in Singing and Community Liaison

Thoughts on a career in music by Jonathan Millican, Senior Lecturer in Singing and Community Liaison

Senior Lecturer in Singing and Community Liaison, Jonathan Millican, tells us nougats of wisdom if you are thinking about a career in music.


Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Dr. Jez Colclough
Programme Leader BA Acting

Dr. Jez Colclough Programme Leader BA Acting

We asked Jez to tell us more about his background and what inspire him to become an Acting Lecturer.


Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

How to manage a teacher’s workload

How to manage a teacher’s workload

Focusing on what teaching techniques are proven to make the most difference to students, and making the best use of teacher time, are the most effective actions to reduce workload. These also go hand-in-hand with encouraging better teaching. So what are some ways this can be achieved?


Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019

Tagged Education

How I chose my university

How I chose my university

Amy here, a 1st year Outdoor Leadership student. In relation to choosing a university I can only draw from personal and peer experiences, therefore I will probably be a little biased towards my own (brilliant) course. Nevertheless, I will endeavour to impart practical, honest and mostly relevant advice that will help you compare universities and courses.


Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Outdoor Studies, Student Life, Undergraduate

What can you do with a degree in Animal Conservation?

What can you do with a degree in Animal Conservation?

Student Ellie Weir talks Animal Conservation opportunities in the UK and around the world.


Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Conservation

Meet our Fine Art Tutors

Meet our Fine Art Tutors

Meet the creatives who teach on the Fine Art Degree.


Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

Course leader for Musical Theatre shares her career journey

Course leader for Musical Theatre shares her career journey

Course leader for Musical Theatre at the University Cumbria, Victoria Barbe shares her thoughts on how to get the most out of a musical theatre career.


Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Nick Butters - Lecturer in Musical Theatre: Reflections on a career path

Nick Butters - Lecturer in Musical Theatre: Reflections on a career path

We asked Nicholas Butters BA (Hons), Lecturer in Musical Theatre,some questions about his career and why he chose music as a career.


Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tagged Performing Arts

Ambleside's Coffee Culture

Ambleside's Coffee Culture

The days of pub crawls are past, as walkers, scramblers and climbers alike are evolving their post hill traditions to encompass the coffee shop debrief. Whether you’re a ‘neck three before lectures’ kind of drinker, or a ‘sit, sip and relax’ sort of drinker, every caffeine consumer can appreciate a good cuppa when they’re presented with one.


Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019

Tagged Ambleside

Creating digital health services in the real world

Creating digital health services in the real world

We’ve been talking about digital health for quite a few years now, our course is designed to help industry professionals take their place of work into the new world of digital.


Posted on Friday, March 1, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing

Ultimate Challenge for Sport Rehab Student

Ultimate Challenge for Sport Rehab Student

The clock’s ticking down to May 10th when Sport Rehabilitation student Joe Morrell pits himself against a challenge few are both mentally and physically capable of contemplating.


Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tagged Sport

Cheap and Easy Recipe for Student Budgets: Shakshuka

Cheap and Easy Recipe for Student Budgets: Shakshuka

We’ve all been there, the bank statement reads like an average temperature in the Arctic and you hardly have the time or energy to muster up a three-course Sunday roast. But beans on toast…again?


Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tagged Ambleside

“Teaching – it’s the best profession in the world”

“Teaching – it’s the best profession in the world”

Steafan was PE specialist with the Irish Football Association, now he is planning to go back and make a difference in his local schools.


Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tagged Education

What is Animal Conservation?

What is Animal Conservation?

Hi, I'm Ellie. I'm currently studying Animal Conservation in my second year and this is my blog. Enjoy!


Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019

Tagged Conservation

Encouraging potential and to never stop believing - The Emily Thompson Story

Encouraging potential and to never stop believing - The Emily Thompson Story

Army Reservist, outdoor instructor for disadvantaged youth in America and TESOL teacher in South Korea, Emily Thompson had the world at her feet, but thanks to University of Cumbria found her dream job – in Morecambe.


Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tagged Education

Why Cumbria is the perfect place to get Creative

Why Cumbria is the perfect place to get Creative

With galleries, museums, festivals and an exciting and respected art scene right on its doorstep, The University of Cumbria is the perfect place to nurture your imagination and embark on your creative journey.


Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

Creative Writing in the Lake District: An evocative literary landscape

Creative Writing in the Lake District: An evocative literary landscape

When William Wordsworth wrote ‘O Nature! Thou hast fed/ My lofty speculations!’ he was referring to the beauty, mystery and wonder of the Lake District National Park, now a World Heritage Site.


Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tagged Humanities

Why is quality game design so valuable?

Why is quality game design so valuable?

The tension between creating quality content and getting work out the door has been part of the industry since time immemorial. But increasingly, it is games with a dynamic and innovative design that are winning out.


Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

Is it really possible to juggle work, family and study while at university?

Is it really possible to juggle work, family and study while at university?

Here are our top tips for juggling commitments in all the different aspects of your life as you embark on your university studies.


Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Tagged Applications, Finance, Nursing