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

Women in graphic design: A welcome trend

Women in graphic design: A welcome trend

Women around the world are experiencing huge leaps forward in terms of gender equality. Last year saw iconic feminist-inspired movements take place around the world. The graphic design industry has proudly made a focused effort to encourage female talent including Paula Scher, Vanessa Eckstein and Jing Zhang.


Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Tagged Art and Design

How to become a primary school teacher

How to become a primary school teacher

Few careers combine a competitive salary, generous pension and the opportunity to be an inspiring role model for children. Obtaining a teaching qualification could be your first step to inspire and inform children during their primary education.


Posted on Monday, January 28, 2019

Tagged Education

What is Forestry?

What is Forestry?

Forestry is many things to many people and one of the major land use types in the UK. Woodland cover currently sits at 13% in the UK while only around 6% is described as urban or developed. This shows how important forestry is to land management in the UK.


Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tagged Ambleside, Forestry

Where can I learn to be a ‘wildlife cameraman'?

Where can I learn to be a ‘wildlife cameraman'?

If you have a passion for media and discovering our natural world, studying wildlife media could be the perfect route into a rewarding career.


Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tagged Carlisle, Conservation, Media Arts, Wildlife Media

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a varied and rewarding career choice. An occupational therapy degree offers you a qualification with a wide range of flexibility and brilliant career prospects. Studying for a degree with the University of Cumbria will equip you with the knowledge and training to be able to pursue a career in any area of occupational therapy.


Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tagged Health and Wellbeing, Occupational Therapy

Top Tips for Meeting the UCAS Deadline

Top Tips for Meeting the UCAS Deadline

With the UCAS deadline for 2019 courses just over a week away (Tuesday 15th January), you may be starting to worry about your application. Is your personal statement good enough? Are you sure you’ll be happy at that university? Does your application effectively show what kind of student you are?


Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019

Tagged Student Life

What jobs can you get with an Outdoors degree?

What jobs can you get with an Outdoors degree?

Whether you're considering going into a 'do it outdoors job', or you’re on your way to achieving your own outdoor degree, you might be wondering exactly what positions will be available to you.


Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019

Tagged Outdoor Studies

What is Psychology?

What is Psychology?

In a nutshell, psychology is the field of scientific study that focuses on the mind and human behaviour.


Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tagged Psychology

How to write a good nursing personal statement for University

How to write a good nursing personal statement for University

Write a brilliant personal statement to support your nursing application for University.


Posted on Monday, December 31, 2018

Tagged Applications, Nursing

How much do nurses get paid?

How much do nurses get paid?

Nursing can be an extremely rewarding career with fantastic progression and earning prospects.


Posted on Monday, December 31, 2018

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

How to become a nurse?

How to become a nurse?

If you’re considering nursing for your future career and/or you’re unsure what field of nursing you want to go into, then the best way to start your journey is with a clear map of the road ahead.


Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing

The Ghosts of Cumbria: A Halloween special

The Ghosts of Cumbria: A Halloween special

Celebrate Halloween with us by learning about the phantoms and monsters that inhabit our campuses.


Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tagged Ambleside, Carlisle, Lancaster, London, Student Life

5 Important Facts about Lancaster

5 Important Facts about Lancaster

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations. Today we look at Lancaster...


Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018

Tagged Lancaster, Student Life

5 Facts about Fusehill Street and Carlisle

5 Facts about Fusehill Street and Carlisle

To celebrate our upcoming Autumn Open Days, we're focusing on each of our campuses and giving you 5 fun facts about their locations. Today we look at Fusehill Street...


Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tagged Education, Student Life

5 Facts about Ambleside and the Lake District

5 Facts about Ambleside and the Lake District

Ambleside | The Heart of The Lake District


Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

Tagged Outdoor Studies, Student Life

Can robots be prosecuted for a crime?

Can robots be prosecuted for a crime?

Films such as ‘A Space Odyssey’ (2001), ‘I, Robot’ (2004) and ‘Ex Machina’ (2015) and so many more add to the excitement (for some) and worry (for others) of machines, synthetics and robots working alongside us, making our work more efficient through automation and machine learning capabilities.


Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018

Tagged Law

Can robots be prosecuted?

Can robots be prosecuted?

Today, sophisticated algorithms designed into artificial intelligence are being used in our justice system.


Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tagged Law

How do you teach someone with SEND?

How do you teach someone with SEND?

Everyone deserves a high standard of education, but not everyone is able to access the education that is available to them. This may be because of physical barriers, mental barriers or social/cultural barriers. Whatever the reason though, it’s vitally important that no one feels left out because of their individual situation. That’s where you come in.


Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tagged Education

What is midwifery?

What is midwifery?

Find out how you can get started as a student midwife and help to save lives, improve lives and change lives.


Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tagged Midwifery, Nursing