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 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 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

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

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 out and about in Carlisle

Get out and about 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 Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tagged Carlisle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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