Considering clearing? Choose Cumbria

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.

Why us…

We offer outstanding employability prospects. Nine out of ten students are in employment of further study six months after graduating and of those, 82% are in graduate-level jobs or study.

We provide affordable on-campus accommodation that works out at £10 per night. Some of the most inexpensive in the whole of the North West.

Our campuses are situated in great locations around the Lake District and we are the only UK university with a campus in a national park and UNESCO world heritage site.

We offer unrivalled financial support for students. We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available throughout your studies with us.

Our researchers are world-leading. You’ll learn from some of the best in their field.

In accordance with this year’s Guardian league tables we have a strong reputation in an array of subject areas including:

  • 1st in the north west for Law
  • 1st in the north west for psychology
  • 3rd in the north west for media and film studies

This year, the university has been ranked 35th out of 126 higher education institutions in the student-informed survey ‘WhatUni’ – a massive rise of 60 places and one of the most improved universities in the UK.

Still to make up your mind?

If you are still to make your mind up about the course you’d like to do, use our unique decision tree to find out where your interests and ambitions lie and which course best suits your needs.

We have developed a number of job clusters to describe different careers you might be interested in. ‘Business makers’, ‘educators’, ‘outdoor explorers’ and ‘life savers’, to name a few, and uniquely we are providing tailored advice according to each aspiration at

Open Days

Book yourself onto one of our open days, which we are holding at every one of our five campuses on Saturday 18 August.

It’s easy, call us

If results day comes and you don’t get what you expected, call us. Our advisors are available to help answer your questions on our hotline 0808 178 7373.

We are making the application process as easy as possible. You can find your place in just 15 minutes!

Call us now or start a Live Chat to discuss your options.

When you call us you will need:

  • your UCAS personal ID and clearing number (if you have one)
    • the title and UCAS code of your course
    • your qualifications and grades (this includes your GCSE's)
    • a pen and paper for any notes.

Remember, only you can make the call. We cannot make an offer to anyone else on your behalf.

You’ve found your place!

Welcome to university! Once you’ve found your place, you’ll need to know how to register, what you need to do before you come and what to bring with you when you come to university. All this information is available on our website including links to our renowned student finance support, including a non-repayable bursary for first-year students who have an income of less than £25,000.

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