What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

What Funding Could I Access on a PGCE Secondary Course?

Considering training to become a Secondary School Teacher? If you’re changing careers with existing family responsibilities or you’re a recent graduate looking to kick off your teaching career from a stable position, don’t worry - there’s a variety of financial options in place to ensure you’re supported to pursue your passion for teaching on a PGCE training programme. Discover how you can access thousands of pounds, just for studying! Keep reading to discover your options and learn how to apply for a teacher training bursary.


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Finance, Postgraduate, Student Life

Questions our Prospective Students want Answered!

Questions our Prospective Students want Answered!

There's no shortage of advice and info online about applying to university. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by how much there is out there. Especially when something contradicts the last thing you read. So let's look at some of the most common myths around higher education.


Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tagged Student Life, Undergraduate

Should I go to university?

Should I go to university?

Is university right for you? You’ll have a lot of people giving their opinion. Teachers, friends, random family members you see once a year. Then you go online and you get even more confused about what to do.


Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tagged Student Life, Undergraduate

Guide to finance for student parents

Guide to finance for student parents

Studying while being a parent is both challenging and rewarding. With more commitments than students who don’t have children, you need to make sure that you make things as simple for yourself as possible. This includes having all the financial support in place which you are entitled to.


Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tagged Finance, Nursing, Student Life

How to choose a university

How to choose a university

With over 390 higher education institutions and 50,000 courses in the UK , we understand that it can be difficult to narrow down where you want to go. This guide will set you on your way to shortlisting universities for your UCAS application.


Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022

Tagged Applications, Student Life, Undergraduate

Get Ready for Open Days: 5 Ways To Make the Most Of Your Open Day

Get Ready for Open Days: 5 Ways To Make the Most Of Your Open Day

There’s no better way to discover if a university is for you than by whole-heartedly throwing yourself into one of its open days. You’re free to soak up the atmosphere, wander the corridors, meet the staff and students and get a real feel for the place. A website, regardless of how professional and informative it is, just can’t compare to a real life experience.


Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tagged Applications, Postgraduate, Student Hub, Student Life, Undergraduate

Meet your Students’ Union: Who We Are and What We Do

Meet your Students’ Union: Who We Are and What We Do

A huge part of the student experience at Cumbria comes from the Students' Union. From events to societies, to your welfare and academic support, our UCSU have got it covered.


Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021

Tagged Student Life

How can Universities be More Sustainable? 
Five Ways UoC is Protecting the Planet

How can Universities be More Sustainable? Five Ways UoC is Protecting the Planet

We’re lucky to host campuses in some of the greenest settings in the UK - including the only UK campus within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But, at the University of Cumbria, our sites aren’t the only thing that’s green.


Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tagged Clearing, Geography, National School of Forestry, Student Life, Wildlife Media, Zoology

13 Things our students do in the Windermere peaks that are so much better than crying

13 Things our students do in the Windermere peaks that are so much better than crying

Our beautiful homeland has received a very special mention by a certain popstar this week. None other than Taylor Swift has talked about “The Lakes” in her new album “Folklore”!


Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020

Tagged Ambleside, Art and Design, Business, Conservation, Forestry, Geography, Health and Wellbeing, Media Arts, National School of Forestry, Outdoor Studies, Paramedic, Physiotherapy, Policing, Science, Sport, Student Life, Wildlife Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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