Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

Make a Difference to the Lives of SEND Children and Young People at Cumbria

The much awaited, and long delayed review of Special Educational needs and Disability (SEND) was published in March 2022. But what does it say, and how does it reflect the difference University of Cumbria educators are already making to the lives of SEND children and young people?


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tagged Education, Health and Wellbeing, LED, Postgraduate, Undergraduate

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

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

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

NON-TEACHING JOBS IN EDUCATION: 5 JOBS YOU CAN PURSUE WITH AN EDUCATION DEGREE

Like the sound of working in education, but not sure what careers are out there? Take it from us, there are hundreds of exciting and fulfilling education roles for you to discover. Keep reading to get inspired by a future career in education...


Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Tagged Education, 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

Prepare for Your A Level Exams: Revision Techniques

Prepare for Your A Level Exams: Revision Techniques

So, your A Levels are coming up soon and it’s time to get revising, but where to begin?! You aren’t alone in feeling the pressure, but we are here to offer you our top revision tips and tricks to get you exam organised.


Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Tagged Student Hub, Undergraduate

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

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

Inspirational Women: A Q&A with women of the University of Cumbria

To celebrate International Women’s Day and inspire the girls and women of Cumbria, we have reached out to our wonderful academic team to hear a few of the inspirational stories that make the University of Cumbria the thriving, supportive community that it is. From women who were told their potential was limited or had to overcome barriers to achieve professional success, our message to you today is that it’s possible and you can do it. Happy International Women’s Day!


Posted on Monday, March 8, 2021

Tagged Art and Design, Children and Families, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Postgraduate, Research, Undergraduate

How to Write a Personal Statement For University & Give a Great Interview

How to Write a Personal Statement For University & Give a Great Interview

A personal statement forms part of your university application. It is your chance to tell a university who you are, why you’re interested in your chosen subject, and what your hopes are for the future. You’re passionate about what you want to study, right? So this is your opportunity to show that and explain how your existing experiences and interests demonstrate this passion.


Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020

Tagged Undergraduate

How to Choose a University: Checklist

How to Choose a University: Checklist

You will need to be confident in your decision and positive that you've made the right decision for you. Will the university you are considering live up to expectations as well as deliver the knowledge and support you need to succeed.


Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tagged Undergraduate

How to apply to University in 4 simple steps

How to apply to University in 4 simple steps

We are amongst the best in the UK and top in the North West for employment or further education after graduation (HESA 2020)


Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tagged Undergraduate

Replying to your UCAS offer

Replying to your UCAS offer

We've put together a guide on UCAS offers and how to reply to them so you find the right university place for you.


Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020

Tagged Undergraduate

University of Cumbria Myth buster - You can still gain a degree without the right grades.

University of Cumbria Myth buster - You can still gain a degree without the right grades.

What did you dream of becoming when you were younger? A singer or a race-car driver? Or maybe a lawyer, police officer or filmmaker? If you didn’t get the grades you wanted in high school or college, it’s highly likely that you may have settled for a career that wasn’t your first choice. What you may not realise, is that you really can achieve your career goals if you follow an alternative study


Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019

Tagged Undergraduate

5 ways to make the most of Open Days

5 ways to make the most of Open Days

Coming to university is a big decision, so it's important to make sure you've got all your questions covered, that's why an Open Day can be really useful.


Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tagged Postgraduate, Undergraduate

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

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