Celebrating our Class of 2018

Photography student, Megan Ogley, to receive an award at graduation

Congratulations to photography student Megan Ogley, who will receive an award for her work at graduation. Her powerful final year exhibition depicted the remarkable strength, capabilities and power of individuals with disabilities.

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Alumnus of the year Katie receives standing ovation following inspirational speech

Katie Slavin-Trower received a standing ovation for her speech after being awarded Alumnus of the Year 2018 at our July graduation ceremonies, for her work setting up theatre school, ‘Shining Stars ASN’ for children and adults with additional support needs.

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Lequane Johnson, who appeared on BBC's Countryfile, set to graduate in November

Lequane Johnson who now serves as the Students Union academic officer is also set to graduate. The wildlife media student joined others filmed by BBC Countryfile in south Cumbria to mark the programme’s anniversary edition this summer.

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Newsreader Dr Fiona Armstrong to receive an Honorary Fellowship

Dr Fiona Armstrong will receive an Honorary Fellowship from the university in recognition of her lifelong and outstanding contribution to the media industry.

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Our November graduation ceremonies take place from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 November, at Carlisle Cathedral.

Watch this space to catch up on the sights, sounds and stories from the week - whether you are unable to attend and want to see what you've missed, or you want to relive your experience of the week.

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Over 1000 graduates

  • Three male graduates
  • Graduates walking up the aisle in Carlisle Cathedral

Conference spotlight on uncertain countryside

Posted: 10 May 2021

Nationally recognised experts, including senior Defra staff, will be taking part in Farming with Nature, a virtual conference organised by the university's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parts and Protected Areas and taking place this month.

Celebrated author in lodestar landscape role

Posted: 26 Apr 2021

Cumbrian author Sarah Hall will be working with English LIterature students in her new role as Professor of Practice at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside-based Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas

Award for Institute of Health community mental health festival

Posted: 23 Apr 2021

The Festival of Mental Health, led by the Institute of Health nursing team at the University of Cumbria, has been recognised in the latest Educate North awards.

Voting for the survival of Cumbria’s internationally rare rainforest

Posted: 30 Mar 2021

The race is on for votes to clinch vital European funding to safeguard universally rare rainforest – in Cumbria.

Art steps up for fragile landscapes

Posted: 29 Mar 2021

People Land Art Culture and Ecology (PLACE) is bridging with the university's Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and linking artists with those who work in and on celebrated but often fragile landscapes. Amid pressing concerns over climate change, habitat declines and post Brexit farming, an ambitious five-year mission aims to be a catalyst for shifting dynamics. The PLACE Collective is inspired by the Lake District’s World Heritage success in celebrating cultural heritage.

  • Chancellor The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
  • Two graduates looking at programme
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