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

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  • Graduates walking up the aisle in Carlisle Cathedral

University of Cumbria is in the Top 10 for developing business leaders

Posted: 1 Mar 2021

A new study, involving 10 million graduates on professional networking site LinkedIn, has rated University of Cumbria as being in the Top 10 for developing business leaders and 14th overall in the Top 50 universities for business. The Capital on Tap study shows that the university, alongside prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), is producing a higher percentage of c-suite executives than other UK universities.

University of Cumbria and Lancaster University sign partnership to develop HE in Barrow

Posted: 19 Feb 2021

The University of Cumbria is developing a new university presence in Barrow and has signed a partnership agreement with Lancaster University to support this transformational project. The two universities will collaborate on research partnerships with local businesses and on courses offering the best subject strengths from both Higher Education Institutions.

Call to North West business leaders and networks to support new student society

Posted: 16 Feb 2021

Led by and for students, the University of Cumbria Business Society launches this month to help upcoming graduates connect with employers and business networks. UoC Business Society figures want to develop a vibrant relationship with business leaders, helping to shape students’ learning experience and offering real-world support and guidance alongside academic business management study. It also wants help employers, organisations and business leaders to engage and inspire future professionals.

Students capture wildlife wonders for 2021 calendar 

Posted: 11 Dec 2020

Aspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers have pooled their talents to create a 2021 calendar.  University of Cumbria’s Wildlife Society has selected 13 stunning images of nature for its calendar. Showing a diversity of animal, bird, insect and plant life, the collection features coastal birds such as the Sandpiper, forest and woodland’s Tawny Owls, the nocturnal badger and, shining a light on the importance of invertebrates, the role of bees and moths in pollination. 

Pioneering actions for hard hit industry

Posted: 24 Nov 2020

With the hospitality industry looking for a post lockdown bounce-back funding has been found for pioneering specialist tourism management courses at University of Cumbria. Starting in January, the UK’s first postgraduate courses of their kind aim to provide highly-skilled staff for an industry hard hit by Covid-19.

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  • Two graduates looking at programme
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