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

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

Posted: 16 Jun 2021

Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.

Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders

Posted: 11 Jun 2021

Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

Posted: 10 Jun 2021

The teaching of University of Cumbria academic Dr Sarah Williams has ‘a global impact’, judges of the FindAUniversity.com Postgrad Awards 2021 have recognised.

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

Posted: 7 Jun 2021

A member of staff and also a student at the University of Cumbria, Dr Ron Lawson is looking forward to completing his MA in Contemporary Fine Art this summer.

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

Posted: 27 May 2021

A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.

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