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

Cumbria30 – a free opportunity for young people to create a lasting legacy across Cumbria

Posted: 18 Jan 2022

Cumbria30 is offering up to 100 young people aged 18-25 in Cumbria a fantastic and free opportunity to shape their county’s future. Starting on Thursday 24 February 2022, Cumbria30 is a leadership development programme that will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to think through what their generation’s legacy will be. Sponsors include Arts Council England, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the University of Cumbria.

New focus in Cumbria’s carbon-zero journey

Posted: 17 Jan 2022

Major players in Cumbria's tourism, hospitality and food and drink industry are being urged to link with a pioneering business initiative as part of the £14 million carbon-cutting Eco-I North West project. Carbon Innovation Fellow Dr Laura Giles is helping to lead the drive that is part of an ambitious carbon-zero target 13 years ahead of government goals.

Research collaboration on business and the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: 23 Dec 2021

The University of Cumbria is working with the start-up sustainability consultancy SDG Changemakers on a new industry research project to support the development of 'InToto', a digital sustainability business management tool for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

Internationally acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience announce creative partnership with the University of Cumbria

Posted: 20 Dec 2021

New talent for creative industries is to be developed by acclaimed theatre company Shared Experience and the university's Institute of Arts

Council set to hand over keys for historic Citadels

Posted: 16 Dec 2021

Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved the transfer of the Citadels site to the University of Cumbria, as an in-kind contribution to enable the development of a new university campus.

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