With a bustling city centre, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of history, Carlisle is a fantastic place to live and study. If you're thinking of studying here, find out what out campus residences have to offer.
Our Fusehill Street Campus is within walking distance of Carlisle's thriving city centre - where you will find an extensive range of high street shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and historic treasures including Carlisle's very own Castle.
On-campus you will find a variety of purpose-built teaching facilities for your course. We offer our students a warm and inviting social learning space in the form of our Learning Gateway building set up to enable you to be able to work independently or with your peers. We have our own campus library, sports complex and cafe - where you can grab a Starbucks coffee.
But you don't have to take our word for it. Explore our campus in 3D by following our Outreach Officer, Matthew, as he shows you around the campus on our video tour, virtually visit the facilities by clicking the pins on the map, or browse our picture gallery to see what happens on our campus and on our courses.
Large collection of learning resources
Midwifery training suite
Modern STEM labs to help your research
Flexible study spaces in the Learning Gateway
Comfortable social study spaces
Two catering facilities on campus, including a café bar
Occupational Therapy training suite
Physiotherapy training suite
Sports Centre with air-conditioned gym and multi-purpose sports hall
Dedicated crime house for Forensic Science training
“University really gave me the confidence boost to go for things in life. It improved my social and work skills, which have helped me going forward in my career n which confidence, writing style and technique is key.”SCOTT JAMES HARRISON, BSC SPORTS AND EXERCISE THERAPY GRADUATE
The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.
Leaving the M6 at junction 43, bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth right turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.
NB. Parking is limited on campus.
Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operate a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website.
|Length of time||Price|
Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.
This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors' parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors' parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.
Unless a dedicated visitors' parking area has been provided, visitors' parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.
Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.
For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:
‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.
|Carlisle United Football Club (off-campus, near Fusehill Street)||£16.00 / month (min. 3 months)|
There is no student parking on campus (including the car share spaces) between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays other than by purchasing a pay and display ticket. This includes students resident in Carrock Hall.
Pay and Display parking is available on this campus, the university operates a cashless parking system. It is possible to pay for you parking, by Pay by Phone, App or Connect Cashless Parking website.
Carlisle United Football Club
Parking for staff and students is also available at Carlisle United Football Club on Warwick Road, a 12-minute walk from Fusehill Street campus.
Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. This is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking Operator and local rules should be observed. Contact details are provided below.
|All campuses||Salary Band 1 – Up to £10,500||£50.50|
|All campuses||Salary Band 2 – £10,500 - £15,000||£107.40|
|All campuses||Salary Band 3 - £15,000 - £25,000||£132.40|
|All campuses||Salary Band 4 - £25,000 - £35,000||£154.20|
|All campuses||Salary Band 5 - £35,000 - £42,000||£197.90|
|All campuses||Salary Band 6 – Over £42,000||£232.10|
|All campuses||Car Share||£41.00|
|All campuses||12-week permits||£43.70|
|All campuses||Zero VED permit||50% discount on any of the above permit prices|
|Carlisle United Football Club||£16.00 / month (min. 3 months)|
Carlisle United Football Club
A one-way traffic flow exists around the campus with the entrance off Fusehill Street at Blencathra and the exit onto Fusehill Street at Bowscale. The entrance and exit are controlled by automatic barriers. Staff can request an activator for the entrance barrier from Reception.
Designated parking bays for disabled persons are located:
Car share priority spaces are available within the car park in front of Skiddaw.
Unloading and contractors parking permits are available from Fusehill Street Reception.
Some of the spaces outside Blencathra are reserved for visitors only. These spaces are not available for any other type of permit holder or Pay and Display ticket holders.
The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd. Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.
Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.
If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, the Pay and Display machine isn’t working), please report this to the site reception.
If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email: email@example.com
If you're a keen (or even casual) cyclist, check out our 'Out and About' guide to Carlisle, which includes all sorts of information on getting around the city, plus a handy map. You can download the guide or pick up a paper copy from reception or the Students' Union.
Staff and students can use the locked, covered bike store on campus - please see the Fusehill Street campus map for details.
Anyone using the bicycle parking must ensure that they lock their bicycle securely to the racks. The University does not accept liability for any property that is lost, stolen or damaged on campus.
We’ve got bikes available for rent to our staff and students.
They go for only £50 (inc VAT) for any period as long as you hand them back by the end of June.
All the bikes come with a lock (minimum ‘Sold Secure Bronze’) and a set of front and back lights. We don’t supply helmets but recommend that you do use one.
Please make sure that you insure and look after the bike while you’ve got it: we expect to get it back in a good condition (when you receive your bike it will be either new or will have been serviced).
To request a bike, talk to the your Accommodation Officer - we have a range of frame sizes so hopefully we’ll have a bike to fit you.
Our bikes are all Trek FX7.0, fitted with mudguards.
Do you bike, run or walk to work or study at the University of Cumbria?
Then join the University of Cumbria Strava Club!
Strava is a social media site that allows cyclists and other outdoorsy people to use GPS data to share routes and compare their performance.
If you’ve got a GPS device or a smartphone you can log your activities and upload them to the site. You’ll then be able to find out what other students and staff have been up to – helping you to pick up new route ideas and meet new people with similar interests. The site will also help you meet other people who ride the same commutes as you on a regular basis.
Please note: We strongly advise that Strava members use the site’s ‘Privacy Zone’ function to keep their home address hidden.
For more information visit the Strava security information page.
Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance.
The Carlisle Train Station is a 10-minute walk away from our Fusehill Street campus. Its position on the West Coast mainline means that it's easy to get here from Newcastle, Manchester or Glasgow.
If you have any queries about travelling while at the University of Cumbria, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Phone: 01524 590 831
The second largest of our campuses, Fusehill Street is located near the city centre of Carlisle.
It is in close proximity to the World-famous Lake District National Park with more than 200 mountains, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers and rich habitats and wildlife. This idyll environment is a perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy the natural beauty of the North West
Also with good transport links to Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow, you’ll never be short of places to visit!
The Cube is our main eatery on campus and provides a wide range of delicious hot meals, snacks, homemade cakes and Starbucks coffee.
In recent years, Carlisle has developed an eclectic music scene and an abundance of restaurants and bars to eat and drink at. The city is also home to several theatres, a cinema, bowling alley and a variety of other venues where you can enjoy some evening entertainment with friends.
Our Fusehill Street campus is a short walk or a five minute drive from the city centre, perfect for spontaneous trips into town.
The University of Cumbria Students' Union (UCSU) represents the views and interests of our students.
The Students' Union organises a range of events - from Freshers' week right through to Graduation - to help you meet new friends, develop skills, celebrate success and provide opportunities to enhance your student life.
They also run a wide variety of student groups, societies and sports teams.
Explore a thriving city centre!
Enjoy a great range of shops
Visit Carlisle Castle - this famous site is walking distance from campus
Explore the local culture and arts
Take a day trip to the Lake District
“"I feel very safe in Carlisle and the people here are extremely friendly””IONA-EVE, STUDENT
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