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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.


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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.

Carlisle accommodation

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Getting to Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street Campus Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH Phone: 01228 616234


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

Pay and display parking is available for students, staff and visitors without a parking permit. Please see the table below for prices.

Pay-and-display parking charges
Length of timePrice
0-2 hours £1.00
2-4 hours £1.60
4-8 hours £2.40
8-10 hours £3.20

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

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.

  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.


Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
Carlisle United Football Club (off-campus, near Fusehill Street) £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Fusehill Street

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.

Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC)

If you are wishing to visit our Carlisle Business Interaction Centre, please follow directions for our Brampton Road campus.

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.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit


LocationPermit typePrices
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   £15.00 / month (min. 3 months)

Apply for a staff parking permit

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.

Apply for a Carlisle United parking permit

Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC)

Free disk zome parking (1 or 2 hours) is available at various locations throughout Carlisle City Centre. Parking discs are available from CBIC reception.

Parking access

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.

Priority spaces

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.

Download the Traffic Regulations and Car Parking Policy

Contact information

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: 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:

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.

Download the guide

Bicycle Parking

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.

Bike rental for staff and students

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.

Rent a bike

Join the University of Cumbria Strava club

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.

Visit the Club page

Security advice

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

Bus travel

Our Carlisle campuses are well-served by public transport, with buses stopping frequently at the stops near the campus entrance. 

Find bus times

Train travel

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.

Travel questions?

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

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.

Students' Union

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.

Find out about the Students' Union

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What’s happening at Fusehill Street?

Fusehill Street News

Wednesday July 1 2020

Clearing 2020 goes virtual at University of Cumbria

Future students should look no further as the annual process of Clearing to secure a place at university this autumn begins next week. University of Cumbria has a dedicated team on hand from 9am on Monday (6 July) to help anyone who is interested in starting university this year. A new downloadable guide with everything you need to know about Clearing has also been produced, including details of Clearing Plus – a new system helping to match applicants with universities.

Clearing 2020 strapline, image is a snippet taken from cover of the 2020 University of Cumbria Guide to Clearing. 1 July 2020

Tuesday June 30 2020

Graduating teachers' homelearning help for parents during Covid19 pandemic

Trainee teachers who are soon to graduate are behind a scheme to support parents and families amid uncertainty about pupils returning to school. More than 30 University of Cumbria final year Early Years, Primary and Secondary teacher training students are running a daily service for any parent or carer seeking help, advice or fresh ideas on how to make learning fun and meaningful for their children. The Homeschooling Support scheme is free and can be found on Facebook.

Image Relay pic from IoE stock to illustrate our student teachers as they launch their homeschooling support scheme on Facebook to help parents during the Covid19 coronavirus pandemic. June 30 2020

Friday May 29 2020

#makeitblue campaign lights up former Cumbria hospital as university says thank you to coronavirus heroes

University of Cumbria joined forces with two county firms to say a special #makeitblue thank you to the NHS heroes, key workers and volunteers helping communities during the coronavirus lockdown. Its Grade II-listed Skiddaw building on the Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle was lit up in an eye-catching display to coincide with Thursday evening’s #clapforcarers. Formerly the city's general hospital, the site is now where student nurses and many more entering public services are educated.

#makeitblue transformation for #NHS #Keyworkers on 28 May 2020 Covid 19 crisis