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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.

On our Fusehill Street campus you'll find a library containing a large collection of Health, Education, Law and Social Science resources. In addition, our Learning Gateway building is a flexible and bright study area that allows you to study in a silent zone, book rooms for collaborative sessions with peers and lecturers or just have your lunch!

You'll also find Skiddaw Dining Room and Calva Bar/Beer Garden - both serve up hot food and snacks daily. In between studies you can make use of our sports hall and gym, or find some quiet time in the chapel building which is open to students and staff of all faiths.

Find your course at Fusehill Street

Accommodation

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

“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
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Getting to Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street CampusFusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HHTelephone: 01228 616234

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.

Students

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)

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

The nearest pay and display parking is the Town Dyke Orchard car park, below the West Walls. This is accessed via Backhouses Walk, CA3 8UB. If you need to avoid stairs, you may prefer to park at Fisher Street car park (CA3 8RE).

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

Staff

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

Salary sacrifice and staff car parking

Staff car parking permits are available through a salary sacrifice scheme, which works in a similar way to other University salary sacrifice schemes currently in operation, i.e. childcare vouchers and cycle scheme. The salary sacrifice arrangement will work on an ‘opt-out’ basis. Full details on the scheme are available on the FAQs, or contact Payroll by email at payroll@cumbria.ac.uk

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: uoc@excelparking.co.uk. 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: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

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.

Rent a moped

If your usual home address is in Cumbria and you face difficulties getting to our University, it might be possible to loan you a moped at a heavily discounted rate. The moped could be used to get to one of our campuses or to get you to a bus stop or train station.

The moped loan scheme called Wheels 2 Work (W2W) is operated by Inspira and all arrangements would be made with their W2W Co-ordinator.

To be eligible for a loan:

  • You must be under 20 years old and your permanent address must be in Cumbria.
  • You will have difficulty accessing one of our courses because of transport problems.

If a loan is agreed:

  • The maximum hire period for accessing an education course is ten months.
  • A one-day training course is provided and must be completed before the moped is handed over.
  • The loan fee includes full outer clothing, helmet and insurance, you just need to add fuel.

Your journey would be assessed by Inspira.

For more details please phone Deborah Naylor on 01900 604674 or email Deborah.Naylor@inspira.org.uk.

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
Email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk

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!

Calva Bar

A relaxed cafe bar environment serving food and drinks. Facilities include widescreen TV, pool table and dartboard. An ideal place to catch up with friends or check your emails using our wifi.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10am - 11.30pm

 

The Cube

Providing a wide range of delicious hot meals, hot and cold snacks and homemade cakes, all freshly prepared on site every day to suit a wide range of tastes and appetities. Eat in or take away!

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 2pm

 

Nightlife

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.

Stanwix Theatre

Nominated for Best Arts Venue locally in 2014, Stanwix Theatre is the premier performance space for the Performing Arts courses at the University of Cumbria. Located at the Brampton Road campus, our Performing Arts students stage around 80 different productions in an academic year with a total of over 300 performances, but there is still space for visiting professional productions.

What's on at Stanwix Theatre

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

“"I feel very safe in Carlisle and the people here are extremely friendly””

IONA-EVE, STUDENT

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