Great reasons to make us your first choice

Amazing Locations

Our campuses are in some of the country’s top locations, including two World Heritage Sites. In fact, we’re the UK’s only university to be set in a national park. Alongside Carlisle and the internationally renowned Lake District, historic Lancaster and buzzing London all bring unique and fantastic opportunities for you to get involved, feel and live the place and be part of a really great atmosphere.

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Affordable on-campus Accommodation

Affordable living starts here. We have some of the most inexpensive student accommodation in the whole of the northwest*, with rooms starting at just £10 a night. We have a team dedicated to assisting with whatever works best for you. Whether you want halls of residence – guaranteed for first-choice applicants – or independent housing in Lancaster, Carlisle and Ambleside we are here to help make it happen.

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*The Times Good University Guide 2018

Outstanding Employability Prospects

Committed to boosting job prospects, we want to get your career off to a flying start. Nine out of ten* of our students are in work or further education six months after graduating. University of Cumbria is the modern face of learning; one of the best small universities in Britain for the things that count - small class sizes, a whole catalogue of support services, achievable entry qualifications across a range of subjects, personal tutors and dedicated help from every member of staff.

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*Data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2017

Financial Support

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.

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Huge library resources

Supporting your learning with access to thousands of books, 340,000 ebooks, 25,000 journals and electronic resource collections. Our libraries provide a complete range of services and support to enhance your academic and study skills.

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World-leading researchers

With access to tutors who are world-leading, ground-breaking researchers you will learn from some of the best in their field using the latest in best-practice. Our small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual, closely supporting your personal and professional development from day one.

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