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Nature based climate solutions in spotlight at COP26

Nature based climate solutions in spotlight at COP26

Several university nature-based research projects are featuring at COP26 in Glasgow.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

Lakes centre in major COP26 initiative

A University of Cumbria-led organisation has joined guardians of some of the biggest tracts of protected landscapes on earth in signing a pivotal COP26 statement calling for world leaders to support them.


Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Wildlife filmmakers share career insights with students

Sharing spectacular stories from the natural world gives us a greater understanding about planet Earth. Award-winning filmmakers and photographers who help to shape these global stories are visiting the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts virtually to share career insights with students.


Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021

Global gathering signals race against time

Global gathering signals race against time

World leaders gathering for COP26 should be a catalyst for action, boosting ambitious goals to make Cumbria carbon neutral 13-years ahead of government targets. So says University of Cumbria’s Mike Siddall, a key adviser in the county’s drive for business sustainability and CO2 reduction,


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

Talking heads in innovative business probe

Talking heads in innovative business probe

The Cumbria Beyond 2025 summit will provide businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders, decision makers and academics the opportunity to explore what has to happen to boost future innovation and leadership across the county.


Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Major Icelandic shows for Cumbrian artist

Acclaimed work by a University of Cumbria fine artist is on show in two major exhibitions in Iceland. Professor Mark Wilson has spent the last 20-years working with Professor Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, from Iceland’s University of the Arts, on assignments engineered to establish the force of art on conservation.


Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021

Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic

Conference highlights shared challenges of military forces and NHS during pandemic

A leadership conference for NHS and military forces with a special focus on mental health and well-being brought about by the pandemic, took place earlier this month at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus.


Posted on Monday, September 27, 2021

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

Cumbria arts institute boost to Afghan refugee appeal

The University of Cumbria is supporting some of the Afghan refugees who are to settle in the UK following the country's Taliban takeover. Assisting efforts to meet the basic needs of the refugees, the University of Cumbria has donated clothing from its Institute of Arts wardrobe stores to the Carlisle Refugee Action Group.


Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021

Students flock back to campus this week

Students flock back to campus this week

Once more the five campuses of the University of Cumbria up and down the country will be vibrant with activity as 1,900 new students arrive this week.


Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions

Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions

A unique collection of letters shedding new light on the horrors of Ukraine’s ‘terror famine’ have gone on show at the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv thanks to a remarkable discovery by a University of Cumbria academic. Correspondence to Alison Marshall’s grandparents has been hailed as a significant historic breakthrough in helping discover the truth behind the Stalin orchestrated Holodomor genocide, which caused around seven million deaths in the early 1930s.


Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Short nursing courses offer fast-track to new career

Two new nursing master’s degrees are on offer that let graduates qualify into their chosen field of nursing over two years, rather than the traditional three.


Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021

Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours

Community-minded Rachel’s wildlife legacy on graduating with first class honours

The 25-year-old from Warwickshire has played a pivotal role in transforming the university’s Institute of Arts campus, where she has recently completed the unique BA (Hons) Wildlife Media degree, achieving first class honours and gaining first-class results in every module of the course.


Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Metropolis first for pioneering masters

Metropolis first for pioneering masters

An internationally-renowned bushcraft expert is returning to her London roots to help deliver the first master's degree course of its kind in the heart of the city.


Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Cumbria's key role in £10.5m programme exploring how trees can help UK reach ‘net zero’

Scientists from the University of Cumbria are part of a new £10.5 million UK programme that will explore how trees can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Academics supporting young people from Cumbria to research health and wellbeing support for peers in the region

Academics supporting young people from Cumbria to research health and wellbeing support for peers in the region

Students from the William Howard School Sixth Form in Brampton, and members of the Carlisle Youth Zone are carrying out a number of research projects, as part of work funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC).


Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021

New literature walking guide to Ambleside

New literature walking guide to Ambleside

The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour details the town’s long history of literary associations through a half-day walk, accompanied by words from the many celebrated poets and novelists who visited or lived in the town, including the Wordsworths, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens. The 44-page pocket-sized guidebook is written by Dr Penny Bradshaw, Programme Leader for the MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District.


Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work gets underway on City transformation

Work is set to get underway on a site earmarked for a £77.5 million regeneration scheme in Carlisle. As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £50 million of funding has been allocated to transform the Citadels Buildings and the adjacent site to become a new home for the University of Cumbria, subject to Government approval.


Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

University of Cumbria leads the way for project management education

University of Cumbria leads the way for project management education

Through its Project Academy the university’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership works closely with Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, NHS, BBC, Rolls Royce and over 100 other employers to deliver a range of Project Management programmes and courses, including a number accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).


Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Cumbria university strengthens links with leading Chinese medical university through outdoor learning partnership

Cumbria university strengthens links with leading Chinese medical university through outdoor learning partnership

The University of Cumbria signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Guizhou Medical University (GZMU) in China that will allow selected students to complete their final year of a undergraduate or master's degree at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.


Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021

If you want to become a CEO, research shows University of Cumbria is top in the north

If you want to become a CEO, research shows University of Cumbria is top in the north

The University of Cumbria is the highest ranked university in the north, and 5th in the country, for students to go on to hold senior leadership positions after they graduate, with 12% of its alumni going on to become a CEO or MD.


Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Trainee nurses praise apprenticeship on anniversary of NHS

Trainee nurses praise apprenticeship on anniversary of NHS

Trainee nursing apprentices have praised the course for opening up a career that may otherwise have been out of reach, as the country celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the NHS.


Posted on Monday, July 5, 2021

Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence

Homicide research reveals society ‘blind’ to male victims of domestic violence

Ground-breaking new research shows society still does not readily recognise male domestic abuse victims and some may have lost their lives as a result.


Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

Sustainability support for businesses and professionals

With sustainability being more important than ever for companies and industry, free events this summer are supporting managers and future leaders in business.


Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Plans for £19.7m Carlisle Town Deal plan revealed

Plans for £19.7m Carlisle Town Deal plan revealed

Seven Carlisle projects that will benefit from £19.7 million government funding, as part of the city’s Town Deal Investment Plan, have been revealed. One, to create digitally enabled business interaction space, is linked to the university's plans for a new campus in the centre of the city.


Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

University to host Cumbria youth crime prevention conference

Chief Constable Michelle Skeer, county Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and university vice chancellor Professor Julie Mennell are among the speakers at the Cumbria Youth Crime Prevention Conference 2021 taking place this week. The University of Cumbria and leading ‘sport for development’ charity StreetGames are hosting the virtual conference to find new ways of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Cumbria.


Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Virtual social work conference explores how the profession has adapted during the pandemic

Virtual social work conference explores how the profession has adapted during the pandemic

Over the last 18 months, many organisations have limited social contact due to the pandemic. Social work is no exception and a new virtual conference explores how social workers have maintained and even developed new connections and ways of working with colleagues and clients.


Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders

Worldviews specialist helps future school and classroom leaders

Religious Education and leadership expert Dr Mark Chater has joined the University of Cumbria’s respected Institute of Education. A former national policy-making advisor, the author, researcher and consultant becomes a Professor of Practice in Worldviews Education.


Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

Leadership and sustainability academic honoured in Postgrad Awards 2021

The teaching of University of Cumbria academic Dr Sarah Williams has ‘a global impact’, judges of the FindAUniversity.com Postgrad Awards 2021 have recognised.


Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

Academic and artist: Business lecturer’s double life at Cumbria’s university

A member of staff and also a student at the University of Cumbria, Dr Ron Lawson is looking forward to completing his MA in Contemporary Fine Art this summer.


Posted on Monday, June 7, 2021

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

Unmasked: Students stage 2021 creative showcase

A brand new exhibition from the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts is showcasing the creativity and talents of more than 200 artists. Launching on Tuesday 1 June, Unmasked: IoA Degree Show 2021 represents the work of students who are graduating this summer. There will also be a presence in Carlisle city centre, operated in line with government guidance.


Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021

Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North

Teacher training supports unique ‘place-based’ curriculum inspired by Eden Project North

A new PGCE will help student teachers embrace the educational opportunities of the environment around them, tapping into the learning potential of the landscape and life around Morecambe Bay


Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021

NHS education head virtually visits Cumbria’s only university

NHS education head virtually visits Cumbria’s only university

On a virtual visit to the University of Cumbria, Chair of Health Education England (HEE), Sir David Behan praised the institution for the innovative ways it provides higher education in the North West of England.


Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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