The following governance and corporate documents show how the University of Cumbria is performing against its objectives, year on year. In addition, you can also read our strategic plan 2017-2020.

Enriching People Through Place

Our three-year strategic plan builds on the achievements of the last decade to position us as a thriving, lead player in delivering professional higher-level learning to meet the demands of an ever evolving workforce and emerging markets.

Our Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Annual Report

The University is required to publish an annual review each academic year, reflecting on the year's activities and achievements.  The document also includes our accounts. 

Download or view the current and previous reports/reviews:


Remuneration Committee Annual Report

The University is required to publish an Annual Report from the Remuneration Committee to the University Board, in line with best practice and as required to comply with the Committee of University Chairs’ Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code.Remuneration Committee Annual Report to the University Board

Please see the links below for reports from 2017-2018

Student Charter

Our charter is for those students who are enrolled with us and who are directly receiving teaching and learning through the university. The staff and student leaders of the university endorse this charter and agree to actively represent the principles and values which it contains.

It has been developed in partnership with the Students’ Union (UCSU).

Read our Charter

Student Protection Plan

The Student Protection Plan is a requirement for all universities registered with the Office for Students (OfS).

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 requires all higher education providers to produce and publish a Student Protection Plan which articulates how a provider will preserve the continuation and quality of study for students. For more information, please read the full Student Protection Plan.

Download the Student Protection Plan (PDF)

Access and Participation Plan

All universities registered with the Office for Students (OfS) are required to have an Access and Participation Plan from 2019/20. The Access and Participation Plan replaces the Access Agreements that were approved by Office for Fair Access.

The University’s Access and Participation Plan, approved by the Office for Students, is in support of the University’s Strategic Plan which has raising aspirations and attainment across all student groups at its heart. The Provider Impact Report summarises progress made by the University.

Course Fees

Summary of 2021-22 course fees

Previous Access and Participation Plans

Transparency Information

The publication of transparency information is a requirement for all universities registered with the Office for Students (OfS).

The information published on these pages shows:

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Download the full document here: Transparency Tables

Transparency return 2019

Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Mode of StudyCharacteristicCharacteristic split
Number of applications
Percentage of applications that received an offer
Percentage of applications that accepted an offer
Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity BAME 1510 57.7% 30.0% 23.9%
White 4800 75.6% 30.5% 25.5%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 3050 63.4% 29.0% 23.3%
3 to 5 3170 73.8% 29.4% 24.3%
Gender Female 4540 69.9% 29.4% 24.1%
Male 2170 67.3% 28.2% 23.4%
Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 30 65% 65% 55%
White 540 85% 85% 75%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 160 84% 81% 74%
3 to 5 380 84% 83% 76%
Gender Female 300 82% 80% 72%
Male 300 86% 85% 79%
Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N N N N
White 60 DP DP DP
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 30 DP DP DP
3 to 5 40 DP DP DP
Gender Female 40 DP DP DP
Male N N N N
Other N N N N


Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

Characteristic Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 65%
White 70%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 68%
3 to 5 68%
Gender Female 69%
Male 62%
Other N

Degree Outcomes Statement

In May 2019 the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment published a Statement of Intent stating that every institution awarding degrees should publish a Degree Outcomes Statement which  analyses their degree classification profile and articules the results of an internal institutional in the context of internal arrangements for teaching, learning and assessment, academic regulations and academic governance. The University of Cumbria's Degree Outcomes Statement (2020) was considered by Academic Board and approved by the University Board.

Modern Slavery Statement

The University’s statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, has been produced and is available here in accordance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires the University of Cumbria, as a public sector body, to provide basic financial information under our Publication Scheme.

As part of this scheme we provide public access to the following financial documents:

More information can be found in a dedicated Publication Scheme area of our website.

Gift and Hospitality Register

The university's Gift and Hospitality Register is available on request. Please contact our Resource Support Team at

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