We offer the environments, events, activities and expertise to help you introduce new thinking, methods and processes to your business. Our research is innovative, relevant, highly applicable and easy to access for businesses.

Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

The Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED) undertake research and analysis of contemporary issues affecting local and regional economies in the north of England.

CRED work with local authorities, large and small organisations.

To see flyer on what we do click here

Contact Gail Mulvey for more information on how CRED can help your business.

Telephone: 01228 888716/01228 888712
Email: gail.mulvey@cumbria.ac.uk

The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS)

The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) leads teaching and research into the challenges of social, environmental and economic sustainability. IFLAS works to create "sustainable leaders" who are able to find ways to promote change that is mutually beneficial for the person, organisation, stakeholders and world at large.

Contact iflas@cumbria.ac.uk to register your interest.

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Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE),

Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE), is a well-established centre providing intellectually robust, practice-relevant evaluations for a range of organisations and agencies.

Our team of researchers have extensive academic and professional experience in health and social care. They are able to offer:

  • Advice
  • Consultancy
  • Evaluability Assessment
  • Dissemination
  • Facilitation

HASCE has also developed a range of bespoke accredited training modules, which focus on the conceptual and practical skills necessary for those wishing to undertake robust, ethical and meaningful evaluations of their own. HASCE can run a number of short, non-accredited courses around embedding evaluation culture within organisations.

To discuss any evaluation needs, or to find out more about the HASCE services and training, contact hasce@cumbria.ac.uk.

To read an on-line brochure please click here

Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT)

Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) develops and promotes technologies and innovation to improve health and wellbeing, working with partners in health and social care organisations, higher education institutes, businesses and other agencies.

If you would like to work with them, get in touch with Vicki Goodwin.

Telephone: 01228 616346
Email: victoria.goodwin@cumbria.ac.uk or cachet@cumbria.ac.uk


National School of Forestry (NSOF)

National School of Forestry pride themselves on the diversity of their research profiles, and work with a variety of stakeholders.

If you are interested in using our services on a consultancy or partnership basis, please contact the school.

Telephone: 015394 30268
Email: nsf@cumbria.ac.uk

Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA)

Set in the heart of the Lake District in Ambleside, the University of Cumbria is the only university in the world based within a national park. It is therefore in a unique position to be home to the Centre for National Parks. This is reinforced by the Lake District’s pending application with UNESCO for World Heritage status as a cultural landscape.

The Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas undertakes research into all aspects of National Park and protected area sustainability and leadership and builds on fourteen years of research experience conducting world class research on wildlife conservation around the globe.

The Centre continues to evolve to focus on world class academic excellence with a global reach, the purpose of which is to inform and influence policy and governance, develop best practice through innovation of resource use and promote knowledge transfer.

We work collaboratively with other universities, national parks and other bodies responsible for supporting protected areas to develop and learn from real world research and applied practice, both overseas and in the UK.

The University of Cumbria has a strong reputation with respect to National Parks due to its research and teaching in science and natural resources, outdoor studies, business and sustainable leadership, health and well-being and education. This multi-disciplinary approach is central to the aims of the Centre and is embodied within the existing key strands of research:

  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Ecosystem Service
  • Community, Collaboration & Governance
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Citizenship & Environment

For more information about the Centre please contact: CNPPA@cumbria.ac.uk



The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre

The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre focuses on supporting practitioners to develop research-informed practice and on publishing high quality research that has impact on policy and practice. We work across early years, children’s workforce, primary schooling, secondary schooling, outdoor learning, youth work, further and higher education. If you work with children, young people or adult learners and are interested in developing research-informed practice then the team here at LED want to work with you. For more information contact us at LED@Cumbria.ac.uk


University of Cumbria Business School

Our University of Cumbria Business School is proud to have been awarded The Small Business Charter in 2016.

The Charter (SBC) brings together world-class business schools and SME & Start-Up communities across the UK to create sustainable economic growth. The SBC award to the University of Cumbria Business School recognises its excellence in supporting SMEs and creates a framework for them to provide small businesses with nationally recognised programmes of expert advice and training to help their business grow.

The Business School offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in areas such as accounting and finance, business management, entrepreneurship and e-commerce, retail, marketing and computing.

At postgraduate level it offers MBAs, MAs and MScs.

Courses are available full and part time, some delivered in intensive blocks, and some courses are available by distance learning.

To find out more how you can join us:

Email: enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Telephone0808 178 7373

Cumbria Institute of the Arts

The Institute of the Arts in Carlisle dates back to the establishment of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in October 1822. The Institute offers a wide range of courses at all levels, from Digital Arts, Film and Television to Musical Theatre and Fine Art.

Courses are available full and part time.

Email: enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Telephone: 0808 178 7373

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