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AoYSoC July 2023

Inspirational pair recognised by University of Cumbria

Two women who returned to university as mature students to follow their dreams in nursing and law have been honoured by the University of Cumbria.

Honorary Doctorates 2023 July

Three receive honorary doctorates from Cumbria

Two of the country’s greatest engineering and education ambassadors and an internationally respected leader of occupational health education have received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Cumbria.

Ian and Mandy Sinker, pictured on 20 July 2023, at University of Cumbria graduations. The couple has enjoyed a 40-year connection to the university's Lancaster campus, formerly St Martin's College where they met as students and later married on campus with both continuing to work with the campus during their careers.

Graduations mark end of Lancaster couple’s 40-year campus connection

In the early 1980s, Ian Sinker and his future wife Mandy were students on the Lancaster campus which is now part of the University of Cumbria. 

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First paramedics on ‘trailblazing’ apprenticeship graduate and enter NHS workforce

200 paramedic apprentices from across England officially graduated from University of Cumbria having learnt while they earned over the last two years. 

Amy Milburn

Building skills for Cumbria: Clearing helps Covid care home worker to become social worker

Driven by her passion to deliver quality social care, Amy Milburn left her care home role during the Covid pandemic to return to learning because she ‘wanted to do more’ to help those in need. 

Opal Goldring and parents

South African scientists travel globe for daughter’s graduation

Two parasitic disease experts from South Africa have travelled more than 14,000 kilometres (8,500 miles) to join their daughter’s celebration at the University of Cumbria’s summer 2023 graduations.  

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Summer graduations 2023: University’s first paramedic and policing apprentices to join celebrations

PRESS NOTICE: With a week to go, the University of Cumbria is making final preparations for its summer 2023 graduation ceremonies.

Music producer and songwriter Brian Higgins, born and raised in west Cumbria, at Carlisle Cathedral after the University of Cumbria bestows an Honorary Fellowship upon him in recognition of his lifelong and outstanding contribution to the music industry. 
University Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell presents Brian with his honorary award.
24 November 2022.
Credit: University of Cumbria/Jonathan Becker

Music maestro honoured by University of Cumbria

One of the UK’s most successful record producers and songwriters has returned to his home county to be honoured for his contribution to the music industry. 

Prof Kath McCourt, Honorary Doctorate, 23 Nov 2022

North East figure honoured for outstanding global contribution to nursing, midwifery and education

The President of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation, which represents the nurses' associations of more than 50 countries, has been awarded the University of Cumbria’s highest honour.

Graduation group at Carlisle Cathedral

Ceremonies to celebrate University of Cumbria graduates

Internationally recognised in the fields of nursing, midwifery and education, a North of England health trust leader along with a former High Sheriff will join 1,200 students who are graduating from the University of Cumbria next week. 

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Pioneering occupational health nurse receives honorary fellowship for commitment to profession

An influential international occupational health nurse credited with shaping the present-day profession has been awarded an honorary fellowship for her lifelong and outstanding service to occupational health.

Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices July 2022

Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices

The first students to complete a pioneering university-level apprenticeship to qualify as registered nurses are celebrating their graduations.