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Degree apprenticeship expansion secures £330,000 further funding

As part of its mission to drive higher-level skills across the North West and beyond, University of Cumbria is receiving a further investment to power its expansion of degree apprenticeships. 

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NAW 2024: University celebrates its degree apprentices

During National Apprenticeship Week 2024, University of Cumbria is celebrating its 2,200-plus students who are studying degree apprenticeships and its collaborations with employers that are driving up higher-level skills regionally and nationally.

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Funding expands degree apprenticeship provision

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, the University of Cumbria is pleased to announce its expansion of its degree apprenticeship provision.


Trailblazing apprenticeship programme for the forestry sector re-opens

  • The Professional Forester Apprenticeship programme offers an exciting career pathway into the forestry sector for people from all backgrounds
  • The three-year, paid development opportunity launched in 2022 and marked the first time that a degree-level forestry apprenticeship had been offered in the UK, with two successful rounds of recruitment since opening.
  • Applicants will benefit from academic studies in forestry management at the University of Cumbria alongside practical experience in Forestry Commission area teams across England.
Graduation ceremonies inside Carlisle Cathedral.
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November ceremonies to celebrate Cumbria’s university graduates

More than 1,000 students from 50 different countries will be celebrating their academic achievements this month at University of Cumbria graduation ceremonies. 

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University offers enhanced support package to new and returning students ahead of A-Level results day

New support package to help students with rising living costs.

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Shadow Health Secretary visits University of Cumbria

Discussions included:

  • The Cumbria School of Medicine being developed by the university and Imperial College London
  • University strategic purpose of educating healthcare professionals including nurses, paramedics, midwives, radiographers, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists
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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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.

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Better Tomorrows: celebration demonstrates value of youth work in Cumbria

Helping to improve the life chances of young people, the University of Cumbria has hosted an event celebrating the first year of a scheme that aims to train new generations of youth workers and increase young people’s access to high quality youth work. 

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Graduation for pioneering nursing apprentices

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

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Graduations - 19-21 July 2022

The University of Cumbria is preparing to host its July round of graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2022