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Join in the buzz at UK’s first major pollinator conference and fringe in Carlisle

The UK’s biggest gathering of pollinator enthusiasts and professionals will be hosted by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle on Friday 23 September. 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her steadfast and selfless commitment to over seventy years of service to others has brought comfort, joy and unity to many millions of people across our communities, country and globe, not least during times of great challenge and uncertainty.

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Development Woodland Officer apprenticeship programme starts

A welcome event to mark the start of the new Development Woodland Officer apprenticeship programme has taken place at Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley.  


Unlikely marriage of universities can ease NHS staff crisis

The NHS is facing a staffing crisis.  The British Medical Association estimates that the current shortfall is over 50,000 doctors.  The shortage in the number of doctors is unevenly spread across the UK, mirroring the distribution of social deprivation and health inequality, with the North of England particularly affected – 11 per cent of NHS posts are vacant compared to 3 per cent in London.

(l-r) MA Contemporary Fine Art student Poppy Cookson and MA Creative Practice students Natalie Boyne and David Lee are among the 19 artists displaying work in the POSTREMO MA Showcase exhibition taking place 30 August-9 September 2022 at the University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Brampton Road, Carlisle

Institute of Arts hosts Masters showcase

A showcase exhibition featuring the work of graduates of the University of Cumbria's MA Contemporary Fine Art and Creative Practice programmes opens today.

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Army reservist who left school with no qualifications makes ‘student of the year’

An army reservist who left school with no qualifications is recognised with a top student award and gains a trailblazing security degree. 

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University of Cumbria reassures students contemplating Clearing

Clearing, the annual process that sees students matched with available university places, starts in earnest this week as A-level results are revealed on Thursday.  

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Charlotte Mason memories sought for centenary celebrations

Former students with tales to tell of Ambleside’s celebrated Charlotte Mason College are urged to share them in plans to mark the world-renowned educator a century after her death.

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University of Cumbria announces two new senior appointments

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick joined the University of Cumbria in June 2022 as a new Director responsible for developing a Centre for Digital Transformation as part of the University’s 2030 Strategy.

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Flagship university campus project is given the go ahead

Planning permission for University of Cumbria’s flagship Carlisle Citadels campus project has been approved today by Carlisle City Council’s Development Control committee.

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Tapping into potential powerhouse of young conservationists

A ‘tipping point’ in climate change and species loss has seen sixth formers targeted in a fightback mission designed to bring practical help and understanding across swathes of south Cumbria and north Lancashire.

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Funding approved for new University of Cumbria business interaction hub

University of Cumbria is looking forward to strengthening its links with local businesses with the news that funding has been approved to develop the Carlisle Business Exchange (CBE).