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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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United and university leaders pledge collaboration to support Carlisle and Cumbria’s communities.

Vice Chancellor Professor Julie Mennell DL has welcomed new Carlisle United owners Tom and Patty Piatak to University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street campus, which is situated less than a mile from the League One club’s Brunton Park ground.

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Major new community project to celebrate the legacy of Carlisle United

In what is an important anniversary year for Carlisle United – 50 years since achieving promotion to the First Division for the 1974-75 season – the club has received a £95,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a project that will see them work with Tullie, Carlisle United Community Sports Trust, University of Cumbria and Cumberland Council to celebrate and preserve the club’s legacy.

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Contribution of arts, culture and creativity to health and wellbeing explored in Arts Council England visit to Cumbria

A dynamic two-day event focusing on the contribution of the arts and creative sectors to health and wellbeing in Cumbria has been taking place this week, co-hosted by University of Cumbria with Arts Council England, Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council.

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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.

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University of Cumbria partners with Virtual Internships to deliver career-boosting internship opportunities to students

In an innovative step to bridge the gap between education and the workforce, University of Cumbria is announcing its partnership with Virtual Internships to deliver career-boosting global internship opportunities to a select pilot cohort of undergraduate students.

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Experts share latest research at Cumberland Annual SEND Conference 2024

Experts from the field of special educational needs gathered in Carlisle, to share the latest developments and best practice at the Cumberland Annual SEND Conference 2024.  

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Remarkable nature boost for south Cumbria

As nature’s crisis deepens, with one in six species across the UK at risk of extinction, an ambitious mission to reintroduce 10 threatened animals and plants in south Cumbria celebrates unprecedented successes.

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New year marks contractor's arrival on Barrow-in-Furness university campus site

The University of Cumbria is delighted to announce that family business Caddick Construction has been appointed as the lead contractor to create the first university campus in Barrow-in-Furness.  

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The countdown to the Cumberland Annual SEND Conference 2024 is on

January 2024 will see the return of the Cumberland Annual SEND Conference, organised by Cumberland Council in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

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University of Cumbria apprentices raise awareness and donations for Mission Christmas and Windermere Food bank.

A group of University of Cumbria, second year students from the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship, at the Ambleside campus have been taking part in a charity project.  The two apprenticeship teams decided to support two different charities Cash for Kids: Mission Christmas and Windermere & District Food bank.  

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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.