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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. 

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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. 

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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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Cumbria’s university honours recently retired Lord-Lieutenant

July 2023 is proving to be a month packed with special moments for Claire Hensman CVO. 

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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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Barrow Learning Quarter: Contractor sought to build Cumbrian campus

The University of Cumbria has launched its invitation to tender process to seek and secure a contractor to build its brand new campus in Barrow-in-Furness. 

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Headteacher rallies next generation of school leaders

At an event marking 50 years of teacher education in London, alumnus and headteacher Amanda Wilson, called for peers to help the next generation of school leaders at outset of their leadership journeys. 

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Latest United Nations report on ozone depletion co-authored by National School of Forestry scientist

"Achievements of the Montreal Protocol set precedent for global action on climate" - says University of Cumbria's Dr T Matthew Robson

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University of Cumbria are part of the NortHFutures Digital Health Hub across the North East and North Cumbria

University of Cumbria is one of six universities and seven NHS trusts who have come together to set up a new digital health hub.