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Community group founder receives special award at Cumbrian graduation

A serving paramedic in the Scottish Ambulance Service, near Stirling, who founded a community group in Cumbria during lockdown to help key workers, received the 'Spirit of Cumbria' award at his graduation ceremony.

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, a professor of nursing and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Health, Environment and Innovation) at the University of Cumbria
Pictured: November 2022
CREDIT: University of Cumbria/Jonathan Becker

University leader awarded prestigious Fellowship of Queen’s Nursing Institute

A Fellowship of the Queen's Nursing Institute (FQNI) has been presented to the University of Cumbria's Professor Brian Webster-Henderson in recognition of his leadership in nursing education and policy and commitment to community nursing. 

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. 

Marcia Reid Fotheringham, Honorary Fellow, 23 Nov 2022 (D)

Cumbrian figure’s contribution to county life recognised with Honorary Fellowship

The significant contribution and impact she has made upon her adopted county over the last 25 years sees Marcia Reid Fotheringham JP DL honoured by the University of Cumbria this week.

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.

Professors Jill and Paul Stewart, Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing, University of Cumbria

University academic investment complements regional transformation plans

The University of Cumbria is growing its academic provision, helping to deliver its long-term strategic mission to provide enhanced higher education and address regional and sector demands for higher-level skills.

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. 

Picture: Forestry Commission
November 2022

Ground-breaking apprenticeship programme for the forestry sector to re-open

The Development Woodland Officer programme, supported by University of Cumbria, offers an exciting career pathway into the forestry sector for people from all backgrounds and abilities.

Prof Mark Wilson working on the polar bear project.

Spotlight on 'real world' research with podcast first

The University of Cumbria has joined the conversation with its first-ever series of podcasts highlighting ‘real-world’ research.

UoC Barrow Campus Final Image Viewpoint 01

University campus project receives support

Plans to create a new university campus as part of a wider vision to transform lives in a recognised higher education (HE) ‘cold spot’ have taken a major step forward. 

 Tristan Poyser

Photography and green space – can they positively impact mental health?

Bradley Brook is a new outdoor photography exhibition by University of Cumbria academic Tristan Poyser, exploring our relationship with nature and the benefit to our mental health and wellbeing.

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Rare species returns to Cumbria

The first confirmed sighting of a pine marten in south Cumbria for over a decade has been recorded on a remote camera in Grizedale Forest.