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University of Cumbria

Launched ten years ago as the University of Cumbria, we are founded on the experience and tradition of well over 150 years of higher education. We are a growing, multi-campus university home to over 10,000 students that aims to provide you with skills to set you apart in the jobs market.

Distance Learning Courses

Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

The University of Cumbria was formed in 2007 by the merger of St Martin’s College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts and University of Central Lancashire’s Cumbria sites, operating from campuses spread across Cumbria and North Lancashire. We may be a relatively new university, but we are steeped in history dating right the way back to 1882.

Education

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses
  • CPD and short courses

Research

Our Research Centres

  • Centre for Regional Economic Development
  • Centre for Wildlife Conservation
  • Health and Social Care Evaluations
  • Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

Career

We have a range of support on offer through the Careers and Employability Service, including one to one support, targeted workshops in lectures, work related events or the Career Ahead Award and business engagement and entrepreneurial activity.

Services

Student services

International Student Support:

Pre-Arrival Support:

  • Information for your visa application and UK immigration
  • Guidance about living in the UK, culture and local area information
  • Preparing to study at a UK university – access to free online pre-entry Head Start course designed to help you develop your academic skills

On-Course Support:

  • Access to all university student services including money advice, counselling, disability, careers and study support
  • Access to English for Academic Purposes advice and guidance
  • Opportunities for organised visits to local places of interest such as the Lake District and Manchester Christmas markets

Housing services

  • Affordable living starts here. We have some of the most inexpensive student accommodation in the whole of the northwest*, with rooms starting at just £10 a night.
  • We have a team dedicated to assisting with whatever works best for you. Whether you want halls of residence – guaranteed for first-choice applicants – or independent housing in Lancaster, Carlisle and Ambleside we are here to help make it happen.

Library services

Supporting your learning with access to thousands of books, 340,000 ebooks, 25,000 journals and electronic resource collections. Our libraries provide a complete range of services and support to enhance your academic and study skills.

ICT services

It’s normal for people these days to have a laptop, smartphone, tablet or other personal computing device. To support this need, we provide wireless coverage for more than 80% of the buildings. This coverage is continuing to grow year on year and includes the installation of higher capacity wireless to allow more users/more students to connect in high demand areas.

Medical services

Our Mental Health Case Workers, and qualified and trainee Psychological Therapists offer confidential support and advice in a number of ways:

  • Information on how to access services provided by the NHS and Social Services
  • Support for disabled students including some aspects of mental health
  • Counselling and therapy service
  • Information for staff and students

Student Life

Campus life

A vibrant and historic heritage city, Lancaster is home to around 15,000 students from around the world. With its fair share of pubs and clubs, Lancaster has a lively music scene, as well as a selection of high street stores and independent boutiques for you to explore. Not to mention many other interesting cultural sightseeing opportunities including Lancaster Castle and the Pendlebury Witches Trail.

Our Lancaster campus occupies large green and tranquil spaces. A short walk away from campus you will find Lancaster City Centre and the beautiful Williamson Park, home to the iconic Ashton Memorial, 54 acres of park and woodland and the annual Highest Point Festival. 

Sports facilities

We want you to keep healthy and enjoy every aspect of your life whilst at university. Students have access to a range of health and sports facilities and clubs across our sites, taking advantage of local sports facilities. Each campus has something different to offer. We provide a friendly and supportive environment within our small, welcoming campuses, so why not get involved? Take part in a varied and dynamic range of opportunities beyond your course from abseiling and sports, to music and recreation.

Student clubs

As soon as you start university, you automatically become a member of UCSU. UCSU is also affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) meaning you’re a voice amongst many students across the UK.

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