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.
Our Research Centres
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.
International Student Support:
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.
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.
Our Mental Health Case Workers, and qualified and trainee Psychological Therapists offer confidential support and advice in a number of ways:
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.
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.
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.