The University of Cumbria is one of Britain’s newest universities, but it has a history of educating professionals going back over 150 years. It was formed in 2007 from Cumbria Institute of the Arts, St Martin’s College and the Cumbrian campus of UCLan. It has academic strengths in education, healthcare, sports, visual and performing arts, humanities, social science, law and criminology, science, outdoors, forestry and land studies.
Its campuses are in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside. The campuses are compact and situated within walking distance of the city centres. The great outdoors is on the university’s doorstep from city centre parks to National Parks and the its clubs and societies help students to take advantage of all that the spectacular surroundings have to offer.
The university has a firm commitment to, and a history of, accessible higher education regionally, nationally and internationally. At the centre of the university’s mission is the provision of an accessible and outstanding student experience and it aims to ensure as many people as possible benefit from the transformational opportunities provided by higher education. This includes seeing many students from less advantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.
For further information, see the university’s website.