University of Cumbria

With campuses located in Cumbria, Lancashire and London, the University of Cumbria is one of the newest institutions in the UK, officially opening in 2007. It is a top 100 university in the UK according to the Guardian 2016 league tables.

Over 10,000 students are enrolled at the University on a range of academic courses, including acting, criminology, education studies, fine art and social work. The University is divided into two faculties.

The two faculties are;

  • Faculty of Education, Arts and Business
  • Faculty of Health and Science

Cumbria’s student’s union is a charity run by students to represent the voices of the 10,000 graduates. There are several groups, such as societies and sports clubs to partake in, including blogging, choir, dance and radio.

Sports clubs vary from football to basketball and athletics, with sports facilities based in both Carlisle and Lancaster.

The University offers halls of residence in Carlisle, London, Lancaster and Ambleside. Various accommodation types are available for first year undergraduates. Costs suit diverse budgets with prices starting from £64.65 per week for a twin room to £110 per week for a single en-suite room.

Times Good University Guide 2019 Ranking 125/129
Guardian 2020 Ranking 116/121
Address Fusehill St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0) 1228 616234

Upcoming Open Days at University of Cumbria


PGCE Open Day

15 Aug 2020, 10:00 AM - 15 Aug 2020, 15:00 PM Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Here's your chance to experience living and learning with like-minded individuals on a campus where you'll find your course, your calling and your career. Whether you're a lifesaver, a peacemaker, a knowledge tester, a community maker or an educator, there's a place for you at our university. Find out where you belong by joining our upcoming open day. Get a feel for it: Take part in interactive sessions unique to your course. Ask about it: Discover student life beyond your course. Find out about work placements, networking opportunities and the clubs and societies you can join for an awesome student life. Explore it: Check out our fantastic facilities and find your unique place within our new £3.5 million STEM laboratories, hospital practice wards, clinical labs, therapy suites, outdoor classroom or sports centre. Get the most out of it: We’ll give you help on your UCAS application and personal statement and even help you get your finances figured out. We’ll have loads going on at the campus, but why not make a day of it and explore the historical and cultural centre of Carlisle with its great selection of shops, theatres and bars? It’s easy to get here by car or train, so come and find your calling.

Postgraduate Open Day

15 Aug 2020, 10:30 AM - 15 Aug 2020, 15:00 PM Ambleside
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There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further. If you are still undecided about your university choice, nothing will help you make your mind up more than attending an Open Day. Our Open Day will provide you with a really good opportunity to walk around the inspiring campus, visit our student accommodation, and take a stroll into Ambleside to explore the area. We know postgraduate study represents a significant investment for you, in time as well as financially. So, whilst you are on campus please do take the opportunity to talk to our passionate staff and student ambassadors: they will be delighted to give you their perspective on life as a student at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided for you and your guests on the day. We hope you have a great day with us!
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