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.

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Times Good University Guide 2019 Ranking 125/129
Guardian 2020 Ranking 116/121
Address Fusehill St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH View on Map
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Upcoming Open Days at University of Cumbria


Postgraduate Open Day

05 Jun 2020, 12:00 PM - 05 Jun 2020, 15:00 PM Carlisle - Brampton Road
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Experience living and learning on a super-friendly campus with like-minded creatives - an awesome place to find your calling and kick-start your creativity. Tackle a design brief, have a go at life drawing or enjoy a live performance - whichever subject you love, try it out at 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 degree. Learn more about the clubs and societies you could join. Explore it: Check out our fantastic facilities and creative spaces, including Stanwix Theatre, Vallum Gallery, professional design studios and video suites. Get the most out of it: We’ll help you with your UCAS application and personal statement and even help you get your finances figured out. We’ll have loads happening on campus, but you’re only a 20 minute stroll from the historical and cultural centre of Carlisle with its great selection of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It’s easy to get here by car or train, so what are you waiting for? Find your course, your calling, your career.

Postgraduate Open Evening

24 Jun 2020, 16:00 PM - 24 Jun 2020, 19:00 PM London
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Our Open Day will provide you with a really good opportunity to see what our university has to offer - meeting tutors, walking around the cosy campus, enjoying the practical activities we have prepared for you, and taking a stroll into London to explore the city. We know choosing to come to university is a big decision and one that 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 London. 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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