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‘Choose Cumbria’ – A ‘one-stop shop’ for up to date and relevant information about the University of Cumbria

Visit our Choose Cumbria microsite as a one-stop shop for everything you need to signpost and provide advice.  Here, you can access a range of key information such as our course search tool, virtual tours of our campuses and facilities, links to virtual events and open days, key accommodation and finance information as well as real student stories and options to ‘chat’ to current students and/or trained staff. Visit ‘Choose Cumbria’.


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NEW exciting titles/dates added! 

Our ever-popular subject Masterclasses feature engaging, current and topical content and what’s more, students who attend are eligible to receive a reduced offer of up to 16 UCAS points on application to related University of Cumbria courses! (T&Cs apply. See website for details). We have plenty to come, but here is a look as what’s coming up next:

Digital Investigations 9 December 2020
Wildlife Tracking, Identification and Recording 10 December 2020
Insects in a Changing Climate 11 December 2020
Offender Rehabilitation – Occupational Therapy in Prisons Settings 14 December 2020
How to pitch a Television Programme from Idea to Broadcast 14 December 2020

We can also deliver bespoke a class or cohort. Contact outreach@cumbria.co.uk to discuss options.



Accessible anytime, anywhere, 24/7!

Our Outreach On Demand can be accessed directly by your students, anytime and anywhere!

‘Higher Education – What, Where, How?’ Generic HE sessions – a number of short informative sessions, delivered by our friendly and experienced Outreach Team, to introduce students to HE and the UCAS application and selection process.

Pathways series: ‘Getting into……’ sessions cover a variety of subjects and explore routes, progression pathways, course options and the exciting range of careers linked to each pathway.

All above sessions are available on demand but can be booked for a whole class LIVE delivery.

Contact outreach@cumbria.ac.uk or to access an On Demand session visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/webinars.

Access our webinars


The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Business, Industry & Leadership are delivering a number of subject-based webinars, delivered by experts in their field. These pop-up sessions would be of interest to teachers and students alike!

Date: Tuesday 15th December 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Date: Wednesday 16th of December, 7.00pm-8.15pm

Discovery Sessions

Discover: Policing in London

16 December 2020 14:00 – 15:00

The London Metropolitan Police is the largest police service in the UK with over 44,000 members of staff; but what do they all do and what careers are available? There are multiple policing organisations outside of the Metropolitan Police Service, but what part do they play in securing London and the UK?

Discover the role of specialist agencies such as MI5, MI6, the National Crime Agency, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the British Transport Police and more. Discover what happens inside New Scotland Yard and how the Counter-Terrorism Police is formed.

To register for this event head over to – www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/open-events/


What can I do with a Business Management degree?

Date: Tuesday 5th January 2021 5pm-6pm

Online webinar with – Dr Steve Gibbs – Principal Lecturer in Business and Leadership

Do you want a qualification that gives you the ultimate in career choices? Our graduates end up in Sellafield. Or they might go on to run a local medical practice. Or they might decide to start their own business. Or running the office for a local firm of accountants. Or working for the local council. Business management degrees take you to all industries and organisations. Because every organisation needs administrators and managers. It’s that simple. And, if you decide to go to another firm after a while, you can. Be the best qualified and most attractive graduate with a Cumbria business management degree. We get you work-ready. You get your future-ready!

Come and chat to us about business management as the best degree for life and work! Go anywhere, anytime, anyplace with us!

Chat to Steve about his 26 year career in business management, and how he and his team will get you ready for a bright confident future anywhere in the world. We’re ready to talk, are you?

To register for this event head over to – www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/open-events/

Virtual Masterclasses

‘Expert Witness’ – Police Officer witness statements
Date: 17th December 2020 11am – 12pm

This masterclass will introduce students to the processes and procedures by which Police Officers gather and provide primary evidence in written statement form.

Whilst this begins with what they see and hear when dealing with an incident, it is the ability to identify criminal activity and offence ‘points to prove’, recall and record the actions and speech of themselves and others, and bring a heightened level of attention to detail to their reports, which will enable them to produce high quality written ‘expert witness’ statements.

Accurate and detailed Police Officer witness statements are a crucial factor in securing convictions in a court of law; this session is designed to introduce and inform attendees of the complexity of this process.

The amazing thing about our Masterclasses is the opportunity they give your students opportunity to explore and discuss topics they’re interested in with professionals, academics and other like-minded students too! As an added bonus, attendance at our Masterclasses is rewarded with reduced offers on future applications to related subjects at the University of Cumbria (T&Cs available on our website here)

To book onto this session, students can head over to www.cumbria.ac.uk/masterclasses

Personal Application Advice

Students can access one to one, personalised support every day this week between 9am – 5pm via live chat. This option is always open, but this week we have specialists who work with those leaving school or college on the lines, ready to support your students. AND… on Thursday 17th December we will be hosting a live Q&A on Facebook and Instagram, 3-4pm. The kinds of question we’ll be answering include:

  • Will you be having an applicant visit day?
  • Is it too late to apply for a course that starts in January?
  • How do I start my personal statement?
  • How do I write a personal statement if I want to apply for two different courses?

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email, outreach@cumbria.ac.uk




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