University of Cumbria

2015 League Table Ranking 112
2015 Overall Score 487
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Entry Standards 285 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 20.8 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 1.23 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 538 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.04 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 373 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 58.8 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 84.9 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 66.9 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 32.5 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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History

  • The University of Cumbria was formed in 2007 from a number of successful institutions and can trace its history back to 1822.
  • We have a range of campuses and sites in Cumbria, Lancashire and London. All have their own distinct identity but all have one common feature – students say they love the small friendly campuses and sites.

Location and Transport

  • We have a range of campuses and sites in Cumbria, Lancashire and London. All have their own distinct identity but all have one common feature – students say they love the small friendly campuses and sites.
  • Our largest campuses are in Carlisle and Lancaster. Carlisle, the capital city of the Lakes, has a fine historical centre and has excellent road and rail links. Lancaster too has a rich historical centre and a strong student vibe as the city is home to two universities. It also has excellent road and rail links and is an easy journey to Manchester, Liverpool and other northern cities.
  • The university’s science, outdoors, forestry and conservation courses will be all based at our Lake District campus in Ambleside from September 2014.
  • In London, the university offers a range of teacher training and associated courses from it’s new premises.
  • A range of business and science courses are offered Energus, Workington on Britain’s Energy Coast and nursing and social work courses are available at our University Centre in Furness College, Barrow in Furness.

Entry Standards

  • The university uses the UCAS tariff system; details of course requirements can be found with each course description on the website.
  • More details on entry standards at the University of Cumbria are available on the website.

Course Flexibility

• A number of courses are available part-time, distance and blended learning.Many of the courses can be studied part-time.

Research Standards

  • Research is an integral part of the work of the university and covers a diversity of subject areas including education, health, science, the arts business, outdoors and humanities with two research degree routes – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Master of Philosophy (MP hil).

Academic Strengths

  • The university has a long track record of successfully training teachers, nurses and allied health professionals.
  • Among other strengths are the creative and performing arts, humaniaties, sport, outdoors, forestry, science and Business.

Student Facilities

  • Learning and eResources accessible 24/7.
  • Blackboard – the online learning environment where students and staff can collaborate on work from any location 24/7, including via a smartphone app.
  • Extensive library resources.
  • Excellent support service covering, learning and study skills finance, child care, disability and special needs.
  • Sports Centres in Carlisle, Lancaster and Penrith.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is central to the educational, social, cultural and sporting life of the university and ensures that students have a say in the running of the university.
  • The union is the place for advice and help, involvement in sport, membership of a society, or just fun.

Sport

  • Sport features highly at the university. There are numerous clubs and societies.
  • The university has extensive sports facilities, from a climbing wall and football pitches, to dance studios.

S port

  • Sport features highly at the university. There are countless clubs and societies.
  • The university has extensive sports facilities, from a climbing wall and football pitchs, to dance studios. All abilities are catered for.

For further information

Web
  • www.cumbria.ac.uk
Email
  • enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk
Phone
  • +44 (0) 845 606 1144
Address
  • University of Cumbria
    Fusehill Street
    Carlisle
    CA1 2HH
UCAS Code C99

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