The University of Cumbria is ranked on the Guardian University Guide. A number of courses come out “Top in the North West” and the university is Ranked in the Top Three in the North West for Business and Management studies.
The University of Cumbria has roots extending back to the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts established in 1822. It was created formally on 1st August 2007 from an amalgamation of St Martin’s College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, and the Cumbria campuses of the University of Central Lancashire. The university has campuses in Carlisle, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Ambleside, and Lancaster and a specialist teacher education centre in London. The University also has strong links and a close working partnership with the four FE (Further Education) Colleges in Cumbria (Lakes Colleges, Furness College, Carlisle College, and Kendal College) to enable HE (Higher Education) delivery locally across the county. In addition, the University is the lead institution of Cumbria Higher Learning, a Distributed Learning Network for Cumbria.
The University offers a high-quality learning experience in a supportive environment which enables students to achieve their personal and professional potential wherever they study. It is committed to learning which is innovative, flexible, and student-centered, and which utilizes the latest technology. The University also works closely with employers, schools, colleges, and agencies in the region to offer research, scholarship, and knowledge transfer, excellence shaping and supporting social, cultural, and economic development in support of the inclusion sustainable communities agenda. In so doing, the University of Cumbria recognises that its students are a mix of full and part-time, young and mature, vocational and scholastic, who access higher and knowledge education for a variety of reasons, while it celebrates that its graduates will be creative, enterprising, and resourceful; equipped to lead in their fields and in their communities.
More information is available at the University of Cumbria website.