University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria is ranked by the Guardian University Guide. A number of courses at the university come out Top in the North West Ranked in the Top Three in the North West for Business and Management studies
The University of Cumbria, with roots extending back to the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts established in 1822, was formed on 1st August 2007 formally, from an amalgamation of St Martinís College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, and the Cumbrian campuses of the University of Central Lancashire. The University has campuses in Carlisle, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Ambleside and Lancaster and a specialist teachereducation centre in London. The University also has strong links and close partnership-working with the four FE Colleges in Cumbria (Lakes Colleges, Furness College, Carlisle College and Kendal College) to enable HE 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 very 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 which shapes and supports social, cultural and economic development in support of the inclusion sustainable communities agenda. In so doing, the University of Cumbria recognizes 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, yet it celebrates that its graduates will be creative, enterprising and resourceful and equipped to lead in their fields and in their communities.
More information available at the University of Cumbria website http://www.cumbria.ac.uk