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The University of Cumbria has several small campuses situated around the Lake District. The size of each campus means that each community is small enough to be friendly and pastoral care for each individual is a reality. Students have access to a wide range of resources and facilities across the university and the benefits of their local town or city combined with a very affordable cost of living and accessibly priced degree programmes means the university of Cumbria is accessible to all.
Two campuses are very close to the centre of Carlisle giving students easy access to all that the city has to offer. The Fusehill Street site has its own library, study spaces, students' Union and sports centre, the Brampton Road site is only ten minutes away and so shares many of these facilities. The Ambleside Campus is in the National Park and has access to a range of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding hills and Lake Windermere. Those studying forestry and wildlife will be based at the Penrith Campus on the edge of the Lake District.
The Students' Union is a hub of information and activities. There are many sports clubs and societies to get involved in plus raising money with RAG. There are regular events in the venues such as Mixtape Mondays in The Lounge and Faux Furs'day in Club Concrete.
Across the campuses there are several sports facilities and plenty of clubs to take part in. Lancaster Sport Complex has a sports hall, fitness suite, floodlit pitches, gymnastics hall, sports clinic and lab. Newton Rigg Sports Centre includes tennis courts, a gym, climbing wall and playing fields. There are several more facilities across the sites plus those in the local community.
The University of Cumbria provides several help and advice services and students are encouraged to be forward thinking and enterprising and make the most of the links already forged with various industries and employers. To aid employability, all the courses offered are built in such a way as to give relevant teaching and experience for the chosen field. Many courses include work placements and employability skills modules and there is an opportunity for many to study abroad to gain further skills and experience or get involved in volunteering closer to home in one of the many ongoing projects. Nine out of ten students find further study or gain employment less than six months after graduating from the University of Cumbria.
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Anybody who claims that this place has quality teaching/lectures or staff blatantly hasn't attended any other institutions. Came here for a professional Postgrad course having a Bachelors and 2x Masters from elsewhere. I can honestly say its a disgrace all round. If you are happy here its because you are content in ambling along for 3 years without being pushed in a rigorous educational environment. Standards are sloppy and now as an employer I would not take on a graduate from UC.
University is what you make it to be, whichever you go! The university is not good for student life but excellent with education, if you want to have a good education. This is the place as I have been to 2 universities and this is the best one, the staff is supportive and friendly! It is more intense as you lose 10% if you reference wrong, but it makes you improve your writing skills, meet deadlines and grow more mature as a person which is what university is about? I love it! but everyone will have different experiences, they don't spoon feed you - many don't like that. It's just so welcoming and staff are very helpful :)
Terrible uni. It's true that this university is disorganised. The course is a mess. We are given hardly any work to do. It seems like everyone who got onto my course got terrible A Level results and/or got here through clearing. I feel like a degree from this uni is worthless. Please don't come here. Believe the reviews. The campus is beautiful and the city is lovely, but it's the degree you want.
Illustration here is poorly run, rude staff and if you talk about ur opinions and stuff the tutors get defensive and tell you whats good and bad in their opinion. Full of rude egotistical people, don't waste your time here doing this course.
This university is average at best! Unfortunately one particular lecturer I came across I wouldn't even expect to see at primary school level. I don't know how she had the cheek to even think this was suitable move for herself after leaving her job, in which she claimed to be a professional in? Instead I had to listen to a women talk(I say talk). She would be talking about "crime " but for some strange reason instead of saying crime the women would say "crisps ". Some days there would some 24 year graduate with a 3*3 called drew with a fringe talking about about how the crimes in the local community are caused by drunk swans. Some days I thought no I have that lecture with her it would be less painful if I was forced to watch the whole of the transformers films back to back on loop for 53 hours straight. Some positive there were good looking girls in my lecture but then again t was mostly monsters. I did meet some lovely people though and the WiFi worked well.
No student union presence. Difficult for students to get to know each other as a result and no clubs or societies (sports especially) as a result of no funding or support and far too stringent rules and regulations surrounding getting said funding or support.
The only university where you see undergraduate with a 2:1 teaching a postgraduate students.I am not kidding. Check out the M.A social work department. Just only two reasonable lecturers there who are actual social workers. Just ask others for their certificate. I couldn't bother wasting my time there. A complete joke of a university. Please do something with your life than bother with that university nor department.
I'm on Brampton Road campus and everyone there has similar interests which is good. Carlisle is a nice place with some nice bars and limited clubs but overall, a good place for University if you want to actually get work done!
Living in Ambleside is great, the lecturers for forestry are great and realize that we are in the Lakes so plenty of field trips. The forestry course is fantastic learning loads. Lots of potential employment in the surrounding area and opportunities to volunteer.
I'm studying outdoor leadership at the Ambleside campus and it the perfect location for a fantastic course! The lecturers are briliant and its a small campus bringing a homely feel! There's not a lot going on in the way of societies but with so much to do in the lake district, who needs them :) For anyone interested the the outdoors or animal sciences, I 100% recommend the university of Cumbria
the lectures are good, the campus is good but he accommodation is rubbish compared to other universities... however the en-suites are £110 for a single bed that is to small for tall people. some people are paying £110 for tiny rooms while others are lucky enough to get disabled rooms which are huge. The showers in eerything but the disability are tiny and tall people look over the curtain rail making it difficult to shower. lucky people who get twins to themselves get the best features except the fact that they do not have en-suites which would make them more appealing (new category please!) the worst bit of this is that i have just started the course and 4 weeks into this and we already have diggers outside tearing down buildings, we were told this would not disturb students or at the most cause little disturbance so okay, i would expect the builders to be working from say about 9-7? maybe 10-7 for late starters? nope, 7:30 start. Ambleside... sort it out
Really stunning location, area is amazing, staff are friendly and course is fantastic. SU is a bit lacking on campus but due to other options for pass times not a real issue. Loving this uni, very well put together with a good library.
Campus is really nice, very small but a mix of modern and traditional which I like. Could be a big bigger as currently it looks like a school. Many societies, could be better there's lots at the Lancaster campus which are better than Carlisle. Students union is average, compared to others it's pitiful. Tiny with a few sofas and a cramped bar area could use a huge refurb. I'm a student nurse so there are many career opportunities everywhere, not sure on other careers but I can't imagine many opportunities going here. Uni wifi is pretty decent in the buildings
depends on what course you are on.. Some courses get more money put into them than others as the drama course has just lost their rehearsal hall due to cuts. The campus itself is nice and has plenty of catering facilities. Lacks in SU bar.. Cant say i even know where it is as it isnt very popular! There are a lot of open days/career days ect and the uni is partnered up with quite a few schools if you are coming to do teaching.
Soul crushing waste of energy. If your course isn't notably financially beneficial for the institution they'll cut it down until it stops all together. More interested in getting awards to gloss up the website. Dreary, underwhelming.
the university is a great close knit university, with students from all round! They are good at what they do, all teachers have had in job experience and are assistive o your learning! The facilities are ok, the library is very small and only a few computers also not 24 hour! The class rooms are decent with good equipment, the old buildings are a bit run down but it used to be a hospital so what do you expect! It's a new uni, opening in 2007 and therefore still developing! They offer a wide range of courses for everyone! All courses have great career opportunities! The student union is s**t, barely any classes, clubs, events! If your into gardening or helping the local community your ok! The student union club is a small licensed cafe on sight, not near town! They are in need off development! However I love uni, I've made great friends and love my course! I just do my own stuff in my social life aha!