Who we are

University Of Cumbria

About us

The University of Cumbria is fully committed to delivering exceptional and professional higher-level learning to meet the demands of an ever evolving workforce and emerging markets. We do this by expanding opportunities, deepening connections to industries, filling specific regional skills gaps, and building partnerships with local enterprises, while equipping all students with the ability to thrive wherever in the world they choose to live. 

About us

making a difference

A catalyst for our community

Our campuses are located in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside; where we are the only UK university within a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on East India Dock Road in London. Being based at these key historical locations throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire allows the university to understand, work with, and benefit from a large network of institutions and communities. We also have a campus on East India Dock Road in London, enabling us to extend our reach and connect with the capital.
With a proud history offering arts, business, law, policing, science, conversation, sport, health, social care, rehab and teacher training programmes to people nationwide, the institution is building a growing reputation across the wide range of professions  we service and support. We enriche people by providing a safe and supportive environment, as well as innovative academic opportunities, such as providing degree apprenticeships, CPD and foundation courses through further education partners, making the impossible possible for more students.

Key Facts

Vice Chancellor

Professor Julie Mennell

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of graduates earning or learning within 15 months of graduating (HESA 2020)


Students studying with us

dating back to 1822

A proud regional history