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Want to make your American dream come true?

            University of Cumbria student, Katie-May Garrett had the experience of a life time this year when she contacted US summer camp agency, Camp Leaders. Not only did she get the chance to live in America for three long months, she also met new friends for life and was paid […]

Cumbria’s Bitcoin Future

Bitcoin usage is going from strength to strength at the University Of Cumbria. In January the University became the first in the world to accept the digital currency as a payment method for tuition fees on two of its IFLAS (Institute for leadership and sustainability) courses. PhD student Leander Bindewald, 34, was the first student […]

Christmas Wrapping

  Carols by Candlelight is back for another year, this time though with a rap twist. The popular service will include a rap remix music video of the Christmas carol God rest ye merry gentlemen, put together by Andy Dyke, a member of the University of Cumbria’s chaplaincy team. The track has already amassed 20,000 […]

Jake Holroyd kicks off Performing Arts Original Pieces

Every year at the University of Cumbria, final year performing arts students are given the task of producing their very own original show. Whether they choreograph, write, direct or star in their show, the work must be completely original. The Informer is previewing a different original piece every week during originals season, this week it’s […]

Graduates put off uni by fees increase

DEMO2012, protesting the fees increase. Photo: Rebekah Ruddock Many Cumbria University graduates wouldn’t have received their degrees had they been affected by the fees increase. After collecting their degrees at Carlisle Cathedral, some graduates told The Informer how they might not have bothered at all if they had to pay triple tuition fees, and some […]

The end of the British music festival?

If you are hoping to get to a British music festival this summer, you’ll be disappointed that there aren’t any. You may, however, buy tickets to see the top 10 singles chart come together to play the same set list up and down the country. Festivals attract thousands of people, and their easily lead wallets, every year […]

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  • Cumbria's Gay Friendly University

    Cumbria’s Gay Friendly University

      Our university has been named one of the most gay friendly universities in the UK. A survey by Stonewall, a prominent gay rights charity, ranked the University of Cumbria in the top four lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) friendly uni’s in the North West. Gay by Degree rated universities on ten criteria, including […]

  • Student Chris wows the crowd at stand up debut

    Student comedian Chris Martin made his stand up debut last Friday, performing in front of a sizeable audience in the Foxy’s Restaurant at Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United. This was the first time that Chris had performer his one man show Chr!slexic, a show made up of both sketch and stand up material […]

  • Comedian Chris makes a pitch for the big time

    A UoC student is making his big comedy debut in a  stand-up show at the home of Carlisle United. Chris Martin, a third year Performing Arts student, will perform his one-man show Chr!slexic at Brunton Park this Friday (Nov 29). The show focuses on a variety of topics including learning difficulties, relationships and Scottish independence. Chris […]

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