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Want to make your American dream come true?

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 […]

Abandoned NHS Clinic To Become Student Bedsits

Abandoned NHS Clinic To Become Student Bedsits

    City Councillors have given the go-ahead for a former Carlisle NHS clinic to be converted into as many as 50 student bedsits. The building, which has sat vacant for almost seven years, has been privately brought and will undergo its agreed internal transformation over the next two to three years.   Carlisle City […]

Head injuries in sport- where does the buck stop?

Head injuries in sport- where does the buck stop?

   Chelsea were criticised by a leading brain injury charity for their response to Thibaut Courtois’s head injury over the past fortnight. After colliding with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez the goalkeeper played on for a further 14 minutes before being substituted with blood coming from his ear, prompting Headway’s Chief Executive Peter McCabe to question why […]

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 […]

Jake Holroyd kicks off Performing Arts Original Pieces

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 […]