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Saints Cheerleaders win regional championships

By Martha Kane Cumbria’s Saints cheerleaders recently became regional champions in the BCA Northern Classics Cheerleading competition in Blackpool. This time last year, The UOC Saints left the competition feeling deflated after not even placing amongst the top ten finalists. Twelve months later, with a new committee and determination, they found themselves walking away with […]

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 […]

We're "not too worried" about nuclear war, say UOC's Korean alumni

We’re “not too worried” about nuclear war, say UOC’s Korean alumni

Korean students who studied at Cumbria have gave their views on the nuclear crisis that’s has been triggered since North Korea’s threats of war. Although the students are all living in the capital Seoul, only live 35 miles from the heavily militarised border with their secretive nuclear armed neighbours, most say they’re not worried by […]

The Mighty Boost: Tory MP praises Carlisle's 'vibrant' students

The Mighty Boost: Tory MP praises Carlisle’s ‘vibrant’ students

Carlisle MP John Stevenson tells Andy Hamilton about the boost students give to the city’s culture and economy – and sees no reason why many of us won’t vote Conservative at the next election. When John Stevenson weighs up the difference Carlisle’s large student community is making to the city, the Conservative MP says he sees a lot more to it than money. […]

Students demand on-campus newsagents

Universities across the country are campaigning for ‘No More Page 3’ and the University of Sheffield have even banned The Sun newspaper from being sold on their campus. The University of Cumbria, however, doesn’t have any outlet to buy any newspapers on their campuses. Despite offering media courses at the Brampton Road campus, students are not able […]

Graduates put off uni by fees increase

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?

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 […]

birds vs planes

Birds vs Planes EP Launch – 21/3/13 – The Brickyard, Carlisle

As finalists in MTV’s ‘Get Seen Get Heard’ competition in 2008, and having played on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio One’s Big Weekend 2011, Carlisle band Birds vs Planes have seen a steady growth in popularity since their formation in 2006. Their new EP ‘Narrow Angles’ is released on 25th March and fans managed […]

‘The only person who can help Gazza is himself’

Paul Gascoigne has made the headlines once again in the last couple of weeks, after his appearance at a charity event in Northampton. The former England star, 45, shook and sobbed during a question and answer session, which was cut short as a result. Fans were said to be ‘shocked’ by his appearance. This prompted […]

Have the Oscars lost their credibility?

Have the Oscars lost their credibility?

To win an Academy Award, most commonly known as an Oscar, is more often than not the ‘Holy Grail’ for anyone working in the film industry – but has the credibility of the award, and consequently the show, been put into question? The Academy Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the States as […]

Business scheme gives students a helping hand

Business scheme gives students a helping hand

Helen Wilson and Stuart Dawson Students at the University of Cumbria are being offered the chance to gain valuable work experience to increase their chances of gaining employment when they graduate. The Unite with Business project allows students to undertake a 20 day paid placement at a local business, allowing them to make an impact […]

Jake Jones encourages students to get on their bikes

Jake Jones encourages students to get on their bikes

Jake Jones Cumbria student Jake Jones is encouraging students to get on their bikes to help the environment, as he campaigns in the University’s student union election. Business Management student Jake Jones, is running to be Ethical and Environmental Rep, he says students should cycle as it’s is ‘clean, easy and cheap.’ “The university does […]

Student band to play all-day charity cancer gig

Student band to play all-day charity cancer gig

L to R: Adam Millington, ‘The Sloath’ – Drums; Celt Davies Kenny, ‘Celt’ – Vocals/Guitar; Arron Frodsham, ‘The Wizard’ – Guitar; and Jonathan Snodgrass, ‘Alchemist’ – Bass Guitar Lancashire Metal act Mammoth Axe, featuring current and former Cumbria students, are making their live debut this Saturday at an all day gig at the Yorkshire House […]

Disappointing student turn out for six quid special

Disappointing student turn out for six quid special

It was a disappointment not only on the field, where the side lost 3-0, but also in the stands when around 30 students turned up to see Carlisle United clash with Walsall, despite the discounted student tickets. The University of Cumbria and Carlisle College teamed up with Carlisle United at the back end of last […]