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Smokers' plight continues

Smokers’ plight continues

Students at the University’s Brampton Road campus are being told to stand amongst traffic to smoke. The University has built smoking shelters on its campuses in an effort to stop smokers puffing away around the entrances to its main buildings. However, many student smokers seem to be ignoring the initiative and the many signs imploring […]

British students abroad

British students abroad

Venturing abroad is considered to be a common rite of passage for many university students. Travel organisations from around the UK are now doing the utmost they can to promote their trip offers following the influx of students seeking to go abroad. Leading travel companies suggest that the amount of younger people planning gap year […]

Futsal: The Saviour of English Football?

Futsal: The Saviour of English Football?

With the English game currently in its well-publicised state of disarray, could the problem be solved by changing the way the game is taught at a grassroots level? Futsal is played between two teams of five players on a hard pitch, with a smaller ball which has less bounce than a traditional football. All these […]

Apps for students

Apps for students

All smartphones come with pre-installed applications, often shortened to just ‘apps’. These provide the user with content, specifically for information and/or entertainment. But first, these tiny computers must have an operating system which is able to run these apps and because of competition, there are many operating systems to contend with. But applications are not […]

Kieran laughs his way to stand-up stardom

Kieran laughs his way to stand-up stardom

A Carlisle student is trying to carve out a career in comedy. Kieran Cooper, 22, is a third year performing arts student at the University of Cumbria and has already had successful start out to a life in comedy after gaining a good reputation around the local comedy scene. Despite hecklers, and even having a […]

Can The Brit Awards ever compare to The Grammys?

Can The Brit Awards ever compare to The Grammys?

The Brit Awards has for many years been referred to as the British version of the American Grammy Awards, but how much do the two music award shows really have in common? The Brits has almost always been held in the month of February since it became an annual event in 1982 and up until […]

Is porn still seen as taboo?

Remember the days when pornography was such a big secret? Both guys and girls would run to their room, lock the door, switch on the computer, knock one out and then delete the internet history as if nothing had happened. It wasn’t as seedy as I am making out, of course more tasteful videos existed […]

USCU hosts gay marriage debate

USCU hosts gay marriage debate

The Panel: (From L to R) Matthew Firth, Pam Eland, Eric Ollerenshaw MP and, Stuart Stokell The University of Cumbria’s student union held a debate on gay marriage last month, following the parliamentary vote which saw the government’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage pass by 400 votes to 175. The panel – and most of the […]

Are boybands Back For Good?

Are boybands Back For Good?

The nineties and early noughties saw some of the most successful boybands ever: Take That, N*SYNC and Backstreet Boys all stormed the charts with their pop melodies, but soon the market died out and RnB based acts were central to popular music for the next ten years.

‘Cleansed’ performance set to push the limits

A group of University of Cumbria performing arts students are preparing to bare all both physically and emotionally as they perform a controversial play at the university’s Brampton Road Campus in March.

'Magnificent' first team

‘Magnificent’ first team

Manager of the UoC Football first team Adam Main has hailed his team’s performance this season as magnificent.

Radio 1 Movie Review

Radio 1 Movie Review

The Big Weekend attracted 40,000 music fans to Carlisle Airport. Much publicised on Radio 1, the Big Weekend Film premiere caught the excitement of the event, but failed to show the legacy they were hoping to create. DJ Scott Mills was the director of the film, which set out to capture what the Big Weekend […]

Radio 1 at the University: The Pictures

Radio 1 at the University: The Pictures

On Wednesday 7th December, Scott Mills and his Radio 1 team dropped into the University of Cumbria, premiering a film about the Big Weekend in Carlisle. View pictures from the day HERE.

Informer Radio 1 podcast 3:30pm

Listen to the latest podcast. Interviews with Scott Mills and Jess Clulow.  

Documentary masterclass for budding Film & TV students

Documentary masterclass for budding Film & TV students

BBC big shot Adam Heyhurst is today giving Film & TV students a once in a lifetime opportunity to pick his brains over documentary making. The students are spending the afternoon in a ‘documentary masterclass’ with the BBC visualisation producer at the Brampton Road campus, whilst Scott Mills presents his show from the library. Adam […]