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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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.