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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 […]

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 […]

What goes on inside the SU office?

Have you ever wondered what happens inside the UCSU Office? Well here is your chance to find out. The Informer spoke with Tom Underwood, Union Community Sabbatical at the UCSU to give us the lowdown on life inside the new student union office. The student union office has moved into a new prime location inside the […]

UCSU could reach out to students more

The University of Cumbria’s Student Union needs to advertise itself more according to some students.   The Informer spoke to two UoC students who have previously studied at a different university before coming to Cumbria. We found out the differences between the UCSU and their respected previous universities. Jessica Clulow, a performing arts student studied […]

SUccess awards

The UCSU are running an awards scheme called the ‘Success Awards’. The awards will recognise the contribution of students and staff at the University of Cumbria.

Vitality Week at UoC

Vitality Week at UoC

The University of Cumbria’s Student Union ran an initiative called ‘Vitality Week’ which aimed to raise awareness of a healthy lifestyle. that took place in the week of 3rd-7th October 2011.

Your SU. Who’s money?

With the rise in tuition fees, officials at the University Of Cumbria’s Student Union have spoken out about their new plans to make their funding even more student-centred.

UoC aims to tick the right boxes

UoC aims to tick the right boxes

The University of Cumbrias’ Student Union has compiled a list of the top ten issues that they want to see change before the tuition fees rise in the next academic year. The topical issue of Feedback and Assessment is on this list and it is closely linked with the anonymous marking scheme that the UoC has […]

How to start a society

How to start a society

Use your talent! Set up a society! There is a severe lack of societies at the University of Cumbria’s Carlisle campuses. This is particularly bizarre considering our university prides itself on offering creative courses such as photography, drama, and fashion. I spoke to some key players in the Students’ Union about how students should go […]

Your UCSU team

Your UCSU team

The Informer team have dissected who’s who in your student union. Meet the main players and find out what their role actually is. Click on the student union members picture to find out more about them and what their role is within the SU: Sabbaticals:         Lorri Millar: Academic         […]