History, Affiliations and Rankings
St Martin's College, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, and University of Central Lancashire's Cumbria locations merged in 2007, forming the University of Cumbria, which operates from campuses throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire. Although they are a new institution, they have a long and illustrious history that dates back to 1822. The university is still expanding, both in terms of its geographical reach and its academic offerings. It has an academic affiliation with Cathedrals Group, Million+ and Universities UK. The university is officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council. In other important areas, the university was ranked joint 81st out of 547 participating universities in 'Gender Equality' and 69th out of 268 institutions in 'Life on Land.'. It obtains an overall rating of 201-300 out of 766, solidly placing it in the top 40% of universities globally.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university has seven sites spanning the North West and London. The historic campuses are surrounded by natural beauty, dynamic student communities, and boundless professional prospects, and are spread among two World Heritage Sites, the Lake District National Park, and England's iconic capital city. Since World War I, the Fusehill Street campus has been the site of life-saving treatments. It now houses world-changers, life-savers, crime-fighters, and entrepreneurs who have access to high-quality facilities and innovative thinking. Medical Imaging, Sports Development, Arts, Law, Education, Leadership and Economic Development, Conservation, Forestry, and the Uplands, and Mental Health and Wellbeing are among the subjects taught at the University of Cumbria.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Cumbria is dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy and working alongside colleagues around the world to promote a more just and fair future. As a result, 97 percent of their graduates find work within six months after graduation. The university's mission is to do research of national and worldwide significance that tackles today's concerns, as well as to offer research-related programs of study. It uses the UKRI definition of research impact, which states that 'the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy’. Over 47,000 graduates from the university can be found all over the world. Helen Skelton, a television presenter, Keith Tyson, an artist, and Charlie Hunnam, an English actor, are among the noteworthy names.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university has a total of over 10,000 students enrolled. With a female to male ratio of 69:31, the student body is remarkably diversified. International students make about 9% of the community. The University of Cumbria Students' Union (UCSU), a student-led charity independent of the university, exists to reflect the views and interests of all students at the university. There are numerous clubs and organisations at the institution that allow students to study various disciplines. The career service team of the university works tirelessly to ensure that students get placed in the best companies of the world. HM Forces, British Army, BAE Systems and Amazon are among the top employers of university graduates.