The University of Cumbria, based in the North of England, is a distinct university in the unique setting of the UNESCO English Lake District in North West England that has inspired generations to conquer the problems of their age.   With five campuses across Carlisle, Ambleside, within the Lake District World Heritage Site, Lancaster and London, it is connected with landscapes, culture and specialist industries that no other university can offer.  

The University is known for strong achievements in teacher training and a range of professional fields including business, law, and policing.  Research is world class and world changing solving the problems of today mainly in health, forestry, conservation, education and social sciences.  The University works with major UK businesses and organisations, including the BBC, Rolls Royce and the National Health Service (NHS).  

 The University is rated in the top 10 in the UK for developing business leaders and 14th overall in the Top 50 universities for business. 

 The Capital on Tap study shows that the university, alongside prestigious institutions such as University of Oxford and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), is producing a higher percentage of c-suite executives than other UK universities. With many of its alumni going on to hold titles such as CEO, Managing Director, or Executive Director.

Alongside this, the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings- the only global performance tables that assess universities’ impact against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – ranked the university 8th out of a total of 676 participating institutions worldwide and first in the UK for Quality Education SDG, which measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.

Whatever you want to be, wherever you want to go – Cumbria is where the impossible is made possible.