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University of Cumbria

Carlisle | North of England

Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: C99

The University of Cumbria has multiple campuses - from Carlisle to London! - each offering a unique learning experience which enables students to have that small campus feel but be part of a bigger university community. With strong focus on vocational learning, it is 2nd in the UK for graduate employability with 97% in employment or further study within six months.
Source:University of Cumbria Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 570 comments (138 students)
    • The downside

      could be more after uni activities. groups and things

      2012, 1st year, Drama

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    • Everyday expenses

      There is limited access to good facilities for food and at a low cost, also, in Lancaster, there is a limited amount of...

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      2012, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

      Everyday expenses

      There is limited access to good facilities for food and at a low cost, also, in Lancaster, there is a limited amount of avaialbe reousrces and again at a cost, but when you do find nice places they can be reasonalby well priced. There is little student based discounts in locality in comparison to somewhere like Manchester

      2012, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

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    • The upside

      Advertising events

      2013, 1st year, Occupational Therapy

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    • The upside

      pastoral support Support on a one to one basis

      2012, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

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    • Academic Experience

      It's s great course, small class's sizes so you really get your money's worth. The tutors really understand their field and...

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      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      It's s great course, small class's sizes so you really get your money's worth. The tutors really understand their field and genuinely love their subject and keep on top of their game. They do ease you into your assignments giving the essential guide nice to get you into the formal academic writing style. In my case the portion of time spent in uni has varied week to week and semester to semester, but it is and adequate amount of time.

      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      Practical sessions and use of equipment and facilities.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Physical Sciences

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

58%

MED

Sporty

49%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

51%

LOW

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Political

38%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 71% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

8,790

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

33%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

68%

of students are female

Young / Mature

36%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

3%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

57%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.

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Where it's located

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