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Student life

Your student experience means everything to us. We want you to not only have the best time at university, but to feel that you're always being supported.

That’s why our expert teams are on hand to assist you with all aspects of student life, from wellbeing services to professional learning opportunities, cost of living support, careers advice and more.

Our Students’ Union (UCSU) is also here to represent and support all of our students. It's their goal to make your experience a memorable one, be that making friends, joining a group, or enabling you to have a voice on campus.

For all your study needs, we have our fantastic on-campus libraries with dedicated teams available to help you get to grips with new learning and study approaches. We have a vast collection of both physical and digital resources, meaning our library is available 24/7.  

If there's an area of university study that you need more guidance on, our Skills@Cumbria team can support you with workshops and 1-2-1 appointments.

What's it like to live in North West?
Check out our region guide

The North West is made up of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Its two biggest cities, Liverpool and Manchester, are global landmarks in music and football history.

The region was the heart of the industrial revolution – at one time, Lancashire produced half the world’s cotton. Many architectural reminders of this era remain, like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks and Chester's Victorian centre.

The stunning Lake District – home to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – needs no filters, while Blackpool is a seaside adventure.

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What's it like to live in Lancaster?
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A cathedral city with royal connections and the Lake District nearby, Lancaster has a thriving arts scene.

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Campus and facilities

The home of our Brampton Road and Fusehill Street campuses, Carlisle is a hub for creativity, culture and breath-taking scenery, making it the ultimate playground for students.

Bursting with picturesque charm and a lively student scene, Lancaster offers the best of all worlds. It has the amenities of a bigger city but a more homely atmosphere and fantastic arts and culture.

Bringing a touch of Cumbrian charm to the Big Smoke, our London base is 10 minutes from the incredible Canary Wharf. Enjoy the city university experience with all the perks of studying on a small campus.

Nestled in the Lake District National Park, our Ambleside campus provides a truly unique student experience, with unbeatable natural beauty and endless opportunities for adventure.

Barrow-in-Furness will be home to our brand-new campus, scheduled to open in January 2025. A hub for the UK's engineering sector and working in partnership with BAE Systems, it's a great place to live, study and start your career.

Course locations

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

London - Tower Hamlets

Foundation Court, 58 East India Dock Road, London, E14 6JE

Ambleside

Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BB

Barrow-in-Furness

University of Cumbria at Furness College, Channelside, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2PJ

Lancaster

Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

School Direct

University of Cumbria in Lancaster, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Brampton Road, Carlisle, CA3 9AY

Main Site

Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH