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Lancaster University in top ten universities in the UK

28/4/17: Lancaster is ranked ninth out of 129 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its position from last year.

Don't forget to apply for a primary school place for your child

12/12/16: If your child is starting primary school in 2017, don't forget to put applying for their school place on your Christmas list. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2017, and online via the county council's website is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

University of Cumbria unveils new Ultrasound Skills Hub in Lancaster

21/3/16: Sonography student Emma TimperleyThe University of Cumbria in Lancaster has officially opened its new high-tech ultrasound simulator laboratory, one of the largest installation of its kind in the world.

New vice chancellor appointed for University of Cumbria

23/2/16: Professor Julie MennellThe University of Cumbria Board has approved the appointment of Professor Julie Mennell, currently Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development) at the University of Sunderland, as the next vice chancellor of the university.

Primary school applications are about to close

12/1/16: Online applications - the quick, easy and secure way to apply for primary school places for autumn 2016 - are about to close at Lancashire County Council's website. The online application system is open until 11:59 pm on 15 January 2016 for primary schools.

Top ten position for Lancaster in Guardian's university leagues tables for 2015

3/6/14: Lancaster has charged ahead of its Russell Group peers to be ranked tenth in the Guardian League table 2015, confirming its place among the world’s elite institutions. The table ranks universities on a number of measures including the percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, teaching quality, student satisfaction and spend per student.

University of Cumbria chosen by NHS to train specialist cancer staff

3/12/13: The University of Cumbria will soon be helping to ease the shortage of specialist cancer staff in the NHS after it was announced as the sole provider of a new national training course based on its Lancaster campus.

Lancashire charter says no to bullying

29/11/13: All children and young people who live, go to school, work or socialise in Lancashire have the right to go about their daily lives without the fear of being bullied. This is the clear Message behind Lancashire's anti-bullying charter.

David Morris MP presents Skerton High petition to Parliament, backs campaign to save it

1/11/13: Skerton High pupils and Robyn Holtham with David Morris MP in London yesterday. Photo courtesy Hands Off Skerton Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has presented a petition to save Skerton High Schoool to Parliament, signed by 3500 people opposed to the closure plans outlined by Lancashire County Council.

Lancashire ex-Forces mentors to start work in the New Year

19/12/12: The next phase of Lancashire County Council's £3m project to recruit ex-service personnel as mentors in the county's schools is under way. The mentors, who will take up their posts on 7th January 2013, will provide support to pupils between the age of 14 and 16 to improve their achievement in class and their attendance at school, and to reduce the number of pupils who are excluded.

University soap opera goes down under

31/10/12: An interactive ‘soap opera’ created by the University of Cumbria has become a worldwide hit. A number of universities in the UK and abroad have bought into the online ‘drama’ which was created by University of Cumbria health and social care experts to educate a global audience.

Lancaster Steiner School celebrates 10th Anniversary

30/9/12: Lancaster Steiner School celebrates its 10th anniversary this October, since moving to its Lune Road site from Roeburndale in 2002. Sporting a new look, the School will be holding an Open Day on Friday 26th October, between 2 – 4.00 pm. This summer, parents and staff re-decorated the school under the supervision of parent and interior designer Heidi Bairner.

Furniture Matters offer free skills courses

2/3/12: Local recycling business Furniture Matters have announced they are offering free courses where you can learn a new skill such as fixing a washer, building a computer, warehousing, customer service and horticulture.

University of Cumbria offers clearing opportunities open to disappointed students

18/8/11: Disappointed students who have received their A Level results today can call the University of Cumbria’s Clearing hotline for help and advice. The University has set up a call centre to deal with the hundreds of calls expected over the next days and weeks from students looking for places starting in September.

Special Schools should also be academies, says Lancaster MP

26/5/11: Schools specialising in teaching children with special educational needs should also be considered for academy status, according to Lancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw - and the government appears to agree with him, despite opposition to the sheme already. Mr Ollerenshaw made his appeal during an education debate in the House of Commons earlier this week.

Student places at the University of Cumbria increased

7/8/09: Responding to government initiatives 31 extra student places have been created at the University of Cumbria for the next academic year, 2009/10, but although welcoming the new programs the Vice Chancellor has expressed some concern at the narrow focus of the new funding.