University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

The University has campuses in:

  • Carlisle
  • Newton Rigg
  • Penrith
  • Ambleside
  • Lancaster

Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Carlisle
  • Cumbria
  • Penrith
  • Botchergate
  • Warwick Road

Average Rent:

Average rent is around £55.00 pp pw.


The majority of students tend to walk to the university because of the closeness of the campus to the city centre. However, another popular form of transport is buses. Stagecoach is the main provider that operates the majority of routes around Carlisle and surrounding areas.

Lancaster is also a popular location for students and you can travel from Lancaster’s city centre to the university’s campus for just £2.00.

Parking and Permit Information:

Parking permits are available, depending on the zone in which you reside. Currently, permits are not allowed in Zone C. Permits are available via the Carlisle County Council website and there is currently no charge for applying for one. Furthermore, when you apply for a permit you receive 60 days worth of visitors’ parking.

Living in Cumbria:

The university is situated in an area of outstanding beauty near the Lake District. There are a number of outdoor activities that you can get involved in, both at the universisty and in the locations close by.

The social venues of Carlisle are mostly to be found in the city centre. The diversity of the clubs, bars and pubs ensure that all tastes are catered for, thus making the nightlife very popular for students. Clubs in Carlisle include Club X S and Liquid in the City. As well as these main venues, music gigs are quite popular, in particular the Sand Centre is home to the majority of gigs, concerts and theatre events.

Carlisle is the focal area in Cumbria for shopping with a number of top class shopping areas The Lanes Shopping Centre is the most popular location and is all inclusive under one roof making it perfect for rainy day shopping! Throughout the rest of the city there are a number of High Street stores as well as both contemporary boutiques and independent family-run businesses.

Living in Lancaster

The beautiful historic city of Lancaster is very popular with students, with its lively city life and Georgian architecture there is plenty to explore. However, there are also a number of places outside the city worth a visit such as Morecambe and Lune Valley.

The university is located ten minutes by bus from the city centre and therefore students can travel easily between the two locations at any time of the day or night.

The city itself has a mixture of museums, galleries, shops, bars and restaurants and caters for a diverse range of tastes.
Shopping in Lancaster offers a number of shopping centres, Arndale Shopping Centre, Marketplace Shopping Centre and St Nicholas Arcades. Within these shopping locations there is a combination of High Street stores as well as boutiques and independently run businesses.

Nightlife in Lancaster is extremely lively. There are a range of clubs for students located both in Lancaster and Morecambe. Some of the most popular include Liquid and Feel a Revolution. Numerous pubs, bars and clubs are spread across the city but there are quite a few in North Road.

Nightlife in Lancaster not only offers energy but culture. There are regular theatre performances at the Black Box Theatre, Dukes Playhouse, Grand Theatre and the University’s own theatre, The Nuffield Theatre

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