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Apprentice stars host business masterclass

Margaret Mountford (left) and Tim Campbell (right) at the University of Cumbria Credit: ITV

Two of the stars of the hit TV show The Apprentice hosted a business masterclass at the University of Cumbria.

Margaret Mountford, advisor to Lord Alan Sugar, and Tim Campbell, winner of the first series of the programme, were offering their expertise to students in Carlisle.

Grizzly bear tries to eat camera

This University of Cumbria student had a grizzly encounter when a female grizzly bear made a beeline for his camera.

Luckily John Kitchen, who's doing a PHD in Wildlife Conservation, had positioned the camera on a bridge away from where he was standing.

The camera didn't break and this amazing footage shows a grizzly bear up close and personal - it's filmed in British Columbia, in Canada.

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Grizzly bear 'selfie'

A University of Cumbria student had a grizzly encounter when a bear tried to eat his camera.

John Kitchin, who's doing a PHD in Wildlife Conservation, was on a research project in Canada. He'd put cameras on a bridge across a salmon-bearing river at Glendale Cove, and this young female grizzly bear made a beeline for one of them.

Grizzly bear takes over the camera Credit: John Kitchin

University ranked one of the most gay friendly in the UK

We've been speaking to students at the University of Cumbria after it was named one of the most gay friendly in the UK.

It's one of four universities in the north west of England to be ranked by a charity as among the best in Britain for gay, lesbian and bisexual students.

So what does it mean if you're a student studying in Cumbria? Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty has been finding out.


Students in Cumbria hope new exhibition will help secure jobs

A photography exhibition highlighting Cumbrian students work hopes to boost their job prospects.

The work is based on a collection of subjects, from the way social media fits into our lives to journeys and the memories associated with them.

The students have not yet completed their final year but have put their work on show for the public and potential employers.

"All of the project has been off our own backs.

We've been working since November to put the whole exhibition together. It's been great professional develop for all of us, we have learnt a lot.

We just wanted to sort of create and exhibition not just for photographers like us, but also for the general public to come in and see."

– Miriam Goodman, Student

Snow leopards get a helping hand from Cumbrian conservationists

A group of researchers from Cumbria are going to to be heading out to Asia to help preserve an endangered species

The team from the University of Cumbria beat off competition from around the world to be awarded a grant to investigate how many snow leopards remain in Kazakstan.

The Snow Leopard Network have awarded the team money for them to carry out research, which will also include how climate change is impacting on their numbers. Hannah McNulty reports.

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