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Thousands of students from the University of Cumbria graduated this week, Tuesday 18 July to Thursday 20 July, in ceremonies at the Carlisle Cathedral.

1,800 people graduated from courses including psychology, education and even policing.

Since it was started in 2007, 32,500 students have graduated from the university, after 600,000 lectures being delivered, and 1,700,000 books being borrowed, returned and re-shelved. 300 business start-ups have also been helped by university schemes and staff to get off the ground.

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University of Cumbria staff go on strike

Exams will not be affected according to staff Credit: ITV Border

Staff at the University of Cumbria are walking out today as part of a wave of nationwide strike action in a row over pay and conditions.

The dispute comes after a pay rise offer of just over one per cent from the university's governing body.

According to the university, the strike will not affect exams during the one-day walkout.

Exams 'won't be affected' by university strikes

University of Cumbria. Credit: ITV Border

Strikes by staff at the University of Cumbria will cause disruption tomorrow, but will not affect exams, according to the university.

The forthcoming strike action proposed by UCU is part of a national dispute.

The University of Cumbria has discussed the matter constructively with UCU locally, and all parties are committed to handling the action and any associated impact in a responsible and sensible way.

The industrial action could potentially cause some disruption to formal teaching but submission of coursework and assignments as well as examinations will not be affected. The university is making every effort to mitigate any impact on students.

– A spokesperson for the university
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