Lecturers gathered outside the entrance to the University of Cumbria on Brampton Road this morning as part of a move by university staff across the North West who went on strike today in a row over pay and pensions.
Union members from all 13 North West universities are involved in the nationwide action taken by Unison, Unite and the University and College Union.
Helen Fleming is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment at the University of Cumbria.
She says that students need to look at all of their options before considering what to do next:
As A-level results day looms for thousands of students, the University of Cumbria has produced a video for those who do not necessarily get the grades they had wanted.
The video contains advice on how to best deal with the clearing process and gives students tips and contact details for organisations that can help them make the right choices in a stressful situation.
Lord Campbell-Savours has been made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria.
The Cumbrian peer and former Workington MP was given the honour in recognition of his support to higher education in Cumbria, and his outstanding contribution to the economy in the west of the county.
He was an early supporter of the University and told the ceremony in Carlisle he was 'honoured' to be recognised in this way.
Former British Rally Champion Malcolm Wilson has picked up another major title in Carlisle.
The managing director of M-Sport, who run Ford's World Rally activities, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Cumbria.
It recognises his outstanding contribution to motorsport and Cumbrian business.
Kim Inglis reports:
The managing director of Cumbrian based motorsport firm M-Sport is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Cumbria.
Former British Rally Champion Malcolm Wilson is to receive his fellowship for his "outstanding contribution" to the industry.
M-Sport run their rally company from their Dovenby Hall complex in Cockermouth, and are one of west Cumbria's largest employers.
Part of Cumbria became a major crime scene today with reports of people being killed and a car found splattered with blood.
Fortunately, although the episode sounds like it could be part of CSI, it was all part of an elaborate exercise for forensic science students at the University of Cumbria.
Tim Backshall went to have a look at the gruesome discoveries, and you can watch his full report below.
– Benjamin Aitken, Forensic Science student, University of Cumbria
"We had no idea of the incident we were going to be given or the location.
"We've had a great deal of practice at the crime scene house but nothing quite compares to coming into the field to work with it."
– Jason Hamilton, Forensic Science student, University of Cumbria
"This morning we were told there was a body found in the forest. We found when we got here there were various different types of evidence dotted around.
"We've got footprints, DNA, even a mobile phone and a bullet cartridge to look at."