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Golden Apples 2015

Golden Apple Awards to honour Cumbria’s education stars

Published on: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Categorised under: Learn , Awards, Education, Events, University of Cumbria

CN Group’s Education and Learning Awards – known as the Golden Apple Awards – have been launched to honour the best in education and training across Cumbria.

The awards – supported by Choose Cumbria and partners University of Cumbria and Inspira – recognise excellence across all fields of education, skills and training.

Professor Peter Strike, Vice Chancellor of the university, said: “The awards give us a marvellous opportunity to celebrate the achievement, endeavour and dedication that is delivered on a daily basis by the shortlisted nominees and eventual winners.

“At the University of Cumbria, we are proud to prepare our students not only for work, but also for life.”

The awards celebrate both academic and vocational learning, with new category ‘Futures and Employability’ rewarding work-based learning.

Mark Bowman, chief executive of Inspira, said: “The Golden Apples celebrate the very best in education, and we are thrilled about the new Futures and Employability Award, celebrating career guidance and the development of work ready skills - core areas of our business at Inspira.”

Winners will be revealed during a gala evening at Carlisle Racecourse on October 7.

To enter, visit or email

Nominations can also be posted to CN Group Education and Learning Awards 2016, Newspaper House, Dalston Road, Carlisle, CA2 5UA marked for the attention of Megan Norwood.

Click here to read about former Barrow Sixth Form College student Alistair Kirk, who won the Learner of the Year Award at last year’s Golden Apple Awards.

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