Minister visits the new ARU Peterborough campus

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The Minister for Higher and Further Education, the Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, visits ARU Peterborough to see first-hand the impressive progress the new university has made

he Minister formally announced Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) as the higher education partner for the city’s new university during an online launch in July 2020.  Now, less than two years later, the first stage of the university is almost complete, ready to open its doors to students this September.

During the visit, the Minister was given a tour of the ARU Peterborough site by Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, and Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, and also met representatives from Cambridgeshire-based technology companies Thorlabs and ALS Global, and Peterborough-based Perkins Engines Company, a subsidiary of Caterpillar.

ARU Peterborough was established with the aim of increasing opportunities for young people in and around the city, which has long been a higher education ‘cold spot’.  Since 2020 it has worked closely with over 170 businesses and organisations to ensure the courses provided will deliver a pipeline of talented graduates with the skills needed by local companies.

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