Brand new University for Peterborough set to open doors in 2022
ARU Peterborough is a brand-new university for Peterborough and the region. It’s set to open its doors to the first intake of students in 2022, with an ambition to offer university courses for up to 12,500 by 2030.
You could be one of the first to study at ARU Peterborough when it opens in September 2022. Their courses have been developed with input from regional employers, so you can be confident you’ll learn the skills in demand.
This is more than a university – and offers not only a wide range of degree courses, but also degree apprenticeships which are built around your working life.
Accounting, Agri-food Technology, Building Surveying, Business and Management, Computer Science for Mobile Game Development, Environmental Management, Construction Management, Electronics and Robotics, Law, Marketing, Midwifery, Nursing, Primary Education, Social Work, Data & Analytical Science are just a few of the courses on offer.
You can get a feel for life at ARU Peterborough by joining its open day at Guild House on Saturday December 11 at 10am, where you’ll have the chance to meet tutors and students to ask all your questions, discuss alternative entry options if you don’t have A-levels, ask about degree apprenticeships and studying while you’re working and find out more about how its courses are focussed on employability.
ARU Peterborough’s Principal, Professor Ross Renton said: “At ARU Peterborough we value students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and we are looking at ways to make it possible for students of all ages to reach the entry requirements for degree study, such as our foundation years (equivalent to Level 3) which prepare students to progress to degree level study.
“Although it’s a brand new university ARU Peterborough has a proud educational heritage as part of ARU. Our story began in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art.
The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, now shortened to ARU, and it’s still at the heart of the modern-day campus in Cambridge.
“As well as Cambridge, we have campuses in Chelmsford, London and the new campus being built near the Embankment by the River Nene in central Peterborough. We originally opened our current Guild House, Peterborough building in 2011 as a dedicated health, social work and education site where many of the region’s nurses, midwives and social workers have trained, and these courses will move to the brand new location with our exciting range of new ones.
To find out about the opportunities ARU Peterborough can offer you please come along to our open day, visit our website to book your place.”