Why a degree at Peterborough’s new university might be for you

There are so many reasons why you might want to start a degree, from boosting your earnings potential, to pursuing a career that you’re passionate about.

Promoted by ARU Peterborough
Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 12:07 pm
Looking to study close to home?

Peterborough’s new university, ARU Peterborough, will open its doors this September and here are 11 reasons why studying here might be for you:

ARU was named as one of the top 350 universities in the world for the sixth successive year in 2021.1ARU was named in the top 150 universities in the world for health education in 2019.2ARU Peterborough degree courses are co-created with regional employers, with a high focus on employability after graduating.ARU is in the top 25% in the country and number one in the East of England for full-time graduate employment.3If you’re interested in part-time study, ARU is in the top five universities in the country for the number of UK part-time undergraduates in employment.4ARU Peterborough is developing a strong degree apprenticeship offer, so you can earn while you learn.On average, degree graduates in the UK earned £10,000 more per year than non-graduates in 2018 and had higher employment rates.5The new university will have brand new state-of-the-art facilities to support your studies.ARU was ranked among the world’s best for health and wellbeing by THE Impact Rankings 2021.6If you’re worried that you don’t meet the entry requirements or haven’t studied for a while – many ARU Peterborough courses offer a foundation year that will prepare you for degree level study.It’s never too late to start a degree, over half of ARU’s undergraduate students are mature students (21 and over), so you won’t be the odd one out!

If you want to find out more about ARU Peterborough, visit aru.ac.uk/Peterborough here.

ARU Peterborough will open its doors this September

If you’re thinking of starting a degree it’s not too late to apply, ARU Peterborough is ready to welcome you. If you need help with your application, you can contact [email protected] and our dedicated team will guide you through the process.


1 Source: World University Rankings 2022 | Times Higher Education (THE), published April 2021.

2 Source: World University Rankings 2019 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health | Times Higher Education (THE), published 2019.

3, 4 Source: HESA (Higher Education Statistic Agency) Open Data release, published July 2021. Data pertaining to UK undergraduates relates to UK-domiciled undergraduates who attended a mainstream higher education institution in England. Data pertaining to international students relates to international undergraduates. Data pertaining to health and social care graduates relates to undergraduates in paid UK employment. In all cases a mainstream institution is defined as any non-specialist institution with more than 500 students. East of England is defined as Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

5 Source: Graduates continue to benefit with higher earnings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), published April 2019.

6 Source: Impact Rankings 2021 | Times Higher Education (THE), published April 2021.

Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk). The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.