Published: 15th Jul 2020

A new £30m university in Peterborough is set to open its doors in 2022 to help train and upskill local residents. The new campus will be run by Anglia Ruskin University and the project is being backed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in collaboration with Peterborough City Council. The ARU Peterborough campus will open its doors in to 2,000 students in 2022, with an ambition to offer courses for up to 12,500 by 2030. The curriculum will be designed to provide both opportunities for local residents to receive a top-class vocational education and a well skilled local workforce for businesses to employ. A recent Centre for Cities study declared Peterborough as the fifth most ‘at risk’ city in the UK from the economic impacts of COVID-19. This stems from the city’s low-tech industrial base, which is characterised by increasing levels of administration and logistics employment, a waning high-value manufacturing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)