At ARU we're committed to transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. In 2022-23 we successfully applied to become a provider of Initial Teacher Training, enabling us to build on our strong network of partnerships with schools across the region.
Our education partnership with seven police forces across the East and South East of England reached a major milestone when we welcomed our 1,000th policing student. We're proud to be training many of our region’s key workers.
Meanwhile our research work continued to make a difference to individuals and communities. Notable activity included:
We also opened ARU Peterborough and welcomed the first cohort of students in September 2022. The university will provide life-changing opportunities for local people who may not previously have considered degree-level study and deliver a skilled workforce to meet employers’ future needs.
Finally, we announced our intention to merge ARU and Writtle University College, one of the UK’s leading institutions for land-based studies, bringing together our strengths across education and research. We aim to complete the merger by 29 February 2024 with the Writtle estate becoming known as ARU Writtle.