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ARU Peterborough Community Day

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Join us for the annual ARU Peterborough Community Day and explore Peterborough’s new university.

19 August 2023, 10:00am - 1pm

There will be a range of exciting events and activities for all the family, and the opportunity to meet our Principal, Professor Ross Renton, lecturers and support staff behind this major development for Peterborough.

As you make your way to your new university, you will be greeted by the sound of a steel band and the amazing Bella Tricks as she welcomes you onto campus. Head towards University House where you will find a packed itinerary including:

  • planetarium 
  • reptile encounter
  • bubble performer
  • magician and balloon modelling
  • face painting
  • hot food vendors.

You can also join our lecturers and find out what it's like being a scientist, a lawyer or an engineer; and visit our partner exhibits to complete your day.

There's no need to book, just drop in.

Our address is:

ARU Peterborough
Bishop's Road
Peterborough PE1 1BW
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*Please note that some attractions have limited spaces which will be allocated on the day.