Published: 21 March 2023 at 09:37
City’s new university is recognised for quality of its buildings and facilities
ARU Peterborough has been shortlisted for a national award for the impact it has had on the city and wider region.
The new university, in Bishop Road, is a finalist in the category of University Impact Initiative of the Year award, bestowed by the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).
AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities, and ARU Peterborough has been shortlisted alongside 15 other university initiatives across the country.
ARU Peterborough opened the doors of its first teaching building in September 2022, and this is to be followed this year by a research and development building. A second teaching building incorporating a Living Lab public space, to encourage the local community to visit the campus, is due for completion in 2024.
ARU Peterborough offers courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students based at University House, including international students, as well as students learning online. The university also runs an array of short courses aimed at supporting businesses.
ARU Peterborough is a partnership of Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough City Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, said:
Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, leader of Peterborough City Council, said:
Deputy Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cllr Lucy Nethsingha, said:
The awards ceremony will take place at the University of Liverpool on 5 April.
Photograph of ARU Peterborough by Richard Fraser Photography.