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Free bus and train travel to ARU Peterborough event

Published: 3 November 2021 at 10:00

A Stagecoach East bus

Greater Anglia and Stagecoach East link up with ARU for 10 November open day

Greater Anglia and Stagecoach East will provide free train and bus travel to prospective ARU Peterborough students for its open day on Wednesday, 10 November.

ARU Peterborough, a new university for the city, is under construction and is due to open its doors in September 2022. People are invited to drop in to nearby Guild House in Oundle Road from 4pm until 6.45pm to find out more information and meet lecturers and current ARU students.

Visitors can find out more about new courses recently added to the university’s offer: Law (LLB), Construction and the Built Environment, and Working with Children, Families and Communities. These new courses have been chosen to fit the skills needs of the region and support students into long-term, rewarding careers.

There will also be opportunities to hear from academics about all the courses available to start in 2022, including Degree Apprenticeships, and discover information about all aspects of student life from the Information Hub.

Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, said:

“We’re extremely grateful for the support of both Stagecoach East and Greater Anglia. Inclusivity is one of our core values, and it is important that everyone who would like to attend the open day can do so.

“There will be plenty on offer for anyone who wishes to attend and find out more about this exciting new project which will boost skills and opportunities in Peterborough and the surrounding region.”

People wishing to take advantage of the free travel deal should book a place via the ARU website, and they will receive a voucher which will be accepted for free train or bus travel when using Greater Anglia or Stagecoach East to get to the open day.

Darren Roe, Managing Director of Stagecoach East, said:

“We are excited to be supporting the open day and encouraging prospective students to choose bus travel. We hope that those who attend will continue to use Stagecoach buses in the future.”

Malcolm Cotter, head of retail systems at Greater Anglia, said:

“We’re very pleased to be supporting Anglia Ruskin University with this initiative. Train travel is perfect for students to get to and from university and home, with many great value fares and Student Railcard discounts available. It’s also a much more sustainable way of travelling which is important as we all try to combat climate change.”

To book your place, visit https://aru.ac.uk/peterborough/open-day-sign-up  ARU Peterborough is a partnership between the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).