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ARU Peterborough is recruiting industry specialists

Published: 31 January 2024 at 15:36

External view of University House building on the ARU Peterborough campus

Local experts can pass on their knowledge through new associate lecturer roles

Industry experts from Peterborough and the wider region are being encouraged to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation at the city’s new university, ARU Peterborough.
Since opening in September 2022, ARU Peterborough has offered a range of courses that provide the qualifications needed by local industry and organisations. 
Now, with a second teaching building on course to open later this year, ARU Peterborough is looking to complement its talented academic staff with a small team of specialist associate lecturers, who will be able to share industry-specific knowledge, helping to further boost students’ employability skills and careers awareness.
ARU Peterborough is hoping to hear from people currently working in the following sectors: biomedical science, business management, computing, construction and civil engineering, electronic engineering, environmental science, gaming, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, primary education, public health, social work, and supply chain management.
Dr Esther Norton, Assistant Principal at ARU Peterborough, said:

“ARU Peterborough is already winning national awards for the impact it is having by providing life-changing opportunities for local people, and we have ambitious plans to build an even wider portfolio of courses, attracting a diverse range of people to Higher Education. 
“As part of this exciting project, we are looking to develop our associate lecturer staff base.  These roles will complement ARU Peterborough’s academic staff, providing expertise in specialist areas, and input from industry and practice, to equip our students with a wide range of professional experience and specialisms.  
“We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of using innovative, engaging, and industry-relevant teaching techniques, focusing on the development of employability skills. However, we encourage applications from all parts of the community, including from those who have not previously worked in Higher Education.”

Anyone interested in applying for a new associate lecturer role should visit https://www.aru.ac.uk/about-us/working-here 
Meanwhile, ARU Peterborough is marking this year’s International Women’s Day with an event on campus on Wednesday, 6 March (4pm-6.30pm) to celebrate women’s achievements, and to work together to #inspireinclusion by forging a better and more inclusive world for women.
The free event, which is open to the public, includes guest speakers, a panel discussion, networking, and refreshments. For further information and to register to attend the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-inspiring-inclusion-celebrating-success-tickets-770155615177 
ARU Peterborough is a partnership between Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Peterborough City Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.