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Professor Ross Renton

Principal, ARU Peterborough

Professor Ross Renton is the Principal of ARU Peterborough.


Professor Renton was previously Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Worcester, where he was responsible for a number of key aspects of the student experience, widening participation, employability and a range of partnerships and resources.

His experience has included being a designated Widening Participation Expert for the Office for Students, Vice Chair of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE), and a main panel member of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Subject Pilot.

He is also a Visiting Professor at the Open University, and was previously Dean of Students at the University of Hertfordshire.