Detailed proposals for a new University of Peterborough will be revealed to the public for the first time at a three day showcase event in February.
The University of Peterborough plans, including building designs, floor plans and an artist’s impression of the future University campus, will be on display at Peterborough Cathedral at the following times:
The public are urged to drop in and give their views on the plans and members of the project team will be on hand to talk them through. Feedback on the proposals is being sought ahead of planning permission application, expected to be submitted in early Spring.
The University of Peterborough, a new technical university, is being driven forward by the Mayoral Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in collaboration with Peterborough City Council.
The new University for Peterborough will be a groundbreaking development in Higher Education. Embedded in Peterborough's unique identity, sitting between the technological sectors of Silicon Fen and the agricultural and manufacturing centres of the UK, the new University will offer courses tailored to the needs of the region and the businesses it supports.
By staying adaptable and true to the needs of the city it serves, the new University will be a trailblazer for higher education rooted in communities. Not only will the course offer celebrate the industries that make Peterborough special, but the University itself will reflect the needs of its students. It will celebrate flexible learning to support people's ambition to learn, whether that means studying alongside a career, or taking into account the needs of a family.
We believe that Peterborough is a vibrant centre for the region and we are delighted to be driving the University for Peterborough project in partnership with Peterborough City Council.
The University for Peterborough is on track to open its doors to its first 2,000 students in 2022. By 2030, it is expected to offer courses for up to 12,500 students.
The first three faculties of the University are set to include business, innovation entrepreneurship and professional services; information technology, digital and creative services and Agri-tech and environmental services. Planned future faculties include health and social care, engineering, manufacturing and advanced manufacturing.
Courses will be delivered through a mixture of on campus lessons, in-work training and apprenticeships, with distance learning to improve accessibility and widen participation.