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Business input is vital for university plans
Now is the time for businesses to start having a say in how the University of Peterborough can help them achieve their ambitious goals.
That’s the key message from the most recent Bondholder Breakfast event run by Opportunity Peterborough where plans for the University of Peterborough were recently discussed with over 100 business delegates thanks to support from the University of Peterborough project.
Following a £6.5 million grant which has been agreed in principle from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, work is now progressing on developing interactions with target student communities, employers and the wider Peterborough population.
Those in attendance got the chance to put their questions to a panel of experts to get the latest updates on proceedings from some of the key players in the University’s plans. An online survey has also been put together to canvas opinion from the wider business community.
The Q&A session took place after a presentation by Terry Jones, Principal at Peterborough Regional College, which outlined the vision, benefits and timescales for the University. It also covered initial plans for how the curriculum would be developed and a brief overview of some of the biggest benefits the education centre will bring to the city. It is expected that by 2035 Peterborough will have an undergraduate population of 12,500 students.
The panel discussion was facilitated by Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough and included:
Key takeaways from the discussion were:
To take part in the UCP survey and to share your thoughts on how businesses can engage with the University please visit: https://ucentrepeterborough.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bde52TXbuHX8DNb