This has been a year like no other, as we tackled the challenge of COVID-19.
Our teaching and student services adapted with remarkable speed so our students could continue to learn, and to gain the qualifications they deserve. And our community came together to donate vital medical equipment, to work and volunteer on the NHS front line, and to carry out important research to expand our understanding of the pandemic.
At the same time we confirmed our place among the world’s leading universities when ARU was once again ranked one of the top 350 global higher education institutions and in the top 50 of UK universities. We were also placed fifth in the country for graduate employment and further study – an achievement underscored by the announcement in July of our role in ARU Peterborough, a new £30m employment-focused university due to open in 2022.
As ever, we're delighted to be involved in an initiative that will provide life-changing opportunities for people who may not previously have considered university and deliver a skilled local workforce to meet employers’ needs.
Throughout the year, the safety and welfare of our students and staff has been our top priority. In the midst of exciting developments, rapid change and unpredictable events, we've worked hard to care for each other. As ever, we celebrate our sense of community at ARU.