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UCP Staff and Students Share Exciting Developments with Local MPs

Following our recent ministerial visit at University Centre Peterborough’s Stamford Campus, our innovative campus developments within the new formed Inspire Education Group attracted the attention of MPs Paul Bristow and Gareth Davies once again, and we were delighted to welcome both on campus at University Centre Peterborough to meet our staff and students.

During the visit, Paul Bristow - Conservative MP for Peterborough, and Gareth Davies - Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford, were delighted to hear about our new degree awarding partner The Open University and the wealth of options available for adults within the city to upskill, retrain and achieve their dream careers on their doorstep.

Students and staff also had the opportunity to raise issues important to them and for both parties the audience offered opportunities to learn and discover political priorities and the matters most of concern to individuals within the education sector.

The MPs also showed a great deal of interest in how we support the local economy with skilled employees of the future by developing and nurturing our curriculum offering and investing in our estate.

This includes IEG’s latest developments, Stamford’s £3.3 million new construction centre which has been funded partly by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) and Department for Education Post 16 Capital Funding in response to the substantial growth in recent student applications and the increased demand for skilled workers in the trade-based industries within the local area.

And in Peterborough, the Green Technology Centre which will deliver a new and innovative curriculum in careers like sustainable construction and electric vehicle manufacturing - sectors which are calling out for qualified future employees and offering high wages, which is due to start build due to start later this year if approved.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Bristow and Gareth Davies for their time and visit, and we very much look forward to welcoming them again.

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