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Peter Rolton

Northumbria alumnus Peter Rolton, who graduated from what was then Newcastle Polytechnic in 1985, recently decided to give back to Northumbria.

Northumbria alumnus Peter Rolton who graduated from Northumbria’s predecessor institution, Newcastle Polytechnic, in 1985 recently decided to give back to Northumbria.

His company, The Rolton Group, of which he is currently Chairman generously agreed to provide a £1,500 annual student prize to mark the 50th Anniversary of Northumbria’s Building Services Engineering course. Peter Rolton

Peter volunteered to be on the panel judging the potential prize-winners and the prize was presented to the winning student, Stephen Hargreaves, at an Alumni Reception to mark the anniversary in May. Explaining his decision to offer the prize, Peter Rolton said:

“I support a prize with Northumbria University because it shines a light on the brightest and most creative students, who in turn will be tomorrow's leading professionals; the prize encourages them to think outside the box and offers a tangible reward for their efforts.”

Additionally, the Rolton Group will begin offering work placements to Northumbria students as well as providing graduate positions for those reaching the end of their studies. Talking of their decision to support Northumbria students and graduates, Rolton Group said:

“Recruiting and nurturing the best talent this industry has to offer is something we at Rolton Group pride ourselves on. Crucial to our success in attracting the highest quality employees are the relationships we develop with the UK’s leading universities.”


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