Peterborough residents win DNA bursary scheme to study for a Master’s degree in Sustainability
Robin Eagle and Clare Foster are the two Peterborough citizens who have been awarded bursaries to study a Master’s degree in Sustainability and contribute to developing Peterborough as a future city.
As part of the Peterborough DNA programme the bursary will help ensure the city has the right skills to take advantage of emerging green markets.
The MSc in Sustainability: Working for Positive Change has been developed in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, the Eden Project and Change Agents UK. The course will enable students to use their skills to feed back into the DNA programme and contribute towards building a more sustainable city.
The bursary scheme is a key part of Peterborough DNA, says Steve Bowyer DNA Programme Director and Acting Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough, “Developing these kinds of local skills is vital to building a city that can meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. It also plays a role in developing the local university offer in the city and we have worked closely with University Centre Peterborough to include a number of social networks and events at UCP.”
Robin Eagle, one of the two students who is being funded said: “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity Peterborough DNA has provided me with. For some years I had been seeking to start a career in sustainability and conservation, but had always lacked the experience necessary to secure an internship or job. The masters with Anglia Ruskin will give me the knowledge and skills needed to take the next step and make a difference.”
This year’s course runs for a period of 12 months until September 2015.
Robin and Clare will receive full funding for the distance-learning course in the MSc Sustainability: Working for Positive Change (www.mscsustainability.org). The bursary will cover course fees and contribute towards living expenses.