Brand new water scholarship launches at UEA


CEO of Anglian Water, Peter Simpson, funds new scholarship for students interested in water.

The Norah Simpson scholarship will be offered from 2020 to a student carrying out postgraduate studies related to water at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The £5,000 scholarship is named after Peter’s grandmother, Norah who guided him through much of his early education.

Peter himself received a grant to fund his MSc at UEA, which led to his lifelong career in water, ultimately becoming CEO of Anglian Water in 2010. Peter said he was keen to give others the same opportunity, particularly those who share his passion for water.

“My time studying at UEA and the support I was given there have been instrumental to my career; I’m so grateful to now be in a position to give others the same opportunity.”

UEA is known for its world-leading research and has a dedicated Water Security Research Centre. The university is also part of a collaboration with Anglian Water, the Anglian Centre for Water Studies, which looks to tackle major issues concerning sustainable water use.

“I hope this scholarship will encourage students to push boundaries in water-related research, and help tackle some of the big challenges facing the industry.”

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The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a UK Top 25 university and is ranked in the top 50 globally for research citations. Known for its world-leading research and good student experience, it was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.


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