Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary (sponsored by the Skills Network)

We are pleased to inform you that the Skills Network have established an annual Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary as an award for outstanding achievement for a student from a Collab Group College. It consists of a £5,000 bursary to support the student from the end of their college education into self-employment or higher education.   

Honouring Peter Roberts

Peter was an outstanding Principal of Stockport College and Leeds City College as well as a former Chair of 157 Group (Collab Group).  Known throughout the further education sector as a warm, humorous and dedicated professional totally committed to the success of his students.  The sector was deeply saddened at his untimely death only weeks after his retirement.  As a long-standing partner, The Skills Network wanted to recognise Peter’s unique contribution to the sector and its esteem and affection for a friend and erstwhile colleague by supporting an annual award to a great student who reflects the outstanding work of the sector.

Who might be eligible?

Any student who is undertaking a course of study in a Collab Group college who either:

  • has an offer to go to a university or other higher education institute to study for a technical or professional education qualification; or
  • is looking to establish their own small business.

Attached you will find more details on the bursary and also the application form.

Applications can be made to using the attached application form, by no later than FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019.