Bursary Opportunity | Margetts Bursary in Urban Drainage Engineering

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Bursary Opportunity | Margetts Bursary in Urban Drainage Engineering

The Margetts Bursary in Urban Drainage Engineering bursary is sponsored by CIWEM and RPS Environmental Management Ltd (RPS) to recognise the significant contributions made by Jamie Margetts in the field of urban drainage engineering, both in the UK and internationally.

Jamie was a technical director of RPS and chaired CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Group at the time of his death. As well as being part of the team that developed one of the UK’s most innovative Urban Drainage consultancies he made significant contributions to raising the technical capabilities of the UK Urban Drainage community. In particular, he always placed great emphasis on the education, mentoring and training of young urban drainage professionals.

This bursary has been set up to continue this work, by supporting young professionals (early career graduates, or final year undergraduates) to improve their capabilities in the field of urban drainage.

The bursary is of a value of £3,000, and will be awarded annually.

The purpose of the bursary is to:

  • To provide financial support for a young professional to obtain a postgraduate qualification which can support a career in the field of urban drainage.
  • To provide financial support to allow a young professional to carry out a period of research-based study that would significantly contribute to their career development in the field of urban drainage.

To apply for this bursary please include an up-to-date version of your CV which outlines

your previous academic studies and/or current professional activities, and a 400-word statement which explains:

  • What research, project, equipment etc you would use your bursary for.
  • How this would tie in with the vision that Jamie Margetts had for sustainable management of water and the environment, which he strived to deliver daily through his role at RPS and his leadership of CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Group.

Please email your applications to Victoria.Harris@ciwem.org by Friday 08 February, and include the title of the bursary in the subject heading. The selection panel will be made up of representatives of CIWEM and RPS. We will be judging applications and making a decision in March- April 2019.

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