The University of Leeds has announced the Peter Robinson Scholarship, which “will be awarded for the first time in autumn 2009, providing a total of £1,000 for each of the 3 years of the degree programme.” Peter is doing this to help up-and-coming writers.
Discussing this, Peter said, “As an unemployed young man, I wanted to study English so that I could fulfil my dream of becoming a writer. A University education didn’t seem a viable option until I came here and had a chat with the head of English, who set the wheels in motion. I’m delighted to help support the next generation of talented English students at Leeds.”
Peter attended the University of Leeds in the 1970s, after which he “moved to Canada where he completed an MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, Ontario followed by a PhD in English at the University of York, Toronto. Peter now divides his time between Toronto and North Yorkshire.”