News Releases

Roy Watts Memorial Bursary names first-ever recipient: Drama Student awarded TT$18,000 partial schol

For Release Upon Receipt - October 1, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, Department of Creative and Festival Arts has named the first recipient of the Roy Watts Memorial Bursary. The University recently awarded the partial scholarship in the sum of TT$18,000 to Oretta Alleyne, a student in the Practitioner’s Certificate in Drama/Theatre-in-Education.

Ms. Alleyne, who is from Guyana, was granted the bursary on the basis of financial need. As a national of a non-contributing country, she would be subject to the US rate for tuition and other University fees. Ms Alleyne is expected to use the award to cover fees for the first semester of the Practitioner’s Certificate in Drama/Theatre-in-Education programme, which is run under the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

The Roy Watts Memorial Bursary is named in honour of the deceased husband of former UWI Lecturer Dr Margaret Watts and father of Mr Roger Watts of the UWI Open Campus. Roger Watts sits on the Board that selects awardees.

For more information, please contact Yvette Barrimond, Acting Administrative Assistant, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI St. Augustine at (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2376 or (Direct Line/Fax) 663-2222.


For more UWI News, click

For more UWI photos, click


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.