Santander Universities opens new branch at City University London
City University London was delighted to welcome Mr Emilio Botín, Chairman of Grupo Santander and Ms Charlotte Hogg, Head of Retail Distribution for Santander, to the University.
They were visiting this leading London university to open officially the newest university branch of Santander, located within City's campus in Northampton Square, Islington.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ms Hogg commented on Santander's ongoing business relationship with City University London: "I am delighted to be opening this branch at City University London. Santander and City have been working together since 2007 and this branch is a clear example of this collaboration. We are committed to serving the communities of students and academic professionals and developing long-term relationships with them. I am certain that the branch we are opening today will soon become an important part of the University community and will provide a valuable service to students and staff."
Professor Paul Curran is City University London's Vice-Chancellor. He agreed wholeheartedly with Ms Hogg regarding the University's corporate partnership with Santander. He said: "The opening of this new Santander branch at City reflects the support and opportunities the University and the banking group have been providing for each other since 2007. Year on year, Santander has generously funded a range of student scholarships and City has put forward our talented students for Santander internships and Summer work placements.
"As the University for business and the professions, it is right that City leads the way in developing the kind of partnerships that benefit our students and our academics".
As well as the funding of scholarships in City's business school, the world-famous Sir John Cass Business School, Santander also provide funding for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships across all of the University's academic Schools.
Another recent example of this corporate partnership was a 'community day' organised by the University. A team of Santander Universities staff along with a staff team from City University London volunteered for a day at a city farm near to the University. Santander Universities is also funding a £30k financial literacy project to develop the money management skills of young people in secondary schools located near to the University.