Santander Universities signs new three year deal
For the 10th consecutive year a partnership has been agreed between City University London and Santander Universities.
At a celebratory event staff from City and Santander Universities gathered to witness Vice-Chancellor of City, Professor Sir Paul Curran and Managing Director of Santander Universities UK, Robin Foale sign the new contract. The generous support from Santander Universities will be focussed on supporting students through scholarships and awards, entrepreneurship, career support and more.
Over the past 10 years funding from Santander Universities has now totalled over £1 million. The money has gone towards supporting over 200 students in their studies and various programmes and initiatives including entrepreneurship events and internships. Santander is now the world’s largest donor to higher education spanning 20 countries and supporting over 28,000 scholarships and grants, according to a report from the Varkey Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
This venture began with Cass Business School which was Santander’s first educational partner 10 years ago. On becoming Vice-Chancellor at City, Sir Paul extended this relationship to the rest of the University.
“The support our students have received over the years has made a real difference to the lives of many who otherwise might not have benefited from a university education. Santander has played a large part in our success over the past ten years and as we look forward to the next ten, we do so in the knowledge that we have such a special relationship.”
Robin Foale, Managing Director Santander Universities UK said, “Santander and City celebrate today 10 years of exemplary collaboration between private and public sector. City’s expertise in areas such as entrepreneurship and research was originally one of the reasons that prompted the first contacts between the University and the bank and throughout the years the funding provided by Santander has had a substantial impact in both fields as well as in internationalisation of students and academic staff. I have no doubt that the next 10 years will be even more successful and rewarding for both institutions.”