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Celebrating a ten-year relationship with Santander

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The University of St Andrews this week marked ten years of its relationship with the International Santander Universities network which specialises in financing and supporting education.

Santander Universities UK support to St Andrews has now passed the £1 million mark enabling scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in addition to travel scholarships for research, entrepreneurship, and 57 internship opportunities to date through the University’s Career Centre.

Speaking at an event to celebrate the relationship between the University and the bank, Principal Professor Sally Mapstone said: “We care very much about our relationship with Santander. We see it as a relationship that we have established over a period of years and which gives us the opportunity to have a meaningful dialogue as we look at the best ways in which we can work with Santander to provide opportunities for our staff and our students.

“We have scholarships, we have mobility awards, we have opportunities for internships, and we have wonderful opportunities to explore entrepreneurship and employment. All of these speak very much to what Santander is and to what we are as a University.

“It’s great that we’ve passed the one million pound mark, it’s great that Santander has given its commitment over the past ten years. We are determined to continue that and we thank them very much indeed.”

Matthew Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities, said: “The reason we are here today is that we are celebrating ten years of our relationship with St Andrews and we have gone through the one million pound mark in terms of donations.

“We have two students who have started a business; we have people who are taking scholarships and mobility studies abroad. I have just met an economic scholar from Russia who is now at St Andrews: that’s exactly the reason that Santander started the university programme.”


Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office, contactable on 01334 467310/2530 or proffice@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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