The partnership was signed by Simon Bray, Director Santander Universities UK, and Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University, on 19th September.
The agreement will provide funding for under and postgraduate student scholarships, mobility scholarships for staff and students to conduct research overseas, support for enterprise and entrepreneurial initiatives, and part-funded internships opportunities with local SMEs.
In addition, Santander UK will be opening a new branch on the campus of Bath Spa University in the next few weeks. The branch will provide full banking services to the university community.
Simon Bray, Director Santander Universities UK said: “With the signing of this agreement we hope to make a difference to the university community at Bath Spa, giving the opportunity to study or conduct research abroad to many students and academics, among other benefits. This is just the beginning of what will certainly develop into a strong partnership between both institutions.”
The Bank has been working together with the university to launch a new Bath Spa student card. The card will allow students and staff access to buildings, borrow books from the library and use printing facilities, as well as acting as a debit card for those members of the university who are also Santander customers.
Picture: Vice-Chancellor Professor Christina Slade and Director of Santander Universities UK, Simon Bray
Picture credit: Chris Wakefield