Welcoming Santander to campus

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming one of our biggest supporters, Santander Universities, onto campus.

Head of Transformation for Santander UK, Manroop Khela, and his colleagues met with students, staff and entrepreneurs who have benefitted from Santander funding. These include Arts and Sports scholars, International Postgraduates, as well as members of Team Bath Racing. You can see photos from the day here.

Santander is the biggest corporate supporter of higher education globally, and its partnership with Bath spans 17 years. In this time, the company’s donations have exceeded £1.5 million, and the results speak for themselves.

Most recently, Santander Sports Scholar and Mechanical Engineering PhD student Dom Parsons won Team GB’s first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with a bronze in the Skeleton. Dom said: “Winning an Olympic medal was a dream I’d been working towards for over ten years. Every bit of support I received in that time was crucial, and the Santander Scholarship funded the development of essential equipment that helped my performance at the Games.”

Santander’s visit was a fantastic opportunity to show the difference that its funding has made, for both current and former beneficiaries.

Lucy Crisp, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Bath, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Santander back to Bath, and celebrate its continued support of our students and staff. Santander Universities reaches every corner of our campus, supporting Olympic medallists through to PhD students who are researching areas of global importance, such as food security.

“We are hugely grateful for Santander’s investment in our community, and remain proud to be its first UK University partner.”

Looking ahead, we are excited about working with Santander Universities on new initiatives in entrepreneurship and the digital space.

Find out more about our partnership with Santander Universities.

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