Santander's 10-year partnership with NTU celebrated

A celebration event to mark Nottingham Trent University's partnership with a major banking group, which has seen more than £680,000 invested in opportunities for students, has been held.

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Prof Edward Peck speaks to delegates at the Santander Celebration event

A celebration event to mark Nottingham Trent University's partnership with a major banking group, which has seen more than £680,000 invested in opportunities for students, has been held.

Nottingham Trent University joined the Santander Universities UK partnership five years ago and has benefited from various of its projects. These include the SME internship scheme which supports small and medium sized businesses to employ students via internships which have ranged in length from two to 10 weeks.

Santander this year marks 10 years of working with universities and, to commemorate its strong links with the bank, Nottingham Trent held the celebration event attended by senior members of both organisations.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University said: “Our relationship with Santander Universities is very important to me and I am very proud to have seen it develop so that the University can now firmly call itself one of Santander’s strongest partners. This relationship enables us to provide a wealth of opportunities to our students and staff year-on-year which would often otherwise not be available to them. It also makes a real difference to the communities, both locally and internationally, whom they serve.”

Since partnering with Santander in 2012/13, Nottingham Trent has received £570,000 from the Santander Universities UK fund to help provide opportunities to students. The internship programme alone has supported 307 NTU students with many others helped across a range of areas. Throughout the celebration event, guests heard from employers, students and staff who had benefited from the scheme.

This relationship enables us to provide a wealth of opportunities to our students and staff year-on-year which would often otherwise not be available to them.

Professor Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor Nottingham Trent University

Highlights of the past five years include the funding of legal assistants at the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, supporting international scholarships to China, Ghana & USA, and promoting digital innovation at NTU by buying 22 iPads that are used to improve academics’ modelling of good digital practice in the classroom and in support of trainee primary and secondary school teachers.

Santander Universities has announced further funding for 2017/18 for partner UK universities including Nottingham Trent, totalling over £10.1m. This money will be used towards nurturing enterprise and entrepreneurship, supporting challenges of particular student groups through the Student Impact Fund and to allow the continued success of the SME internship scheme.

Matt Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities UK, said: “We are delighted that the partnership between Santander Universities and NTU has gone from strength to strength during the past five years and we are looking forward to working together for many more years to come.”

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    • Nottingham Trent University is Modern University of the Year 2018. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.
    • Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been awarded the highest, gold, rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework for its outstanding teaching and learning.
    • NTU is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.
    • The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of the its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.
    • NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.
    • With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

Santander's 10-year partnership with NTU celebrated

Published on 15 November 2017
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