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University of Sussex and Santander sign new three-year agreement

Students racing their wind-powered car

A new three-year agreement between the University of Sussex and Santander, will provide funding and support for many more Sussex students over the coming years. 

The agreement, which is the fourth in succession, will provide £199,500 across the period, enabling a range of programmes supporting students – both international and domestic – during their studies. 

Santander, through Santander Universities, will provide scholarships in Widening Participation, supporting care givers and estranged students for the duration of their degree. 

The successful entrepreneurship strand of work will continue, offering business growth grants to support student start-ups. 

The funding will also build on the University’s employability offer, securing travel awards for Widening Participation students to spend time studying abroad. 

As in previous years, Santander Universities will continue to support engineering competition Formula Student. The package will equip Sussex Racing, the University’s Formula Student team, with funding to build and race an electric and wind-powered car.  

Professor Adam Tickell, University of Sussex Vice-Chancellor, said: 

“We are extremely pleased to be renewing our partnership with Santander Universities, which provides valuable additional support for many Sussex students. I've seen how these opportunities enhance students’ experiences with us and I look forward to this continuing.” 

Matt Hutnell, Director, Santander Universities, said: “Santander is committed to supporting higher education as well as local communities across the UK. We’re proud to continue our partnership with the University of Sussex for a further three years to ensure we can work together in providing even more opportunities which will benefit both students and the local community, particularly during this challenging time.” 

Watch this video to see the difference Santander's support has made to Sussex students.

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 4 December 2020

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