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University of Lincoln secures funding to support students and local businesses

Published: Saturday, 22 October 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

The University of Lincoln has managed to secure £150,000 of funding from the Santander Universities Division, which will be used to help students, staff and local businesses.

Three key themes will be supported by the funding, which will be issued over the next three years, including scholarships, entrepreneurship and travel grants to develop collaboration and research with global partners.

The finances will also be used to help deliver a new range of internships for students so they can gain valuable experience.

Since the Santander Universities Division scheme launched in 1996, more than €1 billion has been donated to universities across more than 20 countries.

During the last three years, mobility grants from Santander have provided financial support to a number of researchers to travel to locations.

Santander student scholarships have helped talented students from four continents to study at the University of Lincoln in subjects ranging from forensic science to business studies.

Support from the university’s internship programme has managed to place a number of talented graduates in local SME’s across a variety of industries, with many going on to be offered permanent positions.

Creating new opportunities 

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, said: “This relationship creates new opportunities to pursue research and collaborate with academic colleagues around the world, funds international student scholarships, and gives students the chance to develop their CVs and gain valuable workplace experience with small and medium-sized businesses.”

The funding from Santander outlines their intent to provide support to universities and also offer students the best possible opportunities.

Matt Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities UK, said the partnership allows for more collaboration and that it strengthens existing ties with the university.

Lincoln University meanwhile ranked in the top 10 in the country for teaching quality and student experience in the latest edition of the Times Good University Guide.

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