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Santander Universities partnership

Santander Universities partnership

Newcastle University and Santander Universities have been in partnership since 2009.

Long-standing partnership

The partnership provides support for many different types of activity within the University. This includes funding for scholarships, graduate internships, undergraduate work placements and research travel awards. This collaboration allows Newcastle University to continue enhancing student and staff experience and enriching academic research.

To find out more about Santander Universities, visit their website.

International Scholarships

10 scholarships of £5,000 each are available to help international students attending Newcastle University.  

Mobility Awards

Mobility Awards are available for students and staff who want to undertake research, study or work abroad. 

Support for Entrepreneurial Activity

Santander Universities support a wide range of entrepreneurial activity. This includes financial awards for students participating in the Rise Up programme, as well as support for public engagement events. Please contact the Rise Up team in the Careers Service for more information. 

Supported by Rise Up, Newcastle University start-up Chronicles VR is bringing Virtual Reality into museums

Sporting Excellence

Sports scholarships are available via the Centre for Physical Recreation and Sport. They help attract elite athletes and reward sporting excellence at Newcastle University.

Sports Scholar Katie Guest. Photo: Phil Haswell

NUSU Volunteering Support

Santander supports the Students’ Union by providing funds for student-led social enterprise volunteering activity. 

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

Through the Careers Service, Santander Universities supports current students and graduates to undertake funded internships from anywhere between one week to 10 weeks. 

Newcastle University Formula Student team. Video by Lazy Grace

Work Skills

Students and staff at Newcastle University are able to undertake a work skills placements with Santander Universities through the branch on campus. The placements offer a valuable insight into global business, allows for an ideal way to experience a business environment and encourages students and staff to start or enhance their career. For more information, please contact Branch Manager James Bowes.  

The Discovery Project

The Discovery Foundation aims to help people through grants to fund skills, knowledge and innovative charity projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available for charities that help people in local communities. The Foundation also manages Santander Matched Donation Scheme which matches money raised by Santander staff for UK registered charities. For more information, please contact James Bowes or visit the Discovery Foundation website. 

£5,000 Discovery Grant awarded to NUSU's Go Volunteer programme for using virtual reality to help those in social isolation in the local community

Campus Branch Information

Santander has a branch on Newcastle University campus. This is located in the Students’ Union, on the lower ground floor. For more information about the services they offer please contact James Bowes.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm (June until September 9am to 5pm)
  • Wednesday 10am to 5pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday