Santander Awards celebrate opportunities for student and staff development
Friday, 01 July 2016
On Friday 1 July, students and staff joined together to celebrate all that has been achieved through the University’s relationship with Santander and to sign their new three year agreement.
Brookes University was one of the first UK universities to join the Santander
Universities global network in 2007.
Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said: “ The
partnership with Santander provides Brookes students and staff with numerous
benefits and opportunities which have supported international mobility,
research, sport, community projects, exchanges and scholarships and developed
extremely pleased that we will be continuing the partnership over the next
Foale, Managing Director Santander Universities UK said: “We’re very pleased to
be able to continue our partnership with Oxford Brookes.
collaboration has had a very positive impact on campus since the signing of the
first agreement. With this renewal, Santander is providing a new stream of
funding that will continue to support the academic goals of students and
researchers over the next three years.”
Brookes students and staff benefit from the Santander Funding Schemes,
including Associate Lecturer for Modern Languages, Juany Murphy who has set up
a bread baking company Nutribake, operating within the shanty district on the
outskirts of Huanchaco, a small seaside town in northern Peru. Nutribake
employs women bakers and supplies nutritious, fortified flour loaves and rolls,
made with speciality grains, to feed poor local families.
enterprise aims to help address the lack of training and employment
opportunities for women and tackle local malnutrition by supplying local
communities with reasonably priced, quality bread which improves children’s
nutrition and health.