Brazilian students studying as part of the Science without Borders programme

Scholars as Friends celebrated at Santander Scholars' Reception

More than 20 scholars supported by Santander Universities attended a recent reception at the University's Streatham Campus.

Among the attendees were a number of Brazilian students who are studying at the University of Exeter as part of the ‘Science without Borders' programme.

The reception was held at the Kitchen Café, Devonshire House, on Thursday 22 November to bring together students as part of the 'Scholars as Friends' initiative.

Tess Nixon, Deputy Head of Philanthropy, gave a speech to thank Santander Universities for their support.

She also presented Rebecca West, Santander University Branch Manager with a letter of thanks signed by all of the scholars who attended the evening event.

Rebecca West, Branch Manager, Santander, said: “Santander Universities has been working with institutions across the world for many years giving students the opportunity to expand their
horizons. It was an absolute pleasure to meet with some of our students and extremely interesting to find out how Santander has helped them.”

Santander Universities has supported Exeter in providing funding of more than half a million pounds. This generous funding has supported a range of projects including studentships, internships with small and medium sized enterprises, travel bursaries, and exchange programmes.

A number of Year Abroad students have also been supported with bursaries to visit countries in Latin America and Iberia.

Meanwhile, under the ‘Science without Borders’ programme, Brazilian students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are being supported in their studies at Exeter.

View photos from the reception.

Date: 28 November 2012

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