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Santander Partnership

santander group picture.jpg Chair of the Board of Governors, Barbara Wilding CBE, QPM presenting a Fablab Cardiff 3D printed gift to the Santander Universities team at the re-signing in 2015.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a part of the international Santander Universities network which specialises in financing and supporting educational institutions. Santander has been working in the education sector for over 20 years now and comprises of over 1,100 universities worldwide.

An agreement with the company was signed in July 2012 by Cardiff Metropolitan University's Vice-Chancellor and Santander UK Chairman, Lord Burns. ​The partnership was re-signed in 2015 for a further three years.

For more detailed information on each of the aspects of the partnership please click on the tabs below:

About the Partnership

Santander Universities has now signed agreements with over 1,100 universities across 20 countries in Asia, America and Europe (for the full list of partner institutions click here​). As of 2014, Santander Universities has donated over €1 billion to support scholarships, mobility grants, special projects and academic and non-academic awards.

Speaking about the newly-formed relationship in 2012 between Cardiff Metropolitan University and Santander, Professor Chapman said:

"We are delighted to have become a part of the Santander Universities Network. This membership will facilitate meetings with top universities across the world and engag​ement in collaborative work. Cardiff Metropolitan University is committed to working with Santander to the maximum benefit of all concerned -- students, staff and other stakeholders -- to ensure all parties gain the maximum benefit from this new and positive relationship."

​For more detailed information on each of the aspects of the partnership please click on the tabs below.​

Charity Match Funding


The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK, the Community​ Plus and the Central Fund​. For further information please visit the Santander website here.

For general information on the relationship with Santander, please contact Matthew Taylor, Director of Enterprise:
Telephone: 029 2041 6614 ​​

Entrepreneurial Awards

The Centre for Student Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University has invested £6,000 in six new start-up businesses following their Countdown to Launch programme which was held in Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff. The programme was sponsored by Santander Universities and the Welsh Government.


The five-day course was designed for students and graduates who were looking to take forward a business idea. During the five days the budding entrepreneurs took part in a number of interactive workshops covering everything from finance and law to marketing and pitching. Workshops were delivered by the expert staff at the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship and industry professionals including Capital Law, KTS Owens Thomas and the National Centre for Product Design and Research (PDR). ​

For the full news article regarding the Entrepreneurship Awards click here​ and for further information on the next event please visit the Countdown to Launch site.

Santander Internship Programme

Cardiff Metropolitan University is working with Santander Universities to deliver an internship scheme connecting talented graduates with some of the UK's fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Santander is part-funding 10 week internships for all students and recent graduates (in the last 2 years). If you would like to kick-start your career and build valuable experience fast, this is a great way to do it. For more information on the programme and to see how you can get involved as a business or see our current placements available, click on the link below:

Information for Businesses

>Santander Internship Programme​ - Employers

Information for Students

>Santander internship Programme - Students

N.B. This opportunity is open to Cardiff Met students and recent (in the last 2 years) graduates only.

Santander Scholarships

Santander Scholarships are available at various times throughout the year to support staff and students with the costs associated with visiting another university to further their research and / or studies. Further information is available here.

For general information on the relationship with Santander, please contact Matthew Taylor, Director of Enterprise:
Email: mtaylor@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2041 6614 ​​​

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