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Santander Scholarships

Santander Scholarships available for Cardiff Met students with Santander Universities

Following the success of the Virtual Christmas programme, Global Opportunities is excited to announce a new call for a Virtual Easter programme run by Pagoda Projects.

Don't forget by completing this virtual programme you will receive a Global Opportunities digital badge.


Easter Virtual Programme

You will develop cultural fluency and gain an insight into the professional world of the UK, Greater China, Vietnam & Mexico through a variety of channels.

The Easter virtual programme is an entirely flexible 3-week virtual mobility programme with tangible benefits, whilst fitting around your Easter break. The programme focuses on cultural fluency, digital skills and employability in a global context.

Easter Virtual Programme Outline

  • On-boarding
  • Access to over 30 pre-recorded events
  • Cultural mentorship
  • Extensive digital resources
  • Ability to complete 4 separate Pagoda online courses
  • Networking with a community of hundreds of participants using the Pagoda app
  • Full support from the Pagoda Projects team throughout
  • A term worth of pre-recorded live events added to the events library for you to review and watch back in your own time.

  • Access to a live event with Pagoda Projects corporate partners each week of the programme. 


As part of the programme, you will be partnered with a 'Cultural Mentor', who will help you to develop your cultural awareness and understanding of a new country.

Flexible Structure:

  • 1 hour per week –Cultural Mentor Communication: Arranged at a suitable time for you and the mentor.
  • Skills Courses: Each of the 4 courses represents 8-10 hours of work, which can be completed at any time during the programme.
  • Virtual Events: All of the virtual events will be made available for you to choose from and watch at a convenient time.

Cultural Mentor - How does it work?

You will be paired with a cultural mentor based on common interests/areas of study to schedule one audio or video call each week.  Pagoda Projects will provide a specific themes each week (e.g. festivals/traditions, food music/arts etc.) to discuss and share knowledge/experiences in relation to individual home country culture.

You will be required to produce a weekly cultural blog sharing what you have learned with an inclusion of videos, pictures etc.

Who is eligible to apply?

Cardiff Met full time students are eligible to apply. It is envisaged that there is around 10 places available for students from each school to take part. A selection panel of staff from Global Opportunities and a member of staff per School will assess the applications. Priority will be given to students from a widening participation background.

What will it cost?

This is a fully funded programme via Santander Universities.  You will however be asked to pay the programme fee of £450 plus a £50 refundable deposit to Pagoda Projects.  You will receive your payment of £450 by Global Opportunities, once you begin the programme.  Pagoda Projects will return the £50 refundable deposit at the end of the programme.


This really is a fantastic opportunity for you to receive a virtual global opportunity to assist with your cultural and employability skills.  Interested? Please complete the Santander application form and return it to no later than 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.