The achievements of nine leading students at the University of Ulster were honoured this week at a special Santander Scholars reception, held in the recently-established branch of Santander on the university’s Belfast campus.
The University of Ulster is a member of the prestigious Santander Universities network Global Division, which has over 1000 partner institutions in 20 countries.
Awards were presented to the students by Snr Luis Juste, Director of Santander Universities UK. He said:
“Today is very important for us. It is a dream come true. The chemistry between our two institutions – the University of Ulster and Santander – has been incredible.”
He congratulated the Santander Scholars on their awards, and thanked the University of Ulster for its work in implementing the scholarship programme.
The high-achieving students were:
Santander Scholars 2013
Ms Lifang Zhang – Ulster Business School
Mr Tyler Hackworth – Faculty of Arts
Ms Lucia Cerada – Faculty of Art Design and the Built Environment
Ms Sarah Friedlander – Ulster Business School
Santander Formula Scholar 2013
Mr Gary Doherty – Ulster Business School
Santander Mobility Scholars 2012
Mr David Bishop – Faculty of Computing and Engineering
Dr Joseph McVeigh – Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Ms Roxana Magee – Ulster Business School
Ms Pauline Clancy - Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Professor Richard Barnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster, said: “ I’m delighted to celebrate the achievements of these excellent students, and to thank Santander for their generous support of the University and its people across such a wide spectrum of projects.”
Santander currently supports 1,0420 universities worldwide, approximately and 660 of which have become part of the UK network since activity commenced here in 2007. Since the Santander Universities programme started in Spain in 1996 Santander has directed £500m towards Higher Education worldwide in the form of scholarships, travel grants, support to special projects, academic and non-academic awards.
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Santander Branch at Ulster
The Santander branch on the Belfast campus opened for business on 10 December 2012. It is provisionally scheduled to be officially opened in May 2013. The branch manager, Ms Laura McDonald, is a University of Ulster graduate.