Santander Mobility Awards
In 2015/16, 43 awards had already been allocated to staff across all Colleges of the University to develop links and synergies in North and South America, Spain, Portugal and Russia. In 2015/16, priority given to applications for the development or strengthening of links with institutions in Latin American countries. The aim of this relationship is also to grow post graduate student numbers from the Latin American region: particularly Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Patagonia.
“We recognised the opportunities in this region to grow within the STEMM Subjects which matched Swansea University’s unique strengths.” Says Cristina Monteiro-Mudresh, Regional Manager for Latin America at Swansea University.
An increase in funding from Santander allowed the university to part fund up to 50 members of staff. The ‘Favela Painting’ by Dr Richard Smith of Swansea University’s College of Science was a Research as Art Competition 2015 entry produced on an expedition supported by Santander. Students have become real advocates for Swansea University. A Santander Mobility Award presents a rare and compelling opportunity for students to study in Europe and to secure a prestigious UK degree qualification.
“Students have energised the classes and have brought a new and valuable perspective to the learning environment.”
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