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Engaging globally with Santander Universities

Tuesday 10 October 2017

As a member of Sheffield Hallam University's diverse international alumni community, you represent our commitment to being an outward looking, global institution.

We want to ensure we can impart this global outlook on our students, ensuring that everybody, regardless of background or financial situation, has equal access to international experiences.

Going abroad is the best way to learn to appreciate multiculturalism, immerse yourself in another perspective and see a world of opportunities for development, economic growth and strategic alliances.

We are therefore proud to have begun a three year partnership with Santander Universities, who have donated £75,000 to Hallam to support scholarships, enterprise and global mobility projects that will benefit students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This donation will open up a number of valuable international opportunities that will enable some of the very best students to excel at Sheffield Hallam University.

15 final year students studying on the languages and culture in the global workplace module in the Sheffield Business School will be the first to benefit from the Santander partnership.

The students will work on three separate projects which all have an international element to them. The first project aims to research the ways that international placements and Erasmus exchanges can be promoted to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The second project will be a market research project in collaboration with Especias Moriana - a Spanish importer and exporter of herbs and spices based in Cordoba, Spain. The student group will conduct research aimed at expanding the company's business into new territories. The third project will be an international expansion market research project with Groak – an app developer within the restaurant and hospitality business based in Vienna, Austria.

The students will all complete the international element of their projects in January 2018 and we will be keeping in touch with them during the course of their yearlong projects. We will be posting updates about the Santander Universities projects here.

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