Santander Universities

Santander Universities

UCL began its partnership with Santander Universities in 2007 and was one of the very first UK universities to become a member of the Santander Universities network.

The partnership provides UCL students and staff with numerous benefits and opportunities which range from study abroad experiences to awards for non-academic achievement.

Santander Universities began its activity in Spain in 1997 with one main objective: to support higher education. Since then, Santander has donated over £500m to help provide students with opportunities to help them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Santander Universities is a global network of around 1,000 universities from 17 countries - Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA.

Each year, around 40 UCL students benefit from Santander scholarships and awards. Funding is also available to support UCL staff to establish partnerships with universities in the Santander Universities network.

And, of course, all UCL students and staff are able to access the special banking deals offered to those studying or working at a member of the Santander Universities network.

For more information about Santander Universities at UCL please visit our further information webpage or the Santander Universities website

Current opportunities

The 60 Second Pitch Awards

If you can ‘wow’ an audience with a sensational new business idea, concept or product in 60 seconds, you can win a cash prize of up to £1,500 as well as advice and support from Santander Universities. 

Simply tell us about your business or idea and why you feel you deserve to win in 60 seconds. Remember that people will be voting for their favourite entry so make sure it’s funny, creative or innovate.

The competition runs every three months so if you see yourself as the UK's next successful entrepreneur, make sure you catch the next one!

How to apply

  • Record your 60-second pitch and upload the video to YouTube
  • Enter the competition by submitting you video URL to the Santander Universities website
  • Submissions must be made between 2 March - 23 April 2015

Vote for your favourite

  • Visit the voting page once the initial judging has taken place with a panel of judges - opens 1 May 2015
  • Watch the 10 finalists videos
  • Vote for your favourite
  • Voting closes on 27 May 2015