Santander Student Success

Santander Universities UK has provided lots of support this year to students and graduates of Greenwich.

In 2021, the organisation launched a Freelancer Scheme offering support to UK-based freelancers and small- and medium-enterprises, with a grant of £1,000. One of the recipients was Greenwich alumna, and Founder of Bake Well Being, Ella Stewart .

A massive thank you to the University of Greenwich  Generator Team, who have continually supported Bake Well Being from the idea stage to now, and have just awarded me a bursary in partnership with Santander Universities UK  that will enable funding to achieve a list of next steps for my social enterprise.

Ella Stewart (BA Events Management, 2020)

Ella won the Social Enterprise category in the 2020 Enterprise Challenge for Bake Well Being. Read more in Ella’s Snapshot.

In February this year, students and graduates took part in the Santander Universities UK  Student Online Self-Development Programme, delivered with Sporting Edge. Over the course of the digital experience they learned about a variety of performance themes including personal drive, learning mindsets, and self-confidence.

After completing everything and achieving 100%  on each module, I would like to say this programme was absolutely phenomenal. It was evident that Sporting Edge took a long time in creating this masterpiece. All videos were highly motivating and educational. I have learnt new techniques on how to become more successful and productive. My favourite module, called 'managing your time' – specifically the video by Professor Guy Claxton on 'avoiding distractions' – was absolutely reassuring for me, as I have decided to delete all social media as it was distracting me from my goal of becoming successful. I look forward to implementing all the positive advice that I have learnt from this programme into my own life.

Shafi Islam (BA Creative Writing)