Supporting sport with Santander Universities

The University hosts Santander Universities at Heslington Hall to sign a new gift agreement and present coveted Elite Sports Scholarships.

On Wednesday 23 November we celebrated the ongoing relationship between Santander Universities and the University of York. Around 40 staff and students witnessed the signing of a new gift agreement by Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice-Chancellor and President, and Matthew Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities UK, confirming their renewed support until 2018.

Santander Universities has supported the University of York since 2011; this support funds international student and staff mobility, student enterprise activities, student internships and scholarships. The event also saw the presentation of the 2016/17 Santander Elite Sports Scholarship awards to the following students:

  • Stuart Hosie – Rowing
  • Elspeth McLeod – Powerlifting
  • Shellby Ward Stephenson – Underwater Hockey
  • Matthew Tomlin – Softball

The Elite Sports Scholarships were introduced in 2015 to celebrate sporting excellence and support students to pursue sporting careers of the very highest calibre. We are sure these four sensational athletes will achieve great things and inspire other York students to follow in their footsteps.