The University has been part of the Santander Universities Network since 2007, providing funding for international mobility opportunities for students and staff, entrepreneurship activities, internships and Portuguese language programmes.
PhD Mobility Awards
The Santander PhD Mobility Awards aim to provide PhD students the opportunity to visit a university overseas for up to six months. Awards of up to £2,000 are available for mobility between the University of Surrey and Universities based overseas. Priority will be given to host Universities that are included in the Santander Universities Network and align with the University of Surrey's Global Strategy.
The 2019 call is now open with a closing date of Friday 29th November 17:00 GMT. Interested students should visit the Santander Scholarships website and complete the online application form before the deadline.
Student Mobility Scholarships
Mobility Scholarships are available for undergraduate and post-graduate taught students to undertake an international experience to select destinations. Funding is also available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Please contact the Global Engagement Mobility Team for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills ladder workshops
Student Enterprise in collaboration with the University's Careers Service runs a regular series of Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshops through the academic year. The sessions are aimed primarily at undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to find out more about starting their own business or social enterprise.
The sessions are also open to staff as well as students. You can come along to as many sessions as you like. Led by business professionals, the workshops are aimed at promoting an awareness of the different areas that need to be addressed/considered when setting up a business.
The sessions usually take place on Wednesdays during semester and run from 5.30-7.00 pm.
Students can view upcoming dates and register to workshops at on our Surrey Student Enterprise page.
Student Enterprise Kick Starter Fund
The Student Enterprise Kick Starter Fund is aimed at pre-start up and early start up student businesses, and can provide students with seed funding of up to £500.
Further details are available on the Student Enterprise funding page.
Santander funding is used to support company registration and lead costs. This year, we have three student companies incorporated on the YE programme: Checkmate Vivas, UniBuzz, and Lushurious.
Enterprise Summer School
The Enterprise Summer School is an intense three-day introduction to the world of enterprise. The event is open to past and present students from the University of Surrey and the University of the Creative Arts irrespective of the discipline studied.
More information is available on the Enterprise Summer School page.
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