Livery company visits to see their support in action
Published Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Members of the UK livery company The Worshipful Company of Curriers visited staff and students on campus recently, to see how their support is making a difference at The University of Northampton.
The company, a regular supporter of the University, has awarded £1,000 in grants to four School of The Arts students this year - and the visit enabled the livery members to see first-hand how the funding is making a difference to both the individual recipients and the University as a whole.
Debbie Greaves, Head of Development at the University, said:
"We very much value the support of the livery companies, many of which make significant donations to the University to support student awards and strategic initiatives.
"We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with our supporters whenever possible and helping to facilitate this visit is our way of saying thank you to the liverymen. The Curriers support for our students is invaluable, not simply in monetary terms, but also in the way they acknowledge student achievements.
"Being recognised as a Currier's scholar provides a very real boost to a student's CV and helps them stand out in the competitive marketplace when they leave University."
After visiting two Northamptonshire shoe factories in the morning, the visitors made a presentation to the award recipients, enjoyed lunch, a tour of the tannery and visited the leather exhibition on Avenue Campus.
The four students to receive their awards were Emily Harkness, who was awarded £550 and Sophie Mason, Karen Griffiths and Ayse Yaman, who were awarded £150 each.