Chancellor’s Fund receives welcome boost from Enterprise

News Page 13th December 2018

A fund which provides University of Northampton students with financial awards has been given a £2,000 boost.

Enterprise Holdings Foundation has donated £2,000 to the Chancellor’s Fund, which provides students with awards of between £100 and £1,000 biannually.

Students can apply for the money to help cover the costs of training and research, extracurricular activities, cultural activities, volunteering or sport and projects linked to the University’s strategic plan, including new and innovative start-up projects where there is an opportunity for social impact.

PhD student, Anthony Stepniak, is one of the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Fund. He used the money to fund video guides to the University’s postgraduate research community – watch it below. A follow-up video is now in production. The videos are being created by a team from UoN Media.

Abigail Marsden, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise, said: “It is a pleasure to donate £2,000 from the Enterprise Foundation to the Chancellor’s Fund, which supports brilliant student projects.

“One of our founding values at Enterprise Rent-A-Car is to strengthen our local communities one neighbourhood at a time.  Working with the University of Northampton has allowed us to live out that value, and we look forward to continuing to support the institution.”

Mark Blaber, Employability and Enterprise Manager at the University’s Changemaker Hub, said: “The donation from the Enterprise Rent A Car Group is a wonderful gesture and will provide  students with an opportunity to obtain funding for a range of  initiatives including social impact projects which is, of course, a matter of importance to the University. I am grateful to Enterprise for the donation and for recognising the work that we and our students are doing within the community.”

The University has enjoyed a close working relationship with Enterprise for a number of years, with representatives coming onto campus on a regular basis to hold mock assessments and interviews with students and visiting employability fairs.

An Enterprise brand ambassador has also been appointed to promote graduate recruitment opportunities within the company.

Pictured from left are Abigail Marsden, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise, PhD student Anthony Stepniak, Employability and Enterprise Manager, Mark Blaber and Monica Fowler, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise.


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