Brooke Ireland

Brooke received the Santander Opportunities Fund in May 2019. She used it to undertake an Erasmus project at the University of Amsterdam.

Brooke is a Year 3 BA (Hons) Sociology student at Abertay University.

How did the Santander Opportunities Fund help you?

I undertook an Erasmus project at the University of Amsterdam. I studied at this university from August 2019 to March 2020. It was cut short due to Covid. I had always wanted to study abroad since I started as a student at Abertay. I'm happy I got to carry out this great opportunity. 

I would like to thank Santander for this financial help which allowed me to carry out my study abroad placement.
Brooke Ireland | Abertay University | Year 3 BA (Hons) Sociology

How has the Santander Opportunities Fund benefitted your studies and future career?

The fund benefited me by kickstarting my studies at the University of Amsterdam where I took my learning to the next level. Living in Amsterdam was very expensive so the financial help was appreciated. 

What do you hope to do next?

I hope to finish my studies at Abertay with good grades and possibly go on to a postgraduate in teaching. I would really like to live abroad again after this great experience. I know there is so much more to see than Dundee. 

You can learn more about the Santander Opportunities Fund here