Southampton Solent University announced as a founding corporate partner of Hampshire Cultural Trust
Hampshire Cultural Trust has announced the next of its Founding Corporate Partners, Southampton Solent University.
Based in the heart of the city, Southampton Solent University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the community.
The new partnership has seen the university donate £2,500 to the trust as a Founding Corporate Partner. The two organisations will work collaboratively to encourage and nurture educational and cultural excellence in the county, which will be mutually beneficial to both organisations and their people.
The sharing of certain resources and environments will ensure Solent students can further develop their learning and skills while aiming for placements within Hampshire Cultural Trust’s heritage venue operations, in the curating and care of collections or commercialising museums and marketing. Solent’s Better Life Chances programme will also play a central role in the partnership, paving the way for shared research between the university and Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Southampton Solent University, Professor Jane Longmore, said: “Southampton Solent University is delighted to become a Founding Corporate Partner of Hampshire Cultural Trust.
“This partnership will enable us to jointly improve learning opportunities for students through research and work placements, helping contribute towards economic and social prosperity in the region.”
Janet Owen, chief executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust, said: “We are thrilled to announce that Southampton Solent University has come aboard as a Founding Corporate Partner. Like the university, we are determined to support and promote Hampshire’s education, arts, culture and heritage and to play our part in skills development in the region.
“We plan to extend our corporate sponsorship further and welcome organisations in the county who want to join us in our mission to make this a culturally vibrant and economically successful region to get in touch.”
To find out more about becoming a Hampshire Cultural Trust corporate partner visit http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/corporate-partners