Shaftesbury sponsors scholarship for Westminster Real Estate students
Real estate investment trust Shaftesbury has embarked on partnership with the University of Westminster in which it will sponsor scholarships for students from disadvantaged economic backgrounds who are studying on the university’s Real Estate degree course.
The company has awarded £30,000 over the next two years to support the first recipient, Nathan Probert.
Andrew Price, chair of the community investment committee and property director at Shaftesbury, said: “We are delighted to have formed this partnership with the University of Westminster and to be supporting the first beneficiary, Nathan Probert.
“We value our local communities and are committed to ensuring we make a positive contribution to the future of the West End. We’re looking forward to seeing the positive difference this partnership will have, delivering sustainable benefits for scholars while helping to break down barriers within the property sector.”
Shaftesbury also supports real estate introductory programmes such as the Pathways to Property initiative at the University of Reading, and is a member of the Real Estate Balance, an organisation whose mission is to improve gender diversity in senior positions across the industry, and Freehold, a networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender real estate professionals.