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Students in Halls to be Relocated to Agnes Blackadder

In an email sent this evening, students currently residing in John Burnett Hall, St Regulus Hall, and McIntosh Hall have been asked to move out of their rooms and relocate to Agnes Blackadder Hall. In her email Sarah Pay, the Operations Manager, wrote that due to the Scottish Government's measures to control the spread of Coronavirus, the University has "no...

School of Computer Science Cancels May Exams

The Director of Teaching for the School of Computer Science, Dharini Balasubramaniam, sent an email to students this afternoon informing them that the School had decided that all examinations for semester 2 modules of the 2019/20 academic year, scheduled to take place in May 2020, had been cancelled. In the email, the Director of Teaching wrote that lecturers would be...

June 2020 Graduation Cancelled

The University of St Andrews' graduation ceremonies, which were scheduled to take place between the 22nd and 26th June, have been cancelled. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone emailed all students this morning, explaining that "we cannot guarantee that the UK will be sufficiently free of risk or the current restrictions on public life by June to allow us to proceed...

Principal Mapstone: If You Can, Go Home Now

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone sent an email to students this morning, following her last university-wide email on Sunday. In her email, she wrote "I am writing again today to ask that you go home without delay, if you can. "I know that there are some of you who cannot travel or go home, and I want to assure you that...

Online Teaching Will Allow Students to Be Assessed from Home

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the University has assured students that they will provide teaching and credit assessment online should students be unable to return after Spring Break, which will begin Monday 16 of March and end Sunday 29 March.  The information comes following the increased spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic. A case of coronavirus was also confirmed in St...

Transphobic stickers appear in Students’ Association Building

TW. It has recently come to light that transphobic stickers have been put up throughout St Andrews and inside the Students' Association building. Pink stickers, which read "Transwomen are men, and most have a penis", had to be taken down from inside the Association building yesterday. However, some of the stickers found around town were different, with some black stickers providing a...

What is Sitara?

Student-run fashion shows are one of the many things that make the St Andrews university experience unique. Fashion shows seem to permeate every aspect of student life; most of us attend at least one fashion show a year, and it’s quite difficult to not know a committee member or a model in a university as small as St Andrews.  Making...

Students Suspended from Elections Committee after Presidential Debate

Members of the Students’ Association 2020 Elections Committee have been suspended from their positions after complaints were received regarding their conduct at Tuesday’s presidential debate.  The students, who have not been named, were suspended in order to "maintain the principle of neutrality", and will not be allowed to participate in further election business. It is not clear how many students were...

Manifesto Analysis: Gavin Sandford, Director of Development and Activities

Director of Student Development and Activities (DoSDA) candidate Mr Sandford has produced a detailed manifesto, outlining his vision for supporting student societies, development, and communication. Mr Sandford has a wide range of experience in Union positions, including AU Treasurer and SSC Member Without Portfolio, making him well qualified for the role. Clubs and Societies Mr Sandford highlights a lack of card payment...

Manifesto Analysis: Tom Groves, Director of events and Services

Mr Groves’s “DoESfesto” suggests 142 ways in which he would improve the Students’ Association, were he to be elected as Director of Events and Services (DoES). Mr Groves is obviously qualified; he’s currently a member of the Union bar staff, and has sat on more than half of the committees that the DoES oversees, which is valuable experience in any...