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Counting the cost of COVID: Blackwell’s St Andrews Closing

Blackwell’s St Andrews is amongst the five campus branches of the iconic bookshop chain which are closing as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis. This was reported in the trade publication The Bookseller. The shop, located in the Student’s Union Building at 22 St Marys Pl, is amongst four other campus branches that are closing. Consequently, the chain will be...

St Andrews retains third position in university rankings and top in Scotland

The Complete University Guide 2021 has ranked St Andrews as the best university in Scotland and third nationwide behind Oxford and Cambridge. For this guide, which considers the teaching and research abilities of institutions nationwide, it is a repeat of last year’s result. In specific subjects there was impressive movement. The School of Medicine came in eighth place, up 17...

Student Media for BLM

Black Lives Matter: A Joint Statement On May 25, 2020, a man named George Floyd was murdered on the street in Minneapolis by a now-former police officer. He was held down with a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes - begging for breath, and for his life. His death has sparked a vital conversation around systemic racial inequalities across...

St Andrews Student Kate Mowatt Passes Away at 20

Principal Sally Mapstone addressed students and staff in an email on 25 May 2020 to confirm the death of Kate Mowatt, a second-year Chemistry and Psychology undergraduate student.

Open Letter Campaign for Summer SAAS Payments

Campaigners state that summer employment will be limited or unavailable given the current situation and that students will, therefore, be unable to support themselves over the summer months and in some cases, afford university.

Britain Should Discuss National Service, Writes St Andrews Professor 

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St Andrews Professor Sir Hew Strachan has co-written a study with Ruth Harris concluding that Britain should be “open to a debate on national service”.  The study, which was published by the military think tank the Rand Corporation, was written on the subject of the utility of military force and public understanding of it in modern Britain.  Drawing on comparisons to...

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...