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The University of St Andrews COVID-19 appeal reaches 500k

The fundraising efforts for the University of St Andrews’ COVID-19 appeal has generated more than £500,000, as alumni, supporters, staff and students have responded to the appeal.

Fife life sciences company Pneumagen awarded £4 million to manufacture COVID-19 treatments in Scotland

Pneumagen Ltd, a spin-off company of University of St Andrews has been awarded £4 million investment from Thairm Bio and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB).

Student Accommodation Campaign Wins Victory in Emergency Coronavirus Legislation

This new legislation ensures that students who have already left their accommodation as a result of the coronavirus crisis only need to give 7-days’ notice to be released from their contracts.

St Andrews Professor and government advisor Stephen Reicher denounces the defence of Cummings and stresses that communication failures could cost lives

“As one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few short minutes tonight, Boris Johnson has trashed all the advice we have given on how to build trust and secure adherence to the measures necessary to control COVID-19.” “Be open and honest, we said. Trashed. Respect the public, we...

Extinction Rebellion Endorse Srdja Popovic’s “Blueprint for Revolution”

The organisation recommended the book via their Facebook page, heralding it as “an inspiring (and useful!) guide for any activist- and a thoroughly entertaining read for any armchair politico.”

Students’ Association Raise Money for Charities Impacted by Coronavirus

Collectively, over £300 has already been raised by the crowdfunders, with the NET appeal reaching 64 per cent of its £200 target and the Tayside Health Fund exceeding its £200 goal. 

Washstation Agree to Lower Prices

The St Andrews Student’s Association have announced that they have reached an agreement with Washstation Laundry that means the company will work to lower their prices by next academic year.

Principal Issues Guidance Following Covid-19 Lockdown

Students should not leave their residence for any reason other than those provided by the Government and should remain in their room, refraining from gathering with other residents as far as possible. Those who leave their flat or residence for a non-essential purpose or in a group are liable to be challenged by the Police.

University Gives Honours Students Option to S-Code Modules

An email from the Proctor to all University students stated that two sets of regulations have been established amid the "Covid-19 crisis" this semester in efforts to grade students as fairly as possible. 

Coronavirus Case Confirmed in St Andrews

Principal Sally Mapstone has confirmed that a student in St Andrews has tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19.