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Sir David Attenborough addresses Town and Gown

Sir David Attenborough, world-renowned naturalist, television personality and British national treasure, arrived in St Andrews on the 21st of June to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science. Before that, students, staff and local residents had the opportunity to attend a lecture by the great man, whose descriptions of the world around us have captured the imaginations of...

£1.6 million to fight flu

A team of scientists at the University of St Andrews have been awarded £1.6million towards the development of new drugs for the prevention and treatment of influenza. Influenza is a contagious acute viral infection which represents a particular risk for the young and the elderly. Symptoms frequently include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, and aching muscles. In serious cases it...

STV CEO visits St Andrews

Rob Woodward, Chief Executive of STV, visited St Andrews to give a talk entitled ‘Reinventing STV for a Digital World.’ The event took place on Thursday 21 April in School 3 and was organised by the Management Society. Mr Woodward explained how he wanted to expand on three areas during the talk, which were the principles of leadership, the future...

On the Rocks

The third annual On The Rocks festival was held this year from 16 to 24 April, ending with a ceilidh and afterparty to close out a jam-packed eight days. The arts festival, which included theatre, dance and music performances was held in different venues in St Andrews including The Castle, Younger Hall and Barron Theatre, often with back to back...

Guardian publishes link between University and Syrian regime

Last week, The Guardian revealed that the University of St Andrews received more than £100,000 in funding arranged with assistance from the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The article reveals that the centre for Syrian studies in the international relations department received funding arranged by the Syrian ambassador to the UK, Sami Khiyami. Khiyami helped to secure funding for the...

InFocus: Students named Undergraduates of the Year

The Saint’s Hannah Rowand sits down with Lorcan Morgan and Adam Copp, both third year students who have been named the Maths and IT and Computer Science Undergraduates of the Year, respectively. The awards were presented by TARGETjobs. Copp has has been offered a summer internship with BT, while Morgan has won an internship with RBS. Hannah Rowand: First...

Storage company sees restructuring

Dave Roberts, owner of storage company The Big Space, has answered charges made against the company’s services. The company was founded by four St Andrews students in 2003 and now operates in St Andrews, Dundee and Manchester, providing what it advertises on its website as “hassle free storage and shipping for students.” However, a number of St Andrews students have...

University trials new catering system at St Regulus Hall

St Regulus hall is currently trialling catering changes as part of a University wide examination by Residential and Business Services. Since spring break private catering company Aramark has implemented a new meal time system that could, with modifications, be used in all catered halls from September. Aramark is a company that has worked with the likes of Costa and already...

Annual May Dip relocates to East Sands

The annual May Dip was held at East Sands this year following the closure of Castle Sands by Fife Constabulary. In an email sent to students on 25 April, University official Chris Lusk explained that the traditional site of the Dip was dangerously small and rocky, with a raw sewage pipe close by and access to the beach now impaired...

Nation passes judgement on Alternative Vote referendum

Today will see the nation vote in the long anticipated Alternative Vote referendum. All registered voters in the UK will be able to vote Yes or No on whether to change the way MPs are elected in Westminster to the Alternative Vote (AV) system. The question posed by the referendum will be: “At present, the UK uses the ‘first past...