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In Support of Lecture Capture

Have you ever been ill, had an appointment, or struggled to keep up in class? Every student knows what it is like to get behind for reasons outside of their control, the stress it can cause, the worry that you will never catch up. Some of us have found our grades suffering or having to reach out to the...

Devil’s Advocate: Are fashion shows an effective method of raising money for charity?

Robert Barrow - Head of Charity FS2020 - Yes (39%) Fashion Show season has been a quintessential part of the St Andrews second semester social calendar for a number of decades. As well as providing a platform for students to express themselves as models, designers and committee members, in the 28-year history of the St Andrews Charity Fashion Show (FS)...

Valentine’s Day: Women Should ask Men Out!

To all St Andreans: with no other public forum in which this debate might be had we finally feel we must take to this sainted publication to tackle one of the most important issues of our generation, which also affects our posterity, head on. Yes, it may be a difficult conversation to have, however time must be called and,...

This house would cancel itself

As a new semester dawns, students dribble back to St Andrews once again with high aspirations of how they will best use the opportunities Scotland’s finest university offers. “New semester, new me” is the resounding chorus. After making their lazy attempts to apply for summer internships, people start to think about their CV fodder - they can’t trek around South...

36 hours in my room: a thrilling travel experience

Situated above the downstairs bathroom, and overlooking a stunning area of the neighbour’s roof, my bed - room is a real cultural melting pot. Between the lonely student that inhabits it for far too many hours a day and the bacteria developing in my two-week old cup of tea, it is a vibrant, happening, and very upbeat tourist hub. To...

New Year, New You?

Though it’s now February and those resolution lists are likely a distant memory, there’s a residual echo of the changes we wanted to make but haven’t quite made. What pushes us from our 5 am run down West Sands every morning, to rolling out of bed forty minutes past the alarm and shoving a Danish in our mouths? This apparent...

Busses in the bubble

When your parents buy you a Stagecoach bus pass for Christmas (and, I must add, you are delighted), you know that something is awry. While I was happy to receive this gift as my student budget will no longer have to stretch just as far, it is the regularity – or should I say irregularity – with which I...

Let’s end the double standard on late marking

Since I started at St Andrews in September, I have not had a single piece of feedback related to work that was being marked returned on the day originally written on MMS. Sometimes it can be inconsequential - feedback for an essay that was due before the break that came a week late. Sometimes, however, it was crucial feedback on...

Our transport should follow Brussels’ lead

I must admit, I’m definitely not a well-travelled man by St Andrews standards. Throughout my childhood, I spent my holidays camping along a magnificent stretch of Yorkshire coast. And while these were enjoyable, they were quintessentially British. That is, crammed with traffic and bloody cold. When I came to St Andrews, then, the lines of traffic backing up along...

Our Washstation woes are far from over

Great leaders throughout history seem to make a big thing about waving around magnificent deals that they claim to have negotiated—deals that, in their eyes, will solve all ills facing their people. Neville Chamberlain held aloft the Munich Declaration, announcing “Peace for our time!”, Boris Johnson waves his miraculous deal about pro-claiming it enables us to “Get Brexit Done”,...