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St Andrews professors elected to the British Academy

This year’s new Fellows are experts in subjects ranging from feminist theory to the economic development of Africa; medieval history to Indian philosophy and face perception.

St Andrews to benefit from new postgraduate funding

The University of St Andrews is one of only nine universities to win a share of the funding, which will support three St Andrews PhD candidates with fully funded fees and a stipend for three years.

University chancellor calls for “halt” to Brexit

The university chancellor was joined by several other prominent university figures in calling for the Brexit process to be stopped.

Why Britain should embrace the “staycation”

Sophie Sanders explains why we should all appreciate the Great British holiday more.

Edinburgh Fringe: a preview

The Edinburgh Fringe is back and it’s bigger than ever, in its 70th year. 26 days jam-packed with more theatre, comedy, musicals and concerts than you can shake a stick at.

St Andrews ranked first in UK for student satisfaction

Students taking part in the pier walk
The University of St Andrews offers students the best academic experience in the United Kingdom, according to the results of The National Student Survey 2017.

Shine Theory: Maddy Bazil

Author’s Note: This is the first of a new column, where I’ll be interviewing amazing women in the St Andrews community about their endeavors, views on topical issues and anything else that might come up! I wanted to create this series, because I’m bored of feeling that growing sense of inadequacy and yes, even jealousy when confronted by other women...

North East Fife MP appointed SNP international affairs spokesperson

The MP for North East Fife, Stephen Gethins has been appointed as the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) spokesperson on International Affairs and Europe. Having previously dealt with just European issues and specifically Brexit, Mr Gethins takes over responsibility for International Affairs from former first minister Alex Salmond, who was defeated in his bid to be returned as the MP for...

St Andrews claims gold award in controversial new ranking system

Students taking part in the pier walk
The University of St Andrews has received a “Gold” award in the controversial new ranking system, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF was introduced by the UK Government in 2016 with the aim of giving students a clearer picture of teaching quality and learning outcomes at different universities. Participating institutions are awarded a gold, silver or bronze rating for...

Corbyn’s success should not be celebrated as a victory

Not for the first time in our new political era, the polls got it wrong. Every polling company worth its salt was predicting a Conservative majority government being returned to parliament this year; the main question commentators were grappling with was how large Theresa May’s majority would be, and what Labour would do when it was driven further into...