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A policy duel on housing

Illustration: Edward Emery The Prime Minister summed it up well in her closing speech to the Conservative Party Conference: “For 30 or 40 years we simply have not built enough homes. As a result, prices have risen so much that the average home now costs almost eight times average earnings. That’s been a disaster for young people in particular. We have...

Budgeting in a social life

Illustration: Cosette Puckett As the chaotic highs of Freshers’ Week come back down to a healthier reality with first semester classes, the next big social event of the season is just around the corner. However some students, especially freshers, might not realise that these social events don’t come cheaply. So, how can you plan accordingly, saving yourself from the pain...


Image: FIXR Within 11 minutes, 1500 tickets worth £80,000 were sold. Behind the legendary ticket sale for the 2014 Kate Kennedy Club May Ball was FIXR, the London-based mobile ticketing company founded by two St Andrews graduates. Hugh Hudleston and Edmund Glover met in an English class in their second year at St Andrews. Hudleston helped set up the University yachting...

A green Eden for St Andrews

Image: The University of St Andrews has long aspired to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral university for energy consumption. Its recent development of the Guardbridge Energy Centre at the newly-named “Eden Campus” plans to bring it one step closer to this elusive goal. Officially commissioned by Sally Mapstone on 6 December, the centre will generate “clean energy” using a...

CAPOD: what’s on offer?

The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development, CAPOD provides a comprehensive range of opportunities both students and staff.

Playing the stock market, risk-free

The benefits and drawbacks of online investment simulators.

The Quant Conference

A student-run, student-focused quantitative finance conference in London.


What Uber's London ban says about the company's troubles around the world.

Starting salary prospects for your degree

They might not be as grim as you'd expect.

No more EU funding for Fife?

Concerns regarding Brexit’s effect on Fife’s economy and job market have risen to the forefront of local issues. EU funding, employment prospects, and environmental regulations are of particular note. So –– what effect will Brexit have locally? Scotland’s structural funds Scotland currently receives an allocation of around £674 million in EU structural funds. These funds are distributed across the UK, with Wales...