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Outrage over displaced sofas at University library

If you are prone to living in the library then you’ve probably noticed that the sofas that once occupied it’s ground floor have disappeared this year. Students Laura Navalta and Clare Calvert did. Upon their return from their summer break the girls noticed the lack of sofas and decided to do something about it. Both made formal complaints to the library...

2017 Rectorial profiles: Willie Rennie

Where are you from? Scotland Occupations Member of Scottish Parliament Education Mr Rennie attended high school in Cupar, Fife, before attending the Paisley College of Technology where he earned a B.Sc. degree in Biology. He went on to receive a Diploma in Industrial Administration at Glasgow College. Family He and his wife, Janet, have two sons, Alexander and Stephen. Hobbies In his free time,...

2017 Rectorial profiles: Srdja Popovic

Where are you from? Belgrade, Serbia Occupations Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, political activist, author, leader of Ecotopia fund Teaching: Along with leading workshops and lectures at forums and at universities, Popovic has lectured at Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, and Johns Hopkins University, among others. He has also collaborated with Northeastern University in...

St Andrews Charities Campaign raises over £73,000

On Thursday 5 October, the St Andrews Charities Campaign announced the amount raised for the three chosen charities for the 2016- 17 academic year. Last year, the student body chose one international, one national, and one local charity to fundraise for throughout the year. The charities chosen were Women for Women International, Anthony Nolan, and Frontline Fife. Jamie Minns,...

2017 Rectorial candidates announced

Srđa Popović and Willie Rennie are the candidates for the 53rd rector of the University of St Andrews

Rectorial nominations close

Candidate nominations for the next Rector of the University of St Andrews have now closed. The Saint can confirm at this time that there have been candidate nominations. In the previous election of 2014 no one challenged current Rector, Catherine Stihler. Since 1858, the Rector has been elected by students of the University. Students were required to submit a 250...

InFocus: Lisa Marie Husby, survivor of the 2011 Norway attacks

“You can shoot me in the arm, you can shoot me in the eye but we are still going to rise”

Cromars best in Scotland

Cromars of St Andrews has retained its title as Scotland’s best fish and chip shop for the second time. The shop has been awarded the top spot in Seafish’s National Fish and Chip Shop Awards for Scotland, and is now in the running for the top UK award alongside nine other regional winners. Wendy Frame from Cromars said of the win,...

Budget 2017: Speculation tuition fees to be lowered

For the last several years Scottish university fees paid by rUK students have been on the rise, causing many to worry that they may not be able to afford the fees that top universities like the University of St Andrews are asking. It would seem that these worries are finally being addressed. While nothing has been officially confirmed, The...