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St Andrews tops Times league table

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has placed the University of St Andrews as the third best university in the UK. St Andrews is beaten only by the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford which placed first and second respectively. This makes St Andrews the best University in Scotland according to the guide. The University further improved on...

Jannettas scoop family award

Jannettas is celebrating after receiving the “Family Run Business of the Year” award at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2017, whose winners were announced on Wednesday 30 September. The awards, which are in their inaugural year, aim to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and women in a wide range of professions across Scotland. On winning the award, Nicola Hazel,...

Ticket fees don’t put off Varsity crowd

Despite a rise in fees to attend Saturday’s Varsity match between Edinburgh and St Andrews, the crowd exceeded 10,000 people. The President of the Athletic Union Tom Abbott has cited an imbalance with Edinburgh University as being the motive behind increased ticket prices for the annual varsity Rugby match. On Friday September 21, Mr Abbott informed The Saint that ticket sales...

University makes steps towards understanding virus

Dr Michal Barski and Dr Uli Schwarz- Linek of the school of biology at the University of St Andrews, along with colleagues at the University of Glasgow, published a paper in the online journal eLife which discovered new information about the Rift Valley Fever virus which could assist in the search for a cure or a vaccine. The one...

Stephen Gethins nominated as best MP

North East Fife SNP MP Stephen Gethins has been nominated for “MP of the Year 2017” as recognition of his work in the constituency. This award is organised by the Patchwork Foundation. The nomination included the work Mr Gethins has done to support Siblings Together and Reunited (STAR). Scotland has around 16,000 children in care and more than half...

Editorial 213: More to be done on online abuse

The results of the investigation, published by The Saint today, into seven students facing disciplinary measures from the University over threats made within a Facebook group chat, prove that that there is still much to be done on the issue of online abuse. The two complainants, Student X and Student Y, were informed of a series of explicit, violent...

General Election 2017 interviews: Tony Miklinski, Conservative Party

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The Saint's News editor Tom Williams sat down with Tony Miklinski, the Conservative candidate for North East Fife in the 2017 General Election, to discuss why St Andrews students should vote for him.

St Andrews Professor on Manchester attack: “let’s not start dropping bombs”

Philip O’Brien, Professor of Strategic Studies for the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews offered his analysis following last night’s suicide attack in Manchester.

Third year student Dominic Nolan elected to Fife Council

Dominic Nolan, a third year economics and international relations student has been elected as a Scottish Conservative Party member to Fife Council following yesterday’s elections.

Monty Python’s Michael Palin to receive honorary degree

Mr Palin joins 11 other prominent figures to be honoured between the 20 and 23 June this year at Younger Hall.