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The anorexia paradox

Christy O'Neil shares her story on her fight with anorexia and discusses the disease's definitional issues.

Ever wondered how it feels to withdraw from your studies due to mental illness?

Two years ago I graduated from St Andrews with a General Degree. Pursuing a General Degree can be a great option for people in all kinds of circumstances, and I wouldn’t want to demean any of them – but it’s not a qualification I would expect most students to be satisfied with, and I certainly wasn’t any exception. I...

“Just as choosing St Andrews was the best decision I ever made, leaving will be the hardest”

After six years in St Andrews, and four months before my successor takes over in July, I hope you will forgive me if I save the rose-tinted edges for a later date.  Just as choosing St Andrews was the best decision I ever made, leaving will be the hardest. As I sit down to write this letter from my desk...

“Right from the start you are treated as an equal; you are welcomed with open arms by every member of the University” – Joe Tantillo reflects on his year...

Dear St Andrews Students, As I write this letter the nominations for this year’s elections have just closed. In one week I will know the name of my successor, and I will find myself once again doing DoRep handover. Only this time I am meant to be the expert. It’s funny, we dive into these roles headfirst knowing very little...

A year on the Sabbatical bandwagon: DoSDA Kyle Blain reflects on his year in office

Being your Director of Student Development and Activities this year has been an absolute privilege. From drafting my manifesto prior to running, all the way through to being able to see my ideas come to life, my year as a Sabb has been an amazing journey and one that I will be forever indebted to - not only for...

“There is no joy quite like it when you see an event you spent months planning come off as a success” – Chris MacRae reflects on his year as...

What a year this has been. Or rather, it’s only been 8 months – but it has completely flown by. It genuinely feels really strange to think it’s almost over already. That in a few days we’ll have successors knocking on the office door. Speaking of our office door - it has a sign saying both ‘engaged’, and perhaps more...