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Expat Society: How much?

Originally founded at one of the universities embroiled in the college admissions bribery scandal earlier this summer, the newly introduced Expat Society is the latest American export to St Andrews. With a focus of connecting the diverse international community in town, the society has been massively appealing to students across campus. While The Saint reached out for an interview...

Green Week 2019 Preview

Off the heels of the largest climate protest in decades, students will again get a chance to immerse themselves in the world of sustainability and environmental activism this upcoming week as the Environment Subcommittee,Transition St Andrews, and other environmental groups host Green Week 2019. Running from 7 to 13 October, Green Week will feature over a dozen high-profile speakers, film...

Understanding the University Court

Elections for Senior Lay Member of the University Court are taking place this November. Whilst a small minority know this and have eagerly penned the date in thick, red Sharpie on their wall planners, for the majority of readers this may be a revelation. It certainly was for me. Yet, after a frantic hour spent delving into the University...

Elegy for a Lost, Yet Not Forgotten, Chimney

One of the last wood-burning stoves in student accommodation has been extinguished. With the end of this final flame a part of St Andrews past has been lost. The chimney is one of Britain’s universal and quintessential features. For millennia it has been the constant for poor, rich, bourgeois and worker, whether you struggled under the constant belch of...

Museum Without A Home: An Exhibition of Hospitality

In September, St Andrews Oxfam Society kicked off the academic year by hosting ‘Museum Without a Home’, a pop-up exhibition showcasing real objects donated by British and Greek people to refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their homes. The ‘Museum Without a Home’ began as an initiative by the Greek section of Oxfam and Amnesty...

CEO for a Month

Who am I to become a CEO for a month? I grew up in Slovakia and then moved to Canada where I finished my high school. After I graduated, I came to St Andrews. I am currently in my third year studying Sustainable Development and Management. Besides school, I produce music and work as a consultant for Playfair in...

“Have you got your Saintpass?”

The latest student entrepreneurial endeavour taking St Andrews by storm, Saintpass has been featured prominently throughout campus; on Facebook pages and Instagram adverts, outside the Student Union, and along the corridors of student halls. The words which will ring in the ears for most, after the start of this semester, more than others will be, “Have you got your...

An Ode to my Homeland

Nearly a month ago today, I was sat feeling slightly nervous in Gatwick airport. I was about to travel back to my motherland, Cyprus, to take part in a language and culture course with over 40 other young Cypriots from across the diaspora. For three weeks, we lived and studied at the University of Cyprus in the capital of Nicosia....

The Brexit Society

Features Editor Angus Neale sits down with the Josh Samuels, president of the highly controversial University of St Andrews Brexit Society, to discuss their aims, objectives and goals at the university.

“Is anyone here a doctor?”

Alexa Belcheva recounts her traumatic experience of, as a medic, being confronted with a serious, life-threatening injury and the tumultuous emotions associated with it.