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Life in Fife and further afield: a concise guide to getting out of town

St Andrews is fabulous, until it isn’t. The library is oppressive; the delightful Taste loses its flavour by the fourth coffee of the day; the lectures and tutorials you thought you loved become a daily sufferance. You really do love St Andrews, but you need to get out of it: a day trip should suffice. But where to go?...

Gender disparities in Scottish universities: What barriers still persist?

Photo: Samantha Chinomona
Undoubtedly, women have experienced a dramatic transformation in access to higher education in Scotland. While once a rare and shocking prospect, university is now seen as a basic right for women and decades of campaigning has won them their rightful place amongst men in universities. In fact, the number of female students now outnumbers male in many Scottish higher...

Community Action and the Out-of-Hours Crisis

Like all good tales, the OOH (Out-of-Hours) saga appears to have reached its climax. The Integration Joint Board (IJB) of the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (FHSCP) accepted a proposal to maintain an OOH service in St Andrews community hospital. This has been the culmination of a year’s battle, but what really happened and who saved the service? OOH...

Highlights of Kyoto

Last year, I wrote an article on The Saint sharing my trip to Tokyo in December 2017. After two days in the cosmopolitan hub, I decided to explore Kyoto, another major Japanese city and tourist centre. Steeped in local customs and traditions, the sharp dichotomy between the two cities was glaringly apparent. Kyoto offered a different, more intimate, and historical view...

Overseas Series: Grace Kennedy

In September 2018, while most of St Andrews were enjoying Starfields, I was settling into a country that I was to be studying in, and calling home, for three months: Morocco. When I told people where I was going, I was met with a lot of concern for my wellbeing — “They don’t treat women very well!”, “Is it...

Holly Hetherington: Secrets of a Future CEO

Tess Westbrook sat down with third year student Holly Hetherington, recent recipient of the UK Management Undergraduate of the Year Award, to hear about her inspirations, motivations, and plans for the future.

Pack up your troubles with Local Student Storage

It’s been an excellent year for student entrepreneurs. Within The Saint alone, we have explored countless stories of successful student start-ups hitting the high streets and online markets, winning awards, and offering much-welcomed services for students and locals alike. Local Student Storage is one particularly notable student-led venture which hit the ground running in 2015, and have since gone from...

Wake up and smell the KeepCup

Amid the climate change strikes taking place and the headlines warning against the imminent threat of plastic, there is a university student staple that is a major contributing factor to the issue of waste production­: coffee. There is an unusually high proportion of institutions serving coffee in St Andrews in order to meet the admittedly humongous demand. On Market...

Overseas Series: Maya Moritz

When you go to Canada, you expect to watch hockey, eat beaver tails, and see Niagara Falls. Maybe you do that, or maybe you take part in a Star Wars lightsaber battle, join a car rave during Nuit Blanche, and watch French horror films in class. Along the way, you introduce two people you met at different events. Those...

The Misery Mentality

Deputy Features Editor Angus Neale contemplates humans' preoccupation and desire to wallow in self-misery, cautioning us to be more conscious of our privileges.