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Student representatives for St Andrews fight ongoing HMO battle

Student representatives and councillors met in Glenrothes on 30 August to discuss HMO (houses in multiple occupation) policy in St Andrews, as the Community and Housing Services (CHS) Committee discussed options for a Fife-wide licensing policy for the HMOs. Paloma Paige, President of the Students’ Association, presented her views to the committee on behalf of students and was allowed to...

In the Kitchen with James: A Hearty Steak Sandwich

This week I’m making the king of lunchtime snacks, the steak sandwich. One of these is a meal in itself and contains a wonderful balance of flavours and textures making for an incredibly satisfying sandwich. It can be modified in all sorts of ways depending what you like in a sandwich, but a few basic principles should be kept the...

Students’ Association seeks to increase student-voter turnout in St Andrews

President of the Students’ Association Paloma Paige has recently launched a new campaign  encouraging University students to register to vote in St Andrews and to run to be a member of the St Andrews Community Council. In an email to returning students, Ms Paige stressed the importance of Town and Gown relations and the role that students play in the...

Students launch petition for free sanitary products in St Andrews

St Andrews students are working together to try and bring free sanitary products to the University.  Second-year student Zoë Berkeley launched the petition on Friday 20 July 2018. As of Wednesday 25 July, it has reached 363 signatures. The petition on Change.org advocates for free sanitary products in all university buildings. According to the petition page, the University is working on...

Powell and Whitehorn residents express frustrations, concerns with new contracts

Student Accommodation Services recently announced on Friday 22 June that, due to construction delays to Powell Hall and Whitehorn Hall, those residents would be placed in alternative accommodation, which would either include Albany Park for up to seven weeks and a new contract with Whitehorn Hall or David Russell Apartments and Fife Park (DRAFP) for the whole year. Additionally,...

Powell and Whitehorn Hall residents offered alternative hall contracts

Incoming residents of Powell Hall and Whitehorn Hall will be placed in alternative accommodation at the start of term due to the risk that both halls will not be completed by September. The news was confirmed in emails to incoming students of the new halls last Friday. In emails to incoming residents, Student Accommodation Services said, “This is a completely new...

Missing student Eliza Allison found safe and well

Police Scotland have confirmed that missing student Eliza Allison of the University of St Andrews has been found. The statement from Fife Police Division reads, "We can confirm that missing woman, Eliza Allison, was traced safe and well at around 5pm today (Saturday 23rd June) in the Anstruther area. The 23-year-old was last seen in Melbourne Place in St Andrews...

University of St Andrews student reported missing

University of St Andrews student Eliza Allison, also known as Moona, has been reported missing by Fife Police. She was last seen in Melbourne Place around 2pm on Thursday 21 June and has not been in contact with family or friends since. Ms Allison, a 23-year-old American, is studying Astronomy at the University of St Andrews and is in her final year. She...

Body reportedly discovered on West Sands

Part of West Sands was cordoned off yesterday evening after it was reported that a body had been discovered in the water. Around 6:30pm, the Coastguard, RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Police Scotland, and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were involved in the operation to recover the body. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At 6.25pm on Sunday June 3 officers...

University Principal becomes first female Saltire Society President

Professor Sally Mapstone has been announced as the new president of the The Saltire Society, a landmark announcement as she will become the society's first female President. The Saltire Society works to promote a greater understanding of Scottish culture and heritage. They were founded in 1936 to improve the quality of life in Scotland and restore Scotland's place in Europe...