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US Ambassador Susman speaks to Saint

American Ambassador to the United Kingdom Louis Susman came to St Andrews on Monday 18 April in conjunction with the University of St Andrew 600th Anniversary. The Ambassador addressed an audience of 350 University students and staff in the Buchanan Lecture Theatre. Over 1000 people applied for tickets to the event. In an exclusive interview with The Saint and Bubble...

Prelude to the 600th concert to take place

Thursday night sees the world-premiere of three new compositions as part of the University of St Andrews Music Society’s concert, “Prelude to the 600th.” The concert, in which the University of St Andrews Symphony Orchestra will perform, is the final of a nationwide competition in orchestral composition, which was open to composers under the age of thirty or in full-time...

Full Interview with Ambassador Susman

You have served as ambassador through a significant change in the American political climate when Republicans became the Congressional majority in the 2010 mid-term elections. How has American foreign policy been impacted? It’s really interesting, the Republicans and the Democrats don’t have any major foreign policy issues. We have no issues on Afghanistan and Pakistan. We seem to be pretty...

The Other Guys become YouTube sensation

Student male a capella group The Other Guys has created a music video that is poised to become a new YouTube viral sensation. The video, entitled Royal Romance, incorporates a parody of Lady Gaga’s hit song “Bad Romance” with Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” and follows The Other Guys as they perform their best GaGa-esque moves around popular St...

St Andrews streets welcome new businesses

The last few weeks have seen a series of new business ventures opening in St Andrews. Three new restaurants, Little Italy Pizzeria on Logies Lane, Dervish Mediterranean Restaurant on Bell Street and Mitchell Delicatessen & Restaurant on Market Street have all opened in recent weeks, while Bell Street has also seen the arrival of Darling, a clothing boutique. The arrival of...

In Focus: Student pursues Seven Summits goal

The Saint’s Andreea Nemes sits down with Geordie Stewart, a St Andrews student currently attempting to climb Mt Everest in his quest to become the youngest Briton to scale the Seven Summits. Andreea Nemes: Tell me about your climbing project and what inspired you to pursue it? Geordie Stewart: I was revising for A-level exams when I was 17 and my...

Spotlight on Fife’s candidates for Scottish Parliament

Students eligible to vote in the forthcoming elections for the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 5 May will have now received their polling cards through the post. St Andrews falls within the boundaries of the North East Fife region. Following the decision in 2010 to change voting boundaries in Scotland, political academics calculated that one in six electors in Scotland will...

University announces support of RAF Leuchars

The University of St Andrews has joined the growing number of organisations and individuals campaigning against the closure of the RAF base in Leuchars. As a neighbour of the base, the University is concerned that its closure would have a profound and damaging effect on local communities, local economy and the wider Scottish and UK national interests. In a message of...

UCU Protests in St Andrews

Staff and students protest outside the library on Thursday 24 March 2011.

Student Union Elections 2011 – The Results

Full list of elected candidates for Association positions Association President: Patrick O’Hare Director of Events and Services (DoES): Rollo Strickland Director of Student Development and Activities (DoSDA): David Graves Director of Representation (DoR): Sam Fowles Athletic Union President: Andrew Hall SSC Member Without Portfolio: Daniel Goldblatt Societies Elections: James McDonald SSC Societies Officer: Jimmy Boulton SSC Societies Grants: John Hunt SSC Broadcasting Officer: Tristan VanDeventer SSC Charities Officer: Michael...