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Union U-Turn on “sexist” party condemnation

In a sudden reversal, the Students’ Association this week withdrew its planned condemnation of the Global Investment Group’s (GIG) ‘Blackout’ event, which took place in Dundee on Tuesday, 18 October. Director of Student Representation Sam Fowles had proposed a motion condemning the event, to go before the Student Representative Council (SRC). His motion attacked the advertising campaign for the event, which...

Students prepare to elect new University Rector

Five candidates have been put forward for the upcoming elections to determine the next Rector of St Andrews. Financier and politician Michael Forsyth, Scottish Socialist Party spokesman Colin Fox, broadcaster Abeer Macintyre, writer and journalist Alistair Moffat and former footballer Pat Nevin will go head to head in this week’s elections. Since the nominees were announced last Friday afternoon, students have...

Lecturer revealed as former police spy

A St Andrews lecturer and outspoken supporter of progressive political causes, Dr Robert Lambert, has recently been exposed as an ex-undercover agent for the Metropolitan Police. On Saturday, 15 October, Dr Lambert spoke at the anti-racism conference “One Society, Many Cultures”. On his leaving the conference, five outraged members of London Greenpeace challenged Lambert to publically apologise for his role in...

St Andrews students win national business prize

A business developed by two St Andrews students recently won the Principal’s Enterprise Award, at the Converge Challenge run by Heriot-Watt University. ShareSci, a portal connecting scientists and the public alike, was developed by Alex Gibberd and Tim Oliver. Their business plan won the Principal’s Enterprise Award, a runner-up prize in the competition worth £1000. Both Gibberd and Oliver are working...

Occupying students protest tuition fee hike

Protesting students occupied St Andrews grounds on Tuesday, 11 October, to demonstrate their anger at the University’s recent decision to raise tuition fees for students from the rest of the UK (RUK). About 20 students set up camp in Principal Louise Richardson’s garden on the Scores and remained there for 36 hours to symbolise £36,000 in fees the University will...

Rector Elections – Meet the Candidates: Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin has played professionally in the top tiers of both English and Scottish football. Some of his sporting accolades include making close to 200 appearances for Chelsea FC, being voted player of the year by the club in the 1983/84 season and playing internationally for Scotland in the UEFA Euro 1992 finals. Far from your stereotypical footballer, Pat is...

Rector Elections – Meet the Candidates: Alistair Moffat

“This is an honour, and sort of a homecoming; I really grew up in St Andrews. My family has a huge emotional investment in this place. If elected I will devote the time to actually be in St Andrews, to engage with student activities and student issues. I will do my utmost to represent the students, the university and...

Students ask Rector Candidates to Pledge to Defend the Universities Ethical Investment Policy

On Tuesday 25 October students launched the Defend Our Ethical Investment Campaign, which began with the Rectorial Elections. Some students had created a pledge which they asked potential Rectors to sign as they entered Lower College Hall for the debate last night. The Ethical Investment Policy was put in place four years ago as a result of student campaigning. The...

Rector Elections – Meet the Candidates: Colin Fox

“I believe education is a right not a privilege. As rector, I will prioritise the issues that students feel most passionate about. Working alongside your elected student representatives I pledge to ensure the University Court acts on your interests: - Improving student standard of living Campaigning for the widest possible access to education Delivering better quality and affordable accommodation Defending teaching quality by...

Rector Elections – Meet the Candidates: Michael Forsyth

Michael Forsyth is Deputy Chairman of Evercore Partners International, and a Director of J&J Denholm and NBNK Investments. He is a former Deputy Chairman at JPMorgan and Secretary of State for Scotland.  He is a member of the Privy Council and the Development Board at the Royal Society. He was knighted in 1997 and appointed to the House of...