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Students declare: “No ifs, no buts, no education cuts!”

Students organise a rally to oppose financial changes and budget cuts

Semester system to be changed in 2012

By Andreea Nemes The Academic Council has passed a decision to reform the existing semester system that will come into effect beginning with the 2012-2013 year, thus affecting current 1st and 2nd year students. The impetus to change the current system came from the Principal’s Office and was decided upon by the heads of schools and the directors of teaching. Siena Parker,...

Open forum addresses student concerns

By Jasmine Wheelhouse Principal Richardson held the first Open Forum in Buchanan Lecture Theatre on 25 November. The forum was set up to publicise the current position of the University of St Andrews to its students. All students were encouraged to attend.  Speakers included the Principal of the University, Dr Louise Richardson, the Questar and members of the Principal’s Office. It was...

Four students face eviction due to landlord negligence

Risks associated with private accommodation highlighted before the January rush for new accommodation

Teaching awards open

By Charlotte Beauclerk Nominations are open for this year’s Teaching Awards, an opportunity for students to reward the best teaching staff at the University. The award scheme is an initiative started by the Student Representative Council last year as “a chance to say how important good teaching is, and to reward those lecturers and tutors who have really made a difference...

Green Week aims to ‘Change One Thing’

By Kerry Nesbitt The University of St Andrews’ Green Week took place from 22 to 28 November. The events during the week aimed to promote awareness of environmental and ethical issues, while emphasising that everyone can help make a difference. Siena Parker, Director of Representation at the Students’ Association, wanted this year’s Green Week to focus on reaching out to the wider...

New publication showcases treasures from library’s Special Collections

By Natéla Outtier A new book entitled Treasures of St Andrews University Library was launched on 24 November as part of the build-up to the 600th Anniversary celebrations. The book features fifty items out of the eleven-plus miles of shelving that the Special Collection department possess – twenty five per cent of the whole Library stock.  According to Norman H. Reid, Head...

Website teaches students how to cook

Studentcooking.tv aims to make cooking approachable to university students

Richard Long receives honorary degree

Turner Prize winner presented with Hon DLitt during St Andrews Day graduation ceremony

Golf consultant seeks to create a ‘golf Facebook’

Richard Wax’s goal is to create a golf club accessible to any who wish to come to the home of golf