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Inequalities in Scottish universities worst in UK

By Henry Turnbull Scottish universities have fewer students from poorer backgrounds than any other region of the UK, according to a recent study.  The Universities UK report revealed that only 28.1 percent of Scottish university students came from lower socio-economic backgrounds, compared to 32.4 percent in England, 32.5 percent in Wales, and 41.8 percent in Northern Ireland. This figure was...

Freshers’ Week a success with students new and old

Event-filled week kickstarts St Andrews social calendar

St Andrews honey bees

A honey bee colony has recently been created on University grounds in a partnership between the University and the Fife Beekeeping Association (FBA).

Papal recognition

Andreea Nemes Pope Benedict XVI singled out the University of St Andrews during a Mass celebrated during his first papal visit to the UK. On the first day of his visit the pontiff led an open-air Mass in Glasgow that was attended by 70,000 people.  In the course of the Mass Pope Benedict said “Here in Scotland, I think of the three...