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£23M accommodation plan submitted for Abbey Park site

A new accommodation plan has been submitted in St Andrews worth £23 million, which includes a 100-bed student accommodation property, a 90-bed hotel, and a 3,500 square-metre park. The construction will be in Abbey Park and the company who have submitted the plans, Robertson Property, is one of the largest independently-owned construction companies operating throughout the UK. They claim the plans are...

University recognised for LGBT+ equality in its workplace

The University of St Andrews has been shortlisted for the PinkNews Public Sector Equality Award for 2018, an honour which celebrates efforts by public sector employees to improve LGBT+ equality in their workplace. The annual Awards are one of the UK's most significant LGBT+ events, celebrating organisations in education, government, and other public services in their fight for equality for all. On...

Miss M: An in-depth feature on the landmark Scottish case

The Saint details the case of a former St Andrews student making headlines across the UK

DoWell works to bring “Ask Angela” to St Andrews

Calls are growing for a scheme which aims to protect people feeling unsafe on a night out to be implemented in St Andrews. Bars and restaurants that sign up to the Ask Angela initiative allow a person to go up to a member of staff and “ask for Angela,” at which point they will be discreetly led away from the...

University second worst in UK on social mobility

The latest higher education guide from The Sunday Times has revealed St Andrews as the second-worst University in the UK for social inclusivity. Out of 133 institutions, The Good University Guide 2019 ranked St Andrews second to Oxford for the lowest overall admissions from state schools. In Scotland specifically, St Andrews scores lowest for recruiting students from economically deprived areas. The findings were...

Professor expresses his fears for St Andrews amidst Brexit

In comments made to The Courier, Professor Brad MacKay warned that Scottish universities face “losing their world-class statuses” following Brexit. Professor MacKay, who is a lecturer in the School of Management as well as the Vice Principal International of the University, believes that St Andrews is well positioned to “navigate the challenges posed by Brexit.” However, it remains clear that Professor...

University research finds Scottish teens are drinking less

Dr Jo Inchley, a senior research fellow in the St Andrews School of Medicine, is the lead editor on a paper that has been recently published on the drinking habits of European adolescents, arguing that Scottish teens are drinking less. The report, published by the World Health Organisation, reveals that there has been a reduction in drinking in areas...

Principal consults students, staff in University strategy drafting

Principal Sally Mapstone has emailed staff and students of the University asking for final comments on the University Strategy, drafted under her direction. The Strategy currently being drafted will apply for the 2018-2023 period and is now in its final stages of composition. It sets out the scope and direction of the University for the highest level over this next...

Why we should be behind “Ask Angela”

With the Dunhill wrapped up and deadlines approaching thick and fast, our second issue falls at a time when the bustle of golfers and celebrities has died down and students have holed up around the town to focus on their studies. This said, The Saint has chosen to set its sights outside of St Andrews for this issue’s lead article,...

Women in Work to disaffiliate from Union

Society finds independence with new inner community, “The Network”.