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InFocus: Daniel Johnstone, Publicity Officer of Nightline

Recently admitting a new group of volunteers, Nightline is the student-run, anonymous listening and information service of the University of St Andrews, serving students of the University for over 40 years. In line with the Nightline Association, a service offered at many other universities around the UK, they answer questions and speak to student concerns over phone, instant messenger, and...

CombiniCo. prepares for £1 million national expansion

St Andrews’ popular student lunch destination, CombiniCo., is preparing for a £1 million national expansion following a reportedly “significant” seed investment deal. CombiniCo. opened its first location in St Andrews on South Street back in February 2018. Co-founded by former student Alex Longson and current student Juno Lee, CombiniCo. has since become one of St Andrews’ most successful student-started...

BREAKING NEWS: Scottish court finds that former St Andrews student was raped in 2013

A Scottish civil court ruled on Friday 5 October, that a man raped a former student of the University of St Andrews during Freshers' Week of 2013. The attacker, Stephen Coxen, was criminally prosecuted in 2015, but a high court jury found that the charges against him could not be proven. Scotland is unique in that the accused can be...

University to hold service to honour Duncan Sim

A service of thanksgiving is to be held in honour of Duncan Sim, a first year chemistry undergraduate student at the University, who passed away earlier this year. The service will be held in St Andrews at St Salvator’s Chapel on Saturday 29 September at 2:30pm. There will also be a reception in Lower College Hall following the Service. Mr Sim...

University accused of using ‘bullying tactics’ to maintain gown monopoly

The University of St Andrews has threatened a scholastic dress supplier with legal action as it claims they have been misleading their students. The company in dispute, Churchill Gowns, produces similar red gowns to the ones sold by the University of St Andrews to students. Churchill has been marketing red gowns at £89, in contrast to official University gowns priced at...

St Andrews student launches campaign for disabled brother

St Andrews student Iain Millar has started a campaign to fight for more funding for his brother, Robb Millar, to live independently instead of in a nursing home. 22-year-old Robb is currently fighting Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that predominantly affects the nervous system. Main symptoms include delayed development, mental disabilities, speech impairment and reduced abilities in movement and balance. Robb has...

St Andrews receives £8500 for seagull-proof bins

The North East Fife area committee recently agreed to a request for £8,500 to upgrade the public bins in the St Andrews town centre. The new bin design, with flap-style doors, will make it more difficult for seagulls and other animals to get inside of the bins. This in turn will contribute to a cleaner and safer town centre. St Andrews...

Joint Councils vote to resist closure of out-of-hours GP services

Students and locals have been calling to reinstate out-of-hours GP services in St Andrews. The services were temporarily removed from the town in April in a move that took the same services from other Fife hospitals, including Glenrothes and Dunfermline. The removal was originally due to last for three months because to a shortage of GPs and nurses in the Fife...

University welcomes new Student Health Hub

Director of Student Wellbeing Projects, Dr Chris Lusk, has recently introduced the Student Health Hub to the University of St Andrews this September. The Student Health Hub is a new office within the local Community Hospital, in conjunction with a new student health app, in order to alleviate the demand placed on NHS services in Fife. On the new service, Dr...

Why should the price of belonging be £159?

First of all, it seems appropriate to begin our first Editorial of the new semester with a big welcome to students - both those coming to St Andrews for the first time and those returning. We thoroughly hope you enjoy the forthcoming year in this quaint little seaside town. One tradition that makes this place so special is the adorning...