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InFocus: Josephine Roos, Co-Founder of the Roos&Shine Network

Many St Andrews students, particularly those studying International Relations, have dreamt about one day working for the United Nations. One former International Relations student, Josefine Roos, turned that dream into a reality. After gaining degrees from the University of St Andrews and Columbia University in New York, Ms Roos, who is originally from Sweden, travelled internationally as a conflict analyst,...

Fife Councillor initiates study into pedestrianising Market Street

Fife Councillor Brian Thomson recently announced his initiation of a study regarding the practicality of pedestrianising part of Market Street. The scheme, which is already in progress, is being conducted by Playfair Consultancy Group, a non-profit student-run consulting firm. Playfair will complete a detailed report comprised of survey responses from local businesses, shoppers, and residents. It will also analyse whether pedestrianisation...

Students’ Association partners with Marks Out of Tenancy

The St Andrews Students’ Association has partnered with Marks Out of Tenancy in an effort to create a platform for students to share their experiences living in private accommodation and make the living conditions of private properties more transparent. The Students’ Association described said that the arrangement of the partnership was driven by the motivation of “wanting to better prepare...

£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...