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Ensemble emerges as new dress rental service for students

Second-year student Margaux Woellner has recently launched a new business, Ensemble, in St Andrews, a dress rental and lending company for University students. The business operates with students of St Andrews lending their dresses to Ensemble and offering other students the opportunity to rent out those dresses for balls and events. Ms Woellner described the company as geared towards “students who...

Taxi and Lift Sharing group administrator under speculation

The administrator of a taxi and lift sharing Facebook group has come under speculation after trying to charge a student three times the cost of a trip to Edinburgh airport because it was outside of his preferred time slot. Samuel Yuen, a student at the University of St Andrews, runs the St Andrews Taxi and Lift Sharing group. On the...

Breaking down the differences: Official and unofficial gowns

It is important to begin this comparison by recognising that there is are several clear differences between the Churchill gown and the University gown. To begin with, the fabrics are different materials, which is noticeable up close and upon touch. The Churchill gown is made from a red fleece while the University gown is made from wool. Additionally, because of the...

Student representatives for St Andrews fight ongoing HMO battle

Student representatives and councillors met in Glenrothes on 30 August to discuss HMO (houses in multiple occupation) policy in St Andrews, as the Community and Housing Services (CHS) Committee discussed options for a Fife-wide licensing policy for the HMOs. Paloma Paige, President of the Students’ Association, presented her views to the committee on behalf of students and was allowed to...

In the Kitchen with James: A Hearty Steak Sandwich

This week I’m making the king of lunchtime snacks, the steak sandwich. One of these is a meal in itself and contains a wonderful balance of flavours and textures making for an incredibly satisfying sandwich. It can be modified in all sorts of ways depending what you like in a sandwich, but a few basic principles should be kept the...

Students’ Association seeks to increase student-voter turnout in St Andrews

President of the Students’ Association Paloma Paige has recently launched a new campaign  encouraging University students to register to vote in St Andrews and to run to be a member of the St Andrews Community Council. In an email to returning students, Ms Paige stressed the importance of Town and Gown relations and the role that students play in the...

Students launch petition for free sanitary products in St Andrews

St Andrews students are working together to try and bring free sanitary products to the University.  Second-year student Zoë Berkeley launched the petition on Friday 20 July 2018. As of Wednesday 25 July, it has reached 363 signatures. The petition on Change.org advocates for free sanitary products in all university buildings. According to the petition page, the University is working on...

Powell and Whitehorn residents express frustrations, concerns with new contracts

Student Accommodation Services recently announced on Friday 22 June that, due to construction delays to Powell Hall and Whitehorn Hall, those residents would be placed in alternative accommodation, which would either include Albany Park for up to seven weeks and a new contract with Whitehorn Hall or David Russell Apartments and Fife Park (DRAFP) for the whole year. Additionally,...

Powell and Whitehorn Hall residents offered alternative hall contracts

Incoming residents of Powell Hall and Whitehorn Hall will be placed in alternative accommodation at the start of term due to the risk that both halls will not be completed by September. The news was confirmed in emails to incoming students of the new halls last Friday. In emails to incoming residents, Student Accommodation Services said, “This is a completely new...

Missing student Eliza Allison found safe and well

Police Scotland have confirmed that missing student Eliza Allison of the University of St Andrews has been found. The statement from Fife Police Division reads, "We can confirm that missing woman, Eliza Allison, was traced safe and well at around 5pm today (Saturday 23rd June) in the Anstruther area. The 23-year-old was last seen in Melbourne Place in St Andrews...