Tuesday, March 28, 2017
There have been new procedures debated and put in place for the upcoming rectorial elections

Member for mental health?

During a 14 February joint meeting of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and Student Services Council (SSC), a motion to create an SRC member for mental health awareness was rejected. The motion, which was proposed by Director of Representation Jack Carr and Director of Student Services and Development Caroline Christie, would have replaced the SRC wellbeing officer with the SRC...

Association Chair Resigns

In a dramatic move just prior to the dissolution of the 2016-17 Association councils, Association Chair Sigrid Jørgensen resigned. The resignation was announced by Association President Charlotte Andrew at the last meeting of the joint councils on 14 February 2017. In a statement to the councils, Ms Andrew said, “Unfortunately, Sigrid decided to resign. I won’t go into any further...
The St Andrews Blood Donation Society marked Valentine’s Day with a two-day blood drive in the Union. Members of the society, in conjunction with NHS Scotland, invited students to Club 601 to donate blood. Many students who participated were veterans of previous blood drives. Casey Carty, a study abroad student from the College of the Holy Cross, organises similar events...
A forum was held to discuss the redevelopment of Albany Park student accommodation
The Students’ Association voted in favour of introducing a new sustainability policy on 14 February. The policy was proposed by Mariya Simeonova, Association environment officer and head of the Students' Association environment subcommittee. The policy provides a number of guidelines for the environmental and ethical considerations of the Association and will be enacted by the environment subcommittee. The new actions encompass a...
Director of Representation Jack Carr proposed a motion supporting lecture capture technology at a meeting of the Students’ Representative Council and Student Services Council on Tuesday 14 February. Lecture capture technology has been trialled around campus in a one-semester pilot program, according to the meeting’s agenda. The technology was trialled in the schools of computer science, modern languages, and...
On Tuesday, Lewis Campbell, a candidate for Students’ Association President, was issued a formal warning by the Association Elections Committee for “negative campaigning (which could be interpreted as a personal attack).” Mr Campbell was nominated for the position of Association President on Friday 24 February and launched his campaign Saturday afternoon in accordance with election rules. He is running...
Nominations for Students' Association officers and academic representatives open Monday 20 February at 9 am. Elected positions include sabbatical, Association, SSC, and SRC officers, as well as school presidents and departmental convenors. This year marks the introduction of two new sabbatical officers: Director of Education and Director of Wellbeing. Previously, education and wellbeing fell under the Director of Representation's remit. Candidates for DoEd...
In a lecture at the University of St Andrews on 2 February 2017, Sir Michael Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defence, said that US President Donald Trump is “right” on the need for engagement with Russia and the costs of NATO. His comments follow the less aggressive tone that the UK government has adopted towards Russia following Mr Trump’s...