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The University of St Andrews Court ruled this month to raise tuition fees to £9000 a year for students from the rest of the UK (RUK), making St Andrews Britain’s most expensive university alongside Edinburgh. The rise in fees, set to face students enrolling at the University in 2012/13, brings the cost of a university degree to £36,000 for undergraduate...
After a several million pound summer facelift, the St Andrews University library reopened to students on Monday,  26 September. The Library Redevelopment project has seen its budget slashed from the initially proposed £47 million to £14 million, resulting in scrapping plans for a significant extension. “The budget cuts have certainly been a disappointment to all,” noted Ewan McCubbin, the Assistant Director...
Over the  summer St Andrews student Geordie Stewart successfully climbed the summit of Mt Everest  as he completed his quest to complete the Seven Summits challenge. At 6:30AM on 26 May 2011, second year Theology and History student Geordie Stewart took the University motto ‘Ever to Excel’ to new heights as he stood on the mountain’s summit. Everest represented the end...
St Andrews’ student leaders are in uproar at  Fife Council’s decision to ban new House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licences from being granted to properties in the centre of St Andrews. The HMO question has been an issue of contention since it was first proposed in January, and to the dismay of St Andrews Student leaders, it was passed with...
The Sunday Times has ranked St Andrews as the best university in Scotland and 6th in the UK in the newest edition of their University Guide. Having moved up one position from last year, it is now the only Scottish university to be named among the top ten institutions in the UK. The authors of the Guide called the University’s research...
St Andrews ushered in a new academic year and welcomed a new intake of first year students last week with a series of entertainment and events. The Union’s Venue 1 hosted events each night of Freshers’ Week, playing host to high profile acts Rob Da Bank and José Gonzalez as well as including longstanding favourites such as the Friday Bop. New...
The Saint’s Rachel Hanretty sits down with Robin Parker, NUS Scotland President, to find out more about the organisation. Rachel Hanretty: St Andrews isn’t affiliated with the NUS, so for all of us who don’t know anything about it, what does the NUS do?   Robin Parker: NUS Scotland, the National Union of Students in Scotland, is a confederation of students’ associations...
A St Andrews student who was found guilty of a racist breach of the peace has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service and expelled from the University. Paul Donnachie, 19, had been convicted of racism after defiling an Israeli flag hanging in the bedroom of fellow student Chanan Reitblat, an American from Yeshiva University in New York who...
Almost a hundred students from various Scottish universities, including St Andrews, occupied an Edinburgh University lecture theatre from Friday, 16 to Saturday, 17 September to protest against the recent rise in university tuition fees. Entering Edinburgh’s George Square Lecture Theatre on Friday afternoon, the students staged a sit-in protest in response to tuition fee announcements over the summer. Both the Universities...
Over the summer, the decision was made to officially close Leuchars RAF base as an active air site. In a statement read aloud in Parliament, Defence Secretary Liam Fox outlined the government’s decision to convert the base to an army barracks over the next four years. The decision came despite a long fought campaign from residents and local MP and former...