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Monday, May 21, 2018
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Many of the articles in this issue of The Saint focus on the proposed strike action of the University College Union (UCU) over potential cuts to their pensions. As the USS scheme has the pensions tied to stock, they are subsequently subject to market risk. Whilst it is unfortunate that it has come to industrial action, UCU strikes are undoubtedly the...

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Every year the second semester brings with it an opportunity for reflection, resolution and change, and this is no less true than for the editorial board of The Saint.
The University has described the comments by members of the St Andrews Conservative and Unionist Association, revealed by The Saint today, as “puerile and abhorrent.” They could not be more correct. The comments range from the insensitive, to the offensive, to the completely bizarre and it is heartening to see the Scottish Conservative party take such swift action in suspending...
Ever been unhappy about some aspect of life in St Andrews? Ever been disgruntled with the University for seemingly not paying attention to your interests? Ever bemoaned the housing situation in this town and wondered why something could not be done about it? Then vote in today’s Rectorial elections. The Rector is your representative. They sit on University Court, our...
The results of the investigation, published by The Saint today, into seven students facing disciplinary measures from the University over threats made within a Facebook group chat, prove that that there is still much to be done on the issue of online abuse. The two complainants, Student X and Student Y, were informed of a series of explicit, violent...
The Saint’s investigation of our town’s hospitality industry revealed not only a culture of student exploitation in several local establishments but also the difficulties of addressing said problem. Harassment, exploitation, and underpayment are common issues in the restaurant industry. In a student haven, however, this behaviour is particularly reprehensible. St Andrews has an unusual demographic composition: it is a town...
It is clear that Professor Sally Mapstone has taken office as principal during one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Scotland’s oldest university. Brexit poses fundamental challenges to the UK’s higher education sector, and The Saint is heartened by the fact that Professor Mapstone, along with the rest of her senior management team, clearly recognises this...
The Saint's view on free speech and the pro-life society.

Editorials, Issue 205

Insight into the struggles of pulling off Xavier Ball and Under Canvas as well as the lacking presence of the St Andrews Labour Society.
The year ahead promises to be eventful. On a wider scale, the international community is navigating an era of mass uncertainty.