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University of St Andrews Athletic Union triple Christmas gift donation to Ninewells Children’s Ward

"The staff at Tayside Children’s hospital are very grateful for the kind, generous donation of toys and Christmas gifts that the Athletic Union of St Andrews has gifted for the patients at Christmas time. They have been here previously and it’s wonderful to see them coming back again. Their thoughtful donation will make a huge difference at Christmas for the children and the young people who are in hospital."

Catherine Stihler elected as Senior Lay Member

Ms Stihler won the election with 1,771 votes, over 1,000 more received by her opponent Adrian Greer.

Letter to the Editor: University disenfranchises tens of thousands of alumni

It was fascinating last week to watch St Andrews alumni Dr Fiona Hill and David Holmes giving testimony to the US House Intelligence Committee. They follow in a proud tradition of St Andrews students and alumni, going back to the middle ages, who are willing to speak truth to power. Sadly for some of their predecessors, the cobblestones of...

A blast from the past: Szentek 2019 fails to disappoint

As someone who is completely unfamiliar with the underground music culture of St Andrews, I had absolutely no idea what to expect from Szentek 2019, but I can say with confidence that despite my apprehensions, it was by far the coolest event I’ve attended not only in Kinkell Byre, but even in St Andrews as a whole as well. Walking...

Police Scotland issue statement on “violence against students”

This afternoon, Fife Police Division issued a statement via their Facebook page urging "vigilance" among the student population in St Andrews following multiple instances of violence involving students in the past few weeks. The post stated that four incidents have taken place between Sunday 13 October and Thursday 21 November involving violence against students on the streets of St Andrews. They...

St Andrews alums testify in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

On day five of public hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry of President Donald J Trump, Dr Fiona Hill and Mr David Holmes testified before the House intelligence Committee.

Success for Students’ Association in Washstation dispute

Jamie Rodney states that the dispute still "isn't over by any means," but claims the Students' Association have made the first real progress in an ongoing issue for students in halls of residence.

Joint Councils decline to support UCU strikes

The Joint Councils of the Students’ Association have voted down a motion in support of the UCU strikes, during their last meeting of the semester on Tuesday 19 November. "Motion to call on the SRC to offer support to University of St Andrews staff in taking strike action for 8 days from November 25th" was proposed by Peter Beckett and...

InFocus: Manhattan Murphy-Brown, Alice Olomola, and the BAME Students Network

Dylan Springer sits down with the co-presidents of the new society which seeks to “engage with black and minority ethnic students and bring them into a community which cares for them.”

Students shouldn’t suffer for UCU strike

Issue 234 of The Saint, our last of the semester, covers the UCU strikes next week as its front-page story, and with just days before the strike action begins in St Andrews, it’s likely the story with which students and staff are most concerned.