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Monday, October 21, 2019

InFocus: Professor Rebecca Sweetman

Deputy News Editor Natalie Pereira sits down with the leading figure behind the University-wide effort to achieve Sanctuary Status for forced migrants

First Minister opens Scottish Oceans Institute in St Andrews

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the new SOI building on Monday, a facility overlooking East Sands Beach, founded on the site of the older Gatty Marine Laboratory

University scientists make breakthrough volcanic study

Their paper, titled “Sulphur isotopes of alkaline magmas unlock long-term records of crustal recycling on Earth”, provides a new perspective in understanding the fate of the Earth’s crust once it enters the mantle

Student pressure on University continues as Fife Council announces climate emergency

There is little doubt that the recent move by Fife Council represents a significant additional pressure on the University to announce a climate emergency and to accelerate further the above policies

Gin Society under new leadership

One of the most significant changes introduced by the Gin Society is their decision to affiliate with a charity and donate proceeds from their events to charitable causes.

Faculty dementia expert Dr Maggie Ellis shortlisted for £220,000 prize

Dr Ellis announced as finalist in Converge 2019

New security team introduced

A combination of new recruits with existing staff, the Security Response Team will be visible and accessible around the University through night and day, according to the University. 

2020 winter graduation to be held in Sports Centre

The University have confirmed that during the graduation period next winter, Younger Hall will be completely closed due to refurbishments and 2020 graduation ceremonies will alternatively be held at the Sports Centre.

University to offer scholarships for forced migrants

St Andrews will provide eight scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

InFocus: Ruby Newsham, St Can-drews President

Natalie Pereira talks with the head of St Andrews’ food bank initiative