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International St Andrews: from Edgecliffe to Madagascar

Michael Docherty graduated with an MA in Philosophy in 2004 and tried several different career paths before he took up the post of Administrative Director in Centre ValBio, Madagascar. In this video clip he describes the different opportunities that a degree from St Andrews has given him, and how ValBio came to be shortlisted for…

19 July 2019Alumni stories

John Honey: ‘a martyr to humanity’

John Honey: ‘a martyr to humanity’  I have seen many affecting scenes, heard many eloquent men, but this crowns them all –  I have never seen it equalled, never in my life! Dr Chalmers, contemporary of Honey, as quoted in Bruce At the turn of the century on Friday 5 January, 1800, five men were…

19 June 2019Blog

Entrepreneurial St Andrews alumni: Giulia Melchiorre

I started my St Andrews journey in September 2011, when I arrived in Scotland for the very first time. With its long-standing, quirky traditions, strong sense of community and amazing academic opportunities, the University of St Andrews immediately made me feel at home. The Women’s Football Club soon became my second family, and opened up…

22 May 2019Alumni stories

Then and Now: The May Dip

Every year on the first day of May, as the sun begins to rise above St Andrews, students can be found on East Sands in varying states of undress, running frantically into the sea, shrieking as they enter the icy shallows.  In doing so, they are fulfilling one of the University’s best-loved traditions.  Bizarre to some,…

2 May 2019Blog

A career studying rocks from other worlds …

Dr Jessica Barnes graduated from St Andrews with a first-class BSc in Geosciences in 2011 and is now working for NASA on a project which will continue the scientific legacy of the Apollo missions.  We thought we would find out about what the project entails and how her time at the University of St Andrews contributed to…

30 April 2019Alumni stories

Noor Huda Ismail: changemaker

Noor Huda Ismail (MLitt International Security Studies 2006) is a peacebuilder, writer and filmmaker specialising in de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism. He founded theInstitute of International Peace Building to develop the means to reform former terrorists and reintegrate them back into mainstream Indonesian society through research, arts and civil society initiatives. In recognition of this work, Huda has been featured…

27 March 2019Alumni stories

Saathi wins 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

A project which produces eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads in the state of Gujarat, India, has won the 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment. The sanitary product is composed of agricultural waste from banana tree farmers and enables girls and women in rural Jharkhand to have access to clean biodegradable menstruation products. The…

7 March 2019News

70th anniversary of exchange programme with Queen’s University, Canada

The University of St Andrews has a long-established tradition of fostering exchange programmes with institutions around the globe. As a result, students (both now and in the past) have many opportunities to travel and study abroad. This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the popular exchange programme with Queen’s University, Canada. To mark…

22 February 2019Blog

What can I do today to change the world?

Asha de Vos (BSc 2002) was undertaking research on a ship in the middle of the ocean when she heard that she had won the South Asia Regional Award of the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2018. She used up her entire, rather small, allocation of internet minutes in submitting the short video required for…

8 January 2019Alumni stories

Keeping it in the family: three generations of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews fosters an ethos built around the ideals of family and community. The academic family, occupying a sacred place in the lives of students, becomes a second set of parents and siblings, helping freshers happily settle into university life. To have your biological family so heavily linked to the university, though,…

3 December 2018Alumni stories