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Greenland Crossing in the footsteps of Fridtjof Nansen

Louis Supple came to St Andrews in 2007 and graduated with a history degree in 2011. While he was studying here, Louis became fascinated by former Rector Fridtjof Nansen and his polar expeditions to Greenland – to the extent that in 2019 he skied across the Arctic island of Svalbard in preparation for eventually fulfilling…

18 November 2019Alumni stories

Where Kate met Kevin

Kate Howatson (MA 1982) arrived here as an undergraduate in 1978 and, in the best St Andrews tradition, she met her future husband Kevin (MBChB 1980) during the first semester.  Kevin died of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2015, and Kate and her daughter Olivia decided to walk the North Coast 500 this summer (2019)…

24 October 2019Alumni stories Fundraising

Arnold Palmer Invitational 2019 – Recap

On Monday 9 September we hosted the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational golf event at the beautiful Castle Course, St Andrews. 36 players took to the course in teams of two, batting for the coveted trophy in better ball format. Eventual winners, Frank MacInnis and Graham Dalton, scored an impressive 6 under par 65, winning on…

11 September 2019Uncategorized

Saints Sport: Paving the way for future success

Susie Carr graduated from St Andrews with a degree in Philosophy in 2014. Here she describes the opportunities that the University gave her to play sport at the highest level, and how this paved the way for her recent selection for the Great Britain women’s squad in the Australian Football (AFL) European Championships in London…

3 September 2019Alumni stories

Alex Richardson Award 10th Anniversary

On Saturday 13 April third-year Management & Spanish student, Alice Bugeja, became the tenth winner of the Alex Richardson Award, receiving the award alongside two runners-up – Charlotte Barlow and Harriet Allan. First awarded in 2010, the award commemorates former student Alex Richardson, who tragically died during his third year studying French & Spanish at…

30 August 2019Blog

A change of destiny for one alumna

Helen Hwang came to study at the University of St Andrews in 1986 as part of a Junior Year Abroad (JYA) while she was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. When her daughter decided to attend a summer programme here in June 2019, Helen took the opportunity to come back for a mothers’ and…

28 August 2019Alumni stories

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.

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