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Swarovski Foundation award

The Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at the University of St Andrews has been given a Swarovski Foundation award to support a detailed study of the behaviour and habitat of the Araguaian Boto dolphin in the Tocantins River in the Eastern Amazon region of Brazil.

19 September 2018News

Searching for Sisu in St Andrews

Geordie Stewart conquered Everest while he was studying at St Andrews.  Having graduated, and become the youngest person to reach the highest summits on all seven continents, here he tells us more about how life at St Andrews and the friendships he forged whilst at University helped him achieve his goals.

17 August 2018Alumni stories

Two Boys on a Bike for Sight

Two students at the University of St Andrews, Merlin Heatherington and Alex McMaster are soon to embark on a unique challenge: cycling from Cairo to Cape Town on a tandem bike, distributing life-saving medical devices along the way. They are looking to alumni to support their journey by providing places to where they can ship maintenance packages, a friendly face…

8 August 2018Fundraising

R&A international adventures!

From left to right: Jana Tauschinski, Alex McMaster, Merlin Hetherington, Emily Elderfield, Silvia BusThree teams are planning exciting philanthropic projects this summer as part of the R&A International Scholarship programme for 2018–19.  Established by a generous gift from The R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund…

27 July 2018News

How scholarships transform lives – Georgia Spencer-Rowland

Margaret F K Fleming graduated from St Andrews with an MA in French in 1933, and a Bursary was established in her name in 2010 for students of French to enable them to study in France. Georgia Spencer-Rowland received the Bursary in 2015, and she describes here the wonderful opportunities it gave her.

12 July 2018Alumni stories

One million dollar donation to Scottish Oceans Institute and PhD Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Frank and Beverley MacInnis, parents of Rob MacInnis (PhD 2010), have recently donated $850,000 to support the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) and $150,000 to support a PhD scholarship in Physics and Astronomy. The completion of the £16 million SOI will place Scotland at the forefront of international marine research.…

27 June 2018News

£1 million donation to postgraduate scholarships

We were delighted to receive a £1 million donation this month from Dr Wu Xianhong of the The Wu Xianhong Foundation, which the University is using to set up postgraduate scholarships, with a focus on students from People’s Republic of China. Dr Wu and his party spent two days on 5 and 6 June in…

20 June 2018News

Launch of SaintsFunder

We are delighted to let you know about the launch of SaintsFunder – the University’s new dedicated crowdfunding platform managed by Sam Byers and Lynsey Kerr from the Annual Giving team in Development. SaintsFunder has been designed to enable alumni, students, Schools, Service Units and academic researchers to fundraise for specific University activities and projects that they…

4 May 2018News

An update from the Director of Development

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends As we navigate our way through the uncharted waters of Covid-19, the safety of all our students, staff, their families, and the wider community of alumni and friends, is our key focus. I hope above all else that you and your loved ones are safe and in good health through…

24 March 2010Blog