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With great power there must also come great responsibility …

Madeline Silton is a third-year undergraduate studying English at St Andrews. In this blog she describes why she became interested in filmmaking, the experience of making her first film and how being a student here has given her the opportunities and the support network to pursue this awareness-raising artform as a potential career.

13 August 2020Alumni stories

Fieldwork in the time of COVID-19

Ann Gillian Chu started her PhD (Divinity) programme at St Andrews in 2018. She was conducting her fieldwork research in Hong Kong when the pandemic struck.  The Development team asked Gillian about her fieldwork research in Hong Kong and the issues she has had to work through for her doctoral project because of Covid-19. Please…

15 July 2020Alumni stories

Music at St Andrews: the best of all worlds

Fiona Croal (MA 2019) discovered that St Andrews offers the best of both worlds to those who are passionate about music: she was able to graduate in Economics while still enjoying all the wonderful opportunities and modules that the Music Centre here has to offer. She describes how these experiences have shaped her future career.

13 July 2020Alumni stories

St Andrews Renaissance Group/Singers 65th Anniversary

Dear former members of St Andrews Ren Group, now known as St Andrews Renaissance Singers or STARS, I am writing in my capacity as co-chair of the STARS Committee to let you know a little bit about our upcoming online celebrations to mark our 65th anniversary in September 2020 (we plan to hold in person…

2 July 2020News

How to start a law career in the middle of a pandemic

Alanood Sinjab graduated from St Andrews in 2017 with an MA in International Relations and Philosophy. Following two years at Law School, she had just begun the first week proper of her training contract when the pandemic struck.   Alumni Relations Officer Edward Findlay asked her to describe how that felt, why she decided to…

29 June 2020Alumni stories

A message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, I have today written to students and staff to update them on plans for our new academic year in September, and to provide detail on the ways in which we will resume teaching and research in St Andrews. Yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister confirmed that the country is now in the…

19 June 2020News

Preparing for a Pandemic like COVID-19

Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) – the winner of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020. Dr Kalema-Zikusoka is using the prize money to extend CTPH’s ‘one health’ conservation model (which has almost doubled the number of mountain gorillas in Uganda) to the Eastern lowland gorillas…

15 June 2020Alumni stories

Changing trains

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (MA 1990) recently had his debut novel The Lizard published and it is already receiving excellent reviews. He has agreed to host our first ever online Meet the Author event to talk about what inspired him to write it. 

20 May 2020Alumni stories

Soaking for St Andrews!

The Fellowship of St Andrews – a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students united by their love for St Andrews – is challenging students, parents, friends and alumni to take up the Soaking for St Andrews challenge throughout May to support the University Community Fund (UCF) and keep the spirit of May Dip (and post…

19 May 2020Fundraising

Thank you, Santander!

Santander Universities – long term philanthropic supporters of the University of St Andrews – have recognised the significant financial impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on St Andrews and the other 84 university partners within its UK network. To ensure that its funding is reaching areas of most serious need, Santander has diverted £100,000…

18 May 2020Alumni stories