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REMAKEHUB: a seed planted in St Andrews

Sissi Chao graduated from St Andrews University in 2012 with an MA in Economics. Following a Masters at the London School of Economics (LSE) and work experience in consulting firm Accenture and in the tourism industry with the Mouzenidis Group in Greece, she went on to found REMAKEHUB – a social enterprise that turns fishing…

9 March 2020Alumni stories

From ‘bubble’ to Cell

Nathan Meade (BSc 2010) describes how four years in ‘the bubble’ set him on the path to being published in the ‘Cell’ – one of the most highly respected journals in science. Memories I was elated when I was given an offer to study Marine Biology at St Andrews. Such a prestigious University was quite…

2 March 2020Alumni stories

Remembering Nicholas Parsons

David Caldwell (MA 1967) shares some of his personal memories of Nicholas Parsons – a well-loved Rector and honorary graduate of St Andrews, who died on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

17 February 2020Alumni stories

An unforgettable year 

Julian Fore was an undergraduate studying Government and Economics at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia when – thanks to a scholarship funded by an anonymous donor – he was able to come to St Andrews on an International Exchange in 1969. He describes here how this ‘unforgettable year’ changed his perspective of the world…

15 February 2020Alumni stories

The 1972 Club reunions: not all feasting and frivolity

Dr Ian Clark (MB ChB 1972) describes what it was like to study Medicine here in the late 1960s and why the 1972 Club decided to give back by setting up a class medical scholarship as part of the Wardlaw Scholarship scheme.

11 February 2020Alumni stories

An unbroken thread…

Julia Melvin (MA 1964) describes here the unbroken thread of four generations of her family who studied at St Andrews – beginning with the renowned Principal James Colquhoun Irvine, who graduated in 1898.

17 January 2020Alumni stories

Dancing still fit and healthy at 70

I reached St Andrews by bus in September 1965, and struggled up the hill to St Regulus Hall with one suitcase in each hand. There were no wheelies in those days. I had two objectives: Political Economy, and Scottish Country Dancing.

27 November 2019Alumni stories

Summit Mont Blanc 2020

Next summer in 2020 Alistair Galloway (BSc Biochemistry 2001) is planning an expedition to climb and summit Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in Europe and the Alps at 4,810m (15,781 ft) – to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis, young and gender diverse climbers, explorers and adventurers and a University of St Andrews Scholarship Fund, amongst…

25 November 2019Alumni stories Fundraising

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