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Summit Mont Blanc – Mission accomplished!

Last year (2020) Alistair Galloway (BSc Biochemistry 2001) planned an expedition to climb and summit Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in Europe and the Alps – to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis UK, St Joseph’s…

The legacy of Saints Sport

Holly Hetherington (MA 2020) was drawn to St Andrews because of its friendliness, as well as the many opportunities it provided to take part in sport. Here she describes the legacy these opportunities have given her,…

Legacy of sport at St Andrews

When Matt Taylor (MA 2019) arrived at St Andrews and joined the Boat Club, he found there was a lack of equipment and resources but a ‘warm and visionary mindset’ amongst members. Four years later, the Senior Men…

A series of fortunate accidents

Mick May OBE (MA 1981) graduated from St Andrews to embark on a career in finance in the City of London for 20 years. He then set up and grew the social enterprise Blue Sky – which has employed approaching 2,000…

An unforgettable journey

In the summer of 1968 a group of St Andrews students undertook an unforgettable journey to Istanbul and back on an adapted double decker bus. Margaret Hills (MA 1968) was one of these students. Here she describes her…

The Student Bubble

Olivia Dovernor (MChem 2020) not only had a successful academic career at St Andrews: she also came up with the idea of a property app – The Student Bubble – to make it easier for other students to apply for private…