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inklight is the Creative Writing Society of St Andrews. Here is a piece of slam poetry (poetry usually read aloud without props, costumes or music) written by final-year Physics student and inklight member Sebastian Taylor. We thought that it would resonate with many of you in the University community just now!

22 April 2020Blog

Thoughts of home – from home

Daisy Sewell is in her final year studying for an MA in French and Modern History. Here, she describes what it’s like to finish her final semester online at home in Dunblane. 

2 April 2020Blog

Alumni and Student Careers

There has never been a better time to talk, communicate, connect and essentially come together …

2 April 2020Blog

Wardlaw Museum: CultureAtHome

The University and the Museums team are so disappointed to have had to postpone opening the Wardlaw Museum, but even though we can’t welcome you into our buildings at the moment, the Museums have not closed.

20 March 2020Blog

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

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

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

70th anniversary of exchange programme with Queen’s University, Canada

The University of St Andrews has a long-established tradition of fostering exchange programmes with institutions around the globe. As a result, students (both now and in the past) have many opportunities to travel and study abroad. This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the popular exchange programme with Queen’s University, Canada. To mark…

22 February 2019Blog

CAPOD’s Employability Boost for Alumni

The working world for a graduate is a competitive and potentially intimidating prospect. To ensure that our alumni have every chance at success, CAPOD (The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development) have released a programme for recent graduates, to boost employability and furnish them with the desired skills and competencies to help them land their perfect position.  Rebecca…

13 November 2018Blog

A Raisin to Remember

Raisin Weekend is an annual event at the University with the 2018 edition taking place in mid-October. Development intern, Daisy Sewell, blogs about her take on an ancient tradition. 

30 October 2018Blog