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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

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

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

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

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

Saints at Home – Caleb Fong; the day that everything changed

Caleb Fong – a third-year MMath Mathematics student and Junior Honours Class Rep – was looking forward to a holiday in Portugal during spring break with his girlfriend Ser. Then everything changed. He describes why they decided to stay in St Andrews and what life has been like here during lockdown.

7 May 2020Alumni stories

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

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

Featured: Speaking Truth to Power

This week St Andrews’ alumna Dr Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council Senior Director for Europe and Russia, joined fellow alumnus David Holmes, an aide to the top US diplomat in Ukraine, to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its impeachment hearings in to President Donald Trump.

22 November 2019News