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MBE for welfare activist at St Andrews

MBE for welfare activist at St Andrews

Dr Chris Lusk, Head of Special Projects at the University of St Andrews, has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

WARP speed

WARP speed

Scientists from the University of St Andrews learn to measure the tiniest forces living cells exert at sheer WARP speed.

St Andrews Forest plants new energy future

St Andrews Forest plants new energy future

The University of St Andrews has launched the St Andrews Forest, a key part of its ambitious plans to become carbon net zero by 2035.

Earth's history sends climate warning

Earth's history sends climate warning

A new study of historical carbon dioxide levels stresses urgent action is needed to avoid prehistoric levels of climate change.

St Andrews entrepreneurs win big

St Andrews entrepreneurs win big

A University of St Andrews student and an academic have been named as winners in a prestigious Scottish entrepreneurial competition.

St Andrews alumni return to Fife

St Andrews alumni return to Fife

Twenty years since they met as students at St Andrews, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today returned to their alma mater.

Gold for gender equality at St Andrews

Gold for gender equality at St Andrews

The School of Biology has become the first department of biology in Scotland to be awarded the prestigious Gold Athena Swan Award.

Sing a song of long Covid

Sing a song of long Covid

The University has funded an innovative programme that teaches people to sing and breathe to help combat the effects of long Covid.

Life, death and weaponised viruses

Life, death and weaponised viruses

Professor Malcolm White has been awarded £1.5m by the ERC to study how the bacterial immune system responds to viruses.

University Public Meeting rescheduled

University Public Meeting rescheduled

The Annual Public Meeting planned for Saturday 17 April has been rescheduled as a mark of respect for the funeral of HRH Prince Philip.

Death of Prince Philip

Death of Prince Philip

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has written to all staff and students following the announcement of the death of HRH The Prince Philip.

Two major grants for St Andrews

Two major grants for St Andrews

Top research grants have been awarded to academics at the University of St Andrews by a major national funding body.

Separating sex and gender

Separating sex and gender

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment.

Scottish Government Appointment

Scottish Government Appointment

Professor Bill Austin from the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) has been appointed Chair of the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum.

Cultural lives of animals

Cultural lives of animals

The idea that only humans have culture is challenged by a leading expert in animal behaviour.

University scoops Green Gown Awards

University scoops Green Gown Awards

The University of St Andrews scooped three awards at the Green Gown Awards for the UK & Ireland earlier this month (Wednesday 24 March).

University public meeting

University public meeting

All members of the St Andrews community are invited to join the University's Annual Public Meeting for 2021, to be held via MS Teams.

Hands off

Hands off

New research led by St Andrews reports that human hands are not required in order to be able to do clever things.

Chromebooks for kids

Chromebooks for kids

Children of staff members across the University have been given free laptops and digital devices to use for home-schooling.

Scotland's Place in the World

Scotland's Place in the World

A ground-breaking new book examining Scotland's foreign policy footprint by Stephen Gethins sets out Scotland's place in the world.

For he's a jolly good Fellow

For he's a jolly good Fellow

Strategic management expert from the University of St Andrews elected Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.

Zinc key to diabetes treatments

Zinc key to diabetes treatments

Researchers at the University of St Andrews say a greater understanding of how zinc is handled in our body could lead to improved treatments.

Graduation Summer 2021

Graduation Summer 2021

In an email today (Friday 26 February), Principal Sally Mapstone informed staff and students that Graduation ceremonies will be postponed.

Student satisfaction improves

Student satisfaction improves

Students have given lecturers a vote of confidence after a study found that teaching satisfaction levels increased despite the pandemic.

BAME Covid study

BAME Covid study

The UK's first and largest survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of ethnic and religious minority people launched this month.

Semester 2 - important information

Semester 2 - important information

The Principal emailed all students and staff today (10 February) to announce that teaching and assessment will remain online for semester 2.

Principal's Candlemas message

Principal's Candlemas message

The Principal's message to all staff and students as Candlemas semester begins (28 January 2021).

Fewer accidents in capital since 20mph limit

Fewer accidents in capital since 20mph limit

The number of road traffic collisions (RTCs) in Edinburgh has decreased since a 20mph speed limit was introduced, according to research.