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Confirmed case of Covid-19

Confirmed case of Covid-19

In an email to all staff and students St Andrews Principal Professor Sally Mapstone confirms the University's first case of Covid-19.

Don't abandon your budget - it works, says research

Don't abandon your budget - it works, says research

If at first your budget doesn't succeed, try, try again - that's the recommendation from a new paper by researchers at the University of St Andrews and the University of Texas A&M.

Class of 2021

Class of 2021

The sun shone on the Class of 2021 as the University entered its third week of graduation celebrations, this week marking the achievements of students who completed their degrees last summer.

Chimps master VR for fruit

Chimps master VR for fruit

Chimpanzees can find their way through a computerised world to find virtual fruit, new research led by the University of St Andrews has found.

King Kenny has a ball

King Kenny has a ball

Scottish football legend Sir Kenny Dalglish received an Honorary Degree today from the University of St Andrews (Tuesday 21 June 2022).

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

The first cohort of St Andrews students to have their graduation ceremonies put on hold due to Covid were finally able to celebrate with their friends and families in person today.

Class of 2022

Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation in a series of ceremonies from Monday 13 to Friday 17 June 2022.

St Andrews graduate's pipe dream comes true

St Andrews graduate's pipe dream comes true

A St Andrews graduate made history today as the first student to pipe his own academic success at graduation (Thursday 16 June).

Ann awarded Fife Provost's Prize

Ann awarded Fife Provost's Prize

A member of staff inspired by her daughter-in-law to take on an evening degree while working has graduated with a hat-trick of awards.

Leverhulme grants for four academics

Leverhulme grants for four academics

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

St Andrews leads on UN ocean sustainability project

St Andrews leads on UN ocean sustainability project

The University of St Andrews is leading on a transformative new programme, endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to address the effects of climate change on the ocean.

Sport secures FC sponsorship

Sport secures FC sponsorship

Saints Sport at the University of St Andrews has secured a £3000 sponsorship deal with knowledge on demand company, AlphaSights, to support its championship winning students Football Club.

Fostering good debate

Fostering good debate

The first event to be funded by the Scotland's Future Series brought staff, students and members of the community together to discuss how we can listen better and debate more collaboratively.

Duchess of Cambridge 'Coming Home' to St Andrews

Duchess of Cambridge 'Coming Home' to St Andrews

A photographic portrait taken in celebration of the 40th birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge is 'Coming Home' to St Andrews this weekend (Sunday 12 June).

Golf greats to be honoured

Golf greats to be honoured

St Andrews and its ancient university will honour some of the world's best-loved golfers when The Open Championship returns in July 2022.

Queen's Birthday Honours

Queen's Birthday Honours

Four members of staff at the University of St Andrews have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022.

Laidlaw Music Centre takes Pride of Place

Laidlaw Music Centre takes Pride of Place

The University of St Andrews Laidlaw Music Centre was voted overall winner in St Andrews Preservation Trust's Pride of Place Awards.

Summer graduations

Summer graduations

More than 5000 students from across the world will take part in three weeks of graduation ceremonies, the first in-person since 2019.

Scottish photographic archive

Scottish photographic archive

The work of internationally recognised Scottish photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert has been acquired by the University.

Declaration of Humanity signing

Declaration of Humanity signing

Leaders of many faiths and beliefs from around the world gathered in Rome yesterday (Wednesday 25 May) for the signing of a declaration for humanity.

Fresh funding for Fife

Fresh funding for Fife

The University Community Fund has launched its latest round of awards with up to £3000 available for groups and local organisations across Fife.

RSE honour for academic

RSE honour for academic

A University of St Andrews professor has been awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Thomas Makdougall Brisbane Medal.

Scotland's Future Series

Scotland's Future Series

One of the first SFS projects will be an interactive public event focussing on the importance of responsible debate.

New spin on galaxy rotation

New spin on galaxy rotation

An international group of astronomers, led by a St Andrews physicist, has revived an alternative gravity theory.

Dolphin senses

Dolphin senses

St Andrews researchers have found that dolphins have a unique sense of taste that allows them to identify family and friends.

St Andrews launches solar farm

St Andrews launches solar farm

Cabinet Secretary opens St Andrews solar farm in a significant step towards the University's net zero targets.

Research Excellence

Research Excellence

More than 88% of research carried out at St Andrews is world-leading or internationally excellent, according to the results of REF 2021.

Relay good piano players

Relay good piano players

A collective of piano scholars and students will take part in a rare relay performance at the University of St Andrews later this month in a unique musical experience.

Tennis aces for St Andrews

Tennis aces for St Andrews

Saints Sport Tennis Club at the University of St Andrews has won two prestigious Tennis Scotland Awards.

Scotland's Future Series gets underway

Scotland's Future Series gets underway

A new project to stimulate discussion and debate around Scotland's future has taken its first major step by awarding funding to nine unique projects.

May Dip returns

May Dip returns

Students gathered at the East Sands at dawn today (Sunday 1 May 2022) to take part in the traditional May Dip.

University leads new think tank

University leads new think tank

St Andrews is one of three Scottish Universities taking the helm of a dynamic new global affairs institute.

Zambian children benefit from recycled IT

Zambian children benefit from recycled IT

Zambian families and organisations will benefit from recycled IT this summer thanks to the University and Reusing IT.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2022

Teaching Excellence Awards 2022

Top teachers at the University of St Andrews have been recognised by colleagues and students at the Teaching Excellence Awards 2022.

New rowing competition

New rowing competition

A new rowing competition between the four home nations is coming to St Andrews this summer.

Rector's traditional 'drag' returns to town

Rector's traditional 'drag' returns to town

Dr Leyla Hussein OBE participated in the traditional 'student drag' ahead of her formal installation as the 54th Rector of the University of St Andrews today (Thursday 14 April).