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Hockey squad success

Hockey squad success

Two University of St Andrews hockey players have been selected to join the Great Britain Women's Elite Development Programme.

Fundraising challenge

Fundraising challenge

Saints Sport kicked off a £2022 charity challenge this week calling on 2022 staff and students to walk, cycle, run or row 2022 miles.

Music across borders marks Spring Festival

Music across borders marks Spring Festival

Music from the Chinese-speaking world will form a centrepiece for celebrations of Chinese New Year at the University of St Andrews.

St Andrews adopts green web technology

St Andrews adopts green web technology

The University will implement the eco-friendly search engine Ecosia across its computer network as part of an ambitious strategy to reach net zero carbon by 2035.

Bat expert scoops award

Bat expert scoops award

A leading St Andrews researcher has been recognised in the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

Semester 2 of 2021-2022

Semester 2 of 2021-2022

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone emailed all staff on Friday 7 January 2022 ahead of Semester 2 of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Antarctic expedition

Antarctic expedition

Researchers from SMRU have set sail on the third and final ship-based research expedition to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

New Year honours

New Year honours

Three leading researchers at St Andrews have been named in the New Year's Honours list.

Shooting fish

Shooting fish

Shooting prey is a more common hunting technique in fish than previously thought, new research has found.

Crows keep tools safe

Crows keep tools safe

New Caledonian crows are particularly careful when handling their most valuable tools, according to a new study.

Two major awards for St Andrews

Two major awards for St Andrews

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded two Major Research Fellowships to academics at the University of St Andrews.

Urgent Covid Omicron update

Urgent Covid Omicron update

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has tonight (Friday 10 December) informed all staff and students of the cancellation of imminent large events at the University.

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

St Andrews staff asked to work from home

Staff at the University of St Andrews have been asked to work from home wherever possible at least until the middle of January.

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions deepen globally

Political divisions are deeper than at any time in the past 50 years, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews.

New tools to unearth rare metals

New tools to unearth rare metals

A new understanding of how volcanic processes form deposits of rare earth metals is revealed in a new study from St Andrews.

St Andrews Forest grows

St Andrews Forest grows

The St Andrews Forest has grown with a further 620 trees planted thanks to staff, students and members of the community.

One woman and her dog

One woman and her dog

Degrees of success for St Andrews student and her canine companion.

Connecting Generations

Connecting Generations

The University of St Andrews is to share in a major £8.26m funding award for a joint initiative which will study inequality in society.

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

St Andrews staff share their lockdown tales

The highs and lows of pandemic life have been shared by University staff as part of a project that documents the HE lockdown experience.

New source for planetary water explored

New source for planetary water explored

New findings by an international team of astronomers reveal that some planets may have had water since their creation.

University gifted invaluable collection

University gifted invaluable collection

Dundee and St Andrews receive clinically significant samples to help further research aimed at overcoming antimicrobial resistance.

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

Ethnic stacking keeps dictators in power

New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals how ethnic stacking in African countries helps keep authoritarian leaders in power.

Principal's December update

Principal's December update

Principal addresses Winter Graduation, the rights of trans people, strike action by the UCU, climate change, and plans for next semester.

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

St Andrews joins multimorbidity consortium

The School of Medicine has joined an £8.5m consortium of Scottish universities to deliver a new PhD Doctoral Training programme.

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Honorary degree for Andrew Marr

Respected journalist and political commentator, Andrew Marr, will join fellow honorands and students for in-person winter graduation.

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

St Andrews wins Green Gown Awards

The University of St Andrews is celebrating after scooping two awards at the 2021 Green Gown Awards.

Not always back in black

Not always back in black

Scientists at St Andrews have finally proved that a person's complexion determines the colour of clothing that suits them.

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Further funds forthcoming for Fife

Victims of domestic abuse, sufferers from Long-Covid, migrants and disabled children have benefited from the University Community Fund.

Hydrogen train showcased

Hydrogen train showcased

During COP26, the University of St Andrews' hydrogen train project has been showcased to invited guests from around the world.

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Surveillance during Covid has damaged trust

Increasing use of staff surveillance by employers during the Covid-19 pandemic endangers trust in the workplace, according to a new report.

Renewable energy in India

Renewable energy in India

The University has signed up to help India achieve 100 per cent of the country's energy requirements through renewable energy (RE).

Boost for dyslexia research

Boost for dyslexia research

A project to help understand the genetic basis of dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded a grant from the RSE.

Ancient genes vital for dolphin survival

Ancient genes vital for dolphin survival

Ancient genes that predate the last Ice Age may be the key to survival, at least if you are a dolphin, according to new research.

Chimps communicate in context

Chimps communicate in context

New research led by St Andrews reveals bonobo chimpanzee gestures change meaning according to the specific context in which they are used.

Messages of hope for COP26

Messages of hope for COP26

Students at Scotland's oldest university have sent a powerful message to world leaders ahead of COP26.

Whales react in the blink of an eye

Whales react in the blink of an eye

Whales have reaction times as fast as humans, according to new research from St Andrews and a team of international researchers.

Climate change warning

Climate change warning

Climate change will be amplified on the hottest days in tropical regions, causing severe impact to human health, new research has found.

Three major prizes for St Andrews

Three major prizes for St Andrews

Three top research prizes have been awarded to academics at the University of St Andrews by a major national funding body.

Ocean acidity climate predictor

Ocean acidity climate predictor

New international climate modelling and geochemical data research confirms major changes to Pacific Ocean currents.

Toba or not Toba

Toba or not Toba

New research reveals the timing of a volcanic super-eruption that may have shaped the evolution of our early human ancestors.

Raisin Monday foam fight 2021

Raisin Monday foam fight 2021

Almost a thousand students gathered to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight today for the first time in two years.