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University challenged

University challenged

St Andrews is the top university in Scotland and second to Oxford in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.

In-person teaching

In-person teaching

In an email to staff and students, Principal Professor Sally Mapstone outlined a phased approach to the introduction of in-person teaching.

Covid response team and code

Covid response team and code

The University has established a Covid Rapid Response Team to respond to suspected incidence of coronavirus amongst staff and students.

Nooks, crannies and critters

Nooks, crannies and critters

Research reveals that complex habitats tend to contain more biodiversity, both in terms of more individuals and more species.

Sharing food aids monkey business

Sharing food aids monkey business

It may be only a shared banana in a tree, but new research suggests this sharing of food could be a 'date' for primates.

Keeping St Andrews safe

Keeping St Andrews safe

The University has unveiled a detailed blueprint for students arriving in the town to keep themselves and the local community safe and well.

Doorstep Saints

Doorstep Saints

Graduating St Andrews students are being 'doorstepped' by official photographers this week as part of their virtual degree celebrations.

St Andrews virtual celebrations

St Andrews virtual celebrations

More than 1900 University of St Andrews students from over 80 countries will take part in unique, virtual, online graduation celebrations.

Top for student experience

Top for student experience

Students at Scotland's first University vote it the best in the UK for student experience.

Amazing academic journey

Amazing academic journey

Laura Paterson from Leven has been awarded the Fife Provost Prize for Evening Student of the Year.

St Andrews awarded new Fairtrade status

The University of St Andrews is one of the first in the country to be awarded the new Fairtrade University two-stars status.

Dolphins off Scottish coast

Dolphins off Scottish coast

Bottlenose dolphins have been seen in the Tay Estuary area and off the Fife coast by a surveying team from the University of St Andrews.

Golden lion tamarins play safe with food

Golden lion tamarins play safe with food

Golden lion tamarin monkeys take the safe option when choosing what to feed their young, just like humans do, researchers have found.

Trumpet call to teach youngsters

Trumpet call to teach youngsters

Local children have been offered the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, thanks to a new scheme at the University of St Andrews.

University fund helps out

University fund helps out

Tackling domestic abuse and making PPE are some of the latest causes to benefit from the University of St Andrews Community Fund.

New stone circle discovered

New stone circle discovered

A team of archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a major new prehistoric monument only a short distance away from Stonehenge.

St Andrews says sorry to BAME

St Andrews says sorry to BAME

St Andrews Principal, Professor Sally Mapstone, today apologised for past failures to value and elevate BAME students and scholars.

BLM: St Andrews says sorry

BLM: St Andrews says sorry

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone: an apology to BAME staff and students.

Unlocking the spread of covid

Unlocking the spread of covid

Medical and data scientists have joined forces to further medical research and understanding on the spread of Covid-19 within communities.

St Andrews on top form

The University's position as one of the world's top universities has been reinforced with the publication of two benchmark league tables.

Levitated timepiece sets new benchmark

Levitated timepiece sets new benchmark

A mechanical 'clock' has been created by international researchers, led by St Andrews, which could test the fundamental physics of gravity.

Early signs of life

Early signs of life

New research helps answer one of the most asked questions in geoscience: when did Earth start to become habitable to complex life?

Major investment at University's Eden Campus

Major investment at University's Eden Campus

The University has been awarded £1.128m to develop a world-class test space for academics, technicians and SMEs at its Eden Campus site.

Donations for good causes

Donations for good causes

Lone parents, the elderly and children's education are among the first causes to benefit from the University Community Fund.

The family ties that grind

The family ties that grind

The ability to recognise relatives can make life more dangerous for the female of the species, new research has shown.