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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.

New exhibition tackles legacies of empire

New exhibition tackles legacies of empire

A new exhibition exploring the legacies of the British empire has opened at the University of St Andrews' Wardlaw Museum.

New research could help protect our vulnerable shelf seas

New research could help protect our vulnerable shelf seas

Researchers from the University of St Andrews have collaborated with Scottish Government scientists to develop a new predictive approach that will help assess the vulnerability the UK's seabed carbon stores.

HIR coastal regatta

HIR coastal regatta

The inaugural Home International Rowing (HIR) Beach Sprints will be hosted in St Andrews on Saturday 20 August at the East Sands.

Dark matter halos

Dark matter halos

A new study challenges a previously accepted view of the universe by showing that the Fornax Cluster is free of dark matter halos.

Accommodation update 4 August

Accommodation update 4 August

Email to students who were unsuccessful in gaining a place in University Halls this year, or who have contacted us about a shortage of accommodation in St Andrews.

Origin of volatile elements

Origin of volatile elements

A study into the zinc isotope composition of meteorites suggests that material from the outer solar system was an important source of volatile elements during the formation of the Earth.

Poet brings new energy to research centre

Poet brings new energy to research centre

Award-winning poet and writer Rebecca Sharp will be taking up the position of Artist-in-Residence at the University of St Andrews' Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE).

Vaquita porpoises escape extinction longer than expected

Vaquita porpoises escape extinction longer than expected

Critically endangered vaquita porpoises are escaping extinction longer than expected, leading to speculation they may have found ways to evade deadly fishing nets, according to a new study.

Fairtrade University status

Fairtrade University status

St Andrews has achieved a Fairtrade University award in recognition of its commitment to sustainability.

Golf scholars to represent home nations

Golf scholars to represent home nations

Two golf performance scholars from the University of St Andrews have been selected to represent their home nations in the upcoming Home Internationals in Ireland.

New Director of Rugby

New Director of Rugby

David Morris has been appointed Director of Rugby at Saints Sport.

Fellows of the British Academy

Fellows of the British Academy

Two St Andrews academics have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy.

Sam's taking pride

Sam's taking pride

Student entrepreneur, Sam Winton, attended London Pride with ten other finalists of this year's LGBT Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

Celebrating golfing greats

Celebrating golfing greats

St Andrews and its ancient university honoured legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus alongside some of the world's best-loved golfers.

Principal's promise

Principal's promise

A promise made to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 came to pass last month.

This one simple trick can improve your performance

This one simple trick can improve your performance

Music performance is enhanced when musicians concentrate on the sounds they make, not on the movements of their fingers, according to a study led by researchers at the University of St Andrews.

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 the University will honour some of the world's best-loved golfers during The Open Championship.

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.