New rowing competition
A new rowing competition between the four home nations is coming to St Andrews this summer.
St Andrews formally welcomes its first female Black Rector
Campaigner and global leader on gender rights Dr Leyla Hussein OBE was installed as the University's 54th Rector on Friday 15 April 2022.
Ancient Namibian stone holds key to future quantum computers
A special form of light made using an ancient Namibian gemstone could be the key to new light-based quantum computers, according to new research.
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).
Royal appointment for Professor Jo Sharp
Jo Sharp, Professor of Geography at the University of St Andrews, has been appointed as Geographer Royal for Scotland.
Laidlaw Music Centre hits the high note
The University of St Andrews officially marked the opening of its world-leading Laidlaw Music Centre on Saturday 2 April.
Covid update April 2022
Email to all staff and students from University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE, on Friday 1 April 2022.
Consumers underestimate annual spend by £3,900
Consumers in the UK, US and Canada underestimate their future expenses by an average of £75 per week, the equivalent of £3,900 a year, new research from the University of St Andrews shows.
Standing with Ukraine
More than 1000 people gathered on the West Sands to form a line in the sand as a display of opposition to the war.
Water Polo champions
The University of St Andrews women's water polo team have won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship for a second time.
New anti-viral light could make indoor settings Covid-safe
A new type of ultraviolet light can efficiently kill airborne microbes and help tackle future outbreaks, a study has found after successful trials.
Harmonious vocals to make Music Centre sing
Award-winning vocal ensemble, the Gesualdo Six, will join St Salvator's Chapel Choir for a concert at the University's innovative new music centre next month.
Four they are jolly good Fellows
A philosopher, a genomic epidemiologist, a historian and a biologist from the University of St Andrews have been announced as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
Underwater noise pollution threat to marine life
A breakthrough study by a specialist European research team shows man-made underwater noise pollution is picked up by whales in a similar way they sense natural predators.
A sulphurous death for unlucky dinosaurs
Climate cooling associated with sulphur gases directly contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs, research at St Andrews has found.
Major grants of €4 million for St Andrews
Two St Andrews researchers have been awarded major European Research Council (ERC) grants aimed at tackling big questions.
Covid update March 2022
Email to all staff and students from University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sally Mapstone FRSE, on Thursday 17 March 2022.
What Were You Wearing?
The University is hosting an exhibition that aims to shatter the myth that sexual assault can be attributed to a person's choice of clothes.
War could see Ukraine's population fall by a third
Ukraine's population could decline by a third over the next two decades as a result of the Russian invasion, researchers at the University of St Andrews suggest.
Scientists prepare for 'anthropulse' as Covid-19 travel restrictions ease
Leading St Andrews ecologist calls for coordinated action to investigate the environmental impacts of humanity's emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ukraine Hardship Appeal
An appeal to raise funds to support St Andrews students affected by the war in Ukraine raised £75,000 in just a few hours.
Principal's Ukraine update
Email from the Principal to all staff and students on how the University is responding to the war in Ukraine.
Living in more polluted areas increases risk for poor mental wellbeing
People in the UK who live in more polluted areas, such as near busy roads, are at a higher risk of poor mental wellbeing, new research has found.
International Women's Day
St Andrews interviews some of its academic women as part of International Women's Day.
St Andrews Environment Prize
The University launches its annual global Prize for the Environment today (Monday 7 March).
St Andrews poet shortlisted for prestigious prize
An award-winning University of St Andrews lecturer has had her debut collection of poetry shortlisted for a major prize.
Arctic seal pups learn to live on the edge
Young harp seals diving for the first time can adapt their behaviour depending on local environmental conditions, according to new research at the University of St Andrews.
Vigil for Ukraine
Members of the University community stand together in unity against aggression and violence.
Community Fund opens
The University has launched Round 2 of this year's Community Fund to support groups and community activities across Fife.
Important Covid Update for Staff and Students
Email to all staff and students from the Master and the Proctor on Wednesday 23 February 2022.
Love in the time of conflict
Putting love at the heart of research could help shift our understanding of conflict and peace, according to new research co-led by the University of St Andrews.
Tax abuse research
New research led by the University of St Andrews reveals that millions of lives around the world could be improved by tackling global tax abuse.
Violin 'surgery sessions'
A leading Scottish violinist is to lend his expertise to local musicians following his upcoming concert at the University of St Andrews.
Map of Scotland on display
The first map of Scotland detailing the Kingdom of the Scots is on display at the University of St Andrews.
Hockey squad success
Two University of St Andrews hockey players have been selected to join the Great Britain Women's Elite Development Programme.
Leading St Andrews infectious disease expert to deliver keynote lecture
Dr Muge Cevik will deliver the keynote address at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).
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 from the Chinese-speaking world will form a centrepiece for celebrations of Chinese New Year at the University of St Andrews.
ALDI renews sponsorship with Saints Sport
Supermarket chain ALDI has extended its sports sponsorship deal with Saints Sport.
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
A leading St Andrews researcher has been recognised in the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.
New president of philanthropy network elected
Professor Tobias Jung has been elected as the new President of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP).
Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago
Dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia has reassessed the age of Homo sapiens remains, revealing they are almost 30,000 years older than previously suggested.
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.
Researchers from SMRU have set sail on the third and final ship-based research expedition to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.
New Year honours
Three leading researchers at St Andrews have been named in the New Year's Honours list.
Shooting prey is a more common hunting technique in fish than previously thought, new research has found.
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
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded two Major Research Fellowships to academics at the University of St Andrews.
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.