Industrial action update
In an email to all staff and students today (Monday 21 November), the Proctor outlined upcoming UCU strike action at the University.
University hosts portrait exhibition celebrating 100 years of trailblazing women
A world champion beatboxer, the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean, and the First Minister of Scotland are among 55 female firsts whose portraits will be coming to St Andrews this winter.
Environment Prize 2022
Three global finalists have been selected for the prestigious St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2022.
University reaches out to Fife communities amid cost of living crisis
Latest round of Community Fund will focus on supporting projects across the Kingdom directly helping local people during the cost of living and energy crisis.
Cost of Living Update
Email to all staff and students from the Principal, Students' Association President, and Students' Association Director of Wellbeing and Equality on the cost of living support available.
Do you speak extra-terrestrial?
A new international research hub will coordinate global expertise to prepare humanity for when we discover we are not alone in the cosmos.
Artists to receive honoraries
A refugee rights activist, an award-winning singer-songwriter, a world-famous author, and a Scottish concert violinist will be honoured.
Medic's research could be key to future treatments
Injuries sustained by civilian victims of blasts and ballistics incidents could be key to providing future emergency responses.
Maps of the past may shed light on our climate future
New research suggests maps of climate in the distant past could provide insight into the future as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere increase.
Gene study identifies series of DNA variants linked to dyslexia
In the largest genetic study of dyslexia to date, scientists identify a series of DNA variants linked to dyslexia.
Chimpanzees synchronise their steps just like humans
New research shows chimpanzees share a human tendency to unintentionally synchronise their steps when walking alongside one another.
Megan joins golf squad
Student Megan Ashley has been selected for a national golf squad that helps players reach their full potential and win tournaments.
Heirs to the foam
More than a thousand students gathered to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight.
Women. Life. Freedom.
St Andrews will hold a rally and vigil to show our support for women, students, and protesters facing violence and oppression in Iran.
Lecturer appointed as office for National Statistics Fellow
Dr Marcel Lukas, Lecturer in Banking and Finance, has been appointed as a Fellow to the office for National Statistics (ONS).
Visit by Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko
The University is to give students, staff and the wider community a unique insight into the war in Ukraine when it welcomes one of the country's leading MPs, Lesia Vasylenko.
New centre will provide start-up and spin-out opportunities, practical entrepreneurial training courses, and a full calendar of events.
Scottish Hydrogen Train
An innovative hydrogen train project is on track to help the Scottish Government meet its ambitious Net Zero carbon targets.
St Andrews top in new UK ranking
St Andrews is the top university in the UK, moving ahead of Oxford and Cambridge, in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
University leads on patient-first data system research
A project led by the University of St Andrews has developed new systems which could help put patients in control of their healthcare data in future.
Ryan will row for GB
Fourth year ScotGEM student Ryan Glymond has been selected to represent GB at the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals 2022.
Scottish University of the Year
St Andrews is top in Scotland, 2nd in the UK and Scottish University of the Year in The Times Good University Guide 2023.
University invites St Andrews community to State Funeral screening
University opens its doors to students, staff and townspeople to watch a live broadcast of the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Message to students
Email sent to all students from the Sabbatical officers following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
The death of Her Majesty The Queen
Email from the Principal to all staff and students following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Chimpanzee 'social media'
Scientists have shown that chimpanzees in Uganda's Budongo Forest have their own signature style when drumming on trees.
Hundreds of St Andrews students took part in the traditional Pier Walk along the harbour walls of St Andrews.
UCF helps RNLI
A Fife-wide appeal to raise £100,000 for a new lifeboat station in Anstruther has received backing from the University of St Andrews Community Fund.
Scotland lifts trophy at inaugural beach rowing event
The Scotland Rowing Team lifted a much-coveted trophy at the first HIR Beach Sprints event, hosted by the University and Scottish Rowing.
Micro-fridge research paves the way to quantum entanglement with large objects
A team of international researchers has created a micro-refrigerator the size of a blood cell to cool adjacent objects, which could have major applications in quantum technologies.
University Community Fund
A North East Fife charity that changes the lives of disabled people has been supported by the University Community Fund.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
St Andrews has achieved a Fairtrade University award in recognition of its commitment to sustainability.
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
David Morris has been appointed Director of Rugby at Saints Sport.
Fellows of the British Academy
Two St Andrews academics have achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellows of the British Academy.
Chemistry students' discovery could help treat Alzheimer's
Four chemistry students have helped to discover a class of molecules that can help accelerate DNA repair which could help in the treatment of Alzheimer's.
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.
Chimpanzee mothers may grieve loss of their young
New observations from the Budongo Forest in Uganda help us to understand why chimpanzee mothers carry their dead infants.
Celebrating golfing greats
St Andrews and its ancient university honoured legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus alongside some of the world's best-loved golfers.
St Andrews top in UK for student experience
St Andrews is top in the UK for student academic experience, according to the results of the National Student Survey 2022.
A promise made to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 came to pass last month.