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Pandemic, pregnancy and now a PhD for St Andrews' Amy

Pandemic, pregnancy and now a PhD for St Andrews' Amy

Executive officer to the Principal Amy McTurk-Starkie faced an extra challenge in her final year, giving birth to baby Ruairidh two days after she submitted the final copies of her thesis.

"Exceptional" student awarded Principal's Medal

"Exceptional" student awarded Principal's Medal

An outstanding student who was awarded a First-Class degree and the prestigious Principal's Medal, has praised lecturers including the late Professor John Burnside, who made their time at St Andrews a "pure joy"

Grey whales are shrinking

Grey whales are shrinking

Gray whales that spend their summers feeding in the shallow waters off the Pacific Northwest coast have undergone a significant decline in body length since around the year 2000, a new University of St Andrews study has

A-ha moment for Armando

A-ha moment for Armando

Award-winning writer and satirist Armando Iannucci spoke to new graduates about his impostor syndrome after receiving an Honorary Degree today.

Nicole Entin receives Principal's Medal

Nicole Entin receives Principal's Medal

Nicole Entin, who graduated with a MA (Hons) in Art History and English was the recipient of a Principal's Medal, awarded by Professor Dame Sally Mapstone in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 13.

William navigates obstacles to academic success

William navigates obstacles to academic success

Completing a degree at the University of St Andrews is no mean feat, but William McMullan's journey has been exceptional. Like many others in his cohort, William's studies were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Peter Piper graduates

Peter Piper graduates

St Andrews student Peter Meiklejohn is a familiar face at graduation ceremonies, having served in the role of Chancellor's Piper since 2023.

The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit

A pioneering project led by a University of St Andrews academic to help pupils explore the Universe using retired telescope equipment is celebrating the milestone of supporting 100 Scottish schools.

Art in the context of HIV

Art in the context of HIV

A new exhibition featuring art and literature by people affected by HIV and AIDS will appear across St Andrews this month, curated by a student from the University of St Andrews.

From First Chances to First-Class Honours for Kate

From First Chances to First-Class Honours for Kate

A Kirkcaldy school pupil who said she wouldn't have considered university had it not been for St Andrews' introducing her to the 'First Chances' widening access programme, celebrated graduating with a First Class degree

Scotland's Speaker Series launch

Scotland's Speaker Series launch

The SFS launch event saw Former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speak of her "innate optimism" about the "power of politics to change lives".

New Wardlaw exhibition seeks answers from the great beyond

New Wardlaw exhibition seeks answers from the great beyond

A Dalek, a set of original sketches by science-fiction writer Iain M Banks, and a handwritten inscription by Galileo are among items on display in a new exhibition in St Andrews that is out of this world.

Honour for Armando

Honour for Armando

The award-winning The Thick of It director, a former PM of New Zealand, and the first Native American Indian will join more than 2500 students celebrating graduation in St Andrews next month.

New research calls for the protection of UK saltmarshes

New research calls for the protection of UK saltmarshes

The UK's saltmarshes are under threat from climate change, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise, according to a new study led by the University of St Andrews and the University of York.

How elephants say hello

How elephants say hello

African elephants communicate in different ways depending on the social scenario, according to a new research collaboration.

Geared up for sustainable travel

Geared up for sustainable travel

Researchers from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) successfully completed a cycle challenge to raise awareness of climate change and the need to transition to a low carbon future.

Fife horticulture project heaps praise on University donation

Fife horticulture project heaps praise on University donation

A project set up to promote horticulture, heritage, arts, and education at Cambo Estate in Fife's East Neuk has been reaping the benefits of a donation from the University of St Andrews Community Fund.

Arts and Humanities ranked within the world's top 50

Arts and Humanities ranked within the world's top 50

Arts and Humanities subjects at the University of St Andrews are among the strongest in the world for teaching and research, according to a new international ranking.

St Andrews RSE Fellows

St Andrews RSE Fellows

A mathematician, a sea mammal expert, a Professor of Greek, and a researcher in British culture are new RSE Fellows.

University bus deal hits £1m

University bus deal hits £1m

A pioneering partnership between the University and bus operator Stagecoach has saved staff and students £1 millon in just 13 months.

Silver Athena Swan award for St Andrews

Silver Athena Swan award for St Andrews

The University of St Andrews has received a prestigious institutional Silver Athena Swan Award in recognition of its continued efforts to advance gender equality across the University.

Lighting up the future

Lighting up the future

New multidisciplinary research from the University of St Andrews could lead to more efficient televisions, computer screens and lighting.

Medicine comes home

Medicine comes home

A new partnership between the University and NHS Fife will benefit patient care and medical research in the Kingdom and boost Scotland's training provision for new doctors.

Prize for the Environment

Prize for the Environment

The University launched its annual Prize for the Environment this month, a significant global initiative that champions innovative responses to environmental challenges.

Roxani's essay in 'I Remember' Covid memorial

Roxani's essay in 'I Remember' Covid memorial

A St Andrews International Relations lecturer specialising in the politics of love and care has made a major contribution to I Remember - Scotland's Covid memorial

Chimpanzees learn by looking

Chimpanzees learn by looking

Chimps learn by watching each other, according to research from St Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Bobby Jones Scholars announced

Bobby Jones Scholars announced

The University announced the selection of four students who will spend the next academic year studying at Emory University as part of a special scholarship.

Protect marine mammal habitats

Protect marine mammal habitats

An international conservation initiative has identified new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.

Fake news feeds on inattention

Fake news feeds on inattention

Research from St Andrews reveals how misinformation producers exploit inattentive readers, who are more likely to click on false news.

Buses promote travel scheme

Buses promote travel scheme

A striking bus-side advertising scheme showcasing the carbon saved by St Andrews students and staff has been launched.

RSE honours St Andrews academics

RSE honours St Andrews academics

Seven exceptional St Andrews academics have been awarded research grants by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

St Andrews secures £2m green hydrogen funding

St Andrews secures £2m green hydrogen funding

The University of St Andrews has been awarded funding by the Wolfson Foundation to enable the development of green hydrogen technologies.

Free drop-in vaccination clinics

Free drop-in vaccination clinics

The drop-in clinics will take place in the Students' Association Building and will run from Tuesday 30 January to Friday 2 February, between 9am and 3pm.