Our own Walter Raleighs: the story behind the photograph
On the day of her death, we shared a black and white photograph of Her Majesty The Queen on the University home page and social media. The image, from Special Collections, shows a young Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Dundee in June 1955 during which she renamed University College - then part of the…
Popular legend has it that during a visit to NASA in 1961, President John F. Kennedy came across a janitor working late, mopping floors. "What are you doing working at this hour?" JFK inquired. "Mr President, I'm putting a man on the Moon," was the proud reply. We may not be blasting anyone into orbit…
Learning in the time of Covid
Following a switch to virtual teaching in Spring 2020, a small cohort of students finally returned to in-person teaching a few months later, with the remainder completing their studies wherever they were in the world.
Beginning to see the light
For the third time in the University's history, 1,900 graduating students will be conferred their degrees online. With restrictions starting to lift, our graduating students shared moments of their Covid-19 experience.
As a special marker of their ten-year anniversary, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to the place where it all started 20 years ago when they were undergraduates of the University of St Andrews.
St Andrews Can Do: Meaning
From delivering essential supplies and cleaning up around town to students walking dogs for those unable to leave the house, hundreds of selfless acts combined to reflect the true spirit of the St Andrews' community.
St Andrews Can Do: Connection
"The offering of events and activities throughout the year has really helped people to feel part of St Andrews and helped to counteract some of the isolation, stress and upset caused by the current restrictions."
St Andrews Can Do: Getting outside
We can still gather together and still do some of the things that make life feel more normal. We just have to do it in a safe way. We're also really lucky that in St Andrews we have so many amazing outdoor spaces.
St Andrews Can Do
In a time when most of us were being told what we couldn't do, the University of St Andrews took the bold step of taking on a new 'Can Do' mantra during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Reflections of a Saint
A selection of Class of 2020 Winter Graduates share their thoughts on graduation in the time of Covid and, perhaps most importantly, the value of a hug.