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Global Challenges

Students presented their solutions to environmental problems faced by the world as part of the University of St Andrews’ Global Challenges competition.

The annual event, run by the University’s School of International Relations, this year had the theme ‘Rethinking climate change and planetary politics’.

Now in its third year, the Global Challenges programme aims to support the personal and academic development of students by encouraging them to work collaboratively, effectively and creatively.

Fife MP Stephen Gethins attended the event, while MSP Gillian Martin, Convenor of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee at the Scottish Parliament, joined the President of the Students’ Association, Paloma Paige; Dr Tony Crook, of the Department of Social Anthropology; Professor Claire Peddie, of the School of Biology; and the Head of the School of International Relations, Professor Anthony Lang, on the judging panel.

Image caption (left to right): Paloma Paige, President of the Students’ Association; Dr Rikard Jalkebro, School of International Relations; Gillian Martin MSP; Dr Tony Crook, Department of Social Anthropology; Stephen Gethins MP; Professor Anthony Lang, Head of the School of International Relations; and Professor Claire Peddie, School of Biology

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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  1. Susan Edwards says:

    Good story and photo of the organizers and judges. The process sounds like a big commitment with great rewards. Tell us about the students and their ideas!

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