It stands 4cm tall and weighs less than a pencil but has held up a £20m project and the movement of 450 staff to new offices in Eden Campus.
The University comes top in Scotland and second to Cambridge in the UK, according to a new higher education league table.
Two intrepid students return after a 10,000km cycle through Africa to help the fight against preventable blindness and deafness.
Crime writer Val McDermid was at the University this week for the launch of a new exhibition of Russian detective artwork.
Students presented their solutions to environmental problems faced by the world as part of St Andrews’ Global Challenges competition.
Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop opens a major international conference on the meaning of sovereignty in a global world.
The University has appointed a new Director of Museums to lead on a significant period of transformation for its galleries and collections.
Two St Andrews graduates are bringing Nordic cuisine to Fife to pair Scottish produce with its culinary traditions.
The University has been awarded £1.5m from the Economic and Social Research Council to create and manage a new SafePod Network.
Principal Professor Sally Mapstone has marked the topping out of the new Laidlaw Music Centre.