Public affairs and community engagement

St Andrews

The Public Affairs team works with elected officials, policy makers and change groups locally, at Holyrood and at Westminster – taking forward the University’s strategic priorities at an institutional level, as well as highlighting the University’s world-leading, sustainable, entrepreneurial and socially responsible stories to decision-makers in parliament and government.

Our Community Engagement and Social Responsibility Officer Lesley Caldwell works closely with groups across the St Andrews and wider Fife communities, building and advancing partnerships with community groups and providing a point of contact with our neighbours. Lesley leads on the University’s Community Fund, which enables the University to adapt to local needs and provide financial support to deliver tangible benefits for the wider community.