Almost 1,000 students accessed counselling services at the University of St. Andrews in the 2016-17 academic year, it has been revealed. With around 9,000 students studying at St. Andrews, this means around 10% of all students have sought help. In worrying news, this figure is one of the highest in the United Kingdom. The statistics used in this article come courtesy of a Freedom of Information … Continue reading Mental Health Statistics for the University of St. Andrews
The University of St. Andrews is ‘hostile’ towards free speech on campus, according to a recent report by Spiked Online. The report has cast doubt over the notion that a University campus is a location which allows students and staff to engage in free speech. The report suggests very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech on campus. Some, they … Continue reading University of St. Andrews Branded ‘Hostile’ Against Free Speech on Campus
The University of St. Andrews has been urged by a Professor to ditch ‘elitist’ red gowns, in a bid to appeal more to poorer applicants. This recommendation suggests an end to a tradition that dates back over 600 years. Professor Sir Peter Scott – an advisor to the Scottish Government – has suggested it is time for the £159 red gown to be ditched. Scott’s … Continue reading University of St. Andrews Urged to Ditch ‘Elitist’ Red Gowns
As the University of St. Andrews shuts down for the day due to the havoc the snow is causing, we take a look at some of the best images from the last few days. The St. Andrews area has been hit hard by the ‘Beast from the East’, with temperatures plummeting in recent days. Yesterday, the University of St. Andrews library was shut early, with … Continue reading The Best of the Snow in St. Andrews
Many Scottish Universities will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The University of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St. Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde are all among those to strike. Five of these seven will begin striking on February 22. The news of the strike has led to concern for students, who will be affected by the ramifications of a … Continue reading Details on Strikes at Scottish Universities
A student at the University of St. Andrews has set up a petition to campaign for a branch of the iconic fast-food restaurant McDonald’s to open in the area. While there were some dissenting voices, the student has been able to secure 116 names at the time of writing. The petition arose following debate on social media as to whether or not a McDonald’s branch … Continue reading McDonald’s in St. Andrews? Student sets up Petition
One of the areas synonymous with St. Andrews is the iconic golf course – known simply as the ‘Old Course’. Tourists long to see it, golfers long to play it, and once every half-decae, the world’s best golf players like Tiger Woods come and visit. Therefore, we have become accustomed to the golf course being a part of life, and a cultural symbol, for the … Continue reading St. Andrews: A Future Without The Old Course?!
Students across Scotland are facing an on-campus accommodation shortage, Member of Scottish Parliament Mark Ruskell has suggested. Green Party representative Ruskell suggested the current state of on-campus accommodation in Scotland was a ‘clear problem’. This has been documented in the past, with Stirling University witnessing 180 first year students not having accommodation. Ruskell has called upon the Scottish Government to address the issue. Read on … Continue reading ‘Severe’ Accommodation Shortage at Scottish Universities
Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that students from the University of St. Andrews spent heavily on library fines for the 2016-17 academic year. Students spent a total of £48,217.90 on library fines. This figure is above average for library fines in institutions across the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £4.82 per student – a … Continue reading Revealed: How Much Did St. Andrews Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?
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