Mental Health Statistics for the University of St. Andrews

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

University of St. Andrews Branded ‘Hostile’ Against Free Speech on Campus

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

University of St. Andrews Urged to Ditch ‘Elitist’ Red Gowns

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

The Best of the Snow in St. Andrews

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

McDonald’s in St. Andrews? Student sets up Petition

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

Revealed: How Much Did St. Andrews Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

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?