Information about Alumni Relations.
- How can I inform the University that I have changed address and / or have not received a copy of 'Alumnus Chronicle'?
It is extremely important that you inform the Alumni Relations Office of any change of address to enable us to send you your annual alumni magazine, the Alumnus Chronicle, and other communications keeping you up to date with developments at the University.
Please update your contact details by completing an 'Update Details' form.
Alternatively, you can 'Update Your Details' via a dynamic online form by becoming a member of our Alumni Web Services.
- What are the Alumni Web Services?
The Alumni Web Services was designed exclusively for alumni and friends of the University of St Andrews.
Our registered members are part of a global virtual community who have free access to our online facilities.
- I would like to get in touch with a fellow graduate of St Andrews. Who can help?
The Alumni Relations Office is the point of contact for those wishing to get in touch with fellow graduates. Due to Data Protection Legislation we cannot release the contact details of our alumni but we can make contact on your behalf. To make an enquiry please complete an online Trace a friend form.
Alternatively, if you are a member of Alumni Web Services, you can try searching the Alumni Directory.
- Where can I obtain information about pre-1920 graduates of the University of St Andrews?
The Alumni Relations Office holds information on graduates from around 1920 onwards. This data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any information prior to this date is held in the University Library's archives. Further information can be obtained on the Library website.
For family history enquiries please see Genealogy.
- How can I order a duplicate degree certificate / endorsed academic transcript / confirmation of degree letter?
Duplicate degree certificates, endorsed academic transcripts and confirmation of degree letters can all be ordered from the Registry.
Please contact SAAO at:
Phone: (01334) 463097
Fax: (01334) 462144
Please visit degree verification for further information.
- Are there discounts for St Andrews graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of St Andrews?
The Recent Graduate Discount offers a 10% discount on tuition fees to St Andrews students who have graduated during the last three years and who are applying for our postgraduate courses starting in 2009-2010. For further information, including eligibility guidelines, please visit Recent Graduate Discount or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I would like to join a University Alumni Club. How can I do this?
To find out if there is a club in your area, please visit our Alumni Clubs page.
- Does the University organise reunions?
Alumni Relations runs an annual Reunion Weekend which takes place during the last weekend of June. The highlight of the weekend is a black tie Pre-Ball Dinner followed by a Reunion Ball. Reunion Weekend particularly honours those who are celebrating a five- or ten-year anniversary of their graduation but all alumni are warmly invited to attend.
Please contact us if you would like our help to organise a group to come to Reunion Weekend (perhaps related to your degree subject or hall of residence). We are also happy to provide support and advice to anyone who would like to organise a class, club or other reunion outwith the annual reunion programme, whenever or wherever it may be taking place.
- What is the Gift Aid Scheme?
Gift Aid is a UK government tax scheme, which enables the University to claim tax relief on donations received from UK taxpayers. For every £1 donated, 25p is added - a £100 gift with Gift Aid is worth £125 to the University.
Higher rate taxpayers are also able to claim tax back on their donation. The amount higher rate taxpayers can claim back is the difference between higher and basic rate tax (currently 20% as of 6th April 2008) on the gross value of the gift. In the example of a gift of £100, the gross value would be deemed to be £125 and a higher rate taxpayer could claim back £25.
In order for gifts to be eligible for Gift Aid, the donor must be a UK taxpayer who will have paid an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the University of St Andrews will reclaim on the gifts in the relevant tax year in which the gifts are made.
The donor must sign a Gift Aid Declaration; this can either be open ended (applying to this donation and all future donations) or relating to a particular gift. This declaration is also available as part of our standard Gift Form.
Donations from companies are not eligible for Gift Aid to be reclaimed by the charity; however the company can treat the gift as an allowable expense, making a saving on Corporation Tax. Gifts made with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) vouchers have already had Gift Aid claimed on them by CAF and passed to the charity, therefore further Gift Aid cannot be claimed.
- I would like to buy a gown. Where can I get one?
New gowns can be ordered through the student shop (B.E.S.S.) where good quality second hand gowns are also available. Tel: +44 (0)1334 462731 or visit B.E.S.S. at the Student's Union, St Mary's Place, KY16 9UZ.
New gowns are also available from robe makers Ede & Ravenscroft www.edeandravenscroft.co.uk
- I am making a visit to St Andrews. Where can I find information about University holiday accommodation?
The University's Residential & Business Services offer holiday accommodation through their Conference & Group Services. For information about accommodation for conferences, groups and holidays please visit www.discoverstandrews.com.
- I would like to get married in St Salvator's Chapel. Who should I contact?
Information about getting married in either St Salvator's or St Leonard's Chapel is available from the University's Chaplaincy. Residential & Business Services can also provide catering for your Wedding Reception.
For further information on the full range of services, please visit the Weddings page.