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Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for supporting the University through the delivery of a comprehensive HR service which develops and adopts relevant people management strategies, provides a range of professional support, information and expert advice consistent with employment legislation and best practice.

Even with all the information on our website, it may be that you still can't find the answer to something, or you don't even know where to begin, or you don't feel you can talk to someone face-to-face but would rather email first - then why not Ask humres?  This is an email service provided by Human Resources for employees needing advice on any aspect of employment within the University.  Employees can contact Human Resources with any query - large or small - and will receive a response within two working days.

If you have a query for Salaries, please see the Salaries page for contact details.


If you have any comments or questions about our site or service, please send an email or contact us directly on 01334 463096.


Latest News

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) - Consultation

USS will commence a 60 day consultation period on Monday 16 March 2015 on the proposed changes to the Scheme which are due to be implemented from April 2016.

Consultation papers have been issued to all active and prospective members ahead of the consultation period.  If you have not received your consultation papers, please contact Lisa Harley ( as soon as possible.

More information on the consultation can be found -, where members and prospective members can leave feedback for USS on the proposed changes.

Please note the University’s response to the proposed changes can be -

The Open Championship 2015

The Principal’s Office has confirmed that for operational reasons the University will be officially closed on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July 2015 during The Open Championship and most staff will not be required to attend work on those dates.

Staff within Residential and Business Services, the Sports Centre, Estates and any other School/Unit who are required, for business reasons, to work on these days will receive Time off in Lieu.

This is not annual leave but is in response to the external factors caused by The Open. No pro-rated entitlement arises for staff who are not contracted to work on these days.

Please note that all University car parks will be closed to staff.

Review and Development Scheme (RDS) for Support Staff

The University has introduced a new Review and Development Scheme for Support Staff.  The scheme provides a framework to review past performance and set future objectives during the annual review meeting.

Schools/Units will be notified annually of the review cycle, normally January – June, and asked to confirm to Human Resources when all reviews have been undertaken.

The Review and Development Form and Guidance Notes can be accessed here:

Review and Development (RDS) for Support Staff - Guidance (PDF, 225 KB)
Review and Development Form (Word, 107 KB)

Any queries should be directed to your HR Business Partner, details of which can be found at:

Other information

Documents are provided in PDF and Word, to read PDF's a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded, also refer to webpages Adobe accessibility or Screen reading for visual impairments.


Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 463096
Fax:+44 (0)1334 462570


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