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Study finds teaching satisfaction levels increased during the pandemic, despite lockdown and remote learning.

Date 18 February 2021
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An overlooked collection of modern African art in Argyll and Bute schools has been rediscovered by academics.

Date 21 April 2021
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The idea that only humans have culture is challenged by a leading expert in animal behaviour.

Date 1 April 2021
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St Andrews top in the UK for student academic experience

Top in the UK for student academic experience in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

Equality and diversity

The University of St Andrews is committed to advancing gender equality representation, progression and success in higher education and research.

Best in Scotland and second in the UK

The University of St Andrews has once again been ranked the best university in Scotland and second in the UK behind Oxford, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.