Donation to new University nursery
Friday 19 May 2017
Roseangle House Nursery was recently opened on the East Sands by Principal Professor Sally Mapstone. It offers 44 full and part-time places for the children of staff, students and local residents.
The Principal has taken a close personal interest in the project. Speaking at the opening ceremony, she reiterated the challenge of inclusivity that she set the University at her installation address:
“I said that inclusivity is central to how we are, and to how we attract the best and brightest to us, whether students or staff, and to how we keep them here in St Andrews.
“For staff and students with young families, relocating to St Andrews often means moving away from existing support networks. That can be a real concern for parents. I was struck by the fact that the University had no nursery facilities of its own readily available.
“As a university, we want parents to be confident about joining us, whether to take up a place as a student or staff member or to further their careers, so we need to ensure that excellent childcare is available. The opening of the University nursery is a hugely important milestone on our journey towards becoming a more open and diverse community.”
Helen Lynch has helped us to meet this challenge by generously donating £30,000 towards the costs of the new nursery.
Professor Mapstone pictured with one of the nursery children.