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Family Programme

The University of St Andrews is universally known as one of the top ranking UK universities, but what most people do not know is the vital role parents have to play in supporting this closely knit community.

Development runs a very popular Family Programme, for the parents of current undergraduate students, which enables families to be part of the St Andrews community, keeps them up to date with developments at the University and provides ways in which they can contribute to and share in its achievements. 

The University's Student Services has also compiled some useful information for parents.

By registering for the Family Programme, which is free of charge, you will automatically receive:

  • Membership of SPARC which entitles members of the extended St Andrews online alumni community to a range of benefits and services;

  • Two Link newsletters per year;

  • A regular St Andrews in the News e-newsletter;

  • A printed copy of Chronicle, our annual magazine for the alumni and friends of the University;

  • Invitations to our Parents' Receptions in St Andrews for the families of new incoming students;

  • Access to our online Love from Home service which we run in cooperation with Fisher & Donaldson, our local baker and confectioner, to allow you to send your loved ones treats during term time.

In addition, Family Programme members also have the opportunity to:

  • Support student learning by contributing to the Family Book Fund which provides extra funding for the University Library to invest in much-needed resources;

  • Volunteer to become a member of Saint Connect, the e-networking and mentoring platform exclusively for the University of St Andrews community, to help assist current students and recent graduates in achieving their career aspirations.
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Register for the Family Programme

Receive exclusive news and events from the University.

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Family Book Fund

Support student learning by contributing to the Family Book Fund.

Love from Home

Send your loved ones treats during term time.

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Link Newsletter

Our bi-annual newsletter available exclusively to Family Programme members.

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Giving to St Andrews

Every gift makes a difference and helps to support the University and its students.

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Saint Connect

Help current students and recent graduates achieve their career aspirations.