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Court & Senate Office

The Court & Senate Office exists primarily to ensure the efficient and effective administration of the University Court, the University Senate and their major committees (including Academic Council). The Court & Senate Office is also a source of advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to the administration of the University’s supreme governing body, Court, including arrangements for the recruitment, induction and appraisal of Court members. It also handles elections to Court and Senate from various constituencies aligned to the University, including triennially the Rector’s election as ordinary President of Court. The Court & Senate Office is additionally responsible for the handling of matters related to end-stage academic student appeals, including liaison with external bodies such as the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.


College Gate
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AJ


For all enquiries related to the University Court, please contact For all enquiries related to the University Senate, including Academic Council matters and Stage 2 academic student appeals, please contact


Dr Gillian MacIntosh
Executive Officer to Court & Senate
Tel: 01334 462526
Fax: 01334 467432

Dr Karen Stewart
Secretary, Court & Senate Office
Tel: 01334 462005
Fax: 01334 467432