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St Andrews in the News
Welcome to the April edition of St Andrews in the News.
We hope you enjoy this month’s edition, which features news, live and watch-again events and fascinating alumni stories and experiences. Please contact us if you would like to contribute your story, video or podcast to share with our online community.
Two top research grants have been awarded to academics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the School of Chemistry by the Leverhulme Trust. Read more
Saints Walks: Traditional Sunday Pier Walk
To celebrate the Virtual Alumni Weekend we took a virtual traditional Sunday Saints Walk from St Salvator's chapel down to St Andrews Pier. Watch here
Inspiration through coffee and conversation!
Coffee Connect has been the most effective joint alumni and careers initiative of this year, with almost 1400 students and graduates applying to chat over a virtual coffee about possible career paths and experiences after university. Visit the website or email Eddie Findlay for more information.
Virtual Alumni Weekend
Between 16 and 18 April hundreds of alumni, staff, students, parents and friends of the University joined us from across six continents on all manner of devices for our first ever Virtual Alumni Weekend. Read more and watch the events if you missed them.
Please note that the Public Meeting has been moved to Saturday 24 April at 5pm. If you have already registered to join the event you do not have to do so again.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are pictured greeting academics
At College Hall during a Royal visit in June 1955
Death of the Duke of Edinburgh
The Principal Professor Sally Mapstone wrote to all staff and students following the announcement of the death of HRH The Prince Philip on Friday 9 April. Read more
University of St Andrews Music Centre 2021 Soloist Competition
The University’s Visualising War Project’s podcast series – where we explore our interest in how war stories work and what they do to us – was launched on 21 April. We would love to hear from you! If you have an experience of conflict and how it is represented and would like to tell your story, email
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This month’s spotlight falls on the Art for all team, who are on a mission to make the University’s art collection available to people all over the world. Find out more
We have many talented students and staff whose exciting projects include taking part in the Formula Student 2021 competition, raising funds to replace 30-year-old geology microscopes and photographing the influence of the sea. Find out more