Alumni make an important contribution to the success of the School of Earth Sciences through their continued interest in both research and teaching.  The School’s alumni are located at all corners of the world in all aspects of Earth sciences from industry to government, from academia to business.

Alumni have generously supported the field programme and in particular the School’s undergraduate field excursions.  They have also acted as advisors to help the School find new sources of funding for research and internship placements for students or their research dissertations.

Alumni's direct involvement in helping provide internships or job opportunities, and helping with graduate networking, has helped make Earth Science graduates some of the most sought after in the industry.

The School’s research also benefits by alumni involvement, in particular from alumni in industry.  Many of the applied research questions the School has addressed were initiated through alumni. If you or your company has a problem to solve, then the School might be able to help.

Get involved

If you are an alumni who is interested in helping the School, find out how you can get involved below.

Provide a placement

The School is always on the lookout for possible work or research placements for its students.  If you need an extra pair of helping hands for a particular task or can offer training to an undergraduate or postgraduate student, please get in touch by contacting

Sign up for Saint Connect

Alumni are invited to sign up to Saint Connect, the career alumni network for the University of St Andrews. Its purpose is to bring together alumni and current students to provide networking, informal mentoring, and industry discussion groups. It also helps graduates and students stay up to date with their student societies and sports teams.

Supporting student field training

The School has been able to subsidise field trips thanks to the Irving Bequest and generous  continued support of alumni.

Any support for our vibrant field training courses is greatly appreciated

Just £5 a month (£6.50 with Gift Aid) will cover the cost of the Highland Fling field trip for one first-year student

£55 per month would cover a full year’s field trip bursary for a student.

For more details on giving, please contact the School directly by emailing


The School now publishes and distributes a bi-annual alumni newsletter.  If you wish to be included on mailings, please update your contact details via the University’s alumni website.

Contributions are welcomed and may be submitted to the editor, Dr Batzi Fischer ( at any time.