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Enterprising Mind of the Year Award

The Students’ Association in collaboration with the Proctor’s Office offers a prize for the student who has displayed significant enterprise in their studies.

An enterprising mind is broadly defined as creating value in the form of novel ideas or fresh applications or adventurous methods or thinking outside of the box. This can be evidenced by work directly within a module itself or indirectly through related cultural, social, economic or practical activities which are clearly linked closely to a module you have studied.

2020-2021 Award

Congratulations to Deanna Coleman, who is our Enterprising Mind of the Year for 2020-2021. Deanna's ambitious and far-reaching proposal - The St Andrews Forest - showed impressive initiative and clear engagement with the IR3104 module and the University’s enterprise capabilities. The proposal will also contribute to the University's commitment to become carbon net zero by 2035.

Runner-up: Harris Siderfin, a 3rd year student in International Relations and Psychology, for his proposal titled “Ye Auld Grey Toon: The Town, The Gowns and The Scholars” which was inspired by the PS2002 module. The judging panel felt that the proposal was impressive in its ambition to strengthen the link between the University and the St Andrews community.

Feeling inspired? Please browse through the previous applications and winners in the tab further down the page for ideas on what an enterprising mind might look like.