University of St Andrews

Alumni & Careers

Keeping in touch with our alumni

We are always interested to hear from our alumni and find out what you’re doing now, and about your memories of studying at St Andrews.

Please keep us informed of your mailing and email address so that we can send you regular information about our activities, events and publications. We would also be delighted to hear from you whenever you change your job or reach a milestone in your life.  Please contact us by email at:

We really value your continued contact with the School of Geography and Sustainable Development.  Our current students really appreciate meeting and developing networks with our alumni, and are especially interested in hearing about the diverse career paths our former graduates have taken across our two degree programmes: geography and sustainable development.

In 2011, the department of Geography and Sustainable Development was delighted to play its part in welcoming "home" William Wales (Geography, 2005) to launch the University's 600th Anniversary celebrations in his role as Patron of the 600th Anniversary Appeal; William was accompanied by his then fiance Miss Catherine Middleton (History of Art, 2005). We share the Principal and Vice-Chancellor's view that they "are the first among many who will reconnect with St Andrews and join in the celebrations". Our staff will be delighted to hear from and reconnect with all our alumni.

If you would be willing to share your experience and have your profile featured on the Career's Centre website please return our proforma telling us about how your career has developed. It would be great to hear from you.

Graduate Careers

Select our SGSD Careers page providing links to The Career's Centre which offers comprehensive careers-related information. 

You can find out more about the career pathways of our graduates by viewing the profiles on the Career's Centre web pages.

To find out more about vacancies, internships, events and other subject related items please follow the University's Career Service on Twitter @careerscentre.  There is a specific hashtag #EnvironCC for environmental/sustainable development related posts.

Geography and Sustainable Development Careers Day

An event was held in Parliament Hall at the University of St Andrews, where university alumni gave briefings to over 100 students, on career prospects and how they have faired as alumni in their respective fields.

Please view the video presentations from university alumni.