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Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for supporting the University through the delivery of a comprehensive HR service which develops and adopts relevant people management strategies, provides a range of professional support, information and expert advice consistent with employment legislation and best practice.

Even with all the information on our website, it may be that you still can't find the answer to something, or you don't even know where to begin, or you don't feel you can talk to someone face-to-face but would rather email first - then why not Ask humres?  This is an email service provided by Human Resources for employees needing advice on any aspect of employment within the University.  Employees can contact Human Resources with any query - large or small - and will receive a response within two working days.

If you have a query for Salaries, please see the Salaries page for contact details.


If you have any comments or questions about our site or service, please send an email or contact us directly on 01334 463096.


Latest News

Christmas Closure 2018

The University will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open on Thursday 3 January 2019.

For operational reasons, the University will be closed on Monday 24 December 2018.  You will not be required to use additional annual leave, nor will any pro-rated entitlement arise for staff not contracted to work on 24 December 2018.

Statutory days for staff are 25 and 26 December 2018 and 1 and 2 January 2019.  Staff will, as normal, be required, unless local arrangements are in force, to take the intervening working days (27, 28 and 31 December) as part of their annual leave entitlement.

Please remember, any holiday request which spans the closure period should not include the statutory dates as these are in addition to your annual leave entitlement.

Details regarding specific closure arrangements can be found at:

Christmas Closure Notice (PDF, 309 KB).

Policy Updates

Pay Award 2018/19

The pay award for 2018/19 has been implemented, backdated to 1 August 2018, payable in the September salary run.  In addition, the University is implementing a local supplement.  Further information on the local supplement can be found in our FAQs (PDF, 468 KB)

Below is the August 2018 pay scales including the local supplementary payment:

Brexit - Support for EEA staff

The University recognises the importance that our international community plays in the success of our institution and is intent on ensuring we provide the best support to all our staff and their families.   As the UK prepares to exit the European Union, the University understands that this is an uncertain and anxious time for EEA nationals and their families.

The UK Government participates in a two-year negotiation period with the European Union, after triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.  During this time, the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union will be decided.

Support from the University

The University is committed to protecting the on-going employment and rights of EEA nationals.  The University is reliant on the value that the free movement of EEA nationals bring to maintain our strong position as a Scottish University with a global reputation.

As at 1 April 2017, EEA nationals comprise of 14% of the University’s total workforce.

As part of the support to current EEA nationals working at the University, the following activities have been implemented –

  • A series of drop-in sessions across the University for EEA colleagues
  • Open fora chaired by the Principal and members of the Principal’s Office
  • Individual consultation meetings with Human Resources
  • Practical advice that we offer through our webpages
  • The University covering the cost of applications for permanent residence or an EEA registration certificate.

Further information and support can be found at or by contacting Cameron Little in Human Resources on extension 2497 or by email

Other information

Documents are provided in PDF and Word, to read PDF's a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded, also refer to webpages Adobe accessibility or Screen reading for visual impairments.


Human Resources

University of St Andrews
The Old Burgh School

Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom



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