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Staff Relocation Info: Diversity

Halò, Fàilte gu Alba - Hello, Welcome to Scotland!

Online resource for relocating staff, signposting to helpful diversity information.

Local Cultural groups and places of worship: Religion or Belief 
Local Caring services: Carers  
University activities for children

Local Childcare and Schools:

Local hospital/doctor services:

Fife Council: Welcome to Fife webpage - download: Welcome to Fife Living (PDF, 336 KB) and St Andrews: Welcome to St Andrews (PDF, 117 KB)

Renting: Tips when finding a place:  

Scottish Government advice: Tenant Info Pack March 2013 (PDF, 708 KB) ‌‎‎ 

Rental ad jargon: GCH = gas central heating; WM = white meter for electricity; WC = toilet; N/S = no smoking; DG = double glazed windows; CT = council tax; PCM = per calendar month; PW = per week; lge = large; sm = small; rm = room

HR assistance/support on moving here: Removal and Relocation Policy   
Students: International Welcome Guide 2014-15

Job vacancies within the region, useful for partners/family members relocating to the area: Regional vacancies

Researchers relocating to the UK by the 'British Council' & 'Eurasxess' download: International Researchers moving to the UK (PDF, 4,094 KB)‌‎
ESOL for staff or their partners, whose first language is not English - ESOL guidance for help on the Life in the UK Test or British Citizenship: Learn ESOL
Gay visitors to Britain guide in different languages: Stonewall Programme 

Getting to and travelling around the University: Plan your journey to your residence or temporary accommodation:

OSDS guidance relating to the Staff Induction webpage and International Staff 

Talent Scotland:
Signposts relocating staff to information on

"Scotland is a great place to live and work. People from all over the world have found a warm welcome in Scotland and enjoy the variety of lifestyles on offer.  With excellent road networks and public transport you can explore the countryside and beaches, rivers and glens all within easy reach of the city centres, giving you a wide choice of places to live and work.

Scotland is Now:


Human Resources

University of St Andrews
Walter Bower House

St Andrews
KY16 0US
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096