Health and Wellbeing

Occupational Health

The University has an Environmental, Health and Safety Services Department of which Occupational Health is part.  OH comprises 1 OH Physician and 1 OH Adviser and offers a number of services including health surveillance and management/self referral.  Please click Occupational health for further details.

Eye Tests

The University will pay up to £50 towards the cost of new glasses if they are a requirement for using display screen equipment, as per HSE Guidelines.  The employee should upload a copy of the prescription and receipt to their HR Self Service Expenses Reclaim.  Please note, prescriptions must reference for VDU use in the workplace.  When submitting the claim, employees should select Standard Expense, use the cost code CHS0 8341XX 6051, and then submit for approval by Occupational Health.


The University may pay for the cost of up to 6 counselling sessions if it is deemed to be helpful for the employee.  These must be arranged via Occupational Health.

Equality & Diversity

The University of St Andrews is fully committed to respect and fair treatment for everyone, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity and delivering fairness to all.  Please click Equality and Diversity Inclusion for further details.


The University Chaplaincy is situated centrally in Mansefield, opposite the Student's Association.  The Chaplaincy is used by a variety of students and staff for quiet and reflection, for various meetings, for meeting with friends and for social activities. There is also a meeting and worship place for various major faiths. It is used in particular by Christian, Muslim and Jewish societies, and has a Muslim prayer room. An Orthodox rabbi from Glasgow visits on occasion.  Please click Chaplaincy for further details.