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Volunteering & Leadership 940

Saints Sport Volunteer and Leadership Academy

About the Academy

Our student athletes are ambassadors for the University at every training session, competition, sports tour, volunteering programme and throughout their future endeavours. As an outwards facing arm of the University, Saints Sport believes it has a responsibility to enhance and project the excellent image the University of St Andrews presents to the world. In all aspects of our work, we aim to raise aspirations in order to achieve higher levels of attainment and encourage personal development.

Our vision

"To create a special sporting environment providing the best possible support and opportunities, enabling everyone to realise their own goals, create their fondest memories, form their strongest friendships and have the best university experience because of their engagement with Saints Sport."

The Saints Sport programme readies students not only to succeed in their chosen sport but to excel at all aspects of life during, and beyond university. Involvement in sport fosters discipline, self-determination and drive, leadership, organisation, vital social skills and a deep-seated sense of responsibility for one’s own actions, as well as a sense of responsibility towards others.

The Saints Volunteering and Leadership Academy was introduced  to provide opportunities for our students to add value to their University education, enhance their global awareness, develop their leadership and life skills and improve their teaching and coaching abilities or media know-how. We seek to empower students to take responsibility for delivering large elements of the overall student sport experience. To achieve this the University runs a Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD). CAPOD provides a comprehensive range of opportunities to support personal, professional and academic development for all staff and students. 

Through our Saints Sport Leaders programme we ensure we nurture and support an exceptional team of Saints Volunteers who are committed to delivering both student sport and Community Engagement programmes.

How to Join

Signing up for the Saints Volunteering and Leadership Academy couldn’t be easier - register online today to start tracking your volunteering hours and projects. By joining the Academy you will also have the opportunity to progress onto the Saints Sport International Engagement programme

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Saints Volunteers

Find out about the different projects on offer both locally here in St Andrews and internationally in Africa.

National projects

Saints Leaders

Find out how our students can develop their leadership and life skills through different training and support programmes.

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Join the Academy

Register online to join the Academy and log your volunteering hours and projects