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Projects are now receiving applications from students.  Please click on the Students image and then the Projects page. You can apply for a project using the link in the top right of each project description.

Please view this short video introduction to VIP Projects.

New Appointment - Shruti Narayanswamy

Shruti Narayanswamy has been appointed as Entrepreneurial Education Coordinator. As part of her job description, she will provide administrative support to Vertically Integrated Projects. Shruti is originally from Mumbai, India and moved to St Andrews in 2015 to undertake her doctoral studies. She has a Masters in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Bournemouth University and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Mumbai University. 

Shruti Narayanswamy

Shruti received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2020. Her research looked at the history women cinema audiences in Bombay in the 1930s. Prior to her current role, she has worked as a teaching assistant in Film Studies, Academic Study Skills tutor, PGR Project officer and Administrator for CEED during her PhD studies. She is an aspiring long-distance runner and she also blogs about films at