The theme for this year's International Women’s Day – which calls for collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world - is #BalanceforBetter. From our first ever Assistant Vice-Principal in Diversity, Ruth Woodfield, to researchers working across disciplines on issues of gender, we asked colleagues across the University to strike the 2019 International Women's Day pose and to tell us what ‘balance’ means to them.
Dr Maggie Ellis, along with other psychologists at the University of St Andrews, have developed a range of different methods that allow people with dementia to express themselves. Their research has shown that far from being uninterested in life, those with dementia are still thriving and creative individuals who require unique and personalised ways to allow them to interact with the world.
A celebration of how the University of St Andrews reached its £100 million fundraising target and what this has achieved.
On Friday 20 September 2019 students and staff stood side-by-side with school children, activists and local residents to join international climate strikes.
It’s 100 years since JM Barrie was elected Rector of the University of St Andrews. His Rectoral address was testament to an inspiring, and tragic, friendship with Captain Scott of the Antarctic.
There are many examples of friendships successfully sustained, that have enriched St Andrews and its connections. The importance of being able to identify and value true friendships cannot be underestimated. Friendship rewards not only individuals but also holds humanity together.
The nature of human connections has preoccupied thinkers since ancient times. Since human beings painted on cave walls, humanity has expressed a drive to communicate with one another – to connect.
Liria Hernández, a Gitana (Spanish Roma) and Paloma Gay y Blasco, a Paya (non-Roma) anthropologist, have challenged academic orthodoxy and placed friendship at the centre of research.
A special photo series which celebrates what makes St Andrews connections so unique and enduring.