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Support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students

The University of St Andrews is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, diversity and equality for staff and students.  We will not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination. 

The University has developed an online diversity training module, which was recently reviewed with members from the Student BAME Network, and Sabbatical members.  Once re-launched, it will become a compulsory element of matriculation for students.  In addition, the University will launch an online Report & Support tool in 2020, which will enable students to report racial harassment and other concerns to the University.

If you want to speak to a member of staff about issues affecting you as a BAME student, please email

For more information about confidentiality, please read Student Services Confidentiality Statement



Coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on the student experience. We are aware that the effects of Covid-19 are felt most for those with underlying health conditions, but we also recognise the impact that this pandemic has had on the BAME community.

Our website holds information on our response to Covid-19.


Race Equality

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting race equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups in all of its activities. The University values the diversity of its staff and student population and is committed to ensuring that the highest equality and diversity standards are maintained.

Find out more about the Equality and Diversity Inclusion Policy

Find out more about the current work being undertaken here: Student equality, diversity and inclusion report 2019 

The Director of Student Services is a core member of the University’s recently established Central EDI Group (CEDI), chaired by the AVP (Diversity), whereby initiatives on race equality are tabled at strategic level.

Student Representation:

The St Andrews Students’ Association has an Equal Opportunities Committee, which includes a Member for Racial Equality. More details can be found on the Student Association website.

The SRC Race Equality representative is a core member of the University’s Institutional Race Ethnicity Religion & Belief Group, providing an opportunity for BAME students to propose agenda items for discussion at groups meetings or support for resources.  The group is chaired by the AVP (Diversity).


Equality and Diversity Inclusion

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Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2020


Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2720
Fax:+44 (0)1334 46 4007

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Tell Us What You Think

We welcome feedback about your experience with Student Services. Whether your experience has been positive or negative we would like to hear about it so we can understand what we did right or where we could have done better. If there are issues with the service that need to be resolved or if you haven’t formed a good rapport with your Adviser/Counsellor we may put you in touch with an alternative member of our team or signpost you to an external source of support (if appropriate). Please share your feedback with Adam Welstead ( or Dr Penny Turnbull ( Assistant Directors of Student Services. Alternatively, you can fill in our Comments and Suggestions online survey.

Please also be aware that the University has Complaints Handling Procedure for formally addressing concerns.

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