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Transition University of St.Andrews

Launched in 2009, the Transition initiative at this university has been essential to the organisation of events throughout the year, ranging from Recycle Week and gardening at the University Community Garden to film premieres and bake sales.

One of the most popular schemes is Edible Campus which offers free vegetable seeds to any university departments or halls of residence which have growing spaces. There are also vegetable growing workshops that are held every Thursday during term time. Visit the website or their facebook page for more information.Facebook icon

What makes the initiative so popular?

It unites the community through their beliefs, mainly the shared ideal that we should protect our environment. The events offered make greener living seem a more realistic notion, as well as being fun and easy for beginners. A key example of this is Cook Smarter, a scheme which appeals to both students and parents and ultimately ends up saving you money as well as time.

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

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020

Encountered any difficulties?

If you have encountered any difficulties and wish to speak informally to someone other than your Student Services adviser, please contact Ruth Unsworth ( or Lara Meischke (, Deputy Directors of Student Services, in the first instance.

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