The Stand Alone Pledge

St Andrews recognises that people from estranged backgrounds are poorly represented in higher education today. In line with our University Strategy 2018-2023, as well as long-held values, we are committed to enabling the entry of estranged students into university, their success whilst there, and their transition to work after graduation.

We recognise the additional support this group may need during this formative phase of their lives, and commit to meeting them with warmth as well as clearly structured support. Students from diverse backgrounds and with different life experiences make an enormous contribution to St Andrews, in both social and intellectual terms, and we are actively creating more opportunities for diversity to express itself in all we do.

The University will support the Stand Alone Pledge in four key areas: