Postgraduate community

Postgraduates at St Andrews are invited to join in an active and lively community through membership to the Postgraduate Society and St Leonard's Postgraduate College; they also have the opportunity to join in a number of academic events, talks and exhibitions. 

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College is at the heart of the postgraduate community of St Andrews. All postgraduates are members of the College, which was originally founded in 1512 as a college for poor clerks of the Church of St Andrews. 

The College aims to provide opportunities for postgraduates to come together and make new connections through events such as welcome receptions for new postgraduates, formal dinners, and the annual St Leonard’s Postgraduate College Postgraduate Lectures.

You can find out more about St Leonard's Postgraduate College, including the history of the College, upcoming events, and a range of resources on the St Leonard's Postgraduate College webpages.

Postgraduate society

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College works closely with the Postgraduate Society.

The Postgraduate Society works to represent postgraduate interests within the Students’ Association and the University. All Masters students and research students are automatically enrolled as members of the Postgraduate Society when they join the University. It organises a range of events specifically for postgraduates including formal dinners and balls, pub nights and bonfires on the beach, traditional ceilidhs, and day trips around Scotland.

For more information, take a look at the Postgraduate Society webpages.

Academic community

Postgraduates are encouraged to participate in the wider academic life of the University and to make the most of the intellectual opportunities that St Andrews provides.

The University hosts regular talks and lectures on a range of subjects presented by members of the University’s academic staff and distinguished visiting speakers. Schools and research institutes run their own seminar series and host academic conferences, and there are talks and other events hosted by the University Library and the University’s three museums. There are also talks, concerts, exhibitions, and other events hosted by the Music Centre and the Byre Theatre.