Avoiding Reading Week burnout

It's Reading Week in the University of St Andrews, and we're sure for most students this break from classes couldn't come at a better time. MUSA volunteer blogger, Adam Polánek gives some sage advice on how to prevent burning out mid-semester. St Andrews is among the most picturesque of towns - the Scores, East Sands, West … Continue reading Avoiding Reading Week burnout

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Living like a King: the ultimate guide to historical interior design

How would a fresher have decorated their room in the past? Volunteer blogger, Zoe Voice finds objects from the Collections to discover how students would have made their room in St Andrews homely. You know what they say; each person is the king of their own castle – or in our case, of our rooms … Continue reading Living like a King: the ultimate guide to historical interior design

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Fresher

What advice would you give yourself if you had to start university again? Volunteer blogger, Vanessa Silvera, looks back on her own time at St Andrews in order to impart some wisdom to new students. The thought of starting uni can stir up a whirlwind of emotions for incoming freshers, and I was no exception. … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Fresher

Lions and Vikings and Mermaids, Oh My!

St Andrews is known for its wealth of student societies. With over a hundred to choose from, there's plenty to keep you entertained. Volunteer blogger, Catriona Scott, writes about what it's like at the Freshers' Fayre, and her experiences of student societies. Your first week at university is a busy and bewildering time, and the … Continue reading Lions and Vikings and Mermaids, Oh My!

Living in St Salvator’s Hall

Since Wills met Kate in St Salvator's Hall, students across St Andrews believe it to be the 'posh hall'. Senior Visitor Services Facilitator and St Salvator's alumni, Monica Burns, deconstructs this myth. Back in 2011, when I got my accommodation offer, my first thought was this: I’m not posh enough for St Salvator’s. After all, St Salvator’s Hall … Continue reading Living in St Salvator’s Hall

From Carousal to Pageant: St Andrews’ Kate Kennedy Procession

This weekend, St Andrews saw a spectacular medieval pageant, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Consecration of St Andrews Cathedral, with costumes provided by the Kate Kennedy Trust. If you missed this event, then don't worry: every year in April, the Kate Kennedy Club put on a costumed parade of their own. One of our … Continue reading From Carousal to Pageant: St Andrews’ Kate Kennedy Procession

A Big Thank You to our Volunteers

Across the UK, the 1st-7th June 2018 is Volunteers’ Week. For us in MUSA, it's a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution our volunteers make to the work we do here. Throughout the year, our student volunteers work at the reception desk, welcoming visitors, conducting hourly checks of the galleries, making craft activities … Continue reading A Big Thank You to our Volunteers

Networks that nurture us: female solidarity in academia

MUSA blogger, Olga Loza, takes a serious look at the realities faced by women in academia, and recounts her experiences of the solidarity and friendship among female colleagues in St Andrews. Please note that in this article there are hyperlinks to external websites that you can follow for more information.  The past century has brought about … Continue reading Networks that nurture us: female solidarity in academia