Category:Clubs and societies of the University of St Andrews
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The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. University of St Andrews – The University of St Andrews is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland, St Andrews was founded between 1410 and 1413, when the Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII issued a papal bull to a small founding group of Augustinian clergy. St Andrews is made up from a variety of institutions, including three constituent colleges and 18 academic schools organised into four faculties, the university occupies historic and modern buildings located throughout the town. The academic year is divided into two terms, Martinmas and Candlemas, in term time, over one-third of the towns population is either a staff member or student of the university. It is ranked as the third best university in the United Kingdom in national league tables, the Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking names St Andrews among the worlds Top 50 universities for Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. St Andrews has the highest student satisfaction amongst all multi-faculty universities in the United Kingdom, St Andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians. Six Nobel Laureates are among St Andrews alumni and former staff, a charter of privilege was bestowed upon the society of masters and scholars by the Bishop of St Andrews, Henry Wardlaw, on 28 February 1411. Wardlaw then successfully petitioned the Avignon Pope Benedict XIII to grant the university status by issuing a series of papal bulls. King James I of Scotland confirmed the charter of the university in 1432, subsequent kings supported the university with King James V confirming privileges of the university in 1532. A college of theology and arts called St Johns College was founded in 1418 by Robert of Montrose, St Salvators College was established in 1450, by Bishop James Kennedy. St Leonards College was founded in 1511 by Archbishop Alexander Stewart, St Johns College was refounded by Cardinal James Beaton under the name St Marys College in 1538 for the study of divinity and law. Some university buildings that date from this period are still in use today, such as St Salvators Chapel, St Leonards College Chapel, at this time, the majority of the teaching was of a religious nature and was conducted by clerics associated with the cathedral. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the university had mixed fortunes and was beset by civil. He described it as pining in decay and struggling for life, in the second half of the 19th century, pressure was building upon universities to open up higher education to women. In 1876, the University Senate decided to allow women to receive an education at St Andrews at a roughly equal to the Master of Arts degree that men were able to take at the time. The scheme came to be known as the L. L. A and it required women to pass five subjects at an ordinary level and one at honours level and entitled them to hold a degree from the university. In 1889 the Universities Act made it possible to admit women to St Andrews. Agnes Forbes Blackadder became the first woman to graduate from St Andrews on the level as men in October 1894
2. University of St Andrews Boat Club – The University of St Andrews Boat Club, founded in 1965, is the rowing team affiliated to the University of St Andrews. Its national governing body is Scottish Rowing and the code of SAU. Additionally, the Club qualified for the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, uStABC has a facebook page, twitter page, instagram, and website. The club was founded in the 1964-1965 academic year by John Browne with one coxed four and 6 athletes, the club rowed on the River Eden until the late 1990s until they moved to River Tay, Perth due to extremely tidal waters. In January 2016, the club moved again to Loch Ore, the club qualified for the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016, the first time in the clubs history. The University of St Andrews Boat Club utilises indoor studio space for training as well as usage of specialist Strength. Following a move, in early 2016, from their previous training waters on the River Tay, Perth, the 1. 4km long Loch provides more favourable training conditions and facilities. Annually, the Boat Club goes on international training camps for vital water training as well as to allow the integration of Senior, past tour locations have includes Banyoles, Spain and Lake Iseo, Italy. In 2014, the Eden Boat Club was founded as the rowing club for the University of St Andrews Boat Club. Mainly based out of London, Eden BC has competed at Henley Town and Visitors Regatta as well as at Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston, USA
3. Bute Medical Society – The University of St Andrews School of Medicine is the school of medicine at the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and the oldest medical school in Scotland. The School of Medicine was ranked 8th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide Subject Tables 2013,2014 and 2015, admission is very competitive, with an acceptance rate of 17. 2% in 2012-13. The yield rate, also known as the rate is 68% for the 2012-13 admissions year. According to the Guardian University Guide 2013, St Andrews requires the 6th highest entry grades in the UK, the medical school teaches pre-clinical medicine with students completing clinical teaching at different medical schools in the UK. The school is associated with 1 Nobel Prize and 2 Victoria Cross winners, famous alumni include small pox vaccine pioneer Edward Jenner and inventor of beta blockers and H2 receptor antagonists, Nobel Prize in Medicine winner Sir James Black. Medicine was the subject to be taught at the University of St Andrews, at St Salvators College and later the United College of St Salvator. Bishop Kennedy founded St Salvators College in 1450, confirmed by a Papal Bull in 1458, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, medical degrees from St Andrews were awarded by an early version of distance learning. The university awarded the degree of MD to individuals who were already established in medical practice. This degree was awarded on the basis of a written by a supervisor. The whole process was conducted through the post, and the candidate did not have to visit the university, the Chandos Chair still exists, although it has now become a chair of physiology. In the early 19th century, examinations were introduced, students had to visit St Andrews to sit them, but there was no teaching at the university. The buildings, much added to and modified, especially after a gift from Andrew Carnegie and these provided for the establishment of a regular medical school, which both taught and examined medical students. The 3rd Marquess of Bute also provided for the establishment of a new chair of medicine—the Bute Chair of Medicine, in 1898, the University of St Andrews created the University College Dundee. Together, the Bute Medical School and clinical facilities at University College Dundee formed a conjoint medical school, students were awarded the degree of MB ChB by the University of St Andrews. In 1954, University College Dundee changed its name to Queens College, in August 1967, following recommendations by the Robbins Report, the Universities Act 1966 came into force. This granted independent university status to the University of Dundee, separating Queens College from the University of St Andrews, in many respects, the medical school at the University of Dundee inherited the medical traditions of St Andrews University. As the clinical medical school had been based in Dundee, this left St Andrews with no medical school or teaching hospital. The Universities Act 1966 also removed the University of St Andrewss right to award undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in medicine, including the MB ChB, however, the right to award the MD has since been restored
4. St Andrews University F.C. – The University of St Andrews Football Club was formed in the late 19th Century at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. The Club currently has three teams participating in the Fife Amateur League and in the BUCS League, the Club fully affiliated to the Scottish Football Association in 1907, playing Senior Football until it allowed its membership to lapse in 1939. Since then the University Teams have been playing in the local Amateur league, in the early 20th Century the four Ancient Universities were given a bye into the 3rd qualifying round of the Scottish Cup. St. Andrews debuted in 1907 against the Vale of Atholl in front of 1000 spectators at University Park. The Club have appeared in the Scottish Cup proper on three occasions losing 10–1 to Cowdenbeath in 1923, 3–,0 at home to Bathgate in 1929 and 6–1 away to Nithsdale Wanderers in 1930. There are no records of the Clubs exploits in the Scottish Amateur Cup, a second XI can be traced back to the 1923–24 season, but it is unknown exactly when the Club first entered a second team into the Fife Amateur League. However, when they did so it was under the moniker United Colleges in reference to the amalgamation of St Leonards, the Club have spent most of their time in Divisions 1 and 2. The Club entered a team into the Saturday Amateur League for the first time in 2005. After two disappointing seasons, the decided to stop fielding Academicals in the Fife League. The University currently play in the Fife Premier Division while the United Colleges play in the Second Division, the Club competed against the four Ancients in Friendly competition from their formation in 1887 until the introduction of the Queens Park Shield in 1921. The First XI have won the three times the last being in 1942–43. The Shield is now awarded to the winner of the Scottish 1A Conference, St Andrews 1st XI have, since the late nineties, been in Scottish Conference 2A suffering many years of frustration and near misses in their quest for promotion. This all changed in 2005 when the won the Conference. On top of that the team qualified for the BUSA Trophy, after defeating the University of Central Lancashire in the last 16 and University of York. St. John in the quarter-finals, the team were very unfortunate to lose to DeMontford University on penalties, the United Colleges are also believed to have competed in friendlies up until the advent of the SUSF Paterson trophy in 1973–74. In 2002 the Colleges came close to winning the Trophy and entry to BUSA plate but were lost the league by 1 point to Stirling University, with the advent of integrated leagues in BUSA competitions in 2004, the Paterson Trophy disappeared. Since 2002 the team have suffered a couple of relegations and are fighting for promotion from Scottish 5a, the Academicals entered the Colts trophy at its inception in 1979–80. The team have never won the competition, but came close in 1999–2000, the majority of players from these years went on to play for the first XI
5. University of St Andrews RFC – The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club is an affiliated member of the University of St Andrews Athletic Union in Fife, Scotland. It was founded in 1858, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the world, in 2008, the club celebrated its sesquicentennial year, marking its 150th anniversary. The clubs 1st XV play their games at University Park, in the British Universities & Colleges Sport North Premier B. In 2007, the 2nd XV were Scottish University Cup champions, on 24 March 2012 the 1st XV won the RBS Caledonia Division 2 Midlands title, beating Kinross 75-0 to lift the trophy. They were promoted to Caledonia League 1 three weeks later, beating Moray RFC, Caledonia 2 North Champions, 21-0, in the 2013-14 season, they won BUCS 1A Scotland unbeaten, winning 9 games from 9. The 1st XV also defeated Edinburgh for the first time at the annual Varsity Match since it has hosted at London Scottishs ground in Richmond. In the 2014-15 season, having pulled out of the league system. The 1st XV won BUCS 1A Scotland again, and are on a four game win-streak against Edinburgh in The Scottish Varsity, St Andrews has produced 21 international players,19 for Scotland and 1 each for England and Ireland. Four of which have become British and Irish Lions, Tyrone Howe, Duncan Macrae, Chris Rea, St Andrews has also produced two womens international players for Scotland. This means that St Andrews has produced more Scotland internationalists than any other Scottish university, notably, St Andrews provided three players for the first ever rugby international, Robert Munro, Alfred Clunies-Ross, and J. S. Thomson. Other subsequent international players include, Peter Anton David Bell Kim Elgie, capped for Scotland, and also for South Africa at cricket
6. University of St Andrews Union Debating Society – The University of St Andrews Union Debating Society is a student debating society at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Tracing its origins back to 1794 and established in 1890, it is the second UKs oldest student debating societies after The Cambridge Union. It competes at a level in national and international debating competitions. It also holds weekly public debates in the Lower Parliament Hall, in 2015, the society became the first in Scotland to win the European Universities Debating Championship. The origins of the University of St Andrews Debating Society can be traced to the formation in 1794 of the university Literary Society, at this stage of its history, the Literary Society operated under a strange mixture of egalitarianism and exclusiveness. Initially, there was no president of the Society and meetings were chaired by member in rotation. The only distinct posts allowed were that of Secretary and Treasurer, in addition, all decisions were taken collectively by the Society as a whole. However, membership was limited to students, was strictly by election. In 1846, The Classical Society, a debating society, was re-established and was soon vying with the Literary Society for the attention of the student body. The acquisition of James Crichtons House by the fledgling Students Union afforded the Society a permanent home and this, and the fact that the Union Debating Society now had over seventy members, gave the Society renewed confidence and a greater importance than ever before in the lives of students. In 1910 the post of President of the Union Debating Society was created, in 1925 the Union Debating Society agreed to be affiliated to the Students Union, and all matriculated students of the university would be members. The Chair of the Union Debating Society would be elected as the Union Convenor of Debates, the Debates Board ceased to exist and the title of President of the Union Debating Society was kept purely as a courtesy title. In 1932 the society elected to re-create the Debates Board, in order to regain independence from the students union. It was to consist of the Convenor of Debates and two Clerks to the House, during this period debates were held in the Council Chamber of the Men’s students Union, apart from some large-scale events which were held in the Union Diner. In the 1970s, the move of the Students Union from its home to a new purpose built building provided the Union Debating Society with the opportunity to make a move of its own. The Convenor of Debates took the opportunity to move debates to Lower College Hall in St Salvators Quadrangle and this physical move away from the Students Union was accompanied by an organisational one. In 1979, the society decided to change the Debating Sub-Committee into the Debating Board of Ten, the President would continue to be elected as the Convenor of Debates but the Board of Ten would be elected in an Annual General Meeting of the Union Debating Society. Today the Union Debating Society continues to fulfill its mission of holding regular debates in Lower Parliament Hall