November 25, 2018

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On the crisp,late-autumn evening of Tuesday 13th November, students gathered in the cosy, lively atmosphere of Aikman’s to listen to and share personal and universal stories condemned to silence around the world. Co-hosted by Amnesty St Andrews, Protocol Magazine and Inklight, the event celebrated banned literature on the theme of forbidden love, countering the tendency to suppress LGBT topics in poetry and prose...

October 25, 2018

While heavy rain poured outside on Thursday, 11 October, students and members of the Lafayette Club committee gathered in the society room of St Andrews’ Hotel du Vin Thursday evening to hear Noel Lateef speak on the importance of conflict prevention in the 21st century. Mr Lateef, longstanding president of the Foreign Policy Association based in New York, came to St Andrews as part of the Lafayette Club’s speaker series that...

May 20, 2018

On the cloudy evening of Monday 9th April, students gathered in the Hotel du Vin to listen intently as the Lafayette Club’s latest guest, the Chairman Emeritus and Former CEO of food giant Nestlé, enlightened us as to the ways in which his company plans to help each one of us to lead “a better life”.

Brabeck takes us on a captivating “journey” of two dimensions: from the beginning to the end of life, and from the earliest histo...

May 16, 2018

Hidden between the likes of “Narcos” and “Orange is the New Black” is one critically acclaimed Netflix film that needs more attention: “E-Team.” Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny’s gripping 2014 documentary shines light on not only the ongoing human rights violations in Syria and Libya, but also on those who risk their lives to investigate and report them. Simultaneously exhilarating, humorous, and moving, “E-Team” delivers a st...

May 7, 2018

What can we learn about graphics, politics and human rights?

Political graphics have long been attached to British and overseas politics, from early twentieth-century suffragette banners to the placards featured in last month’s Campaign Against Anti-Semitism protests at the Labour Party HQ in London. However, whilst they have traditionally been associated with states, corporations and official campaigns, recent years have witne...

May 2, 2018

St Andrews UNICEF On Campus held its fourth annual Symposium on Monday 9 April in conjunction with the On The Rocks Festival. The nearly sold out event was held in the Byre’s top floor loft, extending an intimate feel to the event. The evening kicked off at 5:00 pm with a drinks reception, followed by opening remarks by Symposium Convenor Tanera Scott.

Ms. Scott reflected on the year long preparation for Symposium 2018. She sta...

March 4, 2018

Jessica Craig is currently participating in a St Andrews Abroad exchange at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada.

Human trafficking is a complex and devastating phenomenon in both the global north and south, affecting as many as 21 million people worldwide and generating around £18 billion in profits for its perpetrators.

On 10th February 2018, UNICEF Queens held their annual UNICEF in Action conference, which this y...

February 8, 2018

Human Rights Watch takes a stance on that the denial of the right to make a decision regarding an abortion as a fundamental violation of various human rights. Moreover, they underscore the importance of health and safety and how it is correlated with access to safe abortions. On Tuesday, 28 November, Professor Wendy Savage came to St Andrews to discuss her work with women’s reproductive rights, and the history of abortion laws...

January 31, 2018

“Human rights are not optional norms” stated Professor Surya Deva, the Chairperson of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations, at the opening plenary at the sixth UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The Forum took place in November 2017 at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, the home of modern human rights (and terrible sandwiches, apparently). Its mandate is to create a global platform...

November 8, 2017

Students from different areas of study at the University of Saint Andrews came together on 14-15 October as part of a national effort to instigate social and environmental change through the ‘Hatch4Good’ initiative.

The aim was to inspire and innovate, to reform the old, and invent new means to live and promote sustainable resource use, environmental protection, and social improvement.

Students grouped together to create busines...

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