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St Leonard’s College

The home of all postgraduate students at the University of St Andrews

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College

St Leonard’s College functions as the heart of the University’s thriving postgraduate community. All postgraduate students are automatically members, with access to events and facilities that foster connections, intellectual and academic discourse, and social interaction. 

St Leonard’s College aims to:

  • promote the interest of postgraduates across the University and champion the development of postgraduate education and research
  • foster a vibrant and intellectually stimulating postgraduate community and provide opportunities for postgraduates to come together and make new connections
  • work with partners across the University to support the effectiveness and coherency of services and support for postgraduates
  • optimise the St Leonard’s Postgraduate College building (Old Burgh School) as a hub for postgraduate students and activities
  • support postgraduates students through scholarships and other related funding
  • foster interdisciplinary postgraduate education and scholarship through the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies

St Leonard’s College was originally founded in 1512 as a college for the education of novices of the Augustinian Order. It was reconstituted in 1974 as a home for the University’s postgraduate community. The head of St Leonard’s Postgraduate College retains the historic title of Provost. The current Provost of St Leonard’s Postgraduate College is Professor Frank Lorenz Müller.

St Leonard’s Postgraduate College organises regular events (such as the weekly Postgraduate Café with free hot drinks and biscuits) for all postgraduates to come together, socially and intellectually, and make new connections. If you have any ideas for a social event that could be supported by the College, please contact us at [email protected].

St Leonard’s College is based in Old Burgh School, which is open to all postgraduate students at St Andrews.

Postgraduate news

Contact us

St Leonard's College
The Old Burgh School
Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB

[email protected]

Phone:+44 (0)1334 46 2003

Upcoming events

EndNote: an introduction (online)
Monday 27 May 2024, 10.00am – 11.30pm
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Shut up and Write (online)
Tuesday 28 May 2024, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Online, email:[email protected] to signup.

Stretching and Guided Meditation
Wednesday 29 May 2024, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Muir, Old Burgh School
Email: [email protected] to signup

PG Café
Thursday 30 May, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Fairlie Social Space, Old Burgh School

In-Person Shut-up and Write
Friday 31 May, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Lumsden Seminar Room, Old Burgh School
Email: [email protected] to signup

Reduce Digital Distraction – Postgraduate Lunch & Learn Workshop
Wednesday 5 June, 1pm – 2.15pm
More information
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Data Management Plans: writing workshop for first year reviews (in-person)
Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9.30am – 11.30am

Microsoft Word: Producing a dissertation (MSkills)
Thursday 6 June 2024, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
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Software Carpentry 2 day workshop: Shell/Git/Python (GRADSkills)
Monday 17 June to Tuesday 18 June 2024 – full days
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Adobe Photoshop – Introduction to Vector Graphics (in-person)
Thursday 27 June 2024, 1.00pm-5.00pm
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Microsoft PowerPoint:Essential Skills (in-person)
Tuesday 2 July 2024, 1.30pm-3.00pm
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Microsoft Access: Introduction to Databases (in-person)
Tuesday 9 July 2024, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Walter Bower House, Eden Campus
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Microsoft Word: Advanced Document Management
Thursday 11 July 2024, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Town Centre Classroom
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Microsoft Word: Controlling Document Design (in-person)
Tuesday 16 July 2024, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Town Centre Classroom
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Microsoft Word: Producing a Thesis (in-person)
Thursday 18 July 2024, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Town Centre Classroom
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Old Burgh School

Opening hours
8am to 9pm, seven days a week
Access via student ID card swipe in
(all PG students)

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