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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 is at the heart of the postgraduate community of St Andrews. All postgraduate students of the University of St Andrews are automatically members of the College and can take part in all its activities and use its facilities in Old Burgh School.

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 PG students and PG-focused 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.


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

PG Café
Thursday 4 April 2024, 2.30pm -4.00pm
Fairlie Social Space, Old Burgh School

PG Café
Thursday 11 April 2024, 2.30pm -4.00pm
Fairlie Social Space, Old Burgh School

Writing Retreat – full-day

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 10am -4pm
Muir (109), Old Burgh School
Sign up required by email: [email protected]

Stretching and Meditation

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Muir (109), Old Burgh School
Sign up required by email: [email protected]

PG Café
Thursday 18 April 2024, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

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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