PG Café

PG Café is an informal gathering for all St Andrews postgraduate students (taught and research), organised by St Leonard’s College. It normally takes place weekly, usually in Old Burgh School, though it has also been held at different venues across the University, such as the Students Union and Gateway (we are open to suggestions!).

St Leonard’s College provides free hot drinks and biscuits, sometimes cakes or doughnuts; you just need to bring yourselves. You can come on your own or with friends, if you prefer, and you can stay for as long as you like. During the café you can meet with PG students from different cohorts, Schools or level of study, and chat in a relaxed setting about anything you like – it doesn’t need to be study-related!

You can also discuss with St Leonard’s College staff, pick up their brains, provide feedback to the College and make suggestions for activities, and any aspect of PG student life at St Andrews.

From time to time, we invite colleagues from other areas of the University, to give you the opportunity to have a discussion and ask questions on a specific topic. In the past, we had representatives from Careers, and we plan to invite reps from Sports and Registry (Changes of Circumstances).

We also try to have an online version of PG Café in Teams, open to any PG student who may not be in St Andrews, including students in our PGT Digital programmes. Unfortunately, you need to provide your own coffee and cake for this, but we hope that the company and networking opportunities would worth it.

Dates and location of PG Café are advertised in our website and our social media. We are looking forward to meeting you at a PG Café soon!

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

Data management plans:writing workshop for first year reviews
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 9.30am to 11.30am
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Stretching and Meditation with Penny
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Muir(109), Old Burgh School
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PG Cafe
Thursday 16 May 2024, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Shut up and Write(Online)
Thursday 16 May 2024, 2.00pm-5.00pm [POSTPONED FOR 28 May 2024]
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EndNote: an introduction (online)
Wednesday 22 May 2024, 11.00am – 12.30pm
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Microsoft Word: Producing a Thesis
Thursday 23 May 2024, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Eden Campus Classroom, Guardbridge
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PG Cafe
Thursday 23 May 2024, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Board Games Night
Friday 24 May 2024, 4.30pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Mini Writing Retreat
Tuesday 21 May 2024, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Muir (109), Old Burgh School
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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
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Data Management Plans: writing workshop for first year reviews (in-person)
Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9.30am – 11.30am
EndNote: an introduction (online)
Wednesday 22 May 2024, 11.00am – 12.30pm
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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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