Online PG students

St Leonard’s College (StLC) is the University’s community for all postgraduate students, whether in St Andrews or online. Once they have completed online matriculuation, all postgraduate students are automatically members of StLC and can take part in our activities and use our facilities.

As well as our flexible online postgraduate courses, we provide a number of services and organise a variety of events aimed specifically at postgraduate students. These include support through scholarships and funding, skills and training sessions and workshops, and the St Leonard’s Community Scheme, which pairs PG students so they can make connections and build a supportive community.

We want to ensure that all our students have the same opportunities and receive equal service regardless of your location.

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Activities for online PGT students

St Leonard’s College will be providing events in Semester 1 for online students and any other PG students who prefer to attend online. Visit our community and events web page, or follow the College on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) to keep up to date with our events.

Shut Up and Write sessions

These regular sessions offer postgraduate students the opportunity to focus on writing, whether you are working on a dissertation, a PhD thesis, or something else. Semester 1 session dates will be released soon on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).

Postgraduate Café

Weekly Postgraduate Cafés invite PGs to grab a hot drink and a biscuit and join College staff online to discuss all things postgrad. StLC will sometimes invite colleagues from across the University to these sessions to share opportunities and details about services available to PGs.

Join us on Thursday 28 September, 4pm to 5pm by clicking the MS Teams joining link.

If you have an idea or a suggestion for an online event or activity that St Leonard’s College could organise or support, email us at [email protected].

Services and support for PGT online students

As a St Andrews student, you will be part of our vibrant student community. You can either connect online or, if you are ever in St Andrews, join us in-person.

Please visit the current postgraduate students web page to find out more about the services and support we offer to all PG students.

The ASC (Advice and Support Centre) should be your first point of contact for information on any student matter. The ASC team will either answer your question or arrange an online appointment for you with a member of the wider Student Services team.

You will be able to use the University’s online library resources, which provide access to journals, eBooks, and electronic databases 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Library staff are available to chat online between 9am and 5pm to answer questions and provide support.

We know how important it is to steer your career progression, whether you are starting out on your career journey, are looking to develop within a role, or want to change careers. Our dedicated Careers Centre can help you to navigate your next steps. Take advantage of skills workshops, networking opportunities, and expert advice.

Take care of your wellbeing through Student Services. Look after your mental health with online wellbeing workshops and SilverCloud, which offers a range of self-guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) courses.

The University’s Chaplaincy service live streams all St Salvator’s chapel services and offers pastoral care to all students in-person and online, regardless of their faith or philosophy of life.

If you have a passion for music, you can attend a range of concerts online or improve your playing skills with one-to-one virtual lessons from the Music Centre (costs apply).

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]

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
Online, email:[email protected] to signup.

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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