Learning from Brussels

By Erika Brady Columnist, PhD Student at the Handa Center of Terrorism and Political Violence Yet again, the ugly face of terrorism has struck at one of Europe’s capitals, and yet again, we are looking for someone to blame. Following the attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, fingers were pointed at refugees as being, if not…

Out of Our Comfort Zones with International Internships

By Mickey C. Jensen St Andrews Economics and International Relations graduate (2015), current MSc Finance Student at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He is a keen advocate for international careers, having lived or worked in 7 countries, and counting, across Europe and Asia.     Want to get out of your comfort zone? Ever dreamed…

Fem Soc: Progress & Challenges in Gender Issues

Dominic Nolan talks with Jo Boon, co-ordinator of The Feminist Society of the University of St Andrews, about university feminism, lad culture and rape culture. What does your society do? The aim in our constitution is incredibly simple – it is to promote gender equality in St Andrews and to the best of our ability beyond. Our…

In Search of the Real Adam Smith

By Adam Stromme Editor-in-Chief, International Relations & Economics Undergraduate Student When people think about Adam Smith, they often remember one thing before anything else: the “invisible hand.” And automatically, from that one particle of memory from introductory economics, the rest all falls into its familiar place. Amongst the great pantheon of Liberal thinkers, Adam Smith…

Week 7: Five Steps to Improve your Career Prospects

By Joanna Kalemba Undergraduate Student “Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.” – Rosalind Russell All assignments have been submitted and spring break is just around the corner – when is a better time to find some time between your well-deserved rest…

Mistakes to Avoid While Pursuing an Internship

By Joanna Kalemba Economics Undergraduate Student 1) The Subtle Art of Making Sure You’re In There comes a point during our time at university when each of us will ask ourselves: Is it the right time? Is it that moment? Am I ready? Ready to start looking for an internship. Regardless of the degree you pursue, sooner or…

Turkey: Our Might Makes Right

By Ruaraidh Maciver Middle East/Africa Editor, History Undergraduate Student Throughout history, we have seen attempts by every country across the globe to justify military action. In 2003, we heard President George W. Bush justify Operation Iraqi Freedom, as the existence of a ‘regime that threatens peace with weapons of mass murder’ was unacceptable to ‘the United…

From Good to Glorious: Perfecting your Interview Skills

By Nicola Rennie Unergraduate Student We all know the standard advice for ensuring an interview doesn’t go badly from the start—dress smartly, don’t be late, bring any required documentation—but what is it that turns a good interview into a flawless interview that leaves an employer with little doubt that you’re the candidate to hire? 1)…

Botswana: How to Dig an Economy Out of a Hole

By Ruaraidh Maciver Middle East/Africa Editor, History Undergraduate Student In the aftermath of the 2008 recession, Botswana’s economy suffered perhaps more than any other African nation, with its industrial sector alone shrinking by a staggering 30%. However, a long time has passed since this critical moment in Botswana’s past, and the economic doldrums of almost a…