Laura Abernethy

Student journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a 20 year old history student at the University of St Andrews.

I am the news editor of St Andrews independent student newspaper, The Saint.


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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome new baby boy

St Andrews' most famous alumni, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have given birth to a baby boy. News that Catherine was in labour broke early this morning and many across the world waited for  i...

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St Andrews graduate prospects amongst the best in UK

A new report has revealed good news for those graduating this week by placing St Andrews as one of the best universities in the UK for graduate prospects. The 2013 High Fliers report, which looks a...

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Review: Gaudie and May Dip

The Gaudie and May Dip are essential events in the St Andrews calendar. From first years with petrified faces to fourth years making sure they have relieved themselves of the curse before graduatio...

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University signs Principles of Responsible Investment

The University of St Andrews has signed up to the UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment. The Students' Association have been encouraging the University to invest its endowment responsibly ...

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Penguins to join St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium has announced that they will be welcoming a colony of female Humboldt penguins. Staff have been working on the new exhibit for almost five months and it is hoped that the pengui...

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1000 people attend party in Queens Gardens

Last night, six American golfers threw one of the biggest parties St Andrews has ever seen at 6 Queens Gardens. The golfers, who were renting the house while visiting St Andrews, advertised the eve...

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Culture secretary slams sexist St Andrews R&A

The Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Maria Miller, has criticised golf clubs such as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews for their single-sex membership policies. ...

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St Andrews ranked top in Scotland in Leiden Ranking

The University of St Andrews has been ranked top in Scotland in the Leiden Ranking 2013. The prestigious scientific performance ranking places the University of St Andrews at 47 in the overall list...

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Search for missing St Andrews lecturer scaled down

The search for missing lecturer Dr Oliver Smith has been scaled down as hopes that he will be found alive begin to fade. Dr Smith, a lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews, went missin...

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The St Andrews Revue: 'Minstrel Cramps' - review

The St Andrews Revue Venue 1, Thursday 11 April *** The St Andrews Revue returned with their annual On the Rocks Performance with a new show entitled ‘Minstrel Cramps.’ With four new members, Mark ...

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St Andrews scientist reveals secrets of Loch Ness Monster

An ecologist from the University of St Andrews is trying to shed new light on the history of one of Scotland’s most fa­mous myths - the Loch Ness Monster. Dr Charles Paxton, a research fellow at th...

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St Andrews to get its own currency

A new local currency has been set up, in conjunction with Transition St An­drews, to help support local business­es and bring both the town and gown communities closer together. Saint Exchange is s...

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Neurologist leaves £600,000 to School of Medicine

A former student and lecturer of the University of St Andrews has left an estimated £600,000 to the School of Medicine. Neurologist, Dr Bryan Ashworth, graduated from the University in 1952 and obt...

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