Madeleine Armstrong

Undergraduate Student at the University of St Andrews

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A Canadian in Scotland
"Speak Up!": Girls and Debate at Scottish Schools

The students at a primary school in Fife had been duly divided into teams for a class debate, eagerly preparing arguments for and against a matter of grave national importance: the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. But one boy sat glumly in his chair and refused to work.

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No more laissez-faire: St Andrews must take action against sexual harassment at university

If you still somehow think that sexual harassment isn't a serious issue at UK universities, it's time to reconsider: a recent survey conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) has revealed that one in four students, and almost a third of female students, have experienced unwanted sexual advances at some point during their university years.

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36 Hours in Dublin

Dublin is the kind of place you could fall in love with before you even arrive. This charming city is steeped in history and is rich in culture. Whether you know it as the home of literary icons such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, or as the idyllic setting for cheesy romantic comedies like Leap Year and P.S.

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The walking wounded: St Andrews on crutches

St Andrews is a whole new world when experienced on crutches. The cobblestones become more problematic than picturesque, three streets seem like two too many and nights out turn into hilarious ordeals rather than welcome relief.