The University of St Andrews is a fascinating location, steeped in history. Our students had the chance to learn about the University’s amazing past on Monday, but not before their lessons had started!
On a day of fine sunshine in Scotland, the students fuelled themselves for the day ahead with a hearty breakfast, before heading off to their first academic sessions. The primary purpose of these early lessons was to introduce the students to the subjects they will be studying over the next two weeks, and it was a great success as everyone left much more confident.
After lunch and the lessons were out of the way, it was tour time! The students were shown around the campus, looking at the different buildings and finding out which prestigious departments were located in them.
There were a number of highlights on the tour, including a hawthorn bush said to have been planted by Mary, Queen of Scots all the way back in the mid 16th century! There was also the King James library, founded by James VI and I, the first ever monarch of both England and Scotland.
The tour offered a great insight into the rich heritage of the campus, and the beautiful weather only enhanced the experience for the students. Hopefully this crash course in history will inspire them to go on and create some of their own!