Unicef on Campus St Andrews’ 4th Annual Symposium was held in the Byre Theatre Studio this year, and for the first time, Unicef’s Symposium collaborated with On the Rocks, expanding their audience. The Symposium focused on the issue of Children in Conflict and brought in a panel of speakers with a diverse level of expertise on the topic. The speakers included Marc Ellison, a photojournalist working in conflict zones; Laurie Druelle, a representative of HALO Trust, which focuses on Mine Clearance and Awareness in post-confict zones; Jaremey McMullin, a St Andrews IR lecturer researching internal conflict and the process of post-conflict transition; and Daniel Cosgrove, a representative from UNICEF UK based in Glasgow.
After a yearlong hiatus, Catwalk is back with a vengeance and in anticipation of its revival, I caught up with 1st year model and creative team member Jessica Wooninck and sabbatical student model Chris MacRae, to find out a bit about the inner workings of the first fashion show of the St. Andrew’s season.
This will be my third RAG week in St Andrews and I am happy to say it is looking to be the biggest and most exciting RAG week in St Andrews history. With around 50 events and 15 headlining events, RAG 2016 and over 40 societies have come together to bring St Andrews a RAG week to remember.
Thanks to the efforts of the Pre-RAG Week committee and the UNICEF Society, the annual St Andrews Got Talent was a resounding success Wednesday night. In a pre-show interview, UNICEF Society President Dan Meagher commented, “St Andrews Got Talent has been an annual success for the UNICEF Society, bringing in a sizeable donation each year, and we’re really looking forward to this year’s show.” This is despite the trouble with securing the site for the performance, which normally occurs during RAG Week in the spring. However, everyone pitched in the effort to keep the show alive, said judge Kyle Blain, and the committee certainly did a fantastic job transforming the somewhat bleak Venue 1 into a decorative and intimate performance space.