Saints Sport Bulletin - 6/6/13

posted 6 Jun 2013, 12:19 by Athletic Union President

Hi All, 

I hope you're well and enjoying the holidays - the weather has actually been quite tropical in St Andrews recently! For those of you that didn't see the facebook post I'd like to congratulate the Saints Sport team on winning 2* for our work on the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Award (SSS & NUS Scotland initiative) and 4* for our Volunteering Work. The Volleyball Club were also one of three clubs shortlisted for Scottish Student Sport Team of the Year so huge congratulations must go to them! Well done team!  

Re sports fayre, don't panic you will all be given stalls. Jess will be sorting plans out for that when she comes into office at the beginning of July. 

I'm lacking sport related posts this week but a couple of departments we work closely with have asked me to send round the following items - please pass them on to any students you know that might be interested. 

1) Autumn 2013 phone campaign team!  
Development will be accepting applications all summer and can promise 10 hours a week, starting at £7.91/hour and increasing for “unsociable hours.”  If you're interested please see:

Applications are due 23 September, with training 12-13 October.  Calling begins on 14 October and runs through 19 November (excepting Raisin Weekend).

2) Converge Challenge '13 
The Converge Challenge Kickstart competition is looking for the next generation of creative entrepreneurs - more information attached. The competition is open to all students of all Scottish Universities who have an early stage idea, but lack the cash to develop it.  Your idea could be a new product, service or social enterprise.  There's a first prize of £2000 and two runner-up prizes of £1,500 each.

The submission process is simple:

    • Write a proposal (maximum of 500 words).
    • Create a short video (3 minutes maximum) explaining your idea.
    • Upload your video to YouTube (you will need to create a YouTube account to do this).
    • Email the video and a link to

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 21st June 2013.

Inspiration for the week.. 
"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up"  Babe Ruth

As always if you have any questions then just shout!

Emily Griffiths

University of St Andrews Athletic Union President
-Saints Sport-
t:    01334 46 (2176)
m:  07973354682
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6 Jun 2013, 12:19