The Students’ Association awards Honorary Life Membership (HLM) to individuals who make an outstanding contribution to enhancing the St Andrews student experience.

Honorary Life Membership is not something that is bestowed lightly, and the Executive Committee will be looking for evidence of outstanding ability and determination in their respective field.

Only around 50 HLMs will be awarded per academic year.

HLMs are granted based on the following strict criteria:

  1. The nominee is a graduating student
  2. The nominee has contributed in no small way to one particular activity over a number of academic years, or a large number of activities in one academic year
  3. The nominee is in good standing with the Students' Association, i.e. they are not currently banned or facing disciplinary action by the Association.

In addition to receiving an HLM, the Sandy Mackenzie Award is annually awarded to one member of the Association. Dedicated to our late Bar Manager, this award is given to a student who has truly gone above and beyond in their activities within the Association.

Nominations are reviewed in April. To nominate a student, send the HLM nomination form to dosda@.

Year Sandy Mackenzie Award HLM recipients
2019/20 Paul Lancaster and Markus Lee View full list
2018/19 View full list
2017/18 View full list
2016/17 View full list
2015/16 Lavin Ge Tian View full list
2014/15 View full list
2013/14 View full list