Our elected student officers are divided into two councils:

  • Students' Representative Council (SRC), the legally recognised body for student representation at the University of St Andrews since 1889, including all SRC subcommittees.
  • Student Activities Forum (SAF), responsible for leading activities and events, including all SAF subcommittees.

The Standing Orders dictate how Councils operates.

This year, meetings will take place on Microsoft Teams. Any matriculated student can attend the beginning of a Councils meeting, and may speak to Councils during the open forum section, whether to raise issues they feel Councils should be addressing, or to give opinions on a motion.

A link to join will be shared on the Councils page prior to each meeting.

Date and Time Council
13th September 2021, 5pm Joint Councils (Live Training)
28th September 2021, 5pm SAEC
28th September 2021, 6pm SRC
12th October 2021, 6pm SAF
26th October 2021, 5pm SAEC
26th October 2021, 6pm SRC
2nd November 2021, 6pm SAF
23rd November 2021, 5pm SAEC
23rd November 2021, 6pm SRC

If there's an issue you think the Students' Association should address, support, or denounce, you can submit a motion. If approved, motions can force the Association to take action, sending a clear message that students are united on a particular topic.

Any matriculated student may add a motion to an agenda:

  1. Write your motion. See the how-to, and past examples in the documents section below.
  2. Collect signatures and matriculation numbers from 25 students. Full names are not necessary, and you count as one of the 25.
  3. Send your motion and list of signatures/matriculation numbers to the Association Chair (SAchair@). They will let you know when your motion is due to be discussed in a meeting.
  4. Attend the meeting. You can introduce your motion, and engage in the debate. If this sounds scary, any of our current officers may be willing to introduce the motion on your behalf.


Archive of meeting agendas, minutes, and motions. Note that the Council year begins in April, since elections take place in March.


Executive Committee

Three members from both the SRC and SAF join the sabbs and Association Chair on the Students' Association Executive Committee (SAEC). This group is responsible for general management of Councils, and for conferring awards such as Honorary Lifetime Memberships and the John Honey Award.

Name Committee position
Dan Marshall Association President
Amy Gallacher Director of Education
Emma Rose Walsh Director of Wellbeing
Tom Groves Director of Events and Services
Gavin Sandford Director of Student Development and Activities
Sophie Tyler Athletic Union President
Morgan Morris Association Chair
Joe Horsnell SRC Senior Officer
Elise Lenzi SRC Secondary Nominee
Maitreyi Tusharika SRC Tertiary Nominee
Avery Kitchens SAF Senior Officer
Sam Ross SAF Secondary Nominee
Zaine Mansuralli SAF Tertiary Nominee

Councils structure