Social Anthropology School President

Hi! My name is Elinor Layne and I am your School President of Social Anthropology for the 2020-21 academic year.

Hi! My name is Elinor Layne and I am your School President of Social Anthropology for the 2020-21 academic year.

I am originally from Texas in the USA but have called St Andrews my home for the last three years. As we move forward into this academic year, I have set a few goals for my presidency:

- expand disability support within the department by ensuring readings are compatible with key softwares

- streamline communication with the opening of an online 'question and suggestion' box

- improve the department's feedback loop, keeping students informed about key decisions made by student representatives and staff

- commit to diversifying course reading lists and resources 

- expand on the host of social events provided by the department and foster a greater sense of community amongst all our anthropologists

Although this academic year is certainly not getting off to the start we'd all have chosen, please know that department staff and I are here to support you. Please do not hesitate to reach out via email (socanthpresident@st-andrews.ac.uk) if you have any questions, comments or concerns. For further department information, check out this webpage: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/social-anthropology/ . I look forward to working with you this year!'