Student Life

The posts in this section explore how life has changed for women studying History at St Andrews over the last 120 years. Our section on ‘Teaching and Curriculum‘ deals with what was taught, whereas this section is more about the student experience.

  • Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1960s

    Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1960s

    What was it like to be a woman student of History at St Andrews in the 1960s? Taking inspiration from popular modern day ‘Day in the Life’ blog posts and YouTube videos, a group of current undergraduates explored personal papers, University Calendars, photographs, and records from the University’s Special Collections, to try to bring to life…


  • Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: Today

    What is it like to be a woman student of History at St Andrews in the 2020s? Taking inspiration from popular modern day ‘Day in the Life’ blog posts and YouTube videos, a group of current undergraduates has been exploring the experiences of past women History undergraduates at St Andrews. Here, a current History student…


  • Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1980s

    Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1980s

    What was it like to be a woman student of History at St Andrews in the 1980s? Taking inspiration from popular modern day ‘Day in the Life’ blog posts and YouTube videos, a group of current undergraduates explored personal papers, University Calendars, photographs, and records from the University’s Special Collections, to try to bring to…


  • Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1930s

    Day in the Life of a Woman Historian: 1930s

    What was it like to be a woman student of History at St Andrews in the 1930s? Taking inspiration from popular modern day ‘Day in the Life’ blog posts and YouTube videos, a group of current undergraduates explored personal papers, University Calendars, photographs, and records from the University’s Special Collections, to try to bring to…