Transition’s Freshers’ Week Plans

Orientation Week is fast approaching, and we at Transition have a fantastic range of events planned. All our events are open to students (new and returning) as well as staff and local community members. Please use the Facebook event links to share events with your friends, and come along and introduce yourself on the day. We look forward to meeting you!

MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

greenfair poster 2014The Big Green Fair
Come join the green societies for an outdoor festival celebrating the environment, with live music and great local food. Find out more about what our eco-friendly societies are up to this year and how to get involved in their activities & projects.
11am-3pm
St Katherine’s Lawn, in front of the Arts Building and Library, The Scores
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/241176362748525/

 

St AndRe-Use Big Give-Away
It’s that time of year again… Household items, kitchenware and stationery donated by previous students, all available for free! We’ve got thousands of coathangers, loads of cutlery, hundreds of mugs/plates/glasses, some musical instruments, sports equipment and oodles of plastic document wallets. In fact we’ve got over 1 tonne of free items up for grabs! Arrive early to avoid disappointment and don’t forget a bag!  (St AndRe-Use event)
11am-12.30pm
Arts Lecture Theatre, The Scores
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/702154676504930/

 

Local Food Shop Walk 
Shopping for food? Looking for alternatives to the supermarkets? Follow us to discover some of our favourite places in St Andrews that sell food that’s good for you and the planet without ruining your budget. (One World Society event)
2pm-3pm
Meet at the Big Green Fair on St Katherine’s Lawn

 

 

TUESDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 

Sow, Grow and Eat at the UCG Poster 2014Sow, Grow and Eat at the University Community Garden
Growing your own food is a skill for life. With the University now having 10 food growing spaces that are open to students, staff and local people it’s also a very popular part of life here. Find out more and get your hands dirty at this special session in the St Andrews University Community Garden where we will be harvesting crops and enjoying some food made from the garden’s produce. Drop in at any time during this session. (Edible Campus: Transition UStA event)
1-4pm
University Community Garden (opposite the Observatory on Buchanan Gardens)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513399822208981/

 

WEDNESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER

Wild Food Walk 
Fife is a hotbed of edible algae apparently, and this short introduction walk, led by local Foraging expert Tony Wilson, will give you a sample of some of the “free” food that grows on our doorstep including shellfish, seaweeds and coastal plants. Ends at the Albany Park Garden in time for the Pot Luck Lunch! (Edible Campus: Transition UStA event)
10 am – 12pm
Meet at in front of the Sailing Club, East Sands
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321400358027355/

 

Albany Park Garden Session & Pot Lunch
Come along to the Albany Park Garden for a Pot Luck Lunch followed by a garden session to learn the basics of how to grow veg, as well as harvesting the summer crop.   (Edible Campus: Transition UStA event)
12.30 – 4pm
Albany Park Garden
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247679942107195/

CC Freshers Week Event 2014

 

Conversing about Carbon over a Coffee (or Tea!)
Carbon Conversations is a free 6-session programme run in St Andrews which looks at individual carbon footprints and what can be done to reduce them, through interactive sessions which include games and group discussions as well as individual reflection. This taster session will introduce you to some of the activities so you can decide if it is for you, while enjoying tea, coffee, and a variety of biscuits. Bring a friend and pick up some great energy and money-saving tips! (Transition University of St Andrews event)
3-5pm
Old Union Diner (Entrance via Butts Wynd)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336784196476538/

 

THURSDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

Green Drinks Freshers Week Poster 2014

Saint Exchange Picnic
Saint Exchange is a student-led local currency / exchange scheme in St Andrews. We trade within the town using “Saints” rather than pounds. Come join us for a picnic and some acoustic music (hopefully in the sunshine) and if you bring food to share you can earn some saints. Find us on St Mary’s Quad Lawn
1-2.30pm
St Mary’s Quadrangle, Westburn Lane, off South Street

 

Freshers’ Week Green Drinks
This busy and popular monthly “green” social event returns to St Andrews. With no agenda except to bring people together who are interested in practical sustainability projects, this is where things get done and people link up. Headed up by Transition UStA, you will find out more about the opportunities for getting involved in projects ranging from energy, transport, the local economy and food, through individual events, volunteer opportunities, research, jobs and courses, all within a social, café style atmosphere. (Transition University of St Andrews event)
6-8pm
Old Union Diner (Entrance via Butts Wynd)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453757834879010/

 

FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

Bikeworks Bike Sale & Free Bike Maintenance Workshop
Do you need an affordable bicycle for getting around St Andrews? Come early for Bike Work’s sale of discounted refurbished bicycles (limited supply). (Environment Team event)
10.30am
Car Park by Agnes Blackadder Hall

One Pound Lunch
Come join One World for their One Pound Lunch and find out what campaigns they are running this year (One World Society event, part of the People & Planet Network).
12.30-2pm
St John’s Garden (North end of Market Street)

Tomatoes in the Botanics Poster 2014

Edible Campus Tomato Session
Come and join us for an Edible Campus session at the Botanic Gardens Greenhouse.   We’ll be tending our bumper tomato crop and sowing winter salads.  (Edible Campus: Transition UStA event)
Friday 12th September 2.30-4pm
St Andrews Botanic Garden, Canongate
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356751987811614/