Transition University of St Andrews is a constituted group of students, staff and members of the local community initiated in 2009 as a community response to climate change and economic uncertainty.

We undertake projects across environmental themes including biodiversity, food, energy, transport, local economy and re-use.

We currently employ 6 staff, through a complementary range of streams including the Scottish Government Climate Change Fund, Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Zero Waste Scotland, Cycling Scotland and the University of St Andrews. We also work closely with St Andrews Environmental Network, the St Andrews Botanic Garden and Cyclepath.

We are part of the Transition Towns movement, a much wider movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world. The Transition movement is about feeling like you can make a difference in the world – because it is more manageable to address the world’s challenges if we work together at a local scale. The movement is all about learning new skills, connecting with other people and creating a new story for their local area. Read more about the Transition Network.


Get involved!

There are a wide range of ways to become involved with Transition University of St Andrews, look at our specific projects around smarter travel, reuse & recycle, conscious consumption, and knowledge & skills to get ideas of events and ongoing activities.

Or if there is something you think should be happening in St Andrews, let us know! A huge number of our projects have been started by keen community members – from the Bike Pool, KeepCups to Saint Exchange and the Tree!

Please also contact us if you want to help with general administration, publicity or if you want to join the steering group.

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