Another sunny day here at St Andrews did not go amiss as the students headed to the Himalayas Putting Green to finally try their hand at Scotland’s favourite pastime. The going was good until the boys’ competitive spirit kicked in, with an internal competition taking hold that resulted in a draw. Here’s awaiting the rematch!
Lessons went over well, with a real sense that everyone is becoming more comfortable in their environment. As always there was plenty of time made outside of lessons to relax and socialise, as well as explore the stunning grounds of St Andrews.
After dinner, everyone made their way to University Hall, where a PhD student-lead debate took place in the Old Wing Dining Hall. The subject was Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Students were broken up into three teams, each representing a different major country. They then worked together to draft a possible solution to the issue.
Everyone approached the issue with the seriousness it deserved, whilst not neglecting to have fun and use the opportunity to meet and engage with new people. The debate that followed was fiery and well-argued from all sides, with the final result being all verdicts voted against and a paralysis of the Security Council!
Today is another sunny one, and with much to look forward to in the fast run-up to the weekend, everyone seems more keen than ever to get stuck in!