Partnership opportunities

Associate with one of the world’s most ancient universities; a world leader in education, internationally Scottish, independent, entrepreneurial, committed to working towards a sustainable future, and aiming to be a beacon for diversity and social responsibility.

  • Partner with one of the leading institutions in the UK for participation in sport and physical activity (typically 60-70%), allowing you to capture a large proportion of the student population.
  • Engage with students from UK’s top ranked University by The Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • Enhance brand exposure among students, alumni, and the University of St Andrews global community.
  • Partner with Sustainability Institution of the Year – Green Gown Awards 2021, and Student Engagement category winner – Green Gown Awards 2021.

The synergies between sporting pursuit and educational achievement can be traced back to the fifteenth century when golf was first played in St Andrews and Scotland’s first university was founded in 1413.

Today, the University continues to make sport central to the student experience and we pride ourselves on our students’ ability to excel both in their academic and sporting endeavours.

Partnership opportunities

We would be delighted to discuss bespoke packages tailored to your particular requirements including discrete sponsorship opportunities within sport, for example:

  • Lead sponsor for Saints Sport
  • Title Sponsorship of Performance Sport programme
  • Title Sponsorship of Saints Leadership programme
  • Title Sponsorship of Volunteering and Coaching programme
  • Sponsorship of individual performance programmes
  • Sponsorship of sport scholarships and athletes
  • Facility naming rights
  • Title sponsorship of annual Saints Sports Awards Ceremony
  • Lead sponsor of Junior Saints community sport programme

“We are pleased to continue our sponsorship with St Andrews Rugby for our eighth year, and our partnership has extended further this year to create The Aldi Leaders Programme. It is an exciting opportunity for the business to support students to develop their leadership and employability skills for their future careers.”


Richard Holloway
– Managing Director, ALDI UK

“Having partnered with Saints Sport in 2017, it is a great honour to be working so closely with the talented, committed and innovative individuals at Saints Sport – students and staff alike. The diverse nature and professional attitude of the many different sporting programmes at the university has helped us as a business to grow and develop in an equally diverse and dynamic way, ultimately making us a better business. The vision and ambition of Saints Sport, in both performance and recreational environments serves as an inspiration to us – and we continue to be very proud of what we have achieved together and are very excited for what the future of our partnership holds. The combination of Macron, Macron Store Dundee and Saints Sport is unrivalled in terms of quality, innovation, and perhaps most importantly, in strength of relationship.”

Macron Store Dundee
William Richmond
– Store Manager, Macron Store Dundee

“We are extremely delighted to continue our journey alongside the best University in the UK. Working with Saints Sports has allowed us to connect with different athletes from multiple sports thanks to a programme aimed at encouraging development and participation at all levels which is one of the Macron’s main values. We feel sport can play a central role in a student’s development and are confident that our new range of products and the service provided by our partners at Macron Store Dundee will be appreciated by students and staff.”

Macron Store Dundee
Andrea Palilla
– Country Manager, Macron

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Whatever experience or service you require, please contact our team to find out how we may support you.