Take action and Facilitate Change

We are a Student-run Think Tank  focused on Research, Charity and Careers,  aiming to facilitate change through objective, factual action research and discourse. 

Who we are

Founded in 2022, The Political Institute of Action Research aims to help students in St Andrews learn more about policy-making, think tanks, and NGOs by allowing them to work on engaging research projects on issues they care about.

Our society is defined by our commitment to three central themes: research; charity; and careers.


We conduct high quality research areas that are important to the St Andrews and Fife community.


We offer the opportunity to support local charities through volunteering and fundraising


We aim to provide insights into the world of think tanks, bridging the gap between academia and the private and public  sector.