Giving Students a Voice 

We work to give students a voice giving them the opportunity to work on impactful research projects that work to facilitate the conversation between academia, government, industry, and the public.


We conduct high quality research into research areas that are important to our community.


We host events that aim to facilitate learning amongst PIAR and the community.


We aim to foster collaboration between academia, government, industry, and the public.

About Us

We are a student think tank at the University of St Andrews founded in 2022. We aim to help students learn more about policy-making, think tanks, and NGOs by allowing them to work on engaging research projects on issues they care about.


Keep up to date with PIAR and our research by checking out our blog!


If you are interested in joining PIAR either as a general member or a researcher, you can find more information below!

Current Research

Classism in Higher Education in the UK

Affordability of Student Housing in St Andrews