What is effective altruism?
Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that advocates using reasoning and evidence to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. We're interested in helping to tackle some of the world's most challenging problems, such as climate change, global poverty, and existential risks.
What do we do?
Every semester, we run a 10 week introductory fellowship with both one-on-one and group discussions about effective altruism and its relation to global issues.
We offer informal 1-1s to members of the community, as well as new students who have just heard of Effective Altruism.
Socials and Gatherings
This 2021/22 academic year we'll be hosting weekly socials, both virtually and in-person. These typically include games, icebreakers and a St Andrews forecasting tournament.
Talks & Presentations
We host a talk and Q&A introducing effective altruism at the start of every semester both online and in-person. Our intro presentations for semester two will be in person on Friday 21st of January, and online Saturday 22nd of January. We often invite speakers from effective altruism organisations, such as Open Cages and The Humane League. In the past we've also jointly hosted events with other St Andrews student societies, like Students for Global Health and One for the World.