University of St Andrews Committee

Victoria Ironmonger (she/her) email:, and Robyn Smith (she/her) are Piscopia co-founders of the Piscopia committee at St Andrews.

This year Laura and Victoria are your Piscopia Representatives at St Andrews. Watch this space to hear about their events planned this year!

Laura Johnson (she/her): I am in my second year of a PhD in External Difference Families and their applications to cryptography. I completed my undergrad at the University of South Wales, where I researched into the cryptographical applications of Latin squares. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking and sewing. Email:

Previous events:

The committee hosted a PhD Information and Q&A event on 1st February 2022. They also hosted an event about applications advice and careers in industry on 16th April 2021.

Victoria and Robyn previously hosted a Q&A with female PhD students and tips to stay motivated during the pandemic for women and non-binary students at the University of St Andrews on 25 November 2020 (eventbrite page).