Born in a quiet Scottish coastal town, this is

OUR story


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MORE than 30 countries

Hailing from all over the world, our team’s diversity constantly supplies us with new perspectives and ideas. With representatives from more than 30 countries, we’re passionate about using our diversity to fuel invention.

Over 20 subjects

Though our team has students studying a wide range of subjects, the University of St Andrews does not have an engineering department. For this reason, we rely on our diverse background of knowledge to continue our novel approach to automotive engineering.

Open to all

As a team led by women, we are passionate about elevating the voices of minorities and underprivileged communities. With gender, we work hard to be inclusive of men, women, and gender non-conforming individuals by having our leadership complete training and workshops on gender equality.

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OUR History

June 2020

The summer of 2020 marks the foundation of SPAD. A group of enthusiastic students began designing the University of St Andrews’ first vehicle concept to compete at the Formula Student competition.

January 2021

SPAD is officially registered to compete at the 2021 Formula Student competition representing the University of St Andrews.

July 2021

SPAD’s first Formula Student showing happens online at the 2021 Formula Student competition.

August 2021

The team decides to channel their talents and focus to designing an electric vehicle, advocating for a greener, more sustainable future.

July 2022

The University of St Andrews places 17th in the 2022 Formula Student competition as the only team competing without an engineering department.

October 2022

SPAD begins constructing their first vehicle for the 2023 Formula Student competition.