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We the members of The Bejant Observer, in order to form a more perfect satirical publication, hereby ordain and establish this journal for the fine students of The University of St Andrews.

Disclaimer: All stories, names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are completely fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred. Any reference to real persons or events should be seen as parody and is purely for entertainment.

September 2019


An artist’s rendition of a ‘Bec Jaune’

BEJANT n. a first-year student

A bejant is a first-year student at a Scottish university, now most commonly St Andrews.  The origin of the word is interesting; it is derived from the French ‘bejaune’ which in turn is a contraction of ‘bec jaune’ meaning yellow beak, a young bird: hence a novice or inexperienced person.
Courtesy of the Scots Language Center

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either you get it or you don’t.”

Michael Moore

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