University of St Andrews
St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife
Ucas code: S36
What students say about this university857 comments (229 students)
Library - excellent place for resources but too few copies of books available - it's often difficult to obtain the reading you...
Library - excellent place for resources but too few copies of books available - it's often difficult to obtain the reading you need. Since refurbishment, the library interior has been made up-to-date, and the library cafe provides a great place for students to gather and discuss material or take a break, but the refurbishment has actually decreased the amount of study space available. It's still just as difficult to get to a university computer, probably even more to obtain a seat on the tables. Student Support very helpful. Student Personal Development extremely useful in offering regular classes in time management, writing essays, building confidence, giving presentations etc. - skills which are all useful and applicable in university life. University buildings are, if an arts student, mostly based in the town centre. Thus easy to get to - no problems here. Careers Centre keeps students very informed and up to date with employment opportunities and offers useful advice on job applications and other career-related enquiries.×
Library is varied but small. Union is very small but centralReport
First year accommodation is varied and meets all student needs well. Students always appreciate whatever halls they are...
First year accommodation is varied and meets all student needs well. Students always appreciate whatever halls they are assigned to because they are allocated according to preference and all halls have a good social atmosphere. Most students choose private accommodation after first year and the house hunting is good practice for the future with regards to tenancy agreements etc.×
St Andrews is a small town - emphasis on "small" - hence the nightlife is, in all honesty, less than varied... Lots of pubs and...
St Andrews is a small town - emphasis on "small" - hence the nightlife is, in all honesty, less than varied... Lots of pubs and a very promising newly renovated student union! Plenty of opportunity to go out for great nights out with good friends - any day of the week - but it is certainly a nightlife that gets familiar, quickly. That being said, when St Andrews gets too small or too familiar, Dundee is just a 20 minute bus-ride away, and Edinburgh not far either.×
Spekaing as a Science student, the labs and staff are first-class, I cannot fault them at all.Report
Performing Arts are huge in St Andrews and I wasn't aware of this before I matriculated. Also the nightlife well succeeded my...
Performing Arts are huge in St Andrews and I wasn't aware of this before I matriculated. Also the nightlife well succeeded my expectations and is much more diverse than advertises.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students9,735
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time15%
of students are part-time
Male / Female57%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK46%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction75%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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