University of St Andrews
St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife
Ucas code: S36
What students say about this university1038 comments (271 students)
Way of teaching especially in Laboratory class.Report
Order food online as the supermarkets in town are small.Report
More of a pub crawl type place than a clubbing place- union for cheap drinks, brew co or aikmans for a pint.Report
The university seems to have perfected allocating the appropriate number of contact hours for each course, which depends of...
The university seems to have perfected allocating the appropriate number of contact hours for each course, which depends of what modules you study and how many credits they're worth. Science modules have more direct teaching, with 5 hours of lectures per week, plus a three hour lab. The arts modules I took had 2-3 hours of lectures a week, plus an hour long tutorial. I would say that for both, there's enough help to get on with the work you have to do. As a biology student, I would say there is a lack of facilities for lectures. We've had ours in maths, chemistry and physics buildings. On the other hand, there is a brand new biology building for lab work, which is phenomenal.×
- Around 20 hours of teaching in 1st year, 12 hours in 2nd year and 3rd year and 7 hours in 4th year. - In 1st and 2nd year...
- Around 20 hours of teaching in 1st year, 12 hours in 2nd year and 3rd year and 7 hours in 4th year. - In 1st and 2nd year there are the opportunities to try out a range of subjects outside of those that you applied to do. In all years, the course conte×
Albany Park is the best halls. Value for money with a sea view - you can't go wrong. However it is a long walk from the centre...
Albany Park is the best halls. Value for money with a sea view - you can't go wrong. However it is a long walk from the centre of town, and the North Haugh. If you are a science student, you should live in halls of residence nearby to the North Haugh, e.g Agnes Blackadder Hall or Melville.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction94%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students10,745
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate75%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time11%
of students are part-time
Male / Female58%
of students are female
Young / Mature9%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK47%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction77%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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