University of St Andrews
St Andrews | Central Scotland and Fife
Ucas code: S36
What students say about this university1038 comments (271 students)
As a Chemistry student, I had about 22 contact hours per week in first year, including lectures, tutorials and labs, but this...
As a Chemistry student, I had about 22 contact hours per week in first year, including lectures, tutorials and labs, but this varies with subject, as does whether or not you have tutorials or labs, or exams or coursework, how much they count etc. Advanced Higher and A-level students might find some aspects of first year familiar, if taught in a different way to what they are accustomed. Teaching staff make sure you have their email and general contact details at the start of their lecture series, and are always on hand to help you if you're struggling. Chemistry facilities are brand-new, top of the range and everything you need for proper practical learning is housed within the department.×
Because St Andrews is so small there are not many pubs or clubs in St Andrews and they are pretty small. I think they also...
Because St Andrews is so small there are not many pubs or clubs in St Andrews and they are pretty small. I think they also close at 3am. But also because it is a small town, you can always jump from one place to another - and it is a relatively safe town!×
our main library has just been renovated and is probably amongst one of the best in the country, with huge areas of work spaces...
our main library has just been renovated and is probably amongst one of the best in the country, with huge areas of work spaces and computers on each floor, you can also bring your own computer and use Uni's wifi, which are available in most university buildings. There are also smaller, separate libraries in some course departments, which has almost all the books you need, so it means you don't need to travel as far and can find a nice and quiet place to work between the hours you might get in between lectures. The University buildings/departments are scattered around town, so sometimes you may need to travel further between lectures, but the town is small enough, so usually traveling by foot will be sufficient. The sport centre is located near one of the halls, it's not very big, but has many great facilities which once you have sign up for the membership can rent and use, As long as you book in advance, there shouldn't be any problems in getting access to any facilities. I personally don't usually have a problem with queuing. The town has great small community atmosphere, with great friendly people, the advantage of a small town is you can get from A to B in little time.×
The town is very small with not many things to do.Report
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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