University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Accommodation, Conferences and Events

Overview

The university currently has over 1700 en suite bedrooms available for booking within the months of June to September. 

Accommodation is available for delegates attending any conferences from June to September.  Delegates can choose to stay in Agnes Blackadder Hall which has en suite facilities, as well as Forbes Bar.

Agnes Blackadder Hall offers over 500 en suite bedrooms, within 5 minutes walking distance of the Old Course, and in to the town of St Andrews.

David Russell Apartments each contain 5 en suite bedrooms and a tv/diner area.  Facilities in the main building include Dragons Den Bar.

Standard accommodation is available in University and McIntosh Halls which both have shared facilities. 

All accommodation bookings include breakfast.

Facilities

Parking
200+ Car Parking Spaces
Airport
15 miles Dundee | 50 miles Edinburgh
Railway
6 miles Leuchars

Accommodation

Campus Accommodation Breakdown:

  • Agnes Blackadder Hall - 478 bedrooms including 5 x accessible double en suite rooms
  • David Russell Apartments - 881 bedrooms including 10 x accessible en suite double rooms (5 double rooms in each apartment with own kitchen/diner)
  • McIntosh - 176 bedrooms
  • University Hall - 272 bedrooms including 2 x accessible single en-suite rooms
  • Powell Hall - 205 bedrooms including 2 x accessible single en-suite rooms
  • Whitehorn Hall - 186 bedrooms including 2 x accessible single en-suite rooms

Check In / Check Out Times

Guests can check-in from 2pm on the day of arrival and check-out by 10am on the day of departure (local time).

Virtual Tour

View our virtual tour here

History

Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410. In 2009, St Andrews became the first Scottish ancient university to appoint a woman as Principal, recruiting Professor Louise Richardson from the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard, to lead it into its seventh century. She was succeeded in 2016 by Professor Sally Mapstone.

St Andrews recently celebrated 600 years of continuous existence during which time it has made an enduring contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of both Scotland and the wider world.

Sustainability

The University of St Andrews embraces sustainable development across all of its operations, fully integrating in it in all that we do.  Current sustainable practices and achievements include:

- A reuse and recycling rate of 73%

- 100% of University food waste is recycled at an anaerobic digestion plant, and all of our green waste is composted.

- The University’s sustainable food policy and action plan promotes sourcing as much of the University’s food and drink from local and sustainable businesses.

- The University has held Fairtrade University status since 2006 and constantly works on expanding it fairtrade product range.  Currently all of the University’s sugar, coffee, hot chocolate and bananas are Fairtrade-certified.

- Through the energy investment (Salix) fund, the University has committed £4.4 million to energy efficiency measures across campus, with another £5.1 million to be invested over the next 18 months. The fund is the largest and most successful in the UK higher education sector.

- All new building projects since 2010 have achieved BREEAM excellent green building certification. Our latest research laboratory is the first BREEAM outstanding building in Scotland and first outstanding laboratory in the UK.

- Procurement of conflict-free electronics and IT equipment.

- The energy efficient data centre holds a Gold CEEDA award.

- The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), as well as three halls of residence, hold Gold Green Tourism Awards.

- The dedicated Environment team develops the ideas and vision to deliver improved environment and sustainability performance.

- The sustainable development policy and strategy is supported by the Principal and University Court.

- Sustainable and responsible investment programme developed through student consultation.

Preferred Rates

As a member of Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau you can receive a preferred discount on any direct enquiries (minimum numbers apply) – please quote 'DACB' on enquiring.

Membership

Member of:

  • Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau
  • Member of Meetings Industry Association AiM Accreditation
  • VisitScotland Grading Scheme Member
  • Campus Accommodation
  • Dragons Den Bar - David Russell Apartments, University of St Andrews
  • Campus Accommodation - Double Room
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • Forbes Bar - Agnes Blackadder Hall, University of St Andrews

Reviews

HP
Hayley Perrie
September 2019

Thank you so much for providing another excellent experience for our pupils on our stay in the University Halls. The accommodation was excellent and in such a wonderful and safe location for our pupils to explore St Andrews.  The food provided for our evening meal and breakfast was also excellent and staff were lovely to us throughout our visit.

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