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If you would like to suggest how we can improve our service here at the Students’ Association then we want to hear it.
We want your time in St Andrews to be amazing and your feedback is vital to directing the Students’ Association towards the events, space and activities you want to see us provide.
If you have a more urgent issue then please contact: helphub@st-andrews.ac.uk or speak to one of your Sabbatical Of?cers.

Feedback can cover any aspect of the Students’ Association, including but not limited to:

  • Bars and Cafés
  • Societies & Subcommittes
  • Events & Spaces
  • Representation
  • Advice and Support
  • Staff

To provide feedback please visit: yourunion.net/feedback/ (This can be made anonymously)
or email: union@st-andrews.ac.uk 


The Students’ Association runs a free, con?dential and independent advocacy service for all current students. 
Advice can cover:

  • Academic judgments (including appeals and limitations)
  • Complaints against the university
  • University discipline
  • Accommodation (private and university)

Plus our advocacy service is completely independent of the university.

If you would like to use the advocacy service, please email 
helphub@st-andrews.ac.uk or speak to either Iain Cupples our Education Advocate, or one of the Sabbatical Team. 
If you would like support on something outside the remit of our advocacy service and don’t know how to access it, we are happy to signpost you on to other services. 
The Help Hub is also a great online resource which includes both external information that may help you and the services that you can access through the Union and the university.


If you join a society, go to a BOP or even just live in halls, then the Students’ Association Councils (Joint Councils for short) will have an impact on your experience. 
Made up of the Student Services Council (SSC) & the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Joint Councils promote student interests, and run campaigns on issues from hospital closures to hate crime legislation. 
The Joint Councils are a great place to hone your leadership skills and give back to your fellow students.


  • The Students’ Representative Council has been the legally recognised voice of St Andrews students since 1889.
  • SSC and SRC meetings are open to the public, all students are welcome to come and make their voices heard.
  • St Andrews has the highest turnout in Student Elections of any University in Scotland.
  • All students can stand, vote, and campaign in elections.


Elections for the 2020/2021 Student Representatives begin in March, this includs the Sabbatical Of?cers, SSC & SRC Of?cers and the School Presidents.
Students who haven’t opted out of Union Membership can stand for election and vote. We will also recruit people for the Election Committee to help ensure elections run smoothly.
In addition to this, Class Rep. Elections will take place in Week 2 of Semester 1.
To learn more visit: yourunion.net/elections/


  • There are over 60 Student Representatives elected including Sabbaticals, SRC & SSC Of?cers and Academic Representatives.
  • Any student can nominate themselves for a position and can vote in the elections.
  • The individuals elected are responsible for everything from running the Students’ Association subcommittees to representing your interests to the university.
  • We have 400+ Class Reps. & 23 School Presidents.


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