Freshers’ Week seems like a distant memory already.  We saw a variety of entertainment, from a tribute Britney Spears act on the Tuesday to a showcase of our thespians on the Sunday night.  If you click on the photo below it will take you to our photos from Freshers' Week.

Our first three Friday nights have been a massive success.  To keep up-to-date with events and to view photos from our Friday nights 'like' our events page on Facebook: @yourunionevents


We have launched a new cocktail menu in Beacon Bar. We're keeping our classics but have added several new cocktails and mocktails to our list. The cocktail menu was launched in conjunction with Alibi our new Thursday night in Beacon Bar.

Our next big night on the calendar is Halloween. We are going all out this year, from skeletons in Sandy's to brains in Beacon. The building will be transported into a hellish Halloween spectacular.


The sabbaticals are concentrating particularly on student engagement.  The below photograph is from a successful coffee and croissants morning they held in Beacon Bar to encourage students to drop by and ask them questions.  For those of you who don't yet know our sabbaticals are: Lewis Wood, President; Claire Shirey, Director of Wellbeing; Hannah Jacobs, Director of Events and Services; Charlotte Flatley, Director of Student Development and Activities; Zachary Davis,  Director of Education.  


We have also updated the sabbaticals weekly email to be more user friendly.  As well as it being posted to all students it can be found in our newsfeed at the bottom of our homepage for all to read.


Nominations for the new Rector have just closed and results for the winning candidate will be announced on Friday the 13th October. Keep up-to-date with what's happening here.  The picture below is the Rectorial Elections Team.

Societies and Activities

We have been working with the societies committee to encourage societies to use our new events calendar.  We are in the process of allowing all societies and sub committees access to this so bare with us as it's a work in progress but in the very near future this will hopefully be a one stop shop for societies and subcommittees to have their events.



Updates in and around the building

New Staff Positions

As a lot of you will be aware Tony McConachie our Commercial Manager will be retiring on the 17th November and as a result there will be a reorganisation in our commercial area: our current Deputy Catering Manager, Sam Robertson, will be our new Catering Manager and our Bar Manager, Colin Rattray, will become Food and Beverage Manager. From now until Tony's retirement date there will be a hand over period.


The University of St Andrews Staff Christmas Party.

The University Staff Christmas Party will be held on the 15th December.  Free tickets are available for all Board members.  If you would like to come please ask reception for a ticket.

Christmas Closure

The Association will be closed from Saturday 23rd December - Monday 8th January. 



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