Our Friday nights have continued to go from strength to strength. We have been working hard to keep footfall continually high and build on the success of last year. We have developed strategies such as strong themed Bops, occasional fun freebies, better use of screens in Club 601, regular box office hours, tickets always available online in advance along with a weekly photographer from Lightbox and continued good use of social media to make Club 601 a destination for hundreds of students' Friday nights. 

Facebook event photos can be found by clicking on the below image. (which also happens to be our favourite photo taken at Shrek Bop!)

We’re going all out for Christmas with every department adding that extra sparkle.  12 Days of Christmas has been put together as a way of saying we know Christmas is near but exams are nearer so we’re here to make life that bit brighter if we can.  We have something planned for 12 days straight, from winning Afternoon Tea for Two at the Old Course to petting reindeer in the piazza!

Our Winter Wonderland event is our first all building Christmas event and also the last major Friday of the year for students so we're excited to see how people react.

Below photos are sabbs and staff decorating the building!



As part of the sabbaticals continued engagement program we shot some short video clips of 18 Questions (a take on Vogue's famous 73 questions).  Collectively clips have reach over 20000 people in one week! Click on the photos below to view the films.



Please remember you can keep up-to-date with all weekly Sabb, Association and Society up-dates by reading the sabbatical weekly email which can be found in our newsfeed at the bottom of our homepage.

Societies and Activities

The first week in November was a dramatic event for many past and present students.  It saw the 100th Anniversary of the Mermaids Performing Arts Fund (a thespian subcommittee of the University of St Andrews Students’ Association). Over 200 alumni, students, friends, family and members of the public participated in an action-packed line-up. 

The Mermaids program (all orgainsed by current students) consisted of two sell-out performances of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Phil Porter's Blink, wine receptions, panel discussions, tea and cakes at which Jannettas kindly provided some amazing cupcakes (you can’t have a birthday without cake after all).

Not only did the weekend allow an amazing opportunity for current students to showcase their talents to members of the public out with their usual audience but for them to meet alumni, such as an alumni group who attended the birthday reunion who had performed Oh What A Lovely War back in 1968.  Current students were inspired to see such close bonds remain between past cast members after so many years and that the efforts they had put into their recreational activities during their time at University contributed greatly towards their future. Many visiting alumni have gone on to have distinguished roles in theatre - including running the Edinburgh Fringe, performing on the West End and directing The Women in Black. 

This kind of event is what makes St Andrews so special.  Student groups such as Mermaids create stories to last forever and friendships which will last long after their four years in this special town.

To find out more about Mermaids Performing Arts Fund and their future productions please visit their website or Facebook page.




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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