We're pleased to report our Winter Wonderland event was a big success.  It sold out and not only was it an amazing night for guests but showcased some great student talent as well.

Our 12 days of Christmas campaign enjoyed considerable success too. We enjoyed a high amount of feedback from our survey which asked three simple questions about the Association.  By making the survey very short and working with the Old Course Hotel (we were able to offer a great prize of afternoon tea for two) it meant we got a lot of really useful feedback. 

Below are a few of our favourite comments:

“I like the diversity of space and entertainment it provides, it can go from coffee in the morning, meet up with my society in one of the meeting rooms, and finish the night in main bar or 601.”

“All the amazing stuff that is going on in there. Whenever I'm in the building for meetings or to study, there is always a nice tune to catch on your way or some random rehearsal going on!”

“It is accessible to students and doesn't feel intimidating- this atmosphere much helped by the staff and students there who understand the uni life and just want to be nice!”

“The extremely friendly and helpful staff. Also the atmosphere throughout the day at the main bar, it’s not terrifyingly quiet, but still maintains an atmosphere which pushes you to do some work”

“The people! Everyone from the receptionists to the bar staff to the technicians are friendly and always willing to help.”

“I really enjoy the vibe of Rector's cafe because the staff is friendly and it's a great place to study and have tea”


Below images: A word bank of the most used words to describe the Association and the competition winner Xuefei.




Refreshers’ Week

Refreshers’ week photos from events can be found by clicking on the image below.  We got some great snaps from the Refreshers’ fayre too!




Elections are almost here and the sabbaticals have been busy preparing.   Keep an eye on the Association Elections Facebook page for updates.  Click on the below images to see the first of four films about elections and the opportunities available to students.



Societies and Activities


Race2, the annual charity hitchhike started at 5am on the 18th of January. It saw over 200 students attempting to hitchhike from St. Andrews to Barcelona by hitching cars or asking for train tickets and hostel rooms, the participants had to be creative to make their way across Europe!

So far, Race2Barcelona has raised over £35,000 for the students’ Charities Campaign’s nominated charities for 2017/18 which are Families First, The Scottish Refugee Council and Save the Children. 

For more details about Race2 visit . To look back at the teams' journeys search @charityrace2 on Facebook.


Creative Industries Career Pathways

The Careers Centre and the Students' Association teamed up to present the first ever Creative Industries Career Pathways event. It was held in Club 601 and The Stage and hosted a variety of organisations including: Engage, MVF, Prepress Projects and The National Trust for Scotland. There was also a presentation from Sarah Conner, an editor/producer for BBC Blue Planet 2. Sarah graduated from St Andrews in 2004 and has since built an extensive career specialising in natural history, science and adventure programme making.

Updates in and around the building

Free Fruit

On Friday 16th of February we're doing our first ever free fruit Friday event! As part of the sabbaticals continued engagement with students and to increase publicity before elections the sabbaticals will be handing fruit out around the building.  If the scheme is successful it could run on a weekly basis.



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