Andrew Melville Hall
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Andrew Melville Hall, the residence known for its ship-like appearance, is a catered hall located on the North Haugh, a short walk from the centre of town. It is situated next to the schools of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and the new Biomedical Science buildings. The Sports Centre and pitches are less than five minutes walk from the back door.
Andrew Melville is renowned for having a strong community atmosphere, with a very active hall committee organising numerous successful social events throughout the semester.
- Furnished single bedrooms
- Communal facilities include computer room, library, two common rooms, two reading rooms, laundry room and three kitchens
- Common rooms include a pool table, table-tennis table, organ, vending machines, television and a piano
- Standard undergraduate contract (excludes Inter semester break when residents will have to vacate from 10am on 20 December 2014 and return 21 January 2015.
- Spring vacation is on a self-catered basis.
- Car parking available
- All bed sizes are single
- Single rooms: 277
- Shared rooms: 1
- 19 catered meals per week
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on weekdays
- Breakfast and lunch on weekends
Residence fees 2014-2015
- Catered single £5,024
- Catered shared £4,529
Life in Andrew Melville
Andrew Melville Hall is one of the most loved halls in St Andrews.
Inside our building, we have: one canteen, three common rooms, two study areas, one library, one PC room. The whole hall has free wifi.
Right outside, there are large green areas used by students for sports and leisure. There is also a pond and wooded area with wild birds and our much loved bunnies! The hall is within five minutes of the sports centre and science and medicine buildings. St Andrews’ brilliant golf courses and golfing range as well as West Sands Beach is very close and the town centre and arts and divinty buildings are only a fifteen minute walk away. The quiet bedroom and study areas provide the peace and quiet students need to do well in their studies.
But what makes Melville special is the warm and friendly hall community. Residents tend to make friends very easily in our hall. The staff are great and always helpful. The wardennial team has a very strong presence in the hall: all members eat with students and the assistant wardens live in hall and are available to help around the clock. The small size of the hall allows all staff and students to get to know each other personally, making the hall feel like home.
Students, as well as staff, have a huge input in how the hall works.
The well established and democratically elected hall committee is run for and by our own students.
Our committee run hall and inter-hall sports, the first in hall debating society in St Andrews and the inter-hall energy conservation project at which we have had much success in the past. The committee organizes most hall events including: balls, ceilidh nights, pizza and DVD nights, rugby trips and much, much more! The warden hosts regular wine and cheese events, where students can meet his team in a relaxed environment. As well as this, students can always find the central area of the hall alive with fun and excitement.
High rates of returning students is testament to how much residents love Andrew Melville Hall. For more info, have a look at our documents and feel free to ask questions on our hall facebook site:
HMO Licence Numbers: F2064/11