Powell Hall


North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9XW
Fife, Scotland, UK

+44 (0)1334 46 7000


Residential Services Manager   Christine Wilson

Deputy Residential Services Manager  Samantha Todd

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Powell Hall opened its doors to postgraduate students for the first time in October 2018.  It is named after Renee Powell, American professional golfer who became one of the first female members of the R&A in 2015 and was the second African -American woman ever to play on the LPGA Tour.  The new building is five-storeys and adjacent to Agnes Blackadder Hall on the North Haugh, near the various science buildings.  It is also located near to the Sports Centre and is only a 15 minute walk to the town centre.

All the rooms have en-suite facilities, i.e. private shower and toilet.

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  • All bedrooms are single occupancy and have their own shower room
  • Generous kitchens with dining and lounge area shared between 5 residents.
  • Self catered 50 week contracts
  • Communal areas include social space, Games room, Cinema room, private dining room, music room, study spaces, laundry and access to communal facilities at Agnes Blackadder Hall
  • Car parking available
  • Contract includes Christmas vacation.
  • All bed sizes are small double (4' wide - 120cm)
  • 2 wheelchair accessible rooms

Residence Fee 2023-24


  • Single self catered en-suite rooms: 205                  

There is a proposal to develop the site at the Andrew Melville end of Agnes Blackadder Hall for a new 150 bedroom hall of residence. Whilst no start date has been decided, further details will be provided nearer the time should the construction start during the academic year 2024-25.



Hall Information

Powell Hall offers self-catered en-suite postgraduate accommodation.

Rooms are situated along corridors, with generous kitchens with dining and lounge area dotted along the corridors.  Each kitchen is shared between 5 students.

All the bedrooms are allocated as single occupancy and have their own shower room. For postgraduate students, Powell Hall offers 205 single self-catered en suite rooms with small double beds (4' wide - 120cm). Two of those rooms and their associated kitchen and lounge have been designed with wheelchair access in mind.


Powell Hall is located on the North Haugh on the western edge of town, near the Faculty of Science Buildings and Sports Centre. From here, you are only a 15-minute walk to the centre of town and local amenities and only a 10-minute walk to the beautiful West Sands beach as well as the Old Course golf links. Many students choose to use bikes to travel around the town to save money on public transport, live a healthy lifestyle, and contribute to sustainability. Powell Hall is adjacent to Agnes Blackadder Hall and the residents of each hall will be free to share each other's facilities - social spaces, games rooms etc. The Agnes Blackadder Committee and extended Wardennial team will organise events to encompass both buildings and create a strong community feel. The management team of Agnes Blackadder will also be extended to take Powell Hall under their umbrella of responsibilities.


Our brand new building will offer various facilities for students to use for studying and/or socialising.

Main social space - A large open space on the ground floor will be fitted with an assortment of tables, chairs and sofas for relaxing, socialising, holding events and informal studying.

Games room - A large room with some seating and various games for relaxing anytime.

Cinema room - An informal room with a large TV screen and comfortable seating.

Private Dining Room - The Clubhouse has cooking facilities with bench style table and chairs that residents will be able to book for their own special event like a birthday party or simply a special meal with friends.

Music room - Residents to practice their own musical instruments individually or with a small group.

Study Spaces - As well as informal study areas on the ground floor, dedicated study rooms are available on each floor of the building, equipped with data points and an assortment of whiteboards and TV screens to assist students with their presentation work.

Kitchen/Lounges - each kitchen/lounge will be allocated to 5 students. The kitchen area will be equipped with an induction cooking hob, an oven, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave, a kettle and a generous amount of storage cupboards. A table and chairs or bench will provide a convivial dining area and sofas and coffee table will allow students to relax in their small community. A TV will be provided in the lounge area, although it will be the students' responsibility to purchase a TV licence should they wish to use the TV.

Laundry - The laundry room is equipped with washer and dryers which are operated by The Washstation App. An adjacent drying room will provide ironing facilities