Andrew Melville Hall

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Andrew Melville Hall 01Andrew Melville Hall 02Andrew Melville HallAndrew Melville HallAndrew Melville HallAndrew Melville HallAndrew Melville Hall kitchen with studentsAndrew Melville Hall dining roomAndrew Melville Hall PC roomBedroom 2013

North Haugh
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9SU

+44 (0)1334 46 7076

amhall@st-andrews.ac.uk

amhcatering@st-andrews.ac.uk

Residential Services Manager   Debbie Anderson

Deputy Residential Services Manager Jane Thomson

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Wardennial Team


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 various science buildings on the North Haugh, and adjacent to Madras College High School which opened in August 2021. 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.

Proposed development

There is a proposal to develop the site at the Andrew Melville Hall end of Agnes Blackadder Hall for a new 120 bedroom hall of residence which may start during the academic session 2022-23.

As part of the University’s Estates development, work may start during 2022-23 on the construction of offices and workshop for the Estates maintenance department, adjacent to the road leading to Andrew Melville Hall. This may cause minor inconvenience to nearby residents of Andrew Melville Hall, Agnes Blackadder Hall and Powell Hall

Life in Andrew Melville

Andrew Melville Hall is one of the most loved halls in St Andrews.

Inside our building, we have: one dining room, 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 divinity 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, 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:Andrew Melville group 2018-2019

HMO Licence Numbers: F2064/11