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St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy

8 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AZ

+44 (0)1334 46 7147

st-salvators@st-andrews.ac.uk

sscatering@st-andrews.ac.uk

Residential Services Manager             Evelyn Parker

Deputy Residential Services Manager Lesley Wilson

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St Salvator’s Hall was originally built in 1930, and lies in a central, but quiet, location between The Scores and North Street adjacent to the United College Quadrangle. The hall boasts an impressive oak-paneled dining room, featuring a series of stained glass windows commemorating founders and benefactors of the University. 

Gannochy House is an annexe of St. Salvator's Hall, built in the 1970's and has recently been refurbished to a high standard, it has all the old traditions of St. Salvator's Hall along with the modern feel.

The Hall is in close proximity to St Andrews Castle and the beach below, Castle Sands. It is close to several Arts buildings in the centre of town, and a full range of shops are within a minute's walk.

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Overview

  • Traditional Hall of Residence
  • Furnished bedrooms, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Communal facilities include a reading room, library, games room with a snooker table and TV projector, common room with a piano, and laundry facilities
  • Standard undergraduate contract starts 10am Saturday 4 September 2021 (excludes inter-semester break when residents will have to vacate by 10am on 22nd December 2021 and return 12th January 2022.
  • Spring vacation for catered students is on a self-catered basis.
  • Bed sizes are all single

Residence Fee 2021/22

Options

  • Single standard rooms: 62 in the main building and 85 in the annexe
  • Single ensuite rooms: 3 in main building
  • Shared rooms: 63 in the main building
  • For 2019-20 there will be a limited number of rooms in the annexe available on a standard self-catered basis.  Self catered rooms are not cleaned and it is up to the resident to keep these clean.

Catering

  • 19 meals per week
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekends
  • Student catering menu

  

Meal Times Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday-Friday 8am - 9.15am 12.30pm - 1.30pm 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 9.30am 12 noon - 1pm n/a

Life in St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy

St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy, or more commonly known by its residents as 'Sallies', is a traditional hall of residence in St Andrews. Sallies accommodates 276 undergraduate students. About a third of the residents are returning students, with the remaining two-thirds first year students. Sallies is situated in the centre of town close to all amenities and offers great views of the North Sea, St Andrews Castle or St Salvator's Lawn.

Sallies is one of the last halls in St Andrews which continues long-standing traditions, one of these being High Table; every Thursday a small group of students are selected to attend a formal dinner in Hall with a prominent member of the community and/or university academic staff. This is a great way to meet other students and see your professors in a social setting. Everyone gets a chance to sit at High Table throughout the year, and is regarded by past residents as one of the highlights of their year.

Due to the size of Sallies, there is a very tight knit community and a feeling of homeliness. The hall committee is constantly on hand for assistance and runs weekly events throughout the year from the Sallies Hall Ball, to quiz nights and wine tasting.

Sallies also has a fantastic wardennial team who are always available for a chat or pastoral care. Along with the wardens, there is always a friendly face in Sallies and residential services managers, kitchen staff, cleaners and porters work hard to ensure that Sallies feels like a home away from home. Please feel free to join the St Salvator's Hall group on Facebook.

Gannochy self-catered accommodation cleaning service

Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms and vacuum cleaners will be available for use by residents.  Bedroom inspections carried are out on a monthly basis (dates will be provided at the start of the academic year).

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions our services have been changed to reflect Scottish Government Guidelines and our own Risk Assessments.

In all halls our staff are carrying out enhanced cleaning in public areas and frequently touched points.  Where shared facilities are used by less than 6 students our staff will not be entering the household to carry out cleaning duties.  Where shared facilities are used by more than 6 students our staff will be carrying out enhanced cleaning in these shared facilities.

Our staff will not be cleaning in any student bedrooms.  This will be reviewed when we reach Stage 4 of the Government Route Map.

Where students are isolating our staff will not be carrying out any cleaning in the household area.

Gannochy catered accommodation cleaning service

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions our services have been changed to reflect Scottish Government Guidelines and our own Risk Assessments.

In all halls our staff are carrying out enhanced cleaning in public areas and frequently touched points.  Where shared facilities are used by less than 6 students our staff will not be entering the household to carry out cleaning duties.  Where shared facilities are used by more than 6 students our staff will be carrying out enhanced cleaning in these shared facilities.

Our staff will not be cleaning in any student bedrooms.  This will be reviewed when we reach Stage 4 of the Government Route Map.

Where students are isolating our staff will not be carrying out any cleaning in the household area.

 

HMO Licence Number: F1779/11 

Younger Hall refurbishment works June 2019 - May 2022

Residents of St Salvator’s Hall and Gannochy are advised to expect noise and inconvenience, due to refurbishment works taking place at Younger Hall which aims to enhance the St Andrews student experience for generations to come. Access to the buildings will be maintained throughout the project but may follow different routes to normal.  Access to Gannochy car park is restricted.  

The whole St Andrews community benefits from the University’s vibrant music tradition that began with the choristers of St Salvator’s Chapel more than six centuries ago. Today, the University supports a thriving culture of performing groups across a range of musical genres, and students can opt to study music modules ranging from opera to electronic music.

If you have applied for a catered room and are allocated to St Salvator’s Hall/Gannochy, or have applied for standard self-catered and are allocated to Gannochy, please be assured that the construction company engaged by the University have committed to avoid unnecessary impact on your experience – priorities include noise reduction especially during exam periods, the respectful attitude of workers on site, and agreed working hours. We will liaise with you, and with the construction project team, on a regular basis to ensure disruption is minimised.