The University offers extensive support to all students connected with the University, through Student Services and the Chaplaincy.
Acting as the first port of call for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Student Services is tasked with helping students at St Andrews achieve what they deserve: the best university experience possible. Student Services also manages communication with anyone who is concerned about a student at the University, from parents and guardians to those in the local community and external agencies.
Student Services coordinates four main functions, each committed to monitoring and enhancing the student experience.
Advice and support
Meet with Student Services
The front door for Student Services is the "ASC" — the Advice and Support Centre, located at 79 North Street, which gives information on any student matter and can organise appointments with Student Services. Some members of the Student Services are based at Eden Court, which is located on The Scores. You can find more information on the ASC — including opening hours — on the advice and support web pages.
Students are also welcome to contact the University Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, and his team, who offer support to the student community. This includes:
- one-to-one confidential meetings where students can discuss issues
- sympathetic support during a crisis
- visits to any student who is in hospital
- support in emotional and spiritual issues
- space to search for the meaning of life
- an opportunity for students to explore their faith or lack of faith.
The Chaplaincy is situated in Mansefield, opposite the Student's Association. It is used by a variety of students and staff for quiet and reflection, for various meetings, for meeting with friends and for social activities. There is a meeting and worship place for various major faiths. It is used in particular by Christian, Muslim and Jewish societies, and has a Muslim prayer room. An Orthodox rabbi from Glasgow visits on occasion. To find out more about the services offered, take a look at the Chaplaincy website.