Andrew Melville Hall

Andrew Melville Hall is situated on the North Haugh near the Faculty of Science buildings. Easily recognisable for its ship-like appearance, it is also located near to the Sports Centre and is only a 15-minute walk from the centre of town. Every room looks out over surrounding parkland as well as toward the renowned West Sands beach.

Construction notice

Plans have been approved for a new secondary school in St Andrews which will be constructed in the fields between David Russell Apartments, Fife Park and Andrew Melville Hall. Groundwork is currently being carried out, before construction begins in late summer 2019.  The likely completion will be in early 2021.

This page will be updated as the University is advised on the construction timeframe.

Hall information

Andrew Melville Hall is a catered standard hall of residence. Each floor consists of 16 bedrooms along with a number of showers and bathrooms. The hall also includes three communal kitchens for students to make their own light snacks in.

The majority of rooms are standard single bedrooms, but there are three shared bedrooms for undergraduates to choose from as well. Find out about sharing at St Andrews.

Undergraduate rooms

For undergraduate students, Andrew Melville Hall has:

  • 275 catered standard single rooms with small double beds
  • 2 catered standard single rooms with single beds - C614 and B714
  • 3 catered standard shared rooms with small double beds.

Location

Andrew Melville Hall is located on the North Haugh on the western edge of town, near the Faculty of Science buildings and the Sports Centre. From here, you are only a 15-minute walk to the centre of town and local amenities, and only a ten-minute walk to the beautiful West Sands beach as well as the Old Course golf links.

What is Andrew Melville Hall like?

Andrew Melville Hall is renowned for having a strong community atmosphere. The small size of the hall allows all staff and students to get to know each other personally, making the hall feel like home.

The student-run committee organises social events including balls, ceilidh nights, pizza and DVD nights, rugby trips and more. The hall wardens host regular wine and cheese nights as well, so students can get to know their wardens better in a relaxed environment.

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, bunnies and other wildlife.

Andrew Melville Hall

Facilities

Andrew Melville Hall offers various facilities for students to use for studying or socialising.

Laundry

The laundry room contains five washers and six dryers which are card-operated. You can buy a card from the card dispensers in the foyer which you pre-load with credit via an online portal.

Computer room

The IT suite has seven computers which students are able to access at all hours.

Library

There is a small library with a selection of books for residents to peruse or check out.

Kitchens

There are small kitchens for student use which have induction hobs, oven, fridge-freezer, kettle, and microwave.

Common rooms

Andrew Melville Hall has two common rooms which include table-tennis, TV and a piano.

Reading rooms

The hall has two quiet reading rooms available for students to study in: one attached to the library and one attached to the computer room.

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Support

All University halls of residence have their own wardennial team who live within the hall and are trained to support students in a range of matters – from advice on academic matters through to first aid. New students will meet their warden and team of assistant wardens during their moving in weekend.

Wardens and support

Contact

Andrew Melville Hall

University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9SU

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7076
Email: amhall@st-andrews.ac.uk