Best Residence Hall?

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Chattan,
Atholl and Hall

The new DRH looks rather nice and will keep you fit.
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Sallies!!!!
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Sallies!!!!

Excluded on the grounds that Gannochy could only be improved by a bulldozer.
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These names are unfamiliar to me. In the Accomodations booklet, they had the following residence halls for undergraduates:

Albany Park
Andrew Melville Hall
David Russell Apartments
Fife Park
Hamilton Hall
John Burnett Hall
McIntosh Hall
New Hall
St. Regulus Hall
St. Salvator's Hall
University Hall

I have my eyes on New Hall. But i'm not sure which one is the best?
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Most of the halls have nicknames, often relating to the hotels that several of them were in a previous life.


Albany Park
Gatty - it's close to the Gatty marine lab - refer to it as Albany Park and most cabbies won't have a clue. BTW Gatty is not a posh place - it used to be the only self-catering uni accommodation for impoverished undergraduates- but some of the rooms overlook the beach (East Sands), it's just by the leisure centre and heating is included in the (very reasonable) rent (v.useful in January!)

Andrew Melville Hall
occassionaly known as "the ship" due to weird architecture - the story that its architect committed suicide from its roof is not true- alas. The rooms are actually quite pleasant and the catering is OK.

David Russell Apartments
DRH - David Russell Hall which was on the site of the new flats. These are brand new - or they will be when they are fully built, they're coming on stream in several phases. They are a bit of a walk from the town centre but it's not nearly as far as some of their detractors make out and there is a bus service for the terminally lazy.

Fife Park
no nickname but gets called lots of other names! It's the farthest uni accomm. out from the town centre with very thin walls and is generally home to skint postgrads with families.

Hamilton Hall - no nickname, looks pretty and you can spend the rest of your life bragging to golfing bores that your room overlooked the 18th of the Old Course.

John Burnett Hall
Atholl - part of it used to be the Atholl Hotel - very handy for Management and easy to find as it's pretty much the first building you come to in St Andrews proper.

McIntosh Hall
Chattan - another ex-hotel - graceful old georgian terrace, good community spirit, very central

New Hall- no nickname - either loved or loathed. It's quite an impersonal building but probably has the best facilities in uni accommodation. It's a bit of a walk for most arts/divinity subjects but ideal for many of the sciences

St. Regulus Hall -
Regs; small, friendly, very central hall, quite near to the KFB - a legendary pizza/chippie/carryout.

St. Salvator's Hall
Chemistboy's beloved "Sallies" - used to be all male but now fully mixed. Many of the rooms have terrific views, it's very central for arts lectures - it has been empirically proven that the minimum elapsed time between leaving one's room and getting to Lecture theatre 3 is 2.27 minutes.

University Hall
Hall - not sure why, natural arrogance I suspect!
Last hall to go mixed - it used to be all female. Handy for most of town, Athletics union building, sports fields and science departments. Quite traditional but good community.

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Excluded on the grounds that Gannochy could only be improved by a bulldozer.
Gannochy is postgrad only now.
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Then after 1st year you get to move out and experience 'the travelator'.
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Oh thanks a lot Is there an all-male dorm?
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There are no single sex halls although several of them, particularly those halls which do not have en-suite rooms, will have floors which are all male or all female.
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I would say John Burnet but I'm very biased due to living there. New Hall seems quite nice with nice corridor communities though it is a big rather impersonal hall. It's well located though. JBH is basically split in half with a girls side and a guys side.It's got a great location (less then 10 mins from most things), fantastic atmosphere/ hall spirit. The food isn't great but it's more than made up for by the social life. The majority of ppl I know feel the same way.
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St Sals is lovely - the food is much better than everyone makes out, and the paintings ive you this whole 'ooo, academia' vibe. I've stayed in JB too - not as nice, I'm sorry. Wee rooms, disappointing common room, poorer grub - but, hey, what do I know - I'm decining my St Andrews offer
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If u r declining the St A offer how did u stay in JBH and Sallies? Postgrad? To defend JBH most of the rooms are actually quite big imo. Don't know bout the food in comparison to other halls but we have front hall, west lounge + small-ish tv+sun lounges. It's enough for the small no. of ppl. Not that it really matters cos new students can't put down a hall preference. They're all nice in diff ways, depends what u want. Anywayz, good luck to ppl in getting the accom. they want. :-)
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JBH is nice (especially the ensuite annex). Sallies has the whole traditional thing going on, if you like that kind of thing then you'll like sallies (also it's right on the scores so you can get a room overlooking the Castle and sea if you're lucky).
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If u r declining the St A offer how did u stay in JBH and Sallies? Postgrad? To defend JBH most of the rooms are actually quite big imo. Don't know bout the food in comparison to other halls but we have front hall, west lounge + small-ish tv+sun lounges. It's enough for the small no. of ppl. Not that it really matters cos new students can't put down a hall preference. They're all nice in diff ways, depends what u want. Anywayz, good luck to ppl in getting the accom. they want. :-)
with National Youth Wind thingybob - we take over a hall every summer
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with National Youth Wind thingybob - we take over a hall every summer
National Youth Wind orchestra, is that GB or Scotland?

How did you apply to do Vet Med at St Andrews? They don't do vet do they?
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