University of St Andrews


What are the worst things about studying at your university?


"The town is very small and can get boring. The careers centre is less than helpful."
"There are high living costs here."
"The short semesters mean you hit the ground running when term starts so the pressure can sometimes build up."
"The extremely high academic standard can lead to lectures/classes giving off a sense of distance between students and academics."
"Nightlife is not wonderful and the small size of the town is sometimes a bit choking. Poor organisation of events such as balls can lead to unpleasant circumstances, such as 3.00 am queues in the rain."
"I've noticed that not many employers come to us."
"It's a small city and it can sometimes be hard to find something to do during free time."
"Nightlife can be a bit dead and the gym is awful."
"Because the town is quite small and isolated, it can feel like you are trapped in the 'bubble' so I sometimes need to escape to Edinburgh or Dundee."
"The location and weather. It's remote and cold."

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