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Where to Study

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at St. Andrews chapter.

If you are tired of the library, but can’t really study at home here are some alternative spaces to try.

King James Library: Only try this if you are an early riser. The Beautiful setting will motivate you, as will the knowledge that everyone wants the seat that you have. 

Rector’s Cafe: It’s open until 10pm! The close proximity to food could be a good or a bad thing, and there is the risk that all of your friends will walk by and distract you. 

Beanscene: Another cafe that’s open until 10pm. It’s a bit smaller than Rector’s and you could always hide at the back if you don’t want to be found.

Building Site Bar: It’s practically empty during the day, and the couches are pretty comfortable. The downside is that it will always smell a bit like beer. 

Classroom in your school building: Teaching is over, so most of the rooms will be free. Maybe check with the office first before you take over a room though. This works well for group study time, or if just a few of you want to get away from the library. 

Where is your favourite place to study in St Andrews? Or, are you trying to keep it a secret? 

Hannah is a 4th year student of English Literature and Art History at the University of St Andrews.