The University of St Andrews offers world-class conference facilities with venues that can host day conferences, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, meetings and events for groups of 9 to 900. We have over 90 meeting rooms and lectures theatres to choose from with fully embedded AV, ranging from impressive historic venues overlooking St Salvator’s Quad, to The Gateway, a landmark contemporary building in St Andrews and one of the finest conference venues in Scotland.
Home to the Scottish Parliament during 1645 –1646, is part of St Mary’s Quadrangle and features a traditional oak-panelled interior making an impressive venue for meetings and events. Accessed directly from South Street, the hall has a capacity of 200, theatre style, and can also be used for receptions and refreshment breaks and is fitted with state of the art AV equipment.
St Salvator’s Quadrangle
The Schools and United College occupies one of the oldest sites in the University, at the eastern end of North Street. They are grouped around a quadrangle, which is reached through an ancient archway underneath the square tower of St Salvator’s Chapel. Hidden behind the ancient facade of The Schools are five modern lecture theatres, which feature tiered seating and excellent AV facilities. Four of these lecture theatres are located on the ground floor with disabled access at the rear, and one is located on the first floor, which is reached by a stone staircase.
Lower College Hall
Is an impressive historic venue. Its grand interior and setting in the ancient quad combine to provide the ideal venue for prestigious meetings, receptions and formal dinners. On summer days delegates can relax on the manicured lawns, and for large events Lower College Lawn can provide an attractive site for a marquee.
Upper College Hall
Located directly above Lower College, offers a similar grand interior, versatile space, featuring flexible lighting options, a dance floor, bar and embedded AV.
The Gateway is an impressive contemporary venue that enjoys an enviable location at the entrance to St Andrews, and offers stunning views across the historic town and golf courses. With its stunning contemporary design, state of the art lecture theatres and breakout spaces, the Gateway provides the perfect venue for conferences and meetings. The main meeting room can accommodate up to 250 delegates, and this can be divided into two spaces if required. It features natural daylight, flexible seating and is equipped with a data projector with a screen, 6 plasma screens, a PA system, screen, flip charts, and monitor.
In addition the Gateway boasts an impressive foyer, a gallery and a central well, which would be able to accommodate registration, poster sessions, coffee breaks and lunch. A further six seminar rooms can seat between 15 and 30 delegates. All are furnished to a high standard and benefit from high specification audio-visual equipment including eight LCD screens in the main meeting room. There is a car park for The Gateway as well as a large free public car park opposite the building.
Medical Science Building
The spectacular Medical Science Building offers state of the art conferences facilities, an innovative design, flexible meeting spaces, integrated AV facilities and the finest in Scottish hospitality. Opened in June 2011, the building features an impressive auditorium, which can accommodate up to 300 people, a large flat floored exhibition area, two further meeting rooms for up to 50 people each and 13 smaller breakout rooms. A bright modern atrium and a courtyard terrace provide the perfect setting for conference refreshments and informal networking events. All venues benefit from the latest technology – free Wi-Fi access is available for delegates throughout, and the MSB has just been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method which assesses the sustainability of buildings in the UK and Europe.
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