Old Burgh School

Old Burgh School is the home of St Leonard’s College and all St Andrews postgraduate students. In addition to desks allocated to PhD and commuter students, there are also desks available for ad hoc use by any postgraduate student; if you are looking for a quite place to study, feel free to pop in. There are also bookable rooms for independent and group study, presentations, meetings and workshops – you can book directly via the online room booking system.

The building also has informal spaces (and a picnic area at the garden at the back!) where all postgraduate students can relax, have lunch or a drink, and socialise with colleagues. There is free coffee and tea, fresh fruit every Monday, a kitchen with microwaves to prepare a quick meal, and vending machines with snacks and fancy hot drinks.

St Leonard’s College organises regular events in Old Burgh School for all postgraduates to come together, socially and intellectually, and make new connections. Any ideas for social or other events that could be hosted in Old Burgh School are most welcome. Please contact us at [email protected].

All postgraduate students have automatic access to the building from 8.00am to 9.00pm, seven days a week. PG students with allocated desks in Old Burgh School have wider access.

Old Burgh School is in Abbey Walk, St Andrews KY16 9LB. You can view its location in the map.

Opening hours 

Monday to Sunday: 8.00am to 9.00pm (Office staff: 9.00am to 5.00pm)
Access via student ID card swipe in (all PG students)

Accessibility

Old Burgh School has ramped/sloped access to the building, with designated parking bay(s) within the car park, and an accessible toilet. For more information, please see the building’s Access Guide. If you have any queries or need any support in accessing the building, please contact the St Leonard’s College or the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact us

St Leonard's College
The Old Burgh School,
Abbey Walk
St Andrews
KY16 9LB

[email protected]

Phone:+44 (0)1334 46 2003

Upcoming events

Data management plans:writing workshop for first year reviews
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 9.30am to 11.30am
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Stretching and Meditation with Penny
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Muir(109), Old Burgh School
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PG Cafe
Thursday 16 May 2024, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Shut up and Write(Online)
Thursday 16 May 2024, 2.00pm-5.00pm [POSTPONED FOR 28 May 2024]
Online

EndNote: an introduction (online)
Wednesday 22 May 2024, 11.00am – 12.30pm
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Microsoft Word: Producing a Thesis
Thursday 23 May 2024, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Eden Campus Classroom, Guardbridge
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PG Cafe
Thursday 23 May 2024, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Board Games Night
Friday 24 May 2024, 4.30pm
Fairlie Social Area, Old Burgh School

Mini Writing Retreat
Tuesday 21 May 2024, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Muir (109), Old Burgh School
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EndNote: an introduction (online)
Monday 27 May 2024, 10.00am – 11.30pm
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Shut up and Write(Online)
Tuesday 28 May 2024, 12.30pm-3.30pm
Online, email:[email protected] to signup.

Data Management Plans: writing workshop for first year reviews (in-person)
Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9.30am – 11.30am
EndNote: an introduction (online)
Wednesday 22 May 2024, 11.00am – 12.30pm
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Microsoft Word: Producing a dissertation (MSkills)
Thursday 6 June 2024, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
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Software Carpentry 2 day workshop: Shell/Git/Python (GRADSkills)
Monday 17 June to Tuesday 18 June 2024 – full days
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Adobe Photoshop – Introduction to Vector Graphics (in-person)
Thursday 27 June 2024, 1.00pm-5.00pm
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Microsoft PowerPoint:Essential Skills (in-person)
Tuesday 2 July 2024, 1.30pm-3.00pm
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Microsoft Access: Introduction to Databases (in-person)

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 9.30am – 4.00pm
Walter Bower House, Eden Campus
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Microsoft Word: Advanced Document Management

Thursday 11 July 2024, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Town Centre Classroom
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Microsoft Word: Controlling Document Design (in-person)
Tuesday 16 July 2024, 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Town Centre Classroom
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Microsoft Word:Producing a Thesis (in-person)
Thursday 18 July 2024, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Town Centre Classroom
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