St Andrews University to offer alcohol-free flats

THE University of St Andrews is to offer the option of alcohol-free accommodation to students from the start of the next academic year, it has confirmed.

The option will be available at the David Russell Apartment and the Fife Park complexes. Picture:

The alcohol-free option was introduced by the University following talks with the Students’ Association, and will be available in the self-catering David Russell Apartments and Fife Park complex.

Students will be given the option to select alcohol-free flats when filling out applications for university-owned accommodation.

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According to a statement on, those who accept an offer of alcohol-free accommodation will have ‘entered into an agreement not to drink alcohol’ within the apartment.

Anyone found breaking the agreement will be rehoused in another residence of the university’s discretion.

Alcohol-free accommodation has proved popular at other higher education institutions, including University College Cork, which saw the number of students signing up for the offer quadruple in a year.

Swansea and Bristol also offer alcohol-free accommodation.