Top 9 Balls to Attend in St Andrews


Scotland’s oldest university is famous for its wide selection of balls for students to attend throughout the year, but sometimes, the sheer quantity of events can seem overwhelming. Salvator has rounded up the top 9 balls St Andrews has to offer to help you decide where your money is best spent.

1. Basket Ball


Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.

2. Baskets Ball


A celebration of the art of basket weaving (not to be confused with the Basket Ball).

3. Balls Ball


All proceeds from this ball go towards finding a cure for testicular cancer.

4. Space Balls


Several Balls during which attendees are launched into Space. Tickets cost extra if you want to be launched with Mel Brooks.

5. Polo Ball


At the end of the ball, everyone is chased by rich people on horses. You may try to flee, spilling your mint juleps, and clutching desperately onto your fancy hats, but in the end, you cannot escape them.

6. Foot Ball


Cancelled due to being too working class for St Andrews.

7. Meat Ball


No vegans allowed. Fuck them. The Tofu Ball didn’t even make the top 25 list.

8. Harry Balls


A series of Harry Potter-themed balls! Don’t forget to bring your wand and your tragically unironic enthusiasm for a children’s book series!

9. Stress Ball


Held right before final exams, when you should be studying.  

Written by Zofia Soch