In Pictures: May Day mayhem as students celebrate with dawn dip

Hardy students at the University of St Andrews have marked the start of May with a bone-chilling dawn swim in the North Sea.

Plunging into the sea for the May Day Dip is believed to bring good luck in upcoming exams.

Students take the plunge (Jane Barlow/PA)
Students take the plunge (Jane Barlow/PA)
Swimmers had a great view of the stunning sunrise as they braved the cold (Jane Barlow/PA)
Swimmers had a great view of the stunning sunrise as they braved the cold (Jane Barlow/PA)
Close your eyes and think of Ibiza... (Jane Barlow/PA)
Close your eyes and think of Ibiza... (Jane Barlow/PA)
Always time for a selfie (Jane Barlow/PA)
Always time for a selfie (Jane Barlow/PA)
Rather you than me - these students kept watch from the shore (Jane Barlow/PA)
Rather you than me - these students kept watch from the shore (Jane Barlow/PA)
Patriotic Scots brave the elements (Jane Barlow/PA)
Patriotic Scots brave the elements (Jane Barlow/PA)
Friends mark May Day on East Sands in Fife (Jane Barlow/PA)
Friends mark May Day on East Sands in Fife (Jane Barlow/PA)
Looks like a number of students were hoping for good luck in this summer's exams (Jane Barlow/PA)
Looks like a number of students were hoping for good luck in this summer's exams (Jane Barlow/PA)
Drying out after the dip (Jane Barlow/PA)
Drying out after the dip (Jane Barlow/PA)
Same time next year? (Jane Barlow/PA)

Same time next year? (Jane Barlow/PA)

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