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Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
4.2 / 42 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
3.7 / 18 reviews
Location
Location
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.3 / 10 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.8 / 8 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.9 / 10 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews

Overview

Founded in 1850, St Mary's University in London has a long and distinguished history. St Mary’s ranks number 1 for Student Experience out of all the London universities (2018 National Student Survey). There is a strong focus on high quality teaching with St Mary’s achieving Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

The university has a welcoming community of around 5,500 students, 10% of whom are international. It offers a nurturing environment with a high level of support from our staff and student services, helping students to quickly feel at home.

St Mary's is one of London's top-performing sports institutions and provides students with Olympic-quality sports facilities equipped to world-class standards. Other popular subjects include business management, law, criminology and sociology, acting, creative writing, psychology and physics.

 

nightlife

The large riverside towns of Kingston and

Richmond are just a short bus ride away, and you will find a huge range of entertainment there. Cinemas, live music venues, pubs, nightclubs, several theatres, and a bowling alley await you. Kingston nightclubs offer special deals for St Mary’s students and you will find other discounts for students in the area. On top of this, central London is just 30 minutes away by train from Strawberry Hill to Waterloo. Public transport is frequent and runs late so it’s easy to get to and from the University.

Halls of residence

University accommodation is guaranteed for first year undergraduate students and this is either on-campus or a short walk or bus ride away. There is also postgraduate accommodation available, conveniently located near Twickenham Station, fifteen minutes’ walk from campus. Some postgraduates opt for private accommodation in the nearby residential areas. All on-campus accommodation (with several halls to choose from) includes a meal plan, making this option very good value.

 

Location

Situated in a safe, green suburb near the River Thames, St Mary’s campus is only half an hour from central London, offering students the best of both worlds. The university is located in the grounds of a gothic castle, on a beautiful campus. You'll find plenty of convenient local amenities right on your doorstep since the high streets of Teddington and Twickenham are within walking distance and offer a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs. St Mary’s is also in an excellent location for finding part-time jobs too.

clubs and societies

There are around 50 clubs and societies where you can get involved with anything from Business Enterprise to Radio production. As one of London’s top sports universities, there are also plenty of sports for you to try your hand at including athletics, cricket, football, pilates, cheerleading or ultimate frisbee! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or one of our next Olympic athletes – there’s something for everyone.

freshers' week 

The Big Hello Freshers 2018 includes both daytime and evening events based on and around campus and in London. The Big Hello is your chance to meet new people and get settled into university life at St Mary's. It'll contain nights out, club and society events, more relaxed events in our lovely cafe on campus and loads more. International students have their own three-day induction event as well, before everyone else arrives. This includes tours of the campus and local area, info sessions on practicalities such as opening a bank account, and a scavenger hunt around London.

Student Stats

Number of students6375
Male : Female44 : 56
Fulltime : Part time75 : 25
UK : International93 : 7

Reviews

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Learning facilities
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Sports facilities
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Careers service
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Organisation
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
Inclusivity
2.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Support for international students
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Christopher Fer...

27th July 2018
Great sporting facilities which allow all abilities to use and as such everyone can get involved. Campus is looked after very well and the library is huge with loads of seating
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Student Union
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Careers service
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Organisation
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Inclusivity
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Catriona Silk

14th June 2018
St Mary's is such a wonderful University to attend! It's a small university campus set in a leafy, quieter part of greater London. The sense of community at St Mary's is notably strong, just passing through walkways you'll see friends you had made from first year in halls, your lecturers and perhaps the guy you kissed in the club the night before! Student services are the most approachable and helpful people I met as a fresher, when I needed an extension on my assignment due to health reasons, they wholly supported me and also played a role in my recovery by checking up on me throughout the semesters. I do a dual honours degree in English and Education Social Science, which entails a LOT of reading! The lecturers always give you a heads up with the reading and offer tutorials to check progress with essays and address any issues or concerns. The university's Student Union is small, and it can get a little over heated. The best and most popular events during a typical week would be Wednesday, where the SU sell bus2club tickets so students can get a lift to and from the club as well as entry for a fiver. Karaoke is also a popular one, once you've had a few Bevs from the bar you're all set to sing. For the more reserved people there are events like gaming and films, and some societies put on pizza and film evenings in lecture halls.
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
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Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Hardship funds are available to those from poorer backgrounds, as is the Catholic school fund - if you are a student from a poorer background who went to a Catholic primary or secondary school you may be entitled to some extra money on top of your basic student loan. There is an LGBT society at St Marys, they put on drag performances every now and again which seem to get a good reaction. They often have film nights and social gatherings.
Health and wellbeing services
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student services have been brilliant helping me manage my mental health, due to my diagnosies of PTSD and BPD my memory can be very short. Student services advised and aided me in applying for DSA so that I had a laptop with software to retain information from lectures so I wasn't at a disadvantage. St Mary's also helped me in arranging to have mentoring every week for 50 minutes, this was a chance to plan my week and discuss anything major. I found this helpful as I took comfort in speaking to a familiar face every week. At the end of March this year, St Mary's Student Services had to put my studies on hold due to my suicide attempt. They knew that I lived to study and indulge myself in academia and party with my flatmates, but they explained that my health came first and that a clear mind would do me justice. Since I have been on leave, the student services have kept in touch. They also offered financial support when I was worried about recieving the last lot of my student finance as my withdrawal from studies was just before the last part of the loan. I could honestly not be any more thankful for the staff at St Marys. My old lecturer, I had for one semester really supported me even when she didn't teach me anymore, she went above and beyond her job description and has a good heart.
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
St Mary's run a 'No ordinary society' in which some disabled students belong to, here they are able to participate in sports such as wheelchair basketball. There are a number of lifts around St Marys, this helps less ably mobile people to get to classes and join in societies.
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Course review , 29/04/2017

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BA (Hons) Media Arts
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I feel I have learnt loads from my course and have made some amazing friends! Only thing I wish my course offered would be a work placement, then I would have the edge when it comes to applying for jobs.

Course review , 25/04/2016

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BA (Hons) Education and Social Science
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The course is very focuses on the education side of things as opposed to counciling side of things which it does advertise that it covers. It is a good course for people who want to get into teaching and a good course to do a joint honours in, however it isn't very good for anything else really. The course is also £9000 pound and year and the maximum amount of contact time I have ever had in a week is 9 hours, I am now in my final term of third year and currently only have 4 hours worth of lecture time.

Course review , 25/04/2016

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BSc (Hons) Psychology
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

My degree content varies greatly. Some modules it will be easy to get a 1st class honors but then for the exact same work but a different module and lecturer I will struggle to get a 2:1. Lecturers will insist that help with work willonly be given if students seek it, but more than most of the time when I take work to get help or email questions not a great deal of help is given.The excuse given is usually around not being able to read work because its coursework or it's 'independent' so I should just do it myself.

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Course module review - Applying Educational Psychology, 23/05/2016

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Applying Educational Psychology
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

This is a third year module all about the psychology behind education and how it affects different aspects of education. The course content is quite interesting and fun, however it is only two hours a week late on a Friday afternoon. Also the essay and coursework hasn't even been mentioned by the lecturer yet meaning that you can't get started on the essay until quite late and everything is a bit last minute.

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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
4.0 / 19 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.3 / 10 reviews
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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Ultimate Frisbee
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Gaelic Football
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Netball
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Rugby Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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6 Afro Caribbean
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
7 Dance
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3 The Cabbage Patch
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Lightbox
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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Location Details

St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham Town
TW1 4SX
United Kingdom