Undergraduate Open Events for September 2017 Entry

Full details and timetables will be made available here nearer to the date of each event. If you wish to book transport or accommodation in preparation for the pre-application open days we advise arriving on campus no later than 10.30am with the day running until no later than 3pm.

The open evening will run from 5pm to 8pm. In order to see everything it is advisable to arrive for 5pm, but you may be finished before 8pm.

If you need any additional information or advice at any stage before or during application, please call 020 8240 2314 or email recruit@stmarys.ac.uk.

Next Undergraduate Open Event

Fri 17th June 2016

Register online

Time: 10am-3pm


Welcome to the St Mary's campus Register online

Sat 17th September 2016

Time: 10am-3pm


Welcome to the St Mary's campus Register online

Wed 26th October 2016

Time: 10am-3pm



Weekly Campus Tours

If you cannot make it to one of our Open Events and would like a weekly campus tour, please fill out our Campus Tour Request Form.

Weekly campus tours usually last 45 minutes to an hour and are run on Wednesday’s at 2pm.

Please note: we cannot guarantee that academic staff will be available to meet with you as part of the tour or that you will be able to view the student accommodation.


Pre-application open events run in June, September, October and November and are designed for prospective students who have not yet chosen which university they wish to attend. The events allow prospective students to find out more about St Mary's and the various courses on offer before they fill in their UCAS form, the deadline for which is January 15th for the following September entry.

You can experience introductory talks, campus tours (including accommodation and teaching/learning facilities) and subject talks, either in the form of a drop in session or a larger talk elsewhere on campus.

You will be shown around the campus by a current St Mary’s student and will be able to meet academic tutors, who will all be happy to answer any questions you may have. We also provide sessions on student finance, and staff will be on hand throughout the day to address any other general queries you may have about Higher Education.


At the open events Drama St Mary’s offer young actors pre-UCAS auditions.

Students can request an audition and then attend one of our call dates. The team here will conduct the audition and offer immediate feedback. If we think the audition is strong enough then we will offer the student an unconditional place on one of our actor training programmes.

If the student is happy to accept the offer then all they have to do is apply through UCAS to guarantee their place for 2016.

If the Drama team think more work needs to be done on the audition before offering a place then they will give tailored feedback, which will hopefully give the student a better chance of success, whether they’re at St Mary’s or not. This is not a rejection, but an opportunity to hone audition pieces and make them ready. A substantial proportion of our new intake this year came through on a second audition.

Drama St Mary’s are interested in bringing in the best students that they can, so the onus is on the team to support students as early as possible in their quest to become professional actors.

Once you've booked your audition slot we ask you to prepare a two minute monologue, contemporary or classical. We have no particular requirements for the piece, but make sure to choose a text that you know well - the whole play and not just the section you've chosen.

At the audition we will also have a brief interview and give you an opportunity to ask questions about the programme. Be sure to find out more information about our undergraduate degrees before you come. This way the Drama team can give you as much advice as possible for your particular interests.

For more information please contact mark.griffin@stmarys.ac.uk.


Please be advised there is very limited parking on campus (except pre-allocated disabled parking bays).

Parking restrictions apply in the local area and we advise the use of public transport if at all possible. Please contact the Recruitment Office on 020 8240 2314 if you wish to book a disabled parking bay.