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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

We are a strong and welcoming community of students and staff and are committed to the highest standards in teaching across the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer. In addition, we have a vibrant research culture and environment.

I hope that you will find in these webpages all the information you need, and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information or advice we can provide.

With all good wishes,

Anthony McClaran

Our legal objects

“To advance education, in such manner as befits a Catholic foundation, by:

  • the provision, development and conduct of a Catholic institution of higher education; and
  • the provision of training and continuing professional development for teachers in both religious and secular schools, with special provision for those intending to teach in Catholic and other Christian schools.”

(Articles of Association of St Mary's University, Twickenham: approved by the Privy Council January 2014)

 “A university is understood by the Catholic church as “an academic institution which in a rigorous and critical fashion assists in the advancement of human dignity and cultural heritage through research, teaching and services offered to local, national and international communities” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae 12) and a Catholic university does so in a distinctive fashion which ensures a Catholic Christian presence in the intellectual exploration of the great problems and challenges facing society and culture.”

National and international memberships

St Mary’s University is a member of the following national and international organisations:

Advance HE logo
Cathedrals Group logo

London Higher logo

Guild HE logo

Universities UK logo

International Federation of Catholic Universities logo
Association for Catholic Colleges & Universities logo
Committee of University Chairs logo
QAA accreditation logo "Member QAA 2022-23"