Life at St Mary's
Living on campus
The Students’ Union
You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students’ Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary’s and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.
There is a wide range of societies for you to join, such as the International Society, the Enterprise Society and the Dance Society, as well as over 20 different sports societies, ranging from football and cricket to badminton. Please see the Students’ Union website for a full list.
St Mary’s is one of London’s top-performing sports institutions. Sport St Mary's provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes.
Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in sport or joining one of St Mary’s sports clubs, you will find all the sports facilities and quality training that you need to get involved and keep healthy and active.
London has a long-standing nationality community and there are many organisations that bring the community together through social events, sports and cultural activities. The Anglo-Turkish Society was founded to promote friendship and understanding between the people of the two countries promotes cultural and social events relating to Turkey, such as the London Turkish Film Festival, and host a regular programme of activities. The Leighton House Museum is an exceptional example of architecture that reflects the wide reaching influence of Turkish art and design. The Islamic Society of Britain is a community based charity which organises events and activities which aim to combine Muslim and British cultures.
London caters for members of nearly all faiths, and celebrates all of the major religious festivals, including Eid. It is home to one of the largest mosques in Western Europe, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, South London. You can also find a wide range of Turkish restaurants and food shops in and around London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.