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1. Beautiful campus with modern facilities

St Mary's is located on a leafy campus in South West London, in the grounds of the original Strawberry Hill House, a world famous example of the 19th century Gothic Revival style.

Alongside the historic buildings you'll find modern, state-of-the art facilities including a new library, TV production suite and extensive sports facilities and laboratories. 

Quality on-campus accommodation is available and the Accommodation Team can also help you find local, student-friendly housing in the local area. 

Aerial photo of the St Mary's campus
Tower bridge

2. Fantastic location in London

At St Mary's we offer you the best of both worlds: Our campus is in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames - a safe and green area of the Capital - but travelling into Central London only takes half an hour!

Within walking distance are the towns of  Teddington and  Twickenham, where you can find a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs.

A short bus ride will take you to  Richmond and  Kingston with an excellent range of cinemas, theatres, clubs and high-street shops.

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3. Memories that you'll remember forever

We're ranked in the top 5 in the UK for student experience (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).

Student talking to friends on campus
Lecturer teaches a seminar

4. Long history of high-quality teaching

Founded in 1850, St Mary's has a long and distinguished history in higher education. 

In fact, we're ranked in the top five in the UK for teaching quality (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

Our teacher training programmes have been rated as 'Outstanding' by the UK government's education inspector, Ofsted.

5. Excellent employment figures

96% of St Mary’s graduates are in employment, vocation or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA 2021).

Our Centre for Workplace Learning (CWL) offers you the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree programme and our Careers Service is part of the University of London's Careers Group, the largest and most successful careers service in the UK.

Graduating St Mary's students in robes
Two students eating cake at the on-campus cafe

6. Welcoming and supportive community

St Mary's is an inclusive institution with a mission to provide students from all backgrounds and faiths with an excellent education.

We have a welcoming community where almost 10% of students are international, with over 90 nationalities represented on campus, and a high level of support from our staff and student services, helping you to quickly feel at home.

7. Fantastic sports opportunities

St Mary's is one of London's top-performing sports institutions and provides students with state-of-the-art sports facilities equipped to world-class standards, as well as funding opportunities for high performance athletes. 

Sports participation at all levels is regarded as an important element of university life and a wide range of clubs and activities are available to every student.

Student lifting weights in the Performance Education Centre
Two students smiling at a music festival at St Mary's

8. Active social life

In addition to the sports clubs and facilities,  Students' Union societies ranging from drama to debating and psychology to gaming, ensure that just about all interests are catered for.

Nightlife can be found right on campus at weekly Students' Union events and within walking distance at local restaurants and bars. 

With the local towns of  Kingston and  Richmond just a short bus-ride away and  Central London only 30 minutes by train, a whole array of cinemas, theatres and cultural events are within easy reach of all our students.

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