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Key facts

  • 6,000 students
  • 98% of St Mary’s graduates are in employment, vocation* or further study within 15 months of graduation
  • Number one in London for course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Rated 'Oustanding' by Ofsted for our Initial Teacher Training
  • 2nd safest university in London (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Top 4 in the UK for our sports scene (Which? University Student Survey 2019)

Vision 2030 (corporate plan)

Sporting success

Notable alumni and students

  • Clara Amfo (BBC Radio 1 presenter)
  • Toby Booth (Ospreys first-team coach)
  • Joshua Buatsi (Professional boxer - Olympic bronze medalist)
  • Chris Chibnall (Television writer - including Broadchurch and Doctor Who)
  • Lotte Clapp (Rugby Saracens Women captain and England International)
  • Paul Clement (Former Reading FC, Swansea FC and Derby County FC manager)
  • Sir Mo Farah (Distance Runner - 4 x Olympic gold medalist)
  • Toby Gold (Wheelchair racer - Paralympic silver medalist)
  • Tom Grennan (Musician)
  • Tim Murtagh (Professional cricketer for Middlesex County Cricket Club and Ireland)
  • Monty Panesar (former English international cricketer)
  • Pete Postlethwaite OBE (Oscar-nominated actor)
  • Rebecca Romero MBE (Cyclist - Olympic gold medalist)
  • Mohamed Sbihi MBE (Rower - Olympic gold and bronze medalist)
  • Christian Wade (NFL running back for Buffalo Bills and former England rugby union international)
  • Joe Wicks MBE (Fitness coach and TV presenter)
  • Sir Michael Wilshaw (Former head of Ofsted)

Many more notable athletes are alumni of our  Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre.

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