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Key facts

  • 5,000 students
  • 93% of students in employment or postgraduate study within six month of graduating (HESA, 2018)
  • Winner of 'Best Prospective Student Engagement' at the 2018 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards
  • 88% overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey
  • Top 10 in the UK for courses and lecturers in the 2018 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards
  • Rated 'Oustanding' by Ofsted for our Initial Teacher Training
  • 2nd safest university in London (Complete University Guide 2017)

Downloand Vision 2025 (Corporate plan)


Sporting success


Notable alumni and students

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

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


Images and logos

If you wish to use the St Mary's University, Twickenham logo - or any of our photography - please email  sam.yarnold@stmarys.ac.uk.