At St Mary’s whether you decide to live in university accommodation, at home or further afield, we want you to know that you’ll be supported here.
When you receive an offer to study with us you will be invited to attend an Applicant Day. This is an amazing opportunity for you to get familiar with campus. It is also a chance for you to meet other students that will be joining us in September, and ask any questions of our current students and academic staff.
This will mean that you will already have an understanding of St Mary’s, and know a few faces when you arrive in September from the local area or commutable distance.
Facebook applicant group
Meeting new people can seem daunting, especially if you will be spending less time on campus because of commuting. Therefore, we want to make it even easier and will invite you to join our applicant Facebook group before arriving.
This way you can connect with other students travelling from your area, who will also be living off campus, before you get here in September.
Meeting new people and socialising
Welcome week social events
There are lots of activities scheduled in the first few weeks of term to give you a chance to socialise and make friends. During welcome week there will be a range of social events scheduled, including thing specifically tailored to our local and comuter students.
The University and the Students' Union set up Facebook groups for incoming students to give you a chance to connect with other people on your course, in your halls or commuters. This is a great way to find the people that will be travelling into campus from the same area as you.
Societies and sports teams
St Mary's is home to countless societies and sports teams that you can join, it's a great way to meet people that share your interests. You can take a look at what we offer on our Students' Union website, if you think we are missing something you can even set up your own when you get here!
Support during your studies
When you arrive you will be allocated a personal tutor, that is your point of contact for anything course related. They can provide you with advice, support and guidance on any acaedmic or non-academic issues throughout your time with us.
Contact student wellbeing services
We also offer more specific support through our Wellbeing Service. You can speak to the team by visiting the Student Services Centre on the 2nd floor of J Building (above the Students' Union).
We usually see students by appointment, but there will be someone available during office hours if you need to speak with someone urgently.
Tel: 020 8240 4353