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St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

We are a strong and welcoming community of students and staff and are committed to the highest standards in teaching across the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer. In addition, we have a vibrant research culture and environment.



Established in 1850 and with a deep heritage in education, St Mary’s has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and a student-centred approach.

On 23rd January 2014, St Mary's University College, Twickenham, was awarded full university title by the Privy Council and became St Mary's University, Twickenham.


Many of our academics have extensive networks and professional groups nationally and overseas, which offer opportunities for collaborative working, joint grant applications and access to a wide range of resources and expertise. We welcome visiting scholars from around the world as part of our research community.


St Mary’s has an established culture of research and scholarship, concentrated in hubs of excellence within  research centres and at discipline level in Academic Schools.


We're here to give students (past, present and future) free, confidential, impartial information, advice and guidance in relation to:

  • Preparing excellent CV's and applications
  • Performance and skills in interviews
  • Jobs (full-time and part-time)
  • Career planning
  • Further study
  • Graduate training schemes (including assessment centre, psychometric, and personality training)
  • Work experience placements
  • Internships and holiday work
  • Volunteering
  • Gap year options
  • Work/study abroad
  • Networking
  • Managing your online profile
  • Opportunities for personal development


Student services

The Student Wellbeing Service offers you somewhere to discuss - in confidence - any concerns you have that may affect your studies.

We're here to listen and provide advice and guidance, whether you need a solution to a specific problem or require ongoing support.

You will be able to speak to one of our frontline staff who may, if needed, refer you to one or more of our dedicated services:

  • Disability and Dyslexia
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health Advice

The Student Wellbeing Services work closely with staff across the University to provide a holistic and individual level of support for all our students.

Housing services

All of our halls are within easy reach of the University and centred around the popular student areas of  Kingston and  Twickenham, where you can live, work and socialise. Situated along the River Thames, the towns provide fantastic shopping facilities in a selection of high street and independent stores, plus an array of restaurants, bars, cafés and a vibrant nightlife.

We offer a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles including catered or self-catered, single rooms or shared rooms, and we are confident you will find somewhere that suits you.

Library services

We offer over 570 study spaces between our two libraries with a broad range of other services.

The Main Library is a comprehensive study facility located at the heart of our campus. Here you will find 300 study spaces, as well as 24 hour computer rooms and printing/scanning/copying facilities.

ICT services

  • The i-Learn Café, a 24-hour, open access study space with refreshment facilities
  • MyModules, the St Mary’s online learning system 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the campus for students
  • Numerous open access computers plus borrowable laptops for student use

Medical services

The St Mary's Health Centre is a branch surgery of The York Medical Practice in Twickenham and offers a nurse-led health service.  A Nurse Practitioner is available every week day during term-time and have arrangements to book Doctors’ appointments at The York Medical Practice in Twickenham if necessary. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University's current estate is in four parts. The main campus is on Waldegrave Road in Twickenham within the grounds of Strawberry Hill House, a hall of residence is located at 16 Strawberry Hill Road, the main sports fields are located on the Teddington Lock campus in Broom Road, Teddington, and the new Naylor Library (also on Waldegrave Road) which opened in the autumn of 2015.

Sports facilities

Sport is an important part of student life at St Mary's University. It's a great means by which to keep active and healthy, to learn key developmental skills through coaching or volunteering and to make friends that could last a life time.

  • Competitive sports clubs and membership
  • Coaching, volunteering and development opportunities
  • Sport scholarships
  • Coaching bursaries
  • SIMMSactive – social sport and activity programme

Student clubs

St Mary’s Students’ Union is the main representative body of all students at St Mary’s University. 

We offer advice and guidance to students on an individual basis and represent students at university, locally and nationally. SMSU also coordinates all sports clubs and societies on campus and provides all major events and entertainments throughout the year.

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