St Mary’s University established in 1850 is a modern and friendly university with around 6,000 students on a single London campus. It is renowned for the flexibility it offers in joint-honours degrees at undergraduate level, with many subject combinations possible.
Five Reasons to Study at St Mary's University
1. Olympic Standard Sport Facilities
As a top performing sports institution, St Mary's was commended by Times Higher Education (THE) for offering state-of-the-art sports facilities. The publication praised the University for its Inspirational Atmosphere and drives to engage everyone in sports. It boasts a number of world-class sports facilities, including an Olympic standard athletics track, a new sports centre and 30 acres of playing fields for outdoor sports. It promotes high performance, student and local community sport, building skills for children, students, amateurs and elite athletes alike.
2. Incredible Student Satisfaction
The Survey undertaken by Times Higher Education (THE) 2016 has rated St Mary’s as London’s Number One University for Students Experience. In 2017 it has been awarded Silver Status in the Teaching excellence Framework. The University ranked first in a number of categories including Sports facilities, Community atmosphere, Campus Environment, Security and Staff.
3. A long tradition of highly regarded Teacher Training
Teacher Training at St Mary’s has 97.4% employment rating of Primary PCGE graduates and 100% employment rating of secondary PCGE trainees in the UK. It is Number One University for Teacher Training in London and rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, it is sixth national University for Good Teacher Training Guide. The assessment only route allows unqualified teachers with appropriate education qualifications and experience to demonstrate that they have already meet all of the Teachers' Standards for the award of QTS.
4. Excellent Employment Rates
The Higher Education statistics Agency (HESA) has named St Mary’s as one of the UK’s top 25 for graduate employability. More than 96% of graduates are in full employment or further study within 6 months. These latest ranking demonstrates that courses have an emphasis on academic and professional personal development, practical exposure to the modern work place to prepare students for successful careers. The Centre for Workplace Learning provides opportunity to undertake part-time work placement to its undergraduate students.
5. Beautiful Campus and Great Location
St Mary’s is located at Strawberry Hill in West London on a safe and leafy friendly campus in green suburbs with Richmond, Kingston, great parks and the River Thames nearby. It is just 30 minutes from London waterloo offering students the best of both worlds. Alongside buildings steeped in history and modern state-of-the art facilities, students enjoy all the advantages of a perfect location.