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St Mary's University, Twickenham

Richmond upon Thames | South East England

City

Ucas code: S64

St Mary's University is unique in every sense of the word. As a student here, you'll be a part of more than an academic institution you'll also be in a close-knit community which has always valued diversity, sporting and academic brilliance and a sense of fun! Strawberry Hill House, a 300 year-old piece of gothic architecture, is the campus focal point.
Source:St Mary's University College Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 267 comments (75 students)
    • Creative scene

      Strong drama department that puts on many peformances. Has a drama society and a choir.

      2014, 3rd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Facilities

      The student union is easily accessible and available to all. There is the Dolce Vita cafe, with outdoor seating which is a...

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      2012, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Facilities

      The student union is easily accessible and available to all. There is the Dolce Vita cafe, with outdoor seating which is a great place to meet friends. The refectory has a wide variety of food and drink available to buy, with sufficient seating for all. The iLearn cafe is a computer area attached to the library where students can go work on computers individually or in groups. There are lots of social clubs and events and one can join as a member, or equally, individuals are welcome to turn up.

      2012, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • The upside

      Sport/ Sports Societies

      2013, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Seminars are a little pointless in subjects such as sociology - if you don't do the back work there's no point in going to a...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Education

      The downside

      Seminars are a little pointless in subjects such as sociology - if you don't do the back work there's no point in going to a seminar if you haven't studied for it or prepared yourself on notes etc. Nightlife is very poor around the twickenham area, Kingston is closest and it is a bus / train journey away. Nightlife isn't for me but others seem to enjoy it.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Education

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    • The upside

      Extremely friendly and caring community that makes you feel welcome.

      2017, 1st year, Strategic Management

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    • Facilities

      The Dolce Vita is a really nice cafe with free WiFi which comes in handy when you have a last minute deadline and the library...

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      2013, 2nd year, Theatre & Professional Practice

      Facilities

      The Dolce Vita is a really nice cafe with free WiFi which comes in handy when you have a last minute deadline and the library just isn't somewhere you like to work. The Refectory is a nice place to be as well although sometimes the food does lack in quality it is a brilliant place to meet with friends and socialise. As well as this the sports facilities are top class with a brand new state of the art gym and areas to play sports with a football/rugby field as well as offsite football, rugby, hockey and other sports facilities at Teddington Lock. The SU bar is located in the centre of the university and the drinks are very cheap and of course, alcoholic. There is a large field called the priest's lawn which is nice to sit and relax on in good weather as well as an SU hall were all of the SU events take place such as Fresher's Week and Summer Ball which also features a small array of Fairground rides which sometimes don't mix well with the large consumption of alcohol but are fun all the same. For artsy subjects there are areas available at all times for media students to work on the Macs and studio space available for drama students to rehearse in which always come in handy.

      2013, 2nd year, Theatre & Professional Practice

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.
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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

5,535

students attended last year

Number of students

1,040

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

6%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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