ST.MARYS UNIVERSITY TWICKENHAM LONDON
“St. Mary’s has a long and distinguished history and a very modern outlook”
Established in 1850, St Mary’s has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and a student-centered approach. The university is committed to holding a high standard of teaching across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and is made up of a dynamic and friendly community of staff and students. They seek to empower all of their students to lead fulfilling lives both at St Mary’s University and beyond.
The universities ’values are rooted in the philosophy of John Henry, Cardinal Newman. He built the university based on inter-disciplinary education, virtues and values, with an emphasis on the formation of each individual enriched by insights from the Catholic intellectual tradition. As a public university with a faith identity, the university works hard to strike the right balance between being faithful to their identity and ensuring openness to those who do not share it. It welcomes students and staff of all faiths and none. The powerful sense of community that characters St Mary’s is a product of its ethos and the core values that underpin it: inclusiveness, generosity of spirit, respect and excellence. St. Mary’s vision for the future is to focus on its pupils and create a positive learning environment centred on its campus community in Strawberry Hill.
The University’s main campus is in Twickenham within the grounds of Strawberry Hill House and it is Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. There is also student accommodation provided by the university only 5 minutes away walking distance. St. Mary’s is also equipped with a sports field and the new Naylor Library, which opened in autumn 2015.
Twickenham is an affluent suburban town in south-west London, England. It lies on the River Thames and is one hour away from London city centre by train and only a 47-minute journey to Heathrow airport. The city is full of history, and its town centre is famous for being the home of the English rugby union, with hundreds of thousands of spectators visiting Twickenham Stadium, the world’s largest rugby stadium, each year. This area is also home to three grand period mansions with public access: York House, Marble Hill and Strawberry Hill House.