St Mary's University, Twickenham is a public university in the South West London borough of Strawberry Hill. As London's only Catholic university, St Mary's goal is to deliver a high-quality academic and professional education inspired by a Catholic culture and values. The university was established in 1850 and the Motto of the University is,"Monstra te Esse Matrem" that means "Show Thyself to be a Mother".
The university's students benefit from almost 165 years of educational tradition and skill on a historic and attractive Twickenham site. It is both local and global, with a campus in Greater London. St Mary's has almost 6,000 students enrolled in four academic schools, which provide 34 UG degree programmes, 24 PG degree programmes, full-time and part-time study abroad.
UG students also have the option of undertaking practical part-time work placements organised by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects. The University is ranked 8th in the United Kingdom for graduate employment, with 94.2%* of graduates employed or in postgraduate education six months after graduation (Higher Education & Student Affairs), and ranked first in London for both course satisfaction and teaching satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020).
The active Students' Union (SU) at St Mary's University in London, as well as the university's location, ensure that the university has a vibrant social life both on and off campus. The SU hosts a variety of events, ranging from weekly activities to significant annual events like Freshers' Week, SIMMStock (shown above), and the Summer Ball. At St Mary's, there are currently 48 clubs and organisations.
International students with outstanding academic potential are eligible for generous grants.
Within six months of graduation, 94.2 percent of St Mary's alumni are employed or enrolled in postgraduate school, according to the Which? University organisation, which also named St Mary's as one of the top universities for athletics and sport science.
The work produced in English and Communications was evaluated as "world leading" or "internationally exceptional" in 61 percent and 60 percent of their respective output submissions, respectively, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Sport and History were two more achievements, with 50 percent of the production entries being either 'world leading' or 'internationally exceptional.' According to the most current Research Assessment Exercise, postgraduate research is "world leading in terms of originality, importance, and rigour."
If you confirm your place by the May deadline, all international undergraduate students will be assured university housing. On-campus housing is available and reasonably priced in London, starting at £5,162 per academic year. The costs include a food package (during the school year only) that includes breakfast Monday through Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and a dinner every evening. All meals are served in the campus refectory, which offers a diverse menu to meet a range of dietary requirements.
PG students have a variety of housing alternatives available to them, including local halls of residence, shared student housing, and private homestays. Students can also rest easy knowing that the University is located in London's safest district.
Strawberry Hill Rail Station, where regular trains will transport you to central London in about 30 minutes so you can enjoy all of London's top attractions, is only a five-minute walk from the campus. There are numerous museums, historical landmarks, art galleries, internationally recognised businesses, and entertaining locations to visit throughout the city.
The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on St Mary's University, Twickenham's website.
|Orientation and Enrolment||September 27, 2021|
|Teaching Commences||October 2021|
|Teaching Finishes||January 07,2021|
|Assessment Week||January 10, 2022|
|Christmas Break||December 20, 2021- January 2, 2022|
|Semester One Starts||January 10, 2022|
|Semester One Ends||January 21, 2022|
|Semester Two Begins||February 7, 2022|
|Spring Graduation||March 25-26, 2022|
|Easter Break||April 11 - 22, 2022|
|Semester Two Resumes||May 06 - 14, 2022|
|Exam Resits||July 04 - 08, 2022|
|Summer Graduation||July 21 - 20, 2022|
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