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Contents                                                                         Our Campus
A welcome from our Vice Chancellor 1   Film and Digital Production BA      78
At a glance                        2   Film and Screen Media BA            79
Why St Mary’s?                     4   Technical Theatre BA                81
Campus Life                        6
Study                             10   Education and Teaching              82
London Living                     12   Your career in Education
Space to Breathe                  14   and Teaching                        86
Commuting to University           16   Education Studies BA                88
Living on Campus                  18   Primary Education with QTS BA       89
Where to Live                    20    Primary Education FdA               91
Your Career                       22   Primary Education with QTS
Support for you                   24   (work-based route) BA               92
International Students            26   Primary Education with QTS
Study Abroad                     28    (work-based route) specialising
Sport for all                    30     in SEND BA                         93
Sporting Excellence               32   Primary Education with QTS
Space to Create                   34   (work-based route)
Students’ Union                  36    specialising in PE BA               94
Have you heard of…               38    Early Years Education FdA           95
Visit Us                         40    Early Years Education
Our Courses                       42   (work-based route) BA               96
                                       Primary Education
Business and Law                 44    (work-based route) BA               97
Business Law BA                  48                                                                                  River Thames
Business Management BA           49    Humanities and Theology             98
Business Management                    English Literature BA              102
and Entrepreneurship BA          50    History BA                         103
Business Management                    Liberal Arts BA                    105
and Finance BA                   52    Theology, Religion and Ethics BA   106
Business Management
and Marketing BA                 53    Sport, Health and Science          108
Criminology and Sociology BSc    55    Nutrition BSc                       112
International Business                 Physical Education, Sport
Management BA                    56    and Youth Development BA           113
Law LLB                          57    Physiotherapy BSc                  114                      Strawberry Hill
Law with Criminology LLB         58    Psychology BSc                     115                          House
Sports Management BA             59    Sports Coaching Science BSc        116
                                       Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc   117
Communications and Politics      60    Sport and Exercise Science BSc     118
Communications, Data Analytics         Sport Psychology BSc               119
and Marketing BA                 64    Sport Rehabilitation BSc           121
Communications, Design and             Strength and Conditioning
 Marketing BA                    65    Science BSc                        122
Communications                         Chelsea FC Foundation
and Marketing BA                 66    Coaching and Development
Communications, Media                  FdSc/BSc top-up                    124                                                  Main campus
and Marketing BA                 67    Sports Coaching FdSc               125                                                   entrance
Politics and                                                                      Halls of Residence
International Relations BA       68    Your Application /How to apply     126
Sports Communications                  Next Steps                         128     Refectory/Café
and Marketing BA                 69    Parents and Carers                 129
                                       Degrees with a foundation year     130     Sport Facility
Creative Arts and Drama          70    St Mary’s University London
Acting BA                        74    International College (SMULIC)      131
Creative and Professional              Fees and funding                   132     Library & Learning Technology
Writing BA                       75    Index                              134                                                                Teddington
Creative Media BA                76    How to find us...                  136     Campus Boundary                                            and Kingston
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                   In the months to come, you will not just be choosing
                   a university but your new home away from home.
                   St Mary’s is an inclusive academic community, where
                   everyone is welcomed and valued, and we are proud
                   of the support and guidance we give to our students.

                   Since 1850 our mission has been to provide high
                   quality academic and professional education,
                   inspired by our Catholic ethos and values. That
                   mission remains at the fore today.

                   With a campus based in Twickenham, in Greater
                   London, we are both local and global. Our students
                   value St Mary’s because they get to know their
Anthony McClaran   colleagues and staff on our historic campus in a way
Vice Chancellor    that might not be the case in a more urban setting;
                   and yet they are also living in one of the largest and
                   most diverse cities in the world.

                   All of the staff here pride themselves on placing your
                   student experience at the heart of everything we do.
                   This is recognised in our superb student satisfaction
                   ratings, which in the latest Good University Guide
                   were amongst the best in London.

                   Teaching is student focused and prepares you to
                   realise your true potential. We have an excellent track
                   record of placing our graduates in top professional
                   careers and opening up postgraduate opportunities,
                   with 98% of our graduates in employment, vocation
                   or further study within 15 months of graduation.

                   If you have any questions, please join us on campus
                   for an open event so you meet students and
                   lecturers, and have a look around campus. Finally,
                   with all that comes between now and September
                   2022, I wish you all the best.

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98                      %
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of graduates employed, in vocation                                Sir Mo Farah and a host of other
or further education within 15                                    top athletes have trained and
months of graduating (HESA 2020)     St Mary’s athletes on Team   studied at St Mary’s                             rated in the top two
                                     GB at the Rio Olympics                                                        universities in London
                                                                                                                   for overall satisfaction
                                                                                                                   (Sunday Times Good

                                                                                                                   University Guide 2020)

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by
Ofsted again in 2019

Clubs, societies,
events and activities

                                 + 30
                                   mins        to the centre of
                                               London by train

                                                                  in the top 10 safest universities in
                                                                  England and Wales (Complete
                                                                  University Guide 2020)
                                                                                                         Set in the greenest
                                                                                                         London borough –
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Our heritage
                                                                           St Mary’s was founded in 1850            Today that means preparing
                                                                           by the Catholic Poor Schools             graduates who are fair-minded and
                                                                           Committee. Its first intake              non-judgemental, who can see
                                                                           comprised of six young men,              the situation as others do and who
                                                                           who were trained to become               have a sense of self confidence
                                                                           teachers in poor schools. The            that allows them to make a valuable
                                                                           founding values were inspired            contribution to society – above
                                                                           by the teaching of St John Henry         all, individuals who are continually
                                                                           Newman, who wrote that, through          seeking to learn more about
                                                                           higher education, “A habit of mind       themselves and the world.
                                                                           is formed which lasts through
                                                                           life, of which the attributes are
                                                                           freedom, equitableness, calmness,
                                                                           moderation, and wisdom.”

                                                                           We’re a                                  Teaching is
                                                                           community                                in our DNA

                                                                           Our campus is a community, where         We were founded as an institution
                                                                           connections are made on every            for teaching teachers. We strive to
                                                                           corner and in every classroom.           provide an inspirational education
                                                                           Academic and social, sporting            that helps students see the
                                                                           and cultural, local and global: our      bigger picture, that encourages

St Mary’s?
                                                                           world of relationships and networks      interactions and new perspectives.
                                                                           is a place where everyone feels
                                                                           they can contribute and make a
                                                                           difference. St Mary’s is a place
                                                                           where eyes are opened, characters
                                                                                                                    Everyone is
                                                                           are built, reputations are made, and     someone
                                                                           world problems are solved.
                                                                                                                    St Mary’s has established a
                                                                                                                    reputation for providing an
                                                                           Size is                                  enriching and fulfilling educational
                                                                                                                    experience. In helping students
                                                                           important                                on their journey to academic
                                                                                                                    excellence, we encourage them
                                                                           We are smaller than most                 to recognise their potential and
                                                                           universities and our focus is on         understand how to be the best
                                                                           quality not quantity. Our scale          version of themselves. Developing
                                                                           makes collaborations easier and          the individual is our mission. We
                                                                           we’re big advocates of combined          give everyone the confidence to
St Mary’s will give you the ability to make a                              disciplines that answer real world       take their place in society beyond
                                                                           problems. No one is too remote –         our walls, knowing they have a great
difference and the confidence to fulfil your                               you’re as likely to chat to professors   deal to offer in creating a more
potential. Inspired by the ethos of our Catholic                           as you are your fellow students.         humane, just and sustainable world.

founders, everything we do is guided by our
values of Inclusiveness, Generosity of Spirit,
Respect and Excellence.
                                                   Strawberry Hill House

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The Piazza, joins the two halves
                                                                                                         of the main campus, serving as
                                                                                                         a social space, bike store, and
                                                                                                         main thoroughfare between our
                                                                                                         historic lecture rooms and catering
                                                                                                         facilities. It is overlooked by
                                                                                                         the Chapel.

                                                                                                         The cutting-edge Sports Centre
                                                                                                         offers high level teaching and
                                                                                                         training facilities, including a gym
                                                                                                         open to all students and staff.

The Piazza

                                                                                                                                                Sports Centre

                                                                                                         Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track

                                               Our campus, with its extensive green spaces and
                                               striking neo-Gothic and modern buildings, also
                                               has a warm, friendly atmosphere. There is a strong
                                               sense of community, when our students walk
                                               through the grounds, they will nearly always bump
                                               into somebody they know.

                                               The space is designed to inspire learning, but also to
                                               help you make friends and feel at home – whether you
                                               decide to live on campus or not.

                                               We have been on this site since 1925, and our buildings
                                               have been developed to meet the needs of around
                                               5,000 students. The University is based on an
                                               accessible single campus, with our additional sports
                                               grounds just 10 minutes’ walk away.
             Students in the Dolce Vita café

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Not the best
        image of the
     library. I think we
    might have a better
       shot from that

                                             Social study space within the main Library

                                             The Main Library, and nearby
                                             Naylor Library, have over 500
                                             places to study, including modern,
                                             bright shared work spaces. With
                                             cafés adjacent to both libraries,
                                             refreshments are never far away.

                                             Many of our lecture and seminar
                                             rooms look out over wide green
                                             spaces, benefiting from fresh air
                                             and plenty of natural light.

                           Lecture theatre                                                Main Library

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Technology-enhanced learning                                We provide WiFi throughout, as well as printing,
                                                                                                The pandemic tested us to use technology to continue        photocopying and scanning services. Library
                                                                                                to provide the same level of teaching and study support     computers have all the software you’ll need and laptops
                                                                    Year heritage               we’re committed to. Students studying in 2020/21, of        are available to loan. Other facilities include bookable
                                                                    of teaching                 course, faced some challenges associated with the           group study rooms, some equipped with touchscreen
                                                                    excellence                  restrictions imposed on usual university life, but they     presentation technology.
                                                                    The University was          also found benefits.
                                                                    founded in 1850 with its                                                                Your personal tutor
                                                                    foundations in training     Blended learning, which uses a mix of digital tools         You will be assigned a personal tutor who will become
                                                                    teachers                    such as lecture capture and Moodle, together with           your key point of contact throughout your time here.
                                                                                                face-to-face teaching, gave students more flexibility.      They will encourage your academic studies, offer
                                                                                                For example, feedback from our students was really          guidance, and help you to access support for wellbeing
                                                                                                positive about the opportunity to access lectures           and professional development.
                                                                                                online and revisit content in their own time. As we
                                                                    2nd in London               return to full on-campus learning and teaching, you’ll      Our Curriculum
                                                                    for Student                 still be able to take advantage of the best learning        We’ve structured our degree programmes in a way
                                                                                                technology, alongside in-person lectures and seminars       in which we hope will enhance learning. That means
                                                                    Satisfaction                with your lecturers.                                        looking at how our students are progressing and
                                                                    (Sunday Times Good
                                                                                                                                                            achieving, and how satisfied they are. You’ll find that the
                                                                    University Guide 2020)
                                                                                                Recognised for teaching excellence                          environment you learn in will be inclusive in practice, not
                                                                                                Teaching at St Mary’s has been granted a Silver award       just in spirit.
                                                                                                within the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
                                                                                                The awarding committee noted our commitment to              Removing and reducing exams
                                                                                                academic development, high-quality physical learning        Our team is working on narrowing and removing
                                                                    Outstanding                 resources and approach to student engagement.               identified barriers to access, success and progression
                                                                    Ofsted has rated our
                                                                                                                                                            in our degree programmes. Initiatives include removing
                       Social study space within the main Library   Education programmes
                                                                                                Both our Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher              and reducing exams where possible.

                                                                    as Outstanding since 2011
                                                                                                Education programmes were judged by Ofsted to
                                                                                                be ‘Outstanding’ – the highest grade possible in 2011
                                                                                                and 2019.

                                                                                                Our libraries
                                                                                                To support you in your studies, we offer a range of
                                                                                                services within the main library and the Naylor Library –
                                                                                                which is just a 10-minute walk from main campus.

                                                                                                Student taking part in an online lecture

     A practical sports lecture takes place   We are committed to an approach
     on the Sir Mo Farah Athletics Track
                                              to supporting learners as individuals
                                              across all the courses we offer. All
                                              students benefit from 1-2-1 sessions
                                              with a personal tutor.

                                              You will learn from experts who are
                                              passionate about their subjects. During
                                              your studies, you will benefit from a
                                              comprehensive suite of library and
                                              learning support resources.

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Minutes from the centre of London
                                                                                           St Mary’s campus is only 30 minutes from the heart
                                                                                           of the capital. From world-renowned shopping
15 mins                                                                                    destinations and artisan food markets, to unsurpassed
Walk to Twickenham                                                                         nightlife and heritage museums, whatever your
                                                                                           interests, you can spend your free time immersing
                                                                                           yourself in everything London has to offer.

                                                                                           Part of our local community
                                                                                           The high streets of Twickenham and Teddington are
15 mins                                                                                    both within easy walking distance and are home to a
Bus to Kingston                                                                            variety of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars.

                                                                                           Entertainment is never far away
                                                                                           The lively riverside towns of Kingston and Richmond
                                                                                           are a short bus ride from the University, offering great
                                                                                           shopping, cinemas, restaurants, live music venues, bars    Shopping in Carnaby Street
30 mins                                                                                    and theatres.
Train to
                                                                                           Many of Kingston’s nightclubs offer special deals for

Central London
                                                                                           St Mary’s students and our Students’ Union often
                                                                                           arranges transport to and from these venues for a
                                                                                           hassle-free night out with your new friends.
                                                                                                                                                                    theatres throughout London

                                                                                                                                                                    League Football teams
                                                                                                                                                                    in London

                                                                                           Houses of Parliament, London

St Mary’s is just half an hour by train from the heart
of London – so you’ll have a dynamic, bustling
city centre on your doorstep. We are an active
and important part of our local community, which
provides jobs, entertainment, nightlife and shopping
to suit all students.                                    City Hall and The Shard, London

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Iconic green spaces
                                                                                                                                           Richmond Park and Bushy Park are just around
                                                                                                                                           the corner and offer students hundreds of acres of
                                                                                                                                           woodland, complete with free-roaming deer, for
                                                                                                                                           get-away-from-it-all walks, and space for cycling
                                                                                                                                           and running.

                                                                                                                                           Even closer to home, you can step out of your lectures
                                                                                                                                           and into open green space, as our main campus is set
                                                                                                                                           in 10 acres of woodland – the equivalent to about 10
                                                                                                                                           football pitches.

                                                                                                                                           Bordering the Thames
                                                                                                                                           The campus is just moments from the banks of the
                                                                                                                                           River Thames, offering lots of opportunities for
                                                                                                                                           outdoor activities – from rowing, fishing, and cycling
                                                                                                        Deer in local Bushy Park           along the towpath, to sun-bathing in the nearby parks
                                                                                                                                           and relaxing in the gardens of the many pubs bordering
                                                                                                                                           the river.

                                                                             Richmond-Upon-Thames is
                                                                                                                                           The Home of Rugby
                                                                                                                                           Twickenham is perhaps best known around the
                                                                                                                                           world as the home of English Rugby. The 82,000
                                                                             the safest borough in London                                  seat Twickenham Stadium hosts regular international
                                                                             (Met Police Service Data 2020)                                rugby fixtures including the Six Nations and Autumn

Space to                                                                     Richmond-Upon-Thames is the
                                                                             ‘greenest’ borough in London
                                                                             (Greenspace Information for
                                                                             Central London 2020)

                                                                             The view from Richmond Bridge, a 30 minute walk from Main Campus

The tree-lined streets of Twickenham offer a contrast
to the fast-paced city – giving you a safe, welcoming
base for your studies and open spaces to stretch
your legs. Our campus is next to the River Thames
and located in between two royal parks –
Bushy and Richmond.                                     Woodland on campus

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Almost half of our students commute to University, so if
                                                                               you decide not to live on campus – you won’t be alone.
                                                                               We have a Commuter Lounge in the middle of campus,
                                                                               with kitchen facilities, lockers and a comfy seating area,   5 mins
                                                                               to give students who don’t live on campus an extra           walk from
                                                                               place to meet new people and rest in between lectures.       Strawberry Hill
                                                                               When you come to study at St Mary’s, you’ll be invited
                                                                               to all university social events and welcome to join our
                                                                               clubs and societies. All campus support services,
                                                                               such as finance and wellbeing, will be available
                                                                               to you, regardless of whether you’re in university
                                                                               accommodation or not.                                        20 mins
                                                                                                                                            cycle from
                                                                               As well as being only 30 minutes from the centre of          Richmond
                                                                               London, we are on a number of bus routes, with the
                                                                               main campus only 15 minutes by bus from Richmond
                                                                               and Kingston, 20 minutes from Hounslow and 25
                                                                               minutes from Clapham Junction.

                                                                                                                                            25 mins
                                                                                                                                            to Clapham
                                                                               I commute from quite some distance – for
                                                                               me it’s the small details and St Mary’s has
                                             Student using the bicycle racks
                                                                               got it right! I like to know that I can play

                                                                               sports during the day, or I can unwind on
                                                                               the sofa in the Commuter Lounge and get
                                                                               my assignments done in an environment
                                                                               that suits me.
                                                                               Wellington, Sport and Exercise
                                                                               Science Student

to University
                                                                               The Commuter Lounge

     Student on the bus   If you have work or family commitments,
                          live locally, or find commuting less
                          expensive than living away from home,
                          you may choose to travel to university
                          rather than live in halls.

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No two St Mary’s students are the same. That’s why            selected St Mary’s as your first choice – this is usually
                                                                                        we offer rooms to suit all budgets and lifestyles             in spring. Our website includes the most up-to-date
                                                                                        including catered or self-catered, single rooms or            information about when and how to apply for University
                                                          Refectory                     shared rooms, en-suite or shared facilities. Our              accommodation, along with costs, different types of
                                                          Open 8am-7:30pm weekdays      accommodation varies from purpose-built student               accommodation, eligibility and special requirements.
                                                          for breakfast and dinner –    halls of residence to large, converted Victorian
                                                          serving brunch and dinner     houses. We’re confident you will find a space that            Moving in
                                                          on weekends                   suits you.                                                    The University is served by excellent transport links,
                                                                                                                                                      making your journey to and from campus easy. When
                                                                                        Accommodation costs                                           it comes to moving in day, we’ll give you a time to arrive
                                                                                        University accommodation prices include internet              at campus to make sure there’s space for you to park if
                                                                                        and utility bills. Further information can be found on        you’re driving, and our current students will be on hand
                                                                                        page 21 and the most up-to-date prices are published          to offer help with your belongings and help you settle in.
                                                          Launderette                   on our website.
                                                          run by the Students’ Union,                                                                 Accommodation advice and support after year one
                                                          open during term time         How to apply                                                  After your first year, you may choose to rent a house
                                                                                        If you hold an offer to study here, you’ll be sent an email   or flat with a group of friends or live in lodgings with a
                                                                                        with details on how to apply for accommodation. The           local family. We provide advice, guidance and support
                                                                                        process involves completing an application online             throughout the year, and host a variety of workshops
                                                                                        and paying a deposit. You will be able to apply as            for students who are looking to move into private
                                                                                        soon as the application system is open if you have            accommodation.

                                          The Refectory

Living on
Campus                                                                                   Cashin and Cronin Halls on Open Day

                                        Student accommodation is more than
                                        just a place to study and sleep. It’s a
                                        place where you can become part
                                        of a vibrant and welcoming student
                                        community. All of our halls are within
                                        easy reach of the University, and many
                                        allow you to get from your room to a
                                        hot breakfast or your lectures in just a
                                        couple of minutes.

     Students in campus accommodation

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Catered En-suite                Catered                  Shared catered

                                                                                                                      Graham, Wiseman, Doyle,
                                                                                            De Marillac, Cashin,           Old House, Clive,
                                                            Halls                                                                                  Waldegrave Park Houses
                                                                                                 Cronin                16 Strawberry Hill Road,
                                                                                                                      Waldegrave Park Houses

                                                            Prices per week
                                                                                                  £240–250                   £195–£215                     £155–170
                                                            21/22 (indicative)

                                                            Contract length
                                                                                                        37                       37                           37

                                                            Bedroom                                Individual                 Individual                   Individual
                               Old House

                                                            Catering                                 Catered                  Catered                      Catered

     Cashin and Cronin
                                                            Kitchen facilities               Shared kitchenette          Shared kitchenette           Shared kitchenette

                                                            Bathroom facilities                      En-suite             Shared bathroom              Shared bathroom

                                                                                         Student Life Coordinators,   Student Life Coordinators,   Student Life Coordinators,
                                                                                         Resident Mentors, Senior     Resident Mentors, Senior     Resident Mentors, Senior
                                                            Support Staff

to Live
                                                                                          Residents, 24/7 on-site      Residents, 24/7 on-site      Residents, 24/7 on-site
                                                                                                 Security                     Security                     Security

                                                            Location                                 Campus                   Campus                       Campus

                                                            Management                       University managed          University managed          University managed

                                   Waldegrave Park Houses
     De Marillac                                                                         Communal areas including     Communal areas including     Communal areas including
                                                            Cleaning                           kitchens                     kitchens                     kitchens
                                                                                            and bathrooms                and bathrooms                and bathrooms

                                                                                                     2 weeks                  2 weeks**                    2 weeks

                                                            Common rooms                                No                  Varies/ Some                 Varies/ Some

                                                            *Licence lengths are subject to change

                                                            **16 Strawberry Hill Road does not close
                                                               during the Christmas period
                         Waldegrave Park

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We want to help you get on the                             Our placements run during the term alongside your
                                                                                                                                                      other studies (usually one day a week in your second
                                                                                           right track to achieve the career                          and/or third year of study), so you don’t have to take
                                                                                           you deserve – and we understand                            time out to gain experience. In recent years, our
                                                                                                                                                      students have undertaken placements in banks, PR
                                                                                           that often means more than a good                          companies, theatres, schools and professional football
                                                                                           degree. That’s why our Employability                       clubs.

                                                                                           Services team supports students                            Boost your employability
                                                                                           before they’ve joined, when they’re                        There will be many ways, during your time at university,
                                                                                                                                                      that you can build your skills and experience in
                                                                                           here, and once they graduate.                              preparation for your career.

                                                                                           Supporting your career                                     For example, we run Start UP St Mary’s, a 9-week
                                                                                           We can advise you on the path towards your future          programme to develop a business and pitch for a
                                                                                           career – from alerting you to potential employers to       funding prize. We also run professional development
                                                                                           setting out options for further study.                     programmes such as Be SMART – a programme
                                                                                                                                                      for BAME students that includes internships and
                                                                                           Students can drop in or make an appointment to see         leadership workshops.
                                                                                           a careers consultant one-to-one. Consultants are
                                                                                           available throughout the year and can also support by      You can become a student leader by being a
                                                                                           phone, email or Microsoft Teams/Zoom.                      programme representative, senior resident or an
                                                                                                                                                      inclusion representative. All of these positions give you
                                                                                           Finding vacancies                                          the training you need to build skills, experience and
                                                                                           We provide an online vacancy system for finding all        confidence for your future career.
                                                                                           types of work including paid and voluntary, full-time
                                              Students graduate at Westminster Cathedral
                                                                                           and part-time roles. In addition, we promote paid          Careers fairs and forums

                                                                                           opportunities for working on and off campus such           Careers fairs and forums are arranged throughout the
                                                                                           as Student Ambassador roles and St Mary’s and              academic year, hosting local, national and international
                                                                                           Santander Internships.                                     employers and alumni, to help you build your network
                                                                                                                                                      and find out about job opportunities in different sectors.
                                                                                           Additionally, we support entrepreneurial opportunities,
                                                                                           providing skills development training for those wanting    Work while you study
                                                                                           to work for themselves.                                    Earn money while studying by becoming a Student

                                                                                                                                                      Ambassador. This includes:
                                                                                           Work placements
                                                                                           As a St Mary’s student, your degree may include one        working at Open Days and Higher Education fairs,
                                                                                           of our unique and innovative work placement modules,       leading campus tours,
                                                                                           from a range of specialised areas.                         sharing your student experience, and delivering
                                                                                                                                                      presentations or subject talks in schools and colleges,
                                                                                           A placement will help you to understand how to             virtual work such as answering prospective students’
                                                                                           apply your degree subject in a practical way, build        questions on web chat.
                                                                                           the employability skills that employers are looking for
                                                                                           and grow your network. Most importantly, it will help      Develop your employability skills and experience so
                                                                                           you become a more confident, positive and effective        that you stand out from the crowd.

Begin at                      Skills             Careers                                   Employability                           Online                                 Work
St Mary’s                     development        Fairs and                                 Services                                vacancy                                placements
Starting your university
                              training           Forums                                    For ongoing support even
                                                                                                                                   system                                 With national and
education is the first step                                                                after graduation                                                               international employers
                              For budding        Throughout the year,                                                              For paid and voluntary,
to your dream career
                              entrepreneurs      hosting national and                                                              full-time and part-time work
                                                 international employers

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Student Services
                                                                                                                                             We offer support and advice to any student who has
                                                                                                                                             a query or concern about their experience here. This
                                                                                         Student Services                                    may range from feeling unsure about who you need
                                                                                         Open Mon-Fri                                        to contact for a specific problem, to ongoing support
                                                                                                                                             needs. In every instance, we make sure that each
                                                                                                                                             person is treated as an individual, respecting the
                                                                                                                                             diverse backgrounds of our students.

                                                                                                                                             Disability and Dyslexia
                                                                                         Disability and                                      Our Disability and Dyslexia Team can support students
                                                                                         Dyslexia team                                       during their time at St Mary’s and through their
                                                                                         Support throughout term                             application process. We also support students with
                                                                                                                                             disabilities, specific learning differences (SpLD), mental
                                                                                                                                             health conditions, medical conditions and students
                                                                                                                                             on the autistic spectrum. We encourage anyone
                                                                                                                                             applying to study here, to tell us about their particular
                                                                                                                                             requirements in advance, so that support measures
                                                                                         Trained                                             can be put in place.
                                                                                         Registered with BACP                                The team can also offer guidance for completing
                                                                                                                                             applications for the Disabled Students Allowance
                                                                                                                                             (DSA) and provide students with individual support,
                                                                                                                                             where needed. We are also working in partnership with
                                                                                                                                             Access Able, an independent organisation, to verify the
                                                                                                                                             accessibility of our buildings and routes between them.
                            Head of Student Services, Sue Whitham, talks with students

                                                                                         Supporting students                                 Mental Health Advice and Counselling
                                                                                         of all faiths and none                              Student Services has a dedicated mental health
                                                                                                                                             advisor. Our advisor is available to help students in
                                                                                                                                             distress and/or those with diagnosed mental health
                                                                                                                                             conditions requiring ongoing support.

                                                                                                                                             We also have a team of professionally trained

for you
                                                                                                                                             counsellors who are registered with the British
                                                                                                                                             Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
                                                                                                                                             (BACP). Our counsellors are available by appointment,
                                                                                                                                             offering a free and confidential service.

                                                                                                                                             Find out more at: www.stmarys.ac.uk/wellbeing.

                                                                                                                                             The Chaplaincy welcomes all students of all faiths and
                                                                                                                                             backgrounds, and provides a multi-faith prayer room at
                                                                                                                                             the centre of campus.
                          We know completing a degree is
                          hard. That’s why we make sure to help                                                                              The ethos of the Chaplaincy is Catholic and it offers
                                                                                                                                             faith, friendship and hospitality. The team organises
                          you sort out any minor challenges, or                                                                              group events including social events and outreach
                          occasional major issues, that may crop                                                                             opportunities, in addition to ministering to the individual
                                                                                                                                             spiritual needs of students.
                          up along the way.

                          Alongside a student-focused approach
                          to learning, the Student Services team
                          is open every working day, running
                          wellbeing and support services for the
                          use of all students.
     Student Ambassador                                                                                            Students in a classroom

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Travelling to St Mary’s                                     Find out more
                                                                                         When our international students start at St Mary’s,         Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk if you’d like
                                                                                         we offer a pick-up service from London Heathrow             to talk about studying at St Mary’s. You can explore our
                                                                                         Airport, which is just a 30-minute journey by taxi.         campus wherever you are with our virtual campus tour,
                                                                                                                                                     available at www.stmarys.ac.uk/360.
                                                                                         Orientation and Social Events
                                                                                         Our International Orientation programme will allow you      Applying to St Mary’s
                                                                                         to connect with other students from the same country        There are three ways for international students to apply
                                                                                         or region, as well as those from around the globe. You’ll   for undergraduate programmes at St Mary’s:
                                                                                         explore the University, the local area and London, while
                                                                                         learning more about your new home.                          1. D
                                                                                                                                                         irectly on the St Mary’s website – for students who
                                                                                                                                                        only want to apply to St Mary’s University
                                                                                         For a great introduction to the UK, you can participate     2. Through UCAS (Universities and Colleges
                                                                                         in the St Mary’s Social Programme, a discounted                 Admissions Service) – if you are applying to more
                                                                                         package of excursions in London and beyond.                     than one UK university (www.ucas.com)
                                                                                         There are also St Mary’s social events especially for       3. Through the Common Application – if you are
                                                                                         international students throughout the year.                     applying from the US, you may prefer to apply
                                                                                                                                                         through the Common Application
                                                                                         English not your first language?
                                                                                         You will be introduced to the British university system     Please take a look at our website for more details.
                                                                                         at the beginning of your first year and given academic
                                                                                         support throughout your degree to help you succeed.
                                                                                         English language classes are also available to enhance
                                                                                         your spoken and written communication skills.

                                           Students outside the main teaching building

International                                                                            Application process

Students                                                                                 1. Apply
                                                                                         Apply to St Mary’s University
                                                                                         (see above)
                                                                                                                                 2. Offer
                                                                                                                                 Receive a conditional offer (if
                                                                                                                                 you have not yet completed your
                                                                                                                                 academic or English language
                                                                                                                                                                         3. Accept
                                                                                                                                                                         and confirm
                                                                                                                                                                         Accept your offer online.
                                                                                                                                 qualifications) or an unconditional     If your offer is conditional, email us
St Mary’s warmly welcomes                                                                                                        offer (if you have already completed    your final transcript and English
applications from international                                                                                                  your qualifications and met any         language certificate when you
                                             Being a small community,                                                            other conditions).                      receive them.
students. We offer you a safe and            everybody knows each
nurturing place to live and study in one     other and that makes
of the world’s most exciting cities.         everything so much more
                                             familiar and safer. I have met
Whether you choose to live on our
                                             most of my closest friends at               4. Deposit                              5. Certify                              6. Info
                                             St Mary’s, and the sports and
residential campus or in another part        societies truly added to my                 Once your offer is unconditional        We will ask you to complete an          Before you come to the UK,
                                                                                         and you have accepted your              online form and to email us certain     we will send you information
of London, you will quickly feel part of     experience. The lecturers I
                                                                                         place you’ll need to pay a              documents (for example, a copy of a     on how to book your
our local community. We are confident        had were amazing.
                                                                                         deposit. If you do not require          bank statement). We will then send      accommodation, plus lots of
                                             Ashika – India                              a visa or you are in receipt of         you a Certificate of Acceptance         helpful pre-arrival info.
you’ll find academic and social options                                                  government funding you won’t            of Studies (CAS), so that you can
to suit your ambitions.                                                                  need to pay a deposit.                  apply for a student visa.

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The best thing about my
                                              experience was having the
                                              opportunity to live in another
                                              country while learning about
                                              their culture, education and
                                              way of life. It’s an experience
           I experienced a different          of a lifetime that you won’t                                                                  Seeing a different country’s
           education system and met           regret doing.                                                                                 natural beauty, amazing
           people from all over the world.    Matthew, BA Physical Education,                                                               architecture, fascinating
           Studying in upstate New York       Sport and Youth Development,                                                                  cuisine and traditional beliefs
           gave me the chance to visit both   Semester Abroad at Malmö                                                                      really makes you think about
           the USA and Canada.                University in Sweden                                                                          how wide and colourful this
           Casey, BA Business Management,                                                                                                   world is and awakens your
           Semester Abroad in NY, USA                                                                                                       desire to keep on exploring.
                                                                                                                                            Laura, BSc Psychology, Summer
                                                                                                                                            Abroad at Sophia University in
                                                                                                                                            Tokyo, Japan

Study                                                                                                             You should do it! It is such a great
                                                                                                                  experience to get to know new people,
                                                                                                                  a new culture and travel. I had a such
                                                                                                                  a great time and wouldn’t have

                                                                                                                  changed anything!
                                                                                                                  Katja, BA Psychology and Business
                                                                                                                  Management, Semester Abroad at
                                                                                                                  University of Notre Dame in Sydney, Australia

                                                                                We have a wide network of well-known partner                Semester Study Abroad
                                                                                universities in Asia, Australia, Europe and North           Semester Study Abroad takes place during Year 2
                                                                                America. You can study with them, and they send             of your degree, and you earn credits towards your St
                                                                                students to St Mary’s, enriching our campus                 Mary’s degree. Where you can study depends on what
                                                                                community with international perspectives.                  you’re studying, and most students may choose from
                                                                                                                                            many different partners around the world. By living and
                                                                                St Mary’s has an active Study Abroad programme that         studying in another country, you learn first-hand about
Do you want to see the world and
learn about different cultures whilst at
University? Studying abroad enriches
                                              Semester Abroad partners
                                                                                allows you to study at one of our international partner
                                                                                universities for up to a month during the summer or for
                                                                                a full a semester during your degree.
                                                                                                                                            a different culture and gain skills such as flexibility,
                                                                                                                                            communication, critical thinking and self-reliance.

                                                                                                                                            Financing your time abroad
                                              in Asia, Australia, Europe        Summer Study Abroad                                         During your Semester Abroad, you pay tuition to St
your academic learning, prepares you          and North America                 Summer Study Abroad programmes run for two to               Mary’s and continue to receive funding through Student
for the job market and gives you the                                            four weeks between June and August. You could study         Finance, which may include a reimbursable grant. For
                                                                                Korean culture in Seoul or take an East Asian Studies       all programmes, you’ll be responsible for covering the

chance to make lifelong friends from                                            or language course in Tokyo, Japan. Other options are       costs of your travel, accommodation, meals and other
around the world.                                                               business and global justice programmes in Australia,        expenses associated with studying abroad.
                                                                                and Asian business and law courses in Malaysia.
                                              Summer programmes in              No matter which you choose, you’re sure to have an          Find more details about the programmes on our
                                              Asian, Australia and Europe       exciting time learning about the topic and exploring the    website. Our Study Abroad team is available to discuss
                                                                                local area.                                                 your options and connect you with students who have
                                                                                                                                            studied abroad in previous years.

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Sport at St Mary’s
                                                                                         With a wide range of fitness classes, clubs and sporting
                                                                                         programmes for everyone, St Mary’s is a well-known
24 Clubs                                                                                 provider of sport and physical activity for its students
St Mary’s has 24                                                                         and within our wider community.
competitive sports clubs
                                                                                         SIMMSactive is our recreational sport and fitness
                                                                                         programme which helps our students become more
                                                                                         physically active. Whether you’re new to sport, would
                                                                                         like to try something different, or just want to get
Social                                                                                   involved, we’ll have a class for you.
Social sports programmes
                                               @stmarysrugbyleague   @stmaryslacrosse
encourage students to be                                                                 Campus gym facilities
active in a friendly                                                                     The Fitness and Conditioning Suite includes a wide
environment                                                                              selection of cardio and resistance machines, as well
                                                                                         as a free weight area with six Olympic-standard
                                                                                         weightlifting platforms and plenty of room for
                                                                                         movement and conditioning exercises.

                                                                                         The equipment is regularly refreshed and updated. It
World-class                                                                              is an ‘Inclusive Fitness Initiative’ facility, which means
facilities                                                                               it also contains equipment specifically designed for
Used by Olympians,                                                                       people with disabilities.
students and the
community                                                                                Sports clubs
                                                                                         We have 24 sports clubs at St Mary’s that compete

                                                                                         across a range of competitions, including in the British
                                                                                         Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) league events
                                                                                         and London University Sports Leagues (LUSL).
                                               @stmaryssu            @stmarystennis
                                                                                         Joining a club is a fantastic way to integrate into
                                               @stmarys_fc                               university life and gain the extensive opportunities
                                                                                         derived from being part of a club. All our clubs provide

for all
                                                                                         students with the opportunity to represent St Mary’s
                                                                                         and benefit from the support of professional coaches.

                                                                                         Coaches and volunteers
                                                                                         The University has one of the best workforce
                                                                                         programmes in the country, evidenced by winning
                                                                                         the BUCS Workforce Programme of the Year 2018.
                                                                                         Student coaches and volunteers at St Mary’s are
                                                                                         given the opportunity to gain valuable experience,
                                                                                         develop their skills and take on paid roles as well as
                                                                                         the opportunity to receive bursaries to gain further
Sport is incredibly important to many                                                    coaching qualifications.
of our students. We aim to provide a
supportive, unique and inspirational
sporting experience for all students.          @stmarysac            @stmarys_nc

We are committed to providing a high-
quality experience at all levels, from first
steps into physical activity, to world-
class performance (see overleaf).

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                                                                                                          Used by Olympians

                                                                                                          and bursaries available

                                                                                                          weightlifting platforms

                                         Karen Bennett (second from left), former Sports Rehabilitation
                                         student, Olympic Silver Medallist and 2016 European Champion                                                                                     Performance Education Centre (PEC)

                                                                                                          Elite Sports and Partnerships                            The Centre provides a running experience that
                                                                                                          St Mary’s holds a strong sporting history with many      supports talent and develops world-class runners.
                                                                                                          of our sports clubs competing at the highest level       Athletes are trained by Olympic coaches and given
                                                                                                          of university sport. Many of our sports teams are        the opportunity to attend training camps. There is
                                                                                                          partnered with elite or professional clubs, including    also the opportunity to live on campus in dedicated
                                                                                                          Richmond Knights Basketball and London Broncos           athlete accommodation.
                                                                                                          Rugby League.
                                                                                                                                                                   Sport scholarships
                                                                                                          We offer opportunities for talented athletes across      We offer a range of sport scholarships to support
                                                                                                          a range of sports, from scholarships to strength and     talented athletes in reaching their potential. Our
                                         At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,                                   conditioning support. This support may be on an          scholarships may include a financial reward and
                                         St Mary’s had 20 athletes,                                       individual basis or as a team.                           a range of support services, such as strength and
                                                                                                                                                                   conditioning, athlete lifestyle support, rehab provision
                                         students and alumni selected to                                  We have an excellent history of sporting success, with   and specialist workshops.
                                         represent their countries. Whilst our                            alumni including Sir Mo Farah, the UK’s most decorated
                                                                                                          athlete; Joshua Buatsi, Olympic Boxing Bronze            Football Association Women’s High
                                         exceptional facilities have hosted                               medallist; Lotte Clapp, two-time Premier 15s winning     Performance Football Centre
                                         many national teams.                                             Saracens Captain; Karen Bennett, Olympic Rowing          St Mary’s provides an educational and community-
                                                                                                          Silver Medallist; and Moe Sbihi MBE, Olympic Rowing      based setting to recruit, develop and deploy coaches
                                                                                                          Gold medallist.                                          who will lead and inspire player development in the
                                                                                                                                                                   women’s and girls’ game.
                                                                                                          Endurance Performance Centre (EPC)
                                                                                                          St Mary’s delivers one of the best endurance             An elite talent pathway is available, with links to
                                                                                                          programmes in the country, supporting athletes           professional clubs and academies. See our website
                                                                                                          including Sir Mo Farah, Adelle Tracey and Jake           for further details.
                                                                                                          Wightman and providing a UK base for international
Alumnus and Olympian, Sir Mo Farah CBE                                                                    training groups from Kenya, Australia and the US.

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Space to
                                                                                        St Mary’s Societies                                           Theatre and Drama Studios
                                                                                        From Dance, Creative Writing and Film Making to               On campus we have five industry standard drama
                                                                                        Community Choir, Radio and Yoga, our student-run              studios, a fully equipped TV Studio for screen work
                                                                                        societies offer lots of opportunities to get involved with    and an excellent 114-seat multi-purpose theatre, which
                                                                                        the creative and cultural life of St Mary’s. By joining a     allows our students to showcase their exceptional
                                                                                        society, you can develop new skills and interests, and        shows to the public.

                                                                                        build great friendships whilst taking an active part in the
                                                                                        social life of the University.                                Our acting and technical theatre students are
                                                                                                                                                      supported by a team of tutors and technicians,
                                                                                        The Exchange                                                  supplemented by industry specialists who bring in the
                                                                                        The Exchange is conveniently located opposite                 most relevant and career focused tuition and training.
                                                                                        Twickenham train station, just ten minutes from main          These programmes offer a rigorous conservatoire
                                                                                        campus. This impressive arts centre, operated in              style education within the environment of a
                                                                                        partnership with Richmond Council, boasts a 300-              modern university.
                                                                                        seat theatre, six multi-use studio rooms, and a bar,
                                                                                        conservatory and rooftop venue, all spread across             Media Production Suite
                                                                                        six floors.                                                   Our air-conditioned Media Production Suite is
                                                                                                                                                      equipped to teach all aspects of film-making, TV
                                                                                        The Exchange provides a space for arts and culture            production, radio and online broadcasting. The main
                                                                                        as well as commerce and enterprise. The building is a         sound stage can be set up to operate the large infinity
                                                                                        key training centre for our drama students, who benefit       cove for green screen and virtual sets, or reconfigured
                                                                                        hugely from the state-of-the-art facilities.                  to light and shoot in a physical environment.

                                                                                                                      Student filming in front
                                                                                                                      of the green screen

                                                                                        The Exchange offers a
                                                                                        300-seat theatre in
                                                                                        the centre of

                                                                                        5 drama
                                                                                        Main campus
                                                                                        includes five
There are plenty of opportunities to get creative                                       specially-designed
and make new friends on campus. Our thriving                                            drama studios

societies, great facilities, near-by arts centre in
Twickenham, and proximity to central London,
make it easy to tailor your student experience to
your own personal interests.                                                            30 mins
                                                                                        to London’s
                                                      Students acting in a production   theatre district

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                                                                                                                                                                            Clubs and Societies
                                                                                                                                                                            SMSU supports a large number of sports clubs and
                                                                                                                                                                            societies, providing the perfect platform to develop
events to mark Black                                                                                                                                                        your skills, make friends and to socialise. These range
History Month, and more                                                                                                                                                     from Rugby, Football, Futsal and Cheerleading, to
for numerous other                                                                                                                                                          Drama, Afro-Caribbean Society and No Ordinary
campaigns                                                                                                                                                                   Society – this is just one example of an inclusive society
                                                                                                                                                                            that provides a non-judgemental environment for
                                                                                                                                                                            students to try new sports, activities and meet new

virtual and physical
                                                                                                                                                                            people. There are plenty of other inclusive societies like
                                                                                                                                                                            this on offer too.

                                                                                                                                                                            There are over 50 clubs and societies, however if there
events as part of                                                                                                                                                           is a club or society that you would be interested in that
Freshers’ Fortnight                                                                                                                                                         doesn’t currently exist, you are encouraged to start
                                                                                                                                                                            your own!

Students’ Union                                                                                                                                Students’ Union Presidents
                                                                                                                                                                            Throughout the year the Students’ Union puts on a
                                                                                                                                                                            number of major annual events, plus regular weekly
                                                                                                                                                                            events. The first major event of the year is Freshers’
Presidents – covering                                                                                                                                                       Fortnight, which is your opportunity to transition to

                                                                                                      50                       +
Education, Sport and                                                                                                                                                        university life.
Student Life
                                                                                                                                                                            The Summer Ball ends the academic year perfectly,
                                                                                                                                                                            giving you the chance to celebrate all your
                          Students at a silent disco
                                                                                                                                                                            achievements. In previous years, this event has been
                                                                                                      clubs and societies

                                                                                                                                                                            run through an on-campus funfair and silent disco.
                                                                                                                                                                            More recently, SMSU has provided plenty of virtual
                                                                                                                                                                            events to go alongside this including Disco Bingo,
                                                                                                      Afro-Caribbean Society
                                                                                                                                                                            online Escape Rooms where students work as a team
                                                                                                      Anime and Manga Society
                                                                                                                                                                            to solve puzzles and lots of online exercise classes.

                                                                                                                                                                            Charity and Campaigns
                                                                                                                                                                            SMSU holds RAG (Raise and Give) events throughout
                                                                                                                                                                            the year, where they raise money and awareness for
                                                                                                                                                                            various charities. SMSU also run lots of campaigns on
                                                                                                                                                                            subjects like mental health and Black History Month,
                                                                                                                                                                            amongst other subjects, to raise awareness and help
                                                                                                                                                                            improve students’ experiences at St Mary’s.
                                                                                                      Drama Society
                                                                                                      Film Society
                                                                                                      Fishing Society
                                                                                                      Football and Futsal                                          Outside the SMSU Bar
                              Students celebrate at
                              the Summer Ball 2019     St Mary’s Students’ Union (SMSU) is            Hockey
                                                                                                      International Students’ Society
                                                       a registered charity run by students,          K-Pop Society
                                                       for students. It’s a democratic                Lacrosse
                                                                                                      Mature Students’ Society
                                                       organisation – every year, you vote in         Mixed Martial Arts
                                                       your student leaders at SMSU. SMSU             Netball
                                                                                                      Paralympic Society
                                                       offers representation for all students,        Rugby League
                                                       advice and guidance, sports clubs and          Rugby Union
                                                                                                      SIMMS Radio
                                                       societies, activities and events. It’s their   Table Tennis
                                                       job to ensure that you are able to have        Ultimate Frisbee
                                                       the best student experience possible
                                                                                                      For a full list visit: stmarys.ac.uk/student-
                                                       at St Mary’s.                                  life/students-union/clubs-and-societies

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I wouldn’t be doing
what I am if I hadn’t
come to university;
especially here. I had
those three years to
learn about myself,
leave the nest, and
it’s so important to be                                                                        Joshua Buatsi, Olympic Athlete
able to do that.                                                                               Business Management and Sport
                                                                                               Science Graduate, 2017

Tom Grennan
Drama Graduate, 2016

                                                                                                                                Women’s England Rugby Players (L to R):

                                                                                                                                Emma Uren, Strength and Conditioning Science Graduate
                                                                                                                                Ellie Kildunne, Sport and Exercise Science Student
                                                                                                                                Abi Burton, Sport and Exercise Science Student

Have you
heard of…
                                                    People never forget their university
                                                    years, and this is particularly true for
                                                    many of our St Mary’s students.
                                                                                               I have very fond
                                                                                               memories of my time                                I felt inspired by people
                                                    All our students – or ‘Simmies’ as they                                                       studying what I was
                                                                                               here as I developed
                                                    are sometimes known – are celebrated                                                          interested in, and
                                                                                               from being a talented
                                                    as individuals, and our academic and                                                          liked the fact it was
                                                                                               junior to a world-class
                                                    support teams are proud of too many                                                           small and didn’t feel
                                                    achievements to mention. Here are                                                             intimidating.
                                                    some faces you might recognise.            Sir Mo Farah
                       Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1 DJ   All have achieved extraordinary things     Studied at St Mary’s and                           Joe Wicks
                       Media Graduate, 2006                                                    trained here from 2001–2011                        Sport Science Graduate, 2008
                                                    during, and since, their time here.
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Visit Us
                                 On campus                                                     Online
                                 Undergraduate Open Days                                       Virtual Open Days
                                 If you’re getting ready to start a university degree,         If you can’t make it to campus, you can view a virtual
                                 find out whether St Mary’s is the right place for you by      open day for your course on our website. Watch
                                 visiting us on an Open Day.                                   videos from the course directors, hear from current
                                                                                               students, and get advice on student services, finance
                                 Our Open Days are designed to help you tour our               and accommodation. We also run live sessions with
                                 whole campus, including educational, social and               academic staff throughout the year so that you can
                                 sports facilities, in addition to rooms inside our halls      meet our teaching staff and ask them questions.
                                 of residence. Most importantly, you can speak to              Just visit your course page on our website and follow
                                 current students about their experience here, and meet        the link to the virtual open day.
                                 lecturers from the course you’re interested in.
                                                                                               Take a virtual look around campus
                                 International students – If you’re not in the UK for our      To find out more about life at St Mary’s, visit the virtual
                                 next Open Day, but you’re planning to visit us soon,          tour on our website. Walk around our facilities, from our
                                 you can email our International Team at international@        halls of residence and the refectory, to our theatre and
                                 stmarys.ac.uk to arrange a time to look around.               sports pitches – all from the comfort of your own home.

                                 Campus Tours                                                       stmarys.ac.uk/360
                                 Take a tour of our campus to find out where you could
                                 be living and studying. You can book your place on our
                                 website – www.stmarys.ac.uk/campus-tours.

                                 Experience Days
                                 Every spring we also offer Experience Days, which
                                 are open to everyone who has applied to join us the
                                 following autumn. On these days, you’ll experience
                                 university life and take part in a workshop run by
                                 lecturers from the course you want to study.

                                 If you can’t make these events, but would still like to see
                                 us on campus, please do get in touch with our friendly
                                 team – student.recruitment@stmarys.ac.uk – who can
                                 book you onto one of our weekly campus tours.
                                                                                                Students outside the Sports Centre

                                 Meet us in
                                 your country
Open Days 2021                   We frequently travel to other countries to talk

Saturday 19th June
                                 about studying at St Mary’s. To see where we’ll be
                                 next, take a look at our travel calendar on our website –

Saturday 25th Sept
Saturday 23rd Oct
Saturday 27th Nov

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We offer different types of             Single                                  Foundation Year                         Business and Law
programmes to suit your individual
interests and career aspirations.
                                        Most programmes are offered as          Many of our undergraduate               44–59
                                        single honours degrees. This type       degrees are available with a
                                        of degree allows you to focus on        foundation year. The foundation

By choosing a single or joint honours
                                        one subject, developing your skills
                                        and knowledge in your chosen
                                                                                year provides an alternative
                                                                                entry route for anyone with less
programme, you’ll gain a full BA        area of study. Many single honours      traditional qualifications or grades.   and Politics
or BSc degree qualification upon
                                        programmes allow you to choose
                                        which modules you study, giving
                                                                                They are also ideal for anyone
                                                                                entering university after a notable
graduating. Foundation degrees and      you flexibility about the topics your   period of time out of education. For
                                        degree covers.                          more information please see p128.
foundation years provide alternative                                                                                    Creative Arts and Drama
routes and are open to those with                                                                                       70–81
fewer UCAS points and/or less           Joint                                   Foundation
traditional qualifications.             A number of our degree
                                        programmes can be combined
                                                                                                                        Education and Teaching
                                        to create a joint honours degree.       A foundation degree is equivalent       82–97
                                        In your second year, you’ll be          to the first two years of an honours
                                        able to select which of the two         degree. On completion of many
                                        programmes you’d like to major in,      foundation degrees you’ll be able       Humanities and Theology
                                        allowing you to explore this subject    to complete a top-up programme
                                        in greater depth. Alternatively,        allowing you to convert your            98–107
                                        you can chose to study both             foundation degree into a full
                                        programmes at an equal level.           honours degree.
                                                                                                                        Sport, Health and Science

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Can you see yourself defending clients in court?        Business Law BA (Hons) Joint Honours        48
Or working with a legendary sports team? How            Business Management BA (Hons)               49
about starting your own business? A business or         Business Management
law degree is the ideal way to get started.             and Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)              50
                                                        Business Management
At St Mary’s, we design our courses to educate          and Finance BA (Hons)                        52
the whole person, giving you the skills you need        Business Management
to succeed in your future career. Develop your          and Marketing BA (Hons)                     53
understanding of business or law within an              Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)        55
ethical context and gain valuable experience            International Business
on placement and in real-life scenarios. Upon           Management BA (Hons)                        56
graduation, you will be equipped with the skills        Law LLB (Hons)                              57
and knowledge that employers need.                      Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)             58
                                                        Sports Management BA (Hons)                 59
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Judith Bourne
Business and Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Business and Law
                                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor
                                                                                                                                                  and Programme
                                                                                                                                                  Director for Law

                                                                                                                                                  Why did you choose to work                Which past experiences do you              I also wrote a book on Helena
                                                                                                                                                  at St Mary’s?                             bring to your lecturing?                   Normanton, the first woman
                   James Hutchens                            applies to a law degree. Although
                                                             there were numerous struggles,
                                                                                                      my training contract at Dechert in
                                                                                                      September 2019.
                                                                                                                                                  My main reason was because
                                                                                                                                                  of its reputation for living
                                                                                                                                                                                            Before I joined academia, I
                                                                                                                                                                                            practised as a barrister and later
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to make use of the Sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Disqualification (Removal) Act
                   Trainee Lawyer                            at no point did I ever feel that I was                                               its mission statement and                 worked as a legal adviser to the           1919. Before this legislation women
                                                             alone, I had a great relationship with   Do you have any advice for                  values: Inclusiveness, Generosity         magistrates’ court, so I draw on this      were unable to practice as lawyers,
                   Class of 2017                             my lecturers who always found            someone considering a career                of Spirit, Respect, and Excellence.       practical experience in my teaching        which is quite shocking as it is only
                                                             the time to see me and answer any        in law?                                     Before working at St Mary’s, I            and writing. Having worked in              just over 100 years ago!
                                                             questions. The students were great       Embrace who you are as a person!            had worked at a central London            practice I expect a high standard of           I lead a group of first women
                   What made you choose                      and I often spent many a late night      There is a misconception that               university, and when I visited St         professionalism from my team and           lawyers; we meet for symposia
                   St Mary’s?                                in the library with my cohort.           lawyers (particularly in the city)          Mary’s for the interview I fell in love   students.                                  and publish widely. Currently, I
                   Many of my friends were at St                 Although a challenging               are these hybrid robot/humans               with the green, leafy and spacious                                                   am editing a book on race and
                   Mary’s on various courses before          experience, the support that I           who stand around the printer all            campus.                                   What is your favourite part of             am embarking on a new project
                   I applied. I can honestly say that        received was fantastic and I had         day talking about the bond market                                                     your job?                                  with the Inns of Court: ‘Race and
                   I had only ever heard positive            a great relationship with all of my      and come from Oxbridge. It is               Do you have any tips for                  That is a difficult question as there is   the Legal Profession’. Part of this
                   things about the University; from         lecturers and would not be in the        completely the opposite.                    someone looking to begin a law            so much that I enjoy about my job! It      project involves recovering ‘lost’
                   the size of the classes and the           position that I am today without             I have found that being                 career or a career in related             is exciting and satisfying when you        BAME barristers’ lives from the
                   helpfulness of the lecturers, to the      their help and support.                  comfortable in who you are has real         industries?                               teach something complicated to             archives.
                   extracurricular societies.                                                         benefits in pursuing a career in law.       My top tips would be; read                students and they understand it. It
                       It was the relatively small intake    What have you been up to since           What keeps clients coming back to           everything (fiction, non-fiction,         is also a great privilege to support
                   of Law LLB students (as opposed           you graduated?                           a particular law firm is their ability to   newspapers, journals etc.), start         students to overcome any issues
                   to other universities) that interested    I secured my training contract at        merge their advice with commercial          making networks and connections           and then watch them succeed. I
                   me. I didn’t want to be just a number     Dechert LLP two months before            understanding.                              (use family or friends to build           always shed a tear (or two) of pride
                   and I felt that in a smaller cohort you   graduating. Upon graduating I                Also, take all of the                   those links), find work experience,       for my students at graduation...
                   have the opportunity to develop           also took up a role with Aspiring        opportunities that are afforded             volunteer in your community, and
                   relationships with your peers             Solicitors, a leading diversity          to you. Throughout your time                practise your writing.                    Can you tell us a bit about your
                   and lecturers.                            organisation whose aim is to             at university you will be given                                                       research?
                                                             increase diversity within the legal      various opportunities, whether it                                                     My research focuses on equality
                    ow did you find your time
                   H                                         profession. They run a national          is a mooting competition, joining a                                                   law in three main areas: feminist
                   at St Mary’s?                             competition helping aspiring             university sports team, voluntary                                                     law, first women lawyers, and race
                   I would be lying if I said that           lawyers get work experience at           work or extracurricular events.                                                       and the law. In 2018, I co-authored
                   University and my time at St Mary’s       leading firms.                           Take them all, each opportunity                                                       a book on Gender and the Law,
                   was a walk in the park, it wasn’t.            After, I then completed my LPC,      provides an opportunity to learn                                                      which aims to introduce gender and
                   As the saying goes, nothing worth         where I achieved a distinction in all    and develop skills.                                                                   feminist theory to students.
                   having in life is easy and the same       of my modules, before commencing

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