St Mary’s University University

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St Mary’s University University

St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is a research university located in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, in South West London. Founded in 1850, it is generally acknowledged to be the oldest Roman Catholic university in the United Kingdom. Formerly called St Mary’s University College, it was granted full university title by the Privy Council on 23 January 2014.

We are a strong and welcoming community of students and staff and are committed to the highest standards in teaching across the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer. In addition, we have a vibrant research culture and environment.

Established in 1850 as a Catholic teacher training college, St Mary’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and the granting of university title is an exciting milestone in its history.

On 23rd January 2014, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, was awarded full university title by the Privy Council and became St Mary’s University, Twickenham.


The University’s current estate is in four parts. The main campus is on Waldegrave Road in Twickenham within the grounds of Strawberry Hill House, a hall of residence is located at 16 Strawberry Hill Road, the main sports fields are located on the Teddington Lock campus in Broom Road, Teddington, and the new Naylor Library (also on Waldegrave Road) which opened in the autumn of 2015.
Strawberry Hill House, located in the University grounds, is Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. It was designed and created as a Gothic fantasy between 1747 and 1792 by Horace Walpole, historian, writer, collector and son of Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole.

The house had been on English Heritage’s At Risk Register and was listed on the World Monuments Fund Watch List in 2004, a move which proved a catalyst in starting a campaign for its repair. In 2007 the building and adjoining grounds were leased by the University to the Strawberry Hill Trust, an independent building preservation trust and in October 2010 a two-year long £9m restoration was completed and the property reopened to the public. The restoration programme has been made possible by a £4.9m grant from the UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund and over £1.5m from World Monuments Fund, including a $1.1m donation from the Robert W. Wilson Challenge Fund to Conserve Our Heritage, as well as numerous charitable trusts, local societies and individual patrons.

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Our address

St Mary’s University
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill

Naylor Library

99 Waldegrave Road
TW11 8LA

Teddington Lock campus

Broom Road
TW11 9NW

Service departments and general information
Service Email Phone
Accommodation 020 8240 4034
Alumni 020 8240 4007
The Bar N/A 020 8240 4054
Careers 020 8240 4055
Catering 020 8240 4065
Chaplaincy 020 8240 4002
Community Concerns N/A
Conferences and Events 020 8240 8219
Counselling 020 8240 4187
Disability and Dyslexia 020 8240 4353
Educational Liaison 020 8240 4247
Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) 020 8240 2384
Estates and Facilities 020 8240 4096 / 4036
Fees Office 020 8240 4035
Health Centre 020 8240 4100
Housekeeping N/A 020 8240 4068
International +44 (0)20 8240 4192
IT Services 020 8240 4061
Library 020 8240 4097
Marketing 020 8240 4289
Scholarships 020 8240 4031
Security and Safety N/A 020 8240 4335
Strawberry Hill Overseas and Community Concern (SHOCC) 020 8979 7405
Sport and Health Services 020 8240 4070
Sport St Mary’s 020 8240 4334
Student Funding 020 8240 4048
Student Recruitment 020 8240 2314
Student Services 020 8240 8238
Registry N/A
Widening Participation 020 8240 4247
Work Placements 020 8240 4152