St Mary's Campus
St Mary's location is hard to beat. It has all the advantages of easy access to central London but with the peace of a beautiful self-contained campus in the leafy suburb of Strawberry Hill. As well as central London the popular centres of Kingston and Richmond are close by so you'll find plenty of things to do.
The large riverside towns of Kingston and Richmond are just a short bus ride away, and you will find a huge range of entertainment there. Cinemas, live music venues, pubs, several theatres, and a bowling alley await you, as well as an excellent range of shops, cafe and restaurants. Kingston night clubs offer special deals for St Mary's students and you will find other discounts for students in the area.
On top of this, London is just over 30 minutes away by train from Strawberry Hill to Waterloo, giving the opportunity to take advantage of everything the UK's capital has to offer from shops and entertainment to the cultural and educational benefits of access to theatres, galleries and the latest exhibitions. Public transport is frequent and runs late so it is easy to get to and from University.
You'll also find plenty of convenient local amenities right on your doorstop since the high streets of Teddington and Twickenham are within walking distance and offer a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs.
The University is situated just a few minutes away from the River Thames and is in the grounds of the historic Strawberry Hill House.
History of St Mary's Campus
St Mary's is situated in the grounds of Strawberry Hill House. Horace Walpole, son of a Prime minster Robert Walpole, bought the house in 1717 and enlarged it in a style that took its place in the history of architecture as Strawberry Hill Gothic. The University uses some of the 19th Century rooms in the house but also benefits from its lovely grounds as part their self-contained campus.
We are pleased to offer accommodation options to suit different budgets for the three week duration of the Summer School.
All residences are located on central campus and within a few minutes walk to lectures rooms, campus facilities and amenities (Strawberry Hill station is just 2 minutes' walk away from campus). Each campus residence has a communal utility kitchen which includes a microwave, kettle, toaster and fridges (please note that there are no cooking facilities) and common room with other socialising areas also available around the beautiful St Mary’s campus, so you can network easily with all the Summer School students.
Accommodation is paid for separately once you have completed your tuition fee payment and you are able to live off campus if you do not require accommodation or arrange your own accommodation.
Accommodation options include standard study bedrooms with communal bathrooms to en-suite bedrooms.
All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with:
- Towels and toiletries
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Iron and Ironing board (on request)
- Broadband internet is available free of charge in all student bedrooms on campus. Students can connect either using an Ethernet cable, or by using a specially configured router available on loan from the Library and Learning Technology department on campus. Free internet access is also available in the Library / i-learn café 24 hours a day.
Accessible bedrooms are also available upon request.
Full board package
Each accommodation option includes a full board meal package, this helps you with planning and budgeting as you don’t need to worry about food unless you choose to eat out. You will be provided with:
- Accommodation with en-suite or shared bathroom
- Full English or continental breakfast
- Lunch, self-serviced hot and cold options
- 2 course hot self-service dinner
(All meals include hot and cold drinks)
The student refectory is open at the following times:
Lunch: 12.00 to 2.00pm
Dinner: 5.45pm to 7.30pm
Refreshments and Social Programme
All students get refreshments (tea and coffee) every morning during the core Monday to Friday programme which are served near to where your classes are taught.
I have had such an amazing time living in halls. It is a great chance to meet and get to know new people from other courses that truly become friends. There is such a buzz around the University and living in halls means you don't miss a moment of this.”
St Mary's is a small and friendly environment, and the people along your corridor soon become like your very own University family. We have had so much fun, however there is always that time to just chill in your room with your friends.”
There is a laid back atmosphere with a real sense of community when you see everyone eating dinner together in the ref. Meals are all included, so the student life is made easy. Everything is on hand and living in halls means you are close to all lectures and resources. It also gives you the opportunity to get involved in other activities outside of your course.”
Accommodation is subject to availability and we recommend you select your preference when paying for tuition fees to avoid any disappointment. Should you wish to extend your stay with us before or after the Summer School, you have the option to include any extra nights’ stay when you pay for your room.
Cashin and Cronin Halls
These sister halls feature single study en suite bedrooms with shared utility kitchens including a microwave, kettle and fridges. They are located just near the sports facilities on the campus. They are marked as Z and Y on the campus map. Click here for more details.
Graham, Wiseman & Doyle Halls
These three identical halls offering either 34 or 47 bedrooms respectively are situated at the far end of the athletics track just a short walk from teaching rooms. Each hall has its own common room and comprises of single study bedrooms arranged over three floors with shared bathroom facilities and utility kitchens, including a microwave, kettle, toasters and fridges. They are marked as V, W and X on the campus map. Click here for more details.