FAQs


  • Where is St George's?

    We’re based in Tooting, South London. This is in Zone 3 on the tube, about 20 minutes away from the centre.

  • Is the University a 'city' or 'campus' university?

    We’re uniquely based within a hospital, occupying six floors of a wing of St George’s Hospital. Within this space we have teaching and recreational facilities for learning, research, student support, and socialising.

  • How many students do you have?

    We have in excess of 5,000 students across all of our subjects and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses.

  • What courses do you offer at St George’s?

    We’re a healthcare university. By that, we mean we offer clinical based practical courses: Radiography, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physician Associate Studies and Paramedic Science (amongst others).

    We also offer scientific courses such as Genomics and Biomedical Science.

  • For Medicine applicants, what were the 2017 entry cut off scores for UKCAT and GAMSAT?

    UKCAT: 500 in each section and 1,890 overall.

    GAMSAT: 50 in each section and 57 overall.

  • When do courses start?

    Most of our courses run from September to June or July, although term dates vary slightly by course and year of study. You will be given your timetable before starting your course.

  • Can students find part-time work while studying?

    Students may be able to manage a part-time job alongside their studies - but this will depend on your timetable and workload. Because of the varied nature of our courses, students may find that casual work provides the most flexibility. 

    St George’s has a well-developed Student Ambassador scheme which provides flexible work for many of our students. This can range from giving directions at Open Days and leading campus tours to visiting schools to deliver workshops and training.

    It is important to keep in mind that most of our students spend a large amount of time on placement. During placement periods, they will be expected to be available full-time, and this can limit their availability for part-time work.

    If you choose to work alongside your studies, it’s important to find a balance and to ensure that you always put your studies first.

  • What will my first week be like?

    Students usually move into their accommodation the weekend before term starts. Our Students' Union organises a fantastic welcome for new students with lots of great events as part of Freshers' Week. These include meet and greets, club nights, parties at the Students’ Union bar on campus and the popular Freshers' Fayre, where our clubs and societies show you what they’ve got to offer.

    During this week, you will also have induction lectures and classes with your tutors and course mates.

  • Does St George’s have university accommodation?

    Our halls of residence, Horton Halls, are located a 15 minute walk from the campus and consist of 332 standard ensuite rooms and 154 premium rooms divided into flats of four-eight people.

    For 2017/18k, this will cost £160 for a standard en-suite and £170 for a premium en-suite.

    Read more about accommodation at St George's.

  • Who can stay in halls?

    Undergraduate home and EU students, as well as international undergraduate and postgraduate students, are prioritised for places at Horton Halls in their first year.

    Most, if not all, of these students will secure a room at Horton Halls.

    Read more about accommodation at St George's.

  • Do you offer single gender accommodation?

    We have a number of women-only and male-only flats available and our accommodation team will try to ensure that everyone who requests a room in a single gender flat is accommodated.

    Read more about accommodation at St George's.

  • How do I become a member of St George’s Students’ Union?

    When students join St George’s, they become automatic members of St George's Students’ Union, the recognised body which represents all our students.

    As well as great facilities such as the SU bar, dance studio, music room and rec room, the Union offers volunteering opportunities, events, activities and advice for students.

    Read more about socialising at St George's.

  • What other services are available to me as a St George’s student?

    Counselling

    Although studying is very rewarding, we know it can also be stressful. To help you get through any difficulties, we offer all students a confidential counselling service.

    Faith

    Open to students and staff of all faiths or none, the St George's Chaplaincy represents the main faith communities on campus. Our Students’ Union also has a number of faith societies that provide students with an opportunity to support each other spiritually, discuss and debate faith issues, and hold events.

    Mentoring

    St George's has a tradition of mentoring incoming students, where new students are supported by established ones and helped to settle in. You will be paired up with 'parents' during your first week who can answer questions and provide support.

    Parents and guardians

    Advice to parents or guardians of students who are joining St George’s is provided through our Student Centre.

    Get in touch

    If we can help further in any way, please contact us.

  • I have another question - how can I contact you?


    If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the accommodation office or our student recruitment team, who’ll be able to help further.

    Accommodation

    Email: accommodation@sgul.ac.uk
    Tel: 020 8266 6348

    Studying with us

    Email: study@sgul.ac.uk
    Tel: 020 8725 2333

    If you are based outside the UK and EU, please use the details below instead.

    International enquiries

    Email: global@sgul.ac.ukTel: (+44) 208 266 6791