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- Founded in 1614, Heythrop is the oldest College of the University of London, and one of the oldest Higher Education establishments in the UK.
- Heythrop College is the specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London.
Location and transport
- Heythrop is located in the beautiful Kensington Square in one of the most exclusive areas of London. A stone’s throw from both leafy parks and a bustling High Street it couldn’t be better situated. Heythrop students also have access to the college’s private gardens.
- Heythrop is less than five minutes’ walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, linking it to the entirety of the tube network and the rail network beyond.
- Regular, and 24 hour, buses connect the High Street to the West End and the rest of Central London.
- Much of Central London is within walking distance (by far the cheapest form of transport), with Oxford Street, Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush and Knightsbridge all within an easy distance of Heythrop.
- London also has an extensive cycle network. Heythrop provides space to park bikes securely, and the closest cycle hire dock is two minutes from the front door.
- A typical offer is usually around 300 UCAS points.
- 57.6% male, 42.4% female.
- Home/EU 93%, overseas 7%.
- Applications to places ratio, 3:1.
- All of Heythrop’s degree programmes can be taken part-time.
- As a specialist college, with an extensive range of programmes within the subject areas, many students are offered one of the widest ranges of modules of any UK degree in the field.
- Heythrop boasts one-to-one tutorials for all of its undergraduate students for each of their assessed pieces of work. Heythrop is currently the only public HE institution outside of Oxbridge to offer this.
- Heythrop’s small numbers allow for more intimate class sizes, facilitating learning through discussion and good results for students across range of entry standards.
- Heythrop has one of the largest libraries and academic faculties in its field.
Student facilities, including library and computing
- Two dedicated computer suites on site provide all students with a good chance of access to a machine whenever they need, as well as free wireless internet throughout the site.
- Students are given a certain allowance of free printing and photocopying and topping up this allowance is easy and reasonably priced.
- Heythrop’s extensive library is split onsite into the Theology and Philosophy libraries, both of which also contain computers for student use.
- As students of the University of London, Heythrop students have full access to the University library at Senate House, home to roughly 3 million volumes, as well as the libraries of all the other University of London colleges.
- Heythrop is committed to making the adjustments needed to ensure that students with disabilities are fully included in the life of the College.
- Some students have found that Heythrop’s size helps – it would be hard to slip through the net, and you benefit, again, from the eagerness of all concerned for you to be able to succeed.
- Examples of help given can include producing learning materials in different formats, providing a note-taker in lectures and supplying technological aids such as mini-disc recorders or specialist software. The vast majority of the Heythrop site is wheelchair accessible.
- For more information on disability services at Heythrop please visit the website.
- Heythrop has an active Student's Union which organizes many activities, events, clubs and societies. The executive team is headed up by the sabbatical President and the sabbatical Vice-President, students who have either completed their studies or have taken a year out in order to fill these full-time positions.
- Heythrop also houses The Lion newspaper, which was started in 2010 to provide the students of Heythrop with an independent source of information about the college as well as providing a platform for discussion and debate. The Lion is a founding newspaper of the London Student Journalism Support Network, which won the NUS 'Best Student Media' Award in 2011.
- All Heythrop students are also members of the University of London Union (ULU), situated next to Senate House in Bloomsbury. This provides students with a wider net of social and extra-curricular activity, a gym and a swimming pool, as well as a student bar and venue for student events.
- Heythrop students are welcome to join the student societies of all the other colleges of the University of London, as well as our Kensington neighbours Imperial College.
- Heythrop has a few small-scale sports sides, such as the well-established football team.
- Students who wish to pursue more sport, or sport at a higher level have full access to the ULU clubs, teams and leagues, where sporting interests both mainstream and more specialist are amply catered for.
Availability of part-time work
- Students can support their studies by easily finding part-time work. Jobs in retail and waiting tables are in abundance in the many shops, cafés and restaurants along High Street Kensington, or a very short journey away at Westfield shopping centre or Oxford Street.
- London is a very easy place to find part-time work, most commercial businesses have a very high turnover of staff so will be happy to employ you in the knowledge that you’ll only be around for a relatively short amount of time. Also, if you get (or already have) a job with a national chain you can often transfer between your home and term-time locations relatively easily, and London is the home of most national retail chains’ flagship stores.
- Students can easily find jobs along High Street Kensington.
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Content was accurate at the time of compilation.