Most students work on the main campus, Streatham. However, several thousand students, mainly Sports Scientists and Education students (both undergraduates and postgraduates), live and work at St. Lukes. In addition, there are several hundred students at Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall.
In 2000, the Peninsula Medical School was established in conjunction with the University of Plymouth and the NHS. This is also based at St. Lukes.
Students are represented by a Guild of students, which has an active role in campaigning at a local and national level. There are over 100 societies, ranging from the Theatre Company, LARP and Creative Writing to the Egg and Spoon society. There are a large number of sports clubs, as well as a student radio station, a newspaper, a website and television station.