Staffordshire University aims to build links between students, academic partners, business and society. The City Campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with excellent learning and teaching facilities, good transport links and stimulating social spaces. The university has Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education in Stafford and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, with considerable investment in these specialist facilities.


In or close to the centre of a town


In or close to the countryside


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

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Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: S72

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 86%
  • Postgraduate 14%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 60%
  • Part Time 40%

Where students come from

  • UK 95%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 3%

Student gender

  • Male 50%
  • Female 50%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • The main library is open 24/7 and there are workshops, free mobile study apps, video conferencing, market research reports, and access to on-line training tools.

Student jobs

  • Unitemps is Staffordshire University's specialist on-campus recruitment service. Unitemps can source interesting and varied opportunities, on and off campus in local businesses. The team are committed to helping students find the right job to fit in around study as well as paid 12-month internship opportunities.
  • Each year 250 students work in the Students' Union in roles ranging from food service to promotional activity, with access to training opportunities from food hygiene to leadership and management.
  • Paid student ambassadors help at recruitment events, including open days.

Careers advice

  • The Careers Network at Staffordshire University supports students and graduates in the development of their employability, offering guidance on all career-related questions.
  • The annual CareersFest features careers fairs, seminars and workshops, providing students with opportunities to network with employers.
  • eCoach is Staffordshire University's careers portal – available to all Staffordshire University students and graduates. Through eCoach students can access the latest career-related advice, tutorials, tools and views from recruiters. Students can work through eCoach on their own or with one of the employability coaches. Employability advisors are also available to help students access placement and work experience opportunities.

Health services

  • There is a NHS GP surgery on campus at the Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Counselling services

  • Counselling is offered at the Stoke and Stafford sites, and referrals to mindfulness workshops are offered at Stoke campus by experienced counsellors.
  • Student well-being advisors are also available for general advice and information about mental well-being, offering support as well as signposting self-care and lifestyle advice.
  • All team members are ASIST suicide intervention skills trained and members of the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) which aims to share good practice and influence developments across the sector.

Disability support

  • Disability Support aims to provide students with an individually negotiated support programme to include guidance and help with applications for Disabled Students' Allowances, academic and mobility support. A member of staff from the Disabled Student Support will be available to give advice at all of the university's published General Open Days.
  • Many students are dyslexic and the university is well-equipped to provide support, including note takers, readers, study support or dyslexia tuition. They can also arrange an appointment for dyslexia screening.
  • Students who have a hearing or visual impairment can be referred for specialist support. A wheelchair accessible vehicle is available for students to book.

Other services and facilities

  • Other support services for students include financial support teams, an information service, equality and diversity teams, and support for work or study abroad.

Students' Union

  • Staffordshire University Students' Union is committed to making every student feel 'Proud to be Staffs', providing cultural, recreational and sports activity as well as numerous clubs and societies and volunteering opportunities.
  • Their venues offer major club nights, live sports action and great food and healthy snacks as well as social space for students to relax in, day and night.
  • The Students' Union puts the students at its heart by representing students academic interests locally and nationally as well as giving students an opportunity to take part in the democratic process or gain transferrable skills for the future.


  • Staffordshire University has over 100 years of education heritage, dating back to 1914.
  • It became North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1970 and was granted university status in 1992.

Fascinating Fact

  • In 2018 Staffordshire University launches the country's first BA(Hons) Esports degree; building on its computer games' expertise, students will learn how to host small and large-scale events for single player and multi-player teams, create online communities and promote their events digitally.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Alex Scott – professional footballer and former player for England women's football team.
  • Andrew Triggs-Hodge – Olympic gold medallist and World Champion rower.
  • Clarice Cliff – ceramic artist.
  • David Leach – studio potter.
  • Fatmir Besimi – Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in charge of European Affairs.
  • Ian McMillan – poet.
  • Jermaine Allen– former professional American footballer.
  • Raimi Gbadamosi – conceptual artist and Professor at the University of Pretoria, Johannesburg.
  • Scott Minto – former professional footballer and sports broadcaster.
  • Tom Smith, Russell Leetch, Ed Lay and Chris Urbanowicz – founder members of the rock band Editors.


Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2DE