We signalled our intent to become a UK Centre of Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with the launch of our flagship Science Centre in 2013.
Our new home to Sciences in Stoke-on-Trent was opened with a bang by returning Staffordshire graduate and double Olympic gold medallist, Andrew Triggs-Hodge, MBE.
The Science Centre houses all of the University’s science teaching and research endeavours across forensics, environmental and biomedical sciences, as well as psychology and sports science and biomechanics.
Our commitment to STEM
Our £30 million investment marked our commitment to address the demand for STEM graduates from the growing science and technology sectors.
The building is also billed as a symbol of partnership and collaboration between the University and its University Quarter (UniQ) partners - neighbouring Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Stoke-on-Trent College - who are also using the specialist labs and teaching facilities within the new centre.
Building on our expertise and experience
At the opening of the Science Centre, Professor Michael Gunn, then Vice-Chancellor for the University, said: "The new Science Centre establishes our position as the leading teaching-led, vocational university offering academic study and access to commercial experience.
"This can easily be transferred by graduates into science and technology careers that will provide them with sustained employment and fuel the economic growth of the West Midlands and the wider UK."