About us

For more than 100 years, we have helped realise potential. A catalyst for change  we connect talent with opportunity. And we do this by harnessing and sharing the power of our innovation, creativity, expert knowledge and skills.

Our in-house talent includes world-class researchers, internationally renowned academic leaders, and the job-ready students and graduates they cultivate. We offer industry-focused training, education, research and consultancy, backed up by industry-leading facilities and campus-based innovation and tech hubs. 

Bridging the gap between academia and the real world, we support and partner individuals and organisations, communities and countries, governments and policy makers, businesses, industry and the professions. The reach of our impact begins locally here in Staffordshire and the wider West Midlands region, and it extends nationally and across the globe.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021