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How to find us

Our main city campus is in Stoke-on-Trent. We also have two Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education, located in Stafford and Shrewsbury.  

Stoke-on-Trent campus

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is based on two sites just a few minutes’ walk apart. The Leek Road site is home to the Science Centre as well as our law, business and sports spaces. The College Road site is where you’ll find our computing, creative arts and engineering facilities.

By car

Our Stoke-on-Trent campus is within easy reach of the M6 motorway, A50 and A34 if you’re travelling by car. 

Sat nav

  • Leek Road site: ST4 2DF

  • College Road site: ST4 2DE

These postcodes will take you to our buildings but not directly to the site entrances. Please note they are for guidance only.


From 1 November 2019, arrangements for visitors and other non-permit holders using Staffordshire University car parks were changed to reduce on-campus congestion. If you intend to drive to and park on one of our car parks regularly, you may wish to consider applying for a parking permit. New and existing students and staff can apply for a parking permit through the CPP portal.

Student and staff permits for the 2019/20 academic year are priced at £15 per quarter and £30 per quarter, respectively. Please bear in mind that students and staff whose term-time postcodes are located within a two-mile radius of the University will not automatically qualify for a permit. Parking permit holders are entitled to look for a vacant parking bay, but are not guaranteed a space on Staffordshire University car parks.

Last year, we also introduced pay-to-park options at our Leek Road and Clarice Cliff car parks in a bid to offer greater flexibility to non-permit holders and infrequent visitors to our Stoke-on-Trent campus. From Monday 20 January 2020, pay-to-park options will be available across our Stoke-on-Trent campus.

New off-peak tariffs, designed to make parking on campus outside of teaching hours more affordable for non-permit holders and visitors, will also be introduced from the same date.

The following pay-to-park tariffs will be available across the University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus, including our College Road car park, from 20 January 2020:

Pay-to-park tariffs

Stoke-on-Trent campus
 Monday - Friday (peak) 7am - 5pmMonday - Friday (off-peak) After 5pm | Before 7am 
DurationTariff  Free
Up to 30 minutes Free
Up to two hours £1.00
Up to four hours £3.00
Up to eight hours £6.00
Eight hours and above £12.00
Weekends (off-peak) Saturday - Sunday
Up to 30 minutes  Free
Thirty minutes and above £1.00
* All tariffs include the first 30 minutes free

 To use one of our pay-to-park options, when a tariff applies, pay at one of our on-site machines, download the PayByPhone app, visit or call 0330 400 7275 and quote the location number printed on the car park sign. The first time you call, you will need a valid credit or debit card and your vehicle registration number.

Each transaction is subject to a minimum charge of 20p. For a VAT receipt and full details including terms and conditions, please visit

If you are unable to find a space on our Stoke-on-Trent campus, you can use the pay and display car park at Fenton Manor Sports Centre.

Please note that we encourage our students, staff and visitors to use public transport options wherever possible. The University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus is just a five-minute walk from the city’s mainline train station, with direct services to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and many other destinations.

For details of parking arrangements at our Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury, or for further information about parking options at Staffordshire University, please contact

By rail

Conveniently situated within 2 minutes’ walk of Stoke-on-Trent railway station, the campus is served by frequent direct services from national rail operators. We are 35 minutes by train from Manchester and 45 minutes from Birmingham. You can reach us from London in 90 minutes. 

You can use National Rail Enquiries to plan your train journey.

By bus

Both our College Road and Leek Road sites have excellent bus links with the city centre and wider area. The Traveline site is useful for planning your bus journey.

National Express coaches stop in front of the Beacon Building for direct travel to Birmingham, Manchester Airport, Manchester and Scotland. More services are available from Hanley bus station, just over a mile away.

By air

Being in the centre of the UK, we are within easy reach of a number of airports.

Manchester Airport is 50 minutes by car or 75 minutes by train. East Midlands Airport is around 55 minutes’ drive. Birmingham Airport is approximately 60 minutes away by car, as is Liverpool John Lennon Airport