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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 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 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.

Parking

Car parking at our College Road site is limited and the majority of our spaces are situated on the Leek Road car park.

As part of our campus development, car park 2, next to Brindley building on the Leek Road site in Stoke-on-Trent, is closed to facilitate the construction of our state-of-the-art Catalyst building. 

All other University car parks remain open as usual and additional car parking is available at:

  • Clarice Cliff car park off Lordship Lane

If you’re struggling to find a space on campus, you can use the pay and display car park at Fenton Manor Sports Centre. Prices range from £1.20 for up to 3 hours to £6 for 24 hours.

From 1 November 2019:

  • You will need a Staffordshire University parking permit to use any of our parking facilities.
  • Additional parking will be available at Wharf Place car park (between Grindey’s solicitors and the A500).

On Open Days, and during some University events, you can park without a permit. This information will be included in promotional materials for events.

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