The honorary position of Chancellor was created when we gained university status in 1992.

The role of Chancellor of Staffordshire University is representative, ceremonial and ambassadorial. The position has no formal powers or responsibilities when it comes to the governance and management of the University.

Our current Chancellor is The Lord Stafford DL FRAgS, who was inaugurated during the University's centenary celebrations in July 2014. 

Lord Stafford DL FRAgS


Lord Stafford represents us at the highest level as Chancellor of the University, an appointment confirmed by the Board of Governors in July 2014.

Lord Stafford 's profile
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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