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Giving back

By supporting Staffordshire University, you are investing in the future of our students, our University, society and the world.

Donations to Staffordshire University are funding life-changing bursaries, scholarships, and opportunity awards.

Your contribution helps students overcome barriers, achieve their potential and prepares them for the working world of the future - ready to make a positive impact and create a better tomorrow.

How we support our students


Students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, benefit from bursaries that alleviate hardship. For those considering taking up their place, an offer of a bursary may be the decider between them going into Higher Education or not, and for those already in Higher Education it can mean the difference between completing their studies or not.

Example: An undergraduate finds themselves in financial difficulties, they are unable to access any more government funding and their family are not in a position to help. Without financial support, they are unable to continue their studies and withdraw.

Our current bursaries


A financial award made to a student on the basis of academic performance to help meet academic fees, course and research expenses. Scholarships attract and retain students with high grades that assist the University with raising entry standards and associated benefits of improved retention and higher degree classifications, and by extending the University’s Research portfolio.

Example: PhD students. There are no Student Finance England loans for PhD students doing vital research into such areas as Dementia Research, yet their research is crucial to helping create the future through discovery.


Allow students to seize the day and strive to do more than they ever thought possible. An opportunity award is offered to enhance the experience of a student to allow them to do something above and beyond their studies.

Example: Supporting a student to attend a once in a lifetime placement in Texas, giving a student the chance to perform to crowds of thousands in Nigeria, or giving a student the chance to attend an interview in London to achieve their dream job.

Meet some of the students who have benefitted from the generous patrons of our Horizon Fund:

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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