Nicole Williamson, one of our alumni at Staffordshire University

Graduate stories

We are proud of our alumni and love to hear what they go on to do after graduating.

Our graduates are making a difference around the world in a wide range of fields. You can meet some of them below and see why our graduates are #ProudToBeStaffs.

Some of our graduate stories

Dr Janki Deole - PhD Sport and Exercise Psychology

Not many of us get close to sporting glory, but Janki Deole has helped her native India win well over 100 international medals.
Adam Yates, Staffordshire University alumnus

Adam Yates - Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting

Port Vale F.C. defender Adam Yates is an advocate for professional players gaining qualifications to broaden their prospects after retiring.

Chris Boulton - Small Business Management

The small business theory Chris learned during his degree has been applied to global companies in a range of industries throughout his career in development.

Del Shemar - Advice Work and Law

Del supports adults in prisons as an Offender Learning Lecturer after a placement during his PGCE gave him a taste for the often difficult, but rewarding work.

Annette Shipley - Sociology

Annette’s interest in sociology took her from graduate to librarian, politician, business owner, and now Director of Operations at Olympus Engineering.

Charlotte Orphanau

Our outstanding facilities attracted Charlotte as an undergraduate, and she stayed to complete her PhD. She is now a successful Process Development Scientist.

Nathan Mills - Computer Games Design

Nathan Mills is a Senior PR and Marketing Executive for KOEI TECMO GAMES, one of Japan’s leading video game development studios.

Andy Cooke

After setting up three stoke-based businesses, graduate Andy now manages them from Switzerland where he works as an Integrated Art Director.

Matt Roach

After personal injury ended dreams of a professional football career Matt entered into sports therapy and now works for MK Dons rehabilitating injured players.

Scott Latimer - Product Design

Scott runs his own studio, who supply outsourced art-working and studio services to the financial services industry.

Kieran Connolly - Sports Development and Coaching

Kieran is hoping to be Chief Executive of a community sports organisation, working with young people, after being involved in an award winning sports programme.

Shib Hussain - Advertising and Brand Management

Google, Kellogg’s and Sony are just a few of the brands Shib Hussain worked on before launching a pioneering dating website.

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