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

Phil Smith - Business Studies

After working in marketing, market research, and advertising, Phil set up his own successful company before moving into the computer industry.

Alan Evans - Business, Marketing and Human Resources

Alan Evans career path in the technology industry, having responsibility for tens of thousands of employees, led him to start his own HR business.

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.

Geoff Sanders - Applied Science

After launching software development and training company sukSEs GmbH in 2013, world traveler Geoff has seen it go from strength to strength.

Mark McKenzie - Business Studies

Mark McKenzie is Group Sales Director for Nestlé UK & Ireland, having spent his entire career working in the retail sector.

Nigel Tordoff - Business Studies

Alumni Nigel has risen through the ranks at global brewing company Molson Coors to now run a UK business unit, alongside managing his family property business.

Andrew Milne - Sports and Recreation Studies

Graduate Andrew’s degree has taken him from London to Chicago as a blogger, fundraiser, and award winning teacher in a school of over 4000 students.

Scott Latimer - Product Design

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

Awaiss Mirza

After Staffordshire University was recommended to him, Awaiss went on to complete two degrees with us, and now has a career at a FTSE 100 engineering company.

Duncan Wilson - Applied Science

Combining a talent for tech with a passion for teaching, Duncan created ClassCharts, used by over 350,000 teachers to manage over four million pupils.

Gwyn Cole

Moving from published author and software engineer to filmmaker, Gwyn has applied the skills he learned during his degree to both careers.

Amanda Brooke - Business and Finance

Having balanced study with work and a young family during her degree, Amanda now has over 20 years' experience helping small businesses reach their potential.

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