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

Yuka Kikumoto

Yuka has displayed her work in prestigious exhibitions in the UK, Turkey and Japan, sold items in galleries and shops, and won an international award.

Ian Marsden - Biochemistry and Microbiology

World record holding powerlifter and more recently Paralympic paracanoe medallist, Ian Marsden began his career as a Staffordshire University graduate

Andrew Taylor

Working as a fundraising officer, Andrew travels the world with the World Development Movement fighting for economic justice and against inequality.

Kai Longshaw - Robotic Engineering

With hopes of it becoming a worldwide teaching tool, graduate Kai is trialling his HEW-DV4 desktop robotic arm invention in schools in Stoke-on-Trent.

Fuwad Abrar - Film, Television and Radio Studies

With his first feature length film to be shown around the UK and abroad, graduate film maker and writer Fuwad has his creative sights firmly set on Hollywood.

Wayne Foster - Computing and Information Systems

Wayne Foster is a freelance web developer with an international client base and a revolutionary new product for high street barbers.

Tim Alcock - Applied Information Technology

Tim Alcock is the head of online marketing for the UK’s leading car leasing website.

Anna Ljungberg - International Game Artificial Intelligence

The work experience Anna gained during her degree enabled her to develop professionally, going on to position herself at the heart of games development.

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.

Andrew Triggs Hodge - Environmental Science

The motivation that rowing brought to Andrew’s life whilst at university allowed him to achieve both double degrees, and double World and Olympic gold medals.

Chris Hood - Film Production and Interactive Technology

The Kenyan Masaai Tribe, multi-million pound Asian weddings, toys and kitchenware are just some of the subjects that have been captured in Chris Hood’s camera.

Joel Townsend - Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Making

Taking his creative and artistic interests through to a career in retail, Joel now works in the creative department of online retailer

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