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.

Computer Science, AI and Robotics graduate stories

Chris Yates - Computer Networks and Security

Chris has worked for award winning IT services company D2NA from a year into his course at Staffordshire University, and is now an Infrastructure Engineer.

Christopher Nixon

Chris joined Barclays for his placement year during his degree. He is now their Head of Cyber Security Product Engineering, keeping millions of customers safe.

Daniel Horton

Dan chose to study with us because of the quality of our course, and he applies the skills he learned here on a daily basis in his current role

David Whitehouse

Having launched a successful web development agency, David has doubled his profits year-on-year and hired a number of fellow Staffordshire graduates.

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.

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.

Gwyn Cole

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

Jan Wong - Information Technology

As an Entrepreneur, Online Strategist, Youth Advocate, TEDx Speaker, and part-time lecturer, Jan made the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.

Jonathan Lovatt-Young - Interactive Systems Design

Jonathan Lovatt-Young has worked for some of the world’s largest marketing, advertising and telecommunications companies.

Joni Rosales - Cyber Security

Cyber Security graduate Joni is already making waves by implementing and maintaining asset management systems.

Julijanta Gunawan

Julijanta’s university experiences gave him the contacts he needed to open his own IT business. He also hosts a radio show, with hopes of moving to television.

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.

Martin Garland - Design Technology for Robotics

In his first years of work Martin has been involved on projects from asteroid lander robotic arms to a lunar rover concepts. He has also travelled extensively.

Richard Eldridge - Computing for Business MSc

Richard Eldridge has gone from criminal psychology to computing to banking – now working at RBS in London and building a smartphone app in his spare time.

Tim Alcock - Applied Information Technology

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

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.

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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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