Facilities and expertise in Business, Finance and Leisure


Climbing the corporate ladder or making waves on your own as an entrepreneurial success story? Don’t worry, at Staffordshire University your new home will be our £40m Catalyst building, full of the digital tech, conferencing and boardroom facilities to make your student experience as close to real-world business as possible.

The Catalyst Building

Our brand new teaching development, the Catalyst, combines new technology with dynamic learning spaces, emulating real-world working environments and opportunities for digital engagement.

Catalyst will be a hive of activity for all things teaching, learning, meeting and studying. It provides world-class services and settings to support students through their education and towards their employment while offering flexible, high quality, digitally-enabled spaces.

Staffs has greatly helped me to make the transition from theory to reality.

Staffs has greatly helped me to make the transition from theory to reality. It equipped me with a broad skill-set and the knowledge to be able to be proficient in a wide range of financial areas. As I embark on my CIMA studies I know I have a great foundation to build on.

Jonathon Smith


Think Tank

Business is not all about rushing around, mindfulness and thinking time is important to innovation.  Use our Think Tank to come up with the next big thing – designed for entrepreneurs of the future.

Transition Room

A space dedicated to you. The room has all the tech you need to work in groups on assignments, project plan and talk through your ideas.


A cleverly designed room to allow you to work together in teams, communication is key in business and this space allows you to practice team dynamics in a safe space.

Our staff

Vicky Roberts

Senior Lecturer

Vicky's background was originally banking and finance, where she worked in numerous roles throughout the UK, including corporate finance, securities, mortgage lending and international trade. Her interests have grown and developed over the yea…

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Bharati Singh

Course Director

Bharati is the Course Leader for the MBA and undergraduate Business Management and Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses. She teaches across the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes within the Business School.

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Storm Barratt

Course Director

Following a varied work background from setting up and running her own businesses to working for a global software company, Storm returned to University as a mature student completing an accelerated degree in Accounting and Finance.

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Kathryn Mitchell


Lecturer in Digital Marketing, specialising in developing strategy in changing and disruptive environments, assessing occupational competency and using technology to increase operational efficiency. Kathryn joined Staffordshire University in 2019.

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Dr Syed Zaidi

Senior Lecturer

Syed is the Award Leader for BA (Hons) Finance and Business Enterprise. He teaches across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes and also supervises postgraduate taught and research students.

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Karl Mccormack

Senior Lecturer

Karl has experience teaching on Apprenticeship and Foundation Degrees, BA accounting programmes, MBA modules. He has also taught as a subject specialist in forensic accounting, computerised accounting and management accounting.

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Dr Ahmad Mlouk

Senior Lecturer

At Staffordshire Business School, Dr Mlouk has taught a wide range of subjects/modules at undergraduate, Postgraduate and professional levels. These modules included: Business Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, International Corpo…

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Dr Olushola Fashola

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Accounting

Olushola joined Staffordshire University in 2019 and has experience of working in banking, professional accountancy service, retail management and higher education. His expertise include merger & acquisition, banking, business advisory, mana…

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Mayowa Akinbote


Mayowa is responsible for Accounting and Finance Award and teaches Auditing, Financial and Management Accounting, Taxation, Finance, governance, and ethics on undergraduate and postgraduate awards.

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Carol Southall

Head Of Department - Business And Law

Carol is a member of the ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) Tourism Working Group in Brussels. Taught in Switzerland, Finland and Croatia. Research interests include the relationship between cultural awareness and visitor s…

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Tonia Barrett

P/T Lecturer (Hrly)-Bus Manage Marketing

This course has taught me many things about how a Business operates.

This course has taught me many things about how a Business operates, from the marketing and promotional side of the industry to how vital accommodating industry laws and appropriate budgeting is to each department, whilst maintaining high standards of customer service, which are all covered in university lectures.

Nick Kerry

Visitor Attraction and Resort Management FdA

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