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Why choose Staffordshire University?

At Staffordshire University your experience matters to us. We’ll share our passion for knowledge and business skills. You’ll receive a friendly welcome, have access to excellent facilities and connect with people and opportunities to secure your future.

At our main campus in Stoke-on-Trent, you’ll find over £100m of professional-standard facilities to start developing skillsets around your career. What’s more, we have business programmes and facilities that are so advanced, they’re often utilised by the emerging industries themselves, creating opportunities for connections and an enhanced working-village atmosphere around campus.

Our reputation

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution, and we are proud to share our accolades with current and prospective students. Our accolades are from various credible and respectable sources.

  • 2nd in the UK for Quality Education (Sustainable Development Goal 4 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023)
  • Top 10 for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023)
  • Rated Silver for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2023)
  • Top 20 for Facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023)
  • Top 10 for Social Inclusion (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • 87% of Research Impact is 'Outstanding' or 'Very Considerable' (Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • 68% of Research is 'Internationally Excellent' or 'World Leading' (Research Excellence Framework 2021)
  • **** Qs Star Ratings (2021)

Teaching excellence

Your success matters to us. We’re continually developing our courses to be relevant to the working world, and empower our students to learn through problem-solving. We are agile and can be flexible to provide the individual support you need to bring out the best in you. You’ll also have a range of experiences through our lively campus, events and business connections to help you stand out from the crowd.

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Meet some of our academic team

Professor Elizabeth Boath


I am Liz Boath, Professor of Health and Wellbeing. I have three decades experience of Health and Social Care education and research and expertise in perinatal mental health and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Elizabeth's profile

Dean Northfield

Senior Lecturer

Dean worked for West Yorkshire Police as a VIPER Officer (2 Years) then an Imaging Officer (6 years). He progressed to Senior Imaging Officer, before finishing his time at West Yorkshire Police in the Forensic Multimedia Unit

Dean's profile

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls

Professor Of Conflict Archaeology

Prof. Sturdy Colls' pioneering research focuses on the application of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of Holocaust landscapes. Caroline is the Course Leader for the Forensic Archaeology masters.

Caroline's profile


Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta

Nachiappan's profile

Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Emeritus Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

Torfeh's profile

Professor Abdel-Hamid Soliman


Abdel-Hamid's expertise includes automation, including Smart Cities, Building automation, Energy management, Security, Safety and health applications.

Abdel-Hamid's profile

Guaranteed work experience

Work experience opportunities are essential to being able to hit the ground running in your future career. That’s why we offer the opportunity of placement to all on-campus, full time undergraduate students no matter what you’re studying, and use our connections to secure your future with big hitters in business around the world. 

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I've gained so much

It's empowering. It inspires you to go a little bit further and all these skills that I've gained in such a short space of time are going to be so beneficial for me. I've gained so much professionally, personally and academically.

Lisa Barnacle

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Campus transformations

At Staffordshire University, you will get more than just a degree. We are constantly investing in our campuses so that you can not only become the expert in theory, you can have the practical knowledge you need to become an asset in 21st Century industries.  

In 2022, we launched three fantastic projects which will enrich your experiences here at Staffordshire University.

Artistic rendering of the Catalyst

The Catalyst

The Catalyst provides a platform for you to make a difference through your career, and make the connections that could prove invaluable when you graduate. What’s more, we are inviting industry into the Catalyst, as well as giving you access to outbound and inbound digital conferencing facilities that will provideyou with the unique opportunity to build networks with employers and industry professionals around the globe as part of your studies. 

Discover the Catalyst
centre for health innovation

Centre for Health Innovation

This £5.8m centre gives students the chance to immerse themselves in the latest medical techniques and methods, developing new patient safety techniques through cutting edge digital simulation and immersion suites.

Explore the Centre for Health Innovation
forest school and nursery

Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School

Alongside offering 100 full day-care places for children of staff and students, our nursery and forest school features an observational learning suite where teaching can be observed, facilitating applied learning for trainee teachers, social workers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, and students at the University. 

Read more about Woodlands
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

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