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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.

  • Top 5 UK University – Student Crowd University Awards 2022
  • Top 10 for Job Prospects – Student Crowd University Awards 2022
  • Top 15 for student Satisfaction – Complete University Guide 2022
  • Top 10 for Social Inclusion – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
  • Top 15 for Course Content  – Student Crowd University Awards 2022
  • 87% or Research Impact is Outstanding or Very Considerable – Research Excellence Framework 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

Professor Of Health And Wellbeing

Liz is a Coach and Mentor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner and teaches Counselling, Public Health and Communication Skills. Liz's research is focused on perinatal mental health and health and social care.

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

Stuart Butler

Course Director

Stuart is the Course Director for Games Technology and an experienced 3D Vehicle Artist with multiple published games titles to his name as an artist, designer, and animator.

Stuart'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 Nachiappan Chockalingam

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

Dr Jacky Forsyth

Associate Professor

Jacky is an exercise physiologist. Her main priority and drive, in both research and teaching, is to promote, raise awareness and cultivate research and study on women in sport and exercise.

Jacky's profile

Professor Torfeh Sadat-Shafai


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
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021