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Odisha FC and Staffordshire University Partnership

Staffordshire University are excited to be working in partnership with Odisha Football Club as their Community and Education Partner.

About our partnership

Our partnerships will not only help raise awareness about the Staffordshire University but build engagement with supporters of the club, the local community, education providers and the Government of Odisha. By joining forces to we hope to deliver transformational programmes and projects that will make a huge positive impact on the lives of the people and region - helping address societal issues such as inequality and poverty and encouraging local people to realise their true potential.

This will be achieved through initiatives including:

  • A webinar series and sessions which highlight and discuss higher education opportunities for young people
  • Summer Schools and student exchange programmes
  • Work placement opportunities or internships
  • Development of education pathways and short courses
  • Community and grassroots programmes
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About Staffordshire University

We are the Connected University. We’re connected to the needs of our students, to business and to society. 

Our city campus in Stoke-on-Trent is the University’s nerve centre. We deliver world class healthcare education at our specialist Centre of Excellence in Stafford. And a global network of more than 20,000 people study our degrees internationally.

Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, we are always building on our proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

Course Search

Those linked to the club who are interested in our courses can search for our undergraduate and postgraduate provision below:

Megan Goodfellow
Student, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

The best parts of studying Sport Science at Staffordshire University was gaining a hands-on experience, whether that was operating equipment in the physiology and biomechanics labs or coaching new skills to a group of students.

Qhama Matthews
Computing student

If you are really into computer networking and how computers interact with each other then 100% it’s the course for you. It's delivered well, there’s a lot of kit and labs to use and practical projects and you get hands on experience with kit that is used in the industry. 

Everything has been good; Staffs have set me up to have a good career in computer networking from the knowledge and content they have taught us and have provided us with great supporting material to make the most of our time here. 

Zach Lowe
Automotive Engineering

Tutors always explain how and why the skills we’re learning will apply in the real world. It’s made very clear which specialist skills and knowledge employers look for, so we know what’s valuable to employers and can work hard to upskill. There’s also a placements team who work with first year students so they can be ahead of the game when it comes to getting a placement in the second year.

Hannah Seera
Business Management with a Foundation Year

My last 3 years at Staffordshire university have given me more than I could have asked for. I was given an opportunity to work a years placement during my sandwich degree, I gained major knowledge and experience within my career field and to top it off I was offered my graduate job out of it. My time here with the other students and lecturers have been magical in terms of support and wellbeing. 

About Odisha FC

Odisha FC's story began on the beautiful eastern coast of India with a 15,000 seater stadium.

Odisha has a population of over 40 million people and Odisha FC are the only top-flight club in the state. They believe in nurturing young talent to help them succeed and have a vision of producing India’s greatest football stars of the future.

The Odisha region is rich in culture and history with a heritage in mining. Locally the Odisha fanbase is one of artistic expression and is already fanatically following Odisha FC. 

Philosophy and vision

Youth and gender focused

Odisha FC fundamentally believe in using sport to inspire all young people to achieve their ambitions, therefore driving gender equality is important.

Community and purpose

They aim for all their activities to have a positive impact on their communities and having purpose driven partners is a key motivator for the club’s ownership and players.

Passion to succeed

Only one year old, they are already holding their own in India’s top flight league. They are investing in the future and their passion to succeed will help them to become a championship side.



Spotting and enrolling talented players from across Odisha

Catchment areas

Places that produce high level young athletes or hotspots

Local league focus

Scouting across the state in local, village and tribal tournaments

Coach education

Providing education structure to educators and specialists

Baby leagues

Creating a football culture in Odisha by introducing the sport to young people