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About Staffordshire

It’s not all about the study! At Staffordshire University you are in the Midlands region at the heart of the UK. There’s plenty to do and explore in the city and beyond. 

This is a thriving, multicultural region with vibrant cities and towns, famous attractions and wonderful countryside. Whatever your interest, there’s plenty of choice - sports, cinema, theatre and restaurants, historic buildings and nightlife. You can take a break in the stunning Peak District National Park. 

The main University campus is in Stoke-on-Trent. Our Stafford campus is home to the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education and Stafford Business Village. 


Stoke-on-Trent is known as the ‘The Potteries’. The area has been world famous for pottery and ceramics production for over 300 years. There are many museums and attractions dedicated to the industry as well as working factories.  

There’s a lively nightlife and the city’s theatres stage Broadway shows and big names from comedy and music. Shopping is well catered for with good value supermarkets close to campus and as well as the Potteries Shopping Centre with big name stores and an excellent indoor market. Stoke’s premiership football team, Stoke City, play at the Britannia Stadium and Port Vale FC play at nearby Vale Park.  

For more information on what to do in Stoke see Visit Stoke


The county town of Staffordshire dates to 700BC. You can explore historic cobbled streets with good restaurants and a wide choice of cafés. The town also has big name stores, local shops and an indoor market.  

You’ll find a wide range of sports and activities at the town’s leisure centre. There’s a local theatre and every July the town comes alive with street theatre. Stafford has beautiful parks and gardens. One of the finest Tudor houses in England can be found in the town and the annual ‘Shakespeare Under the Stars’ event takes place at Stafford’s 900-year-old castle. 

For more information on what to do in Stafford see Visit Stafford

Enjoy Staffordshire’s history and heritage 

BBC – History of Stoke and Staffordshire  

Visit Stoke - History and Heritage 

Visit Stoke – The Potteries 

Trip Advisor – Staffordshire Landmarks 

Trip Advisor – Stoke on Trent Attractions 

Enjoy Staffordshire – Explore our Destinations  

Britain’s Finest – Places to visit, things to do and days out in Staffordshire. 

Transport further afield 

You’ll find a good, low-cost bus network and excellent road and rail links. 

  • Manchester Airport is around 40 minutes from Stoke campus 

  • Birmingham Airport is around 45 minutes from Stafford campus  

  • London is one hour and twenty minutes by train 

  • Travel to Manchester or Birmingham by train in about forty minutes