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Become a partner

Forming a collaborative academic partnership with Staffordshire University allows your institution to enjoy a range of benefits for both its staff and students. We are committed to investing in building connections with internal and external stakeholders, strengthening our relationships with partners, and working towards our shared goals.

Benefits for your institution and its staff

  • We appoint qualified staff to oversee the management of our partnerships.
  • Both our academic and professional services staff visit partners regularly to provide support, advice and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity for guest lectures and collaborative research with our academic staff.
  • We provide marketing support to help promote our collaborative programmes.
  • Partner staff teaching a Staffordshire University programme can enjoy a 25% tuition fee discount if they choose to study one of our programmes themselves (either on-campus or online).
  • Partner staff have the opportunity to achieve Higher Education Academy status with support from our partnerships team.
  • Partner staff can engage with staff development sessions run by the partnerships team and the University as a whole.
  • Partner staff receive invites to key University events, including:
    • our regular UK partnerships forum (at least two each year)
    • our library forum (where our library staff update partners on the way that library services have changed and how new services can be leveraged)
    • our partner marketing forum (provides knowledge transfer, staff development and valuable networking opportunities)
  • Partner staff have access to the University's student admin system and library, including its range of e-resources (subject to licenses)
  • Partners in the United Kingdom can participate in the Staffordshire University Connect U scheme and access further support resources.

Benefits for your students

  • Partner students studying a Staffordshire University programme have access to our Virtual Learning Environment, where they can access learning materials and e-resources (subject to licenses).
  • Partner students receive a Staffordshire University award upon successful completion of their programme of study.
  • Partner students have the option to attend the Staffordshire University graduation ceremonies.
  • Students progressing from a Staffordshire University course at a partner institution to an on-campus course will be eligible for our alumni discount.

How to become a partner

Prospective partners can make an initial enquiry to begin discussing any future partnership opportunities. You may may also find it useful to refer to the types of partnerships that we operate.