Lord Stafford DL FRAgS


Lord Stafford runs his family estate at Swynnerton and is the brainchild behind the influential Lord Stafford Awards, which aimed to bridge the gap between the work of the region’s Universities and the needs of businesses in the Midlands.

"I see myself in the role supporting the University, the Vice Chancellor and the Board of Governors as an ambassador to the outside world, linking the University with businesses and international partners in the best way possible," Lord Stafford said when he was appointed.

"It’s vital that students have access to higher education so that they can go on and enhance their careers because an educated workforce is essential, not only for ourselves, but for the country so we can compete internationally."

Lord Stafford has already proven himself to be a great ambassador for the county through his previous role as High Sheriff of Staffordshire. He is very well known for his work to promote innovation and to get universities and businesses to collaborate, and the University benefits from his many influential networks.

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in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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

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