Student Life

At our University, you will discover a friendly, supportive, and accessible environment that is big on personality and full of character. We are a diverse and inclusive, uplifting, empowering community that encourages you to be you.

Your new home

Whether you live on or off campus or commute, we want you to feel safe, comfortable and at home. We guarantee a room in our accommodation (or that of a trusted third party) to all first year students who apply and make us their firm choice.

Our halls of residence cater to various living styles and amenities, including accessible and single rooms or shared flats. Campuses have 24/7 security, and our dedicated Residence Life team organise activities throughout the year.

Fees and finance

Staffordshire University believes university should be accessible to all learners, from all walks of life, no matter their financial situation.

To help you apply for the correct funding, and stay on top of your finances while you study, we've created comprehensive guides to everything you need to know about applying for student finance, accessing financial support as a disabled student, or student parent, and how best to budget for university.

Cost of Living support

We are commited to reducing the hardship caused by the current rise in the cost of living. We have introduced a wide range of iniatives to support our students including subsidised food options, free period products, and support for those experiencing digital poverty.

Cost of living support

Global Connections

All Staffordshire University students can take advantage of our exciting global opportunities.

We have a range of international work and study placements which will enhance your cultural awareness, help you gain new skills, and improve your employability.

Discover global opportunities
A group of student ambassadors wearing uniform are standing outside the Catalyst posing for a group photo

Student Ambassador Scheme

Meet new people, gain valuable work experience and develop your skills, all while earning money. 

Our student ambassador scheme has a wide range of roles available, from supporting on-campus events to administration roles.

Learn about our scheme

Hear from our students

The best way to get a feel for student life is to come visit us; hearing directly from our students is the next best thing. Our UniBuddy platform gives you the chance to chat online to current students about university life, life on campus, and living in the locality. Many students publish their own vlogs and podcasts, including our Student Connect Podcast where you can listen to honest accounts of student experiences and life topics. 

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

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

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021