Living on Campus

A big part of your University experience might be living away from home for the first time. This is a great opportunity to forge new friendships, take on extra responsibilities and develop skills for life.

For some, moving away from home is an exciting new adventure. For others, it's a daunting prospect. We understand that you may have some anxieties about moving away, so we're here to help give you a taste of what it's like to live on our friendly and diverse campus.

Our campus community


Making Friends

Living on campus gives you ample opportunity to find 'your people' and make incredible memories. Our University flats and houses all boast vibrant community areas, not just in your block, but outdoors too. Whether you're cooking dinner with your flatmates in your shared kitchen, or soaking up the sun after a long day of lectures in our community gardens, connecting with other students has never been easier. 


Time to yourself

If you're used to a quieter life, then you may be feeling apprehensive about the thought of living with lots of new people. Outside of the comfort of you room, our campus offers something for introverts and extroverts alike. If you need to get some headspace, then head to our on campus nature reserve to take in some fresh air and get back to nature. Students who live on campus also get free membership to our gym and sports centre, giving you chance to look after your mental and physical wellbeing. 



Your ResLife team will also be on hand to help you settle in, and they're always about for a chat if you're feeling homesick or lonely. The ResLife events are also great places to meet people from your accommodation block, so be sure to keep an eye on the event calendar. From your first day with us to when it's time to move out, the ResLife team are there to support you.

On-campus amenities

24-hour security

We do everything we can to make your time at Staffordshire University a happy and safe one, including offering a 24-hour security service on campus. You can feel relaxed and at home in your new accommodation knowing a team is on hand to take reports of any disturbances, or act on any concerns you may have regarding campus safety, day or night.


We have laundry facilities at Leek Road in Bush House, Clarice Cliff Court, and at College Court.

Union shops

There are two shops on-campus, both ran by the Students' Union, ensuring that the best prices are passed down to you. A smaller convenience store on Leek Road will help keep you stocked up with essentials, while the College Road store is a great place to pick up lunch-on-the-go or practice sustainability with the weigh and pay offerings.

Bars and social areas

Our lively on campus venues are Gold Accredited for the Best Bar None Awards Scheme, awarded for creating a friendly and safe environment for our students. Affordable food and drinks, top DJs and alternative events throughout the year, they're the perfect place to kick back after a day in the library!

Safety on campus

Your safety is our top priority when you are living in on-campus accommodation. All accommodation is secured via card access, ensuring only students who live in each building can enter. We also have a CCTV network around campus, which includes around our accommodation blocks.

Our Campus Safety and Security Service can be contacted 24/7 if you have any concerns. They also make regular patrols across our campuses. We're even lucky enough to have our own Police Liasion officer right here on campus. Students also have access to the SafeZone app which you can use to alert security in an emergency.

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