Stoke-on-Trent campus

Our main campus is in Stoke-on-Trent – a city with a real vibe. In recent years, we’ve invested more than £80m in facilities at Stoke-on-Trent and everything has been designed with your future career in mind. 

Centrally located

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Learning environments

Outstanding facilities

We’re at the forefront of digital technology - from games programming and digital forensics, to big data and our Esports Hub. Your success is important to us and with our range of specialist equipment to support your studies, you’ll have the edge in the workplace.

Many of our facilities are open to all students to take advantage of, regardless of your area of study. Perhaps you're a fashion student wanting to 3D print a bag, or a sports therapist looking to use VR to take an indepth view of the human body - our team of technicians are on hand to support your projects.

Specialist Computer Room

A large capacity computer room containing high-spec PCs with dual monitors and Wacom Intuos Pro tablets, as well as a range of specialist software.

Maker Space

An area for light making work that includes woodwork and metalwork benching with vices and downdraught tables and air benches for light sanding, a variety of hand tools, soldering equipment and magnified lighting for detailed work.

Space to study

You can use our libraries and networked computers at any time of day or night with spaces for quiet and group study as well as room to get some headspace. Our academic skills team will help you develop essential skills for University and beyond.

Our new Catalyst building is home to some of our most popular study spaces, including bookable rooms with full presenting equipment, webinar pods, large tables for group projects, networked computers and an entire floor dedicted for silent study. 

Learning Market

On level 2 of The Catalyst, you’ll find webinar pods, desks for group work and independent study and comfy seating.

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Silent Study Space

Our study spaces are ideal if you need to complete an assignment away from the hustle and bustle of student life.

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Eat and drink

From your morning coffee to drinks with friends after a long day in the library - when it’s time for a break, there’s a choice of bars, cafés and restaurants across campus. To support with the cost of living, students can get discounts on selected food and drink, plus take advantage of meal deals and loyalty schemes.

Catalyst Kitchen

Serving artisan sandwiches, salads, smoothies and shakes, as well as our craft coffee and traditional favourites.


Healthy smoothies, hearty oatcakes and the best coffee around can be found in Squeezebox on College Road campus. 

Pavilion Burrito and Wrap Bar

Pavilion Burrito and Wrap bar is a Mexican style restaurant that offers a Breakfast and Lunch menus throughout the week.

Cafe Cadman

A contemporary “lounge style” café located in the entrance to the library serving COSTA coffee; with a range of fantastic impulse cakes and home baked snacks.

Catalyst Bistro

The Bistro offers a dining experience with an option to book tables or the space for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Coffee Lab

Coffee Lab offers a full Costa Coffee range of hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches and hot food snacks such as toasties, pies, and paninis.

Ember Lounge

Café and bar at the heart of the College Road site, serving up the ultimate burger, karaoke and quizzes.

Catalyst Coffee Shop

Serving fresh craft coffee, hot and cold sandwiches and paninis plus cold beverages and retail items, conveniently located near to the Catalyst Library.

Life beyond lectures

Clubs, societies and networks

If you have a specialist interest or you’re just curious to try something new and meet like-minded people – you’re sure to find a club, society or network to join. There are sports clubs, religious and cultural societies to meet the needs of all students as well as special interest societies.

Discover the range of student clubs, societies and networks



For some of our students, sport is the backbone of their university experience. Whether you’re representing the University in the weekly British University & College Sports League or keeping your mind and body fit with a casual game of your favourite sport.


Student events

LRV is your events hub on campus. It is home to our night club Gobble! and is just a stone's throw away from all of the Halls of Residence.

We are committed to providing you with a safe and secure environment. The Students' Union employs a range of initiaives to keep you safe.

Find out more about our commitment to student safety

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The local area

With everything from beautiful green spaces, shopping centres and restaurants to theme parks and a thriving nightlife, Staffordshire has so much to offer.


A great place to live

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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

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021