Societies and clubs
Our campus is home to a range of diverse societies and sports clubs where you can meet like-minded people and share your joint interests. Membership to these clubs and societies is normally a relatively low cost, and are a great way to expand your social circle while on campus.
If you prefer to work out alone, or can't commit to sports clubs, then our on campus fitness centre is perfect for you. The Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre has cardio, strength and conditioning, and stretching areas, the on campus fitness centre is ideal for anyone who wants to stay active on a budget.
If you live on campus, access to our on campus gym is completely free. If you're off campus, passes to the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre start at just £4 for a pay-as-you-go pass, or spend more to save, with a semester pass at just £40.
On campus you will find a number of catering outlets including branded outlets such as Costa Coffee, which are great places to take a pitstop with friends between classes, and many offer loyalty schemes or discounts if you bring your own reusable cup.
Around Stoke-on-Trent, there are plenty of affordable places to grab a drink or a bite to eat, as well as places to have fun and make memories with your new friends. Catch a show at the nearby New Vic theatre, where under-26s get free tickets to a great selection of plays, discover your new favourite band at local venue The Sugarmill, where gig tickets start at just £5, or simply enjoy the great outdoors in one of Staffordshire's many green spaces.
With so many entertainment services out there today, it's easy to forget just how many you may be signed up to. From Spotify and Netflix to XBOX live and iCloud storage plans, it's easy for subscription services to add up. If you're living with friends, consider sharing the services where possible, or taking advantage of group accounts to save money.
Also remember to keep track of 'invisible' purchases, such as gaming packs and film downloads, as their initially small cost can very easily mount up.