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Staffordshire – a great place to live

Staffordshire has something for everyone whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, a history buff or a thrill seeker. There are plenty of ways to relax or activities to fill your free time and have fun.

There’s no shortage of beauty spots or stunning scenery  - from the moorlands and the hills of the Peak District National Park to the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are towns steeped in history, museums and world class attractions such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park. The largest river is the Trent and you can also walk or cycle along the many canal towpaths.

The main University campus is in Stoke-on-Trent. Our Stafford campus is home to the Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education.


Stoke-on-Trent is the world capital of ceramics. As well as its unique identity as ‘The Potteries’, the spirit of innovation and creative energy is alive today. World famous potteries, such as Wedgwood, are must-see attractions and the arts scene is buzzing with a full calendar of festivals, exhibitions and events.

There’s a lively nightlife with cool new bars, music venues and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. There are shops to cater to all of your essentials, with budget options and the local high street both within easy reach of the University.

Our favourite pastime is well catered for - Stoke’s football team, Stoke City, play at the Bet365 and Port Vale FC play at nearby Vale Park.

For more information on what to do in Stoke see the Visit Stoke website.


In the county town of Staffordshire, you can explore historic streets with good restaurants and a wide choice of cafés. The town has big name stores, local shops and an indoor market.

You’ll find a wide range of sports and activities at the town’s leisure centre. There’s a local theatre and every July the town comes alive with street theatre. Stafford has beautiful parks and gardens. One of the finest Tudor houses in England can be found in the town and the annual ‘Shakespeare Under the Stars’ event takes place at Stafford’s 900-year-old castle.

For more information on what to do in Stafford see the Visit Stafford wesbite.