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Enriching experiences

Experiences are one of the main reasons to enter or continue a journey in higher education. At Staffordshire University, we offer connected opportunities that to enrich your learning through a number of fantastic schemes, programmes and societies that provide unique opportunities in support, social and working environments.

SU Global Connections

Staffordshire University is not limited to Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, or London. Every student has the opportunity to take their studies worldwide with our SU Global Connections Team. With our team, you can connect with our partner institutions across the globe in places as far afield as Vietnam, and combine your passion and curiosities for international culture with education and work experience to boost your employability profile and broaden your mind.


Connected opportunities come in all different shapes and sizes at Staffordshire University. Whatever your passion or interests, you have the chance to connect with like-minded students of all ages in one of our clubs or societies. There are over 100 clubs and societies to choose from, and best of all, they’re student-led with the support of our Students’ Union, so if you have a unique passion – you have the chance to start your own club or society too.


Whether you're an elite athlete or are just looking to improve your fitness and make friends, there's a sports team for you. There are over 20 sports clubs organised through Staffordshire University Sport, with everything from American Football and Volleyball to Footsal and Ultimate Frisbee. If you want to compete on a national level, many of our sports teams are compete in regular BUCS competitions and local leagues.


Connected communities are a huge part of the Staffordshire University experience. We are dedicated to providing volunteer services in our local and regional areas, and even offer virtual volunteering opportunities for those with travel or time limitations. Volunteering is a great opportunity for our students to gain experience in in a variety of settings including charities, schools, hospitals and wildlife conservation. 

Students' Union

The Students’ Union is the go-to place for a variety of services at Staffordshire University. As soon as you join us, you’ll become a member of a Union that represents your academic interests within our institution, as well as offering support, advice, volunteering and employment opportunities - and a vibrant social scene too!The Students’ Union gives you the opportunity to embed yourself into the Staffordshire University community fully.

The Students’ Union is the voice of the Staffordshire University student community. We are a democratically led organisation, with four student officers elected each year to represent your interests. Once in post - our officers are supported by a range of student representatives, who guide our fantastic support mechanisms and other work to ensure the University hears your voice when making big decisions. 

Mentoring scheme

Peer and Professional Mentoring Schemes have been designed to support you throughout your studies. The Peer Mentoring Scheme has been designed to help first year students build connections and confidence. We have hundreds of students on hand to mentor new starters and ensure they settle into university life. No problem is too big or too small.

The Professional Mentoring Scheme will give you access to professional mentors all over the world who can help you with your studies and career readiness, also to search and secure placements and graduate jobs within your sector.


Unibuddy connects new and existing students to expert advisors, studying students and inspirational academics. The online platform will link you with people from all areas of the University, and facilitate conversations where you can get advice on the student experience, and the paths and opportunities that are available to you as a Staffordshire University student.