International Welcome Week

The Student Support and Experience team are very pleased to welcome you to the UK and to Staffordshire University. This Orientation Programme is designed to help you prepare for life in a new country, new culture and give you all the information you need to settle into Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent. If you want to get in touch, please contact the team by emailing: student-support@staffs.ac.uk  or visiting us on Live Chat 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday

You will notice that some of our activities are online and some will be in person on-campus activities.  Where activities are scheduled to take place online, the programme will contain the meeting link to allow you to join.  To locate the venue of activities taking place on-campus, please have a look at our campus map to orientate yourself with its location. We understand that not all students are able to join us at the same time so we will be repeating compulsory sessions over a 4-week period so you do not miss out. You only need to attend In addition we will be  offering lots of support sessions from different teams so you can familarise yourself with the support available to you, as well as offering social events and trips to provide opportunities to find out more about where you will be living over the coming months. 

In addition to our activities, many other teams across the university will also be running events and activities for you to get involved with- some of these have been added to our programme. You can find a comprehensive list of all the activities taking place on the Students' Union What's On Page. We would recommend you bookmark this link and check back regularly as events are being added daily.

Our programme is subject to change so please check back regularly to be sure you have the most up to date information.

Please note: Some of our events require prior booking. Please do this as soon as possible as we require minimum numbers to go ahead.

You can find out more information about preparing for your arrival and arriving on our website: International Welcome  

International enrolment will be taking place every day throughout the welcome period. Please do check your email for details on how to book your enrolment appointment.

What's on

Special Events and Trips


14th October

5pm-7pm: Board Games

 Are you looking to build an empire while playing Monopoly? Maybe you would rather win at the Game of Life or get artistic while paying Pictionar?No matter what games you like, we will be in the Digital Kiln with a selection of board games for you to try and choose from.

Location: Digital Kiln, Mellor Building, College Road

15th October

Trip to Peak Wildlife Park

Together we will go to a local Wildlife Park where you can see Penguins, Lemurs, Zebras, Warty Pigs and Meerkats (amongst many others!) to celebrate the start of your new course and your move to the UK!

To get there, we will drive through the beautiful Staffordshire countryside so you can see some of the places you'll be able to explore while you're at Staffs.

Location: Meet outside of Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre at 9am

Price: £11.50

Register HERE

Trip to Liverpool and Crosby Beach

Fancy a day out in Liverpool? We'll be taking you to Liverpool as well as nearby Crosby beach for a day out in the historic day out by the docks. 

Find full deatils and register HERE

Price: £13.50

 

Tuesday 11th October

2pm - 4pm: International Drop in

Do you have a questions for the International Team? Come along to the Science Centre where the team will be available to answer all your questions.

Location: Science Centre ground floor, Leek Road

Wednesday 12th October

11am - 12pm: Meet the Money & Guidance Team

Get top tips on budgeting and finance as well as important information on how to avoid frauds and scams. Our friendly Money and Guidance Team can help with all matters related to finance.

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

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Thursday 13th October

10am - 11am: Welcome to Staffordshire

COMPULSORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Come and meet the Student Support and Experience Team who will introduce you to Staffordshire University and go through everything you can expect over the next few days. You will also have an opportunity to meet and get to know other new International students who are also starting their studies with us.

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

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12:30pm - 1pm: Security at Staffordshire Univeristy

COMPULSORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Your safety and security is important to us whilst you are studying at the University.  Come and meet members of the Security Team who are based at our Stoke Campus who will talk to you about our Safe Zone App and how they can help you when you are out and about around campus

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

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2pm - 3pm: Student visa responsibilities

COMPULSORY FOR ALL STUDENT VISA HOLDERS

There is a lot of information you need to be aware of if you are studying with us on a student visa. You need to be aware of what your responsibilities are as a student visa holder. We will cover everything you need to know from working to attendance to taking care of your BRP. 

This session is compulsory for Student visa holders.

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

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Friday 14th October

10am - 12pm: International Drop in

Do you have a questions for the International Team? Come along to the Science Centre where the team will be available to answer all your questions.

Location: Science Centre ground floor, Leek Road

12:30pm -2pm: New student lunch

This is chance for new International students to join some returning students in a fun social lunch where you'll have a chance to get to know each other and enjoy some fun activities. You will need to book your place before 11:00am 27th September for this event!

Register HERE

Location: The Gallery, Catalyst Building, Leek Road

5pm-7pm: Board Games

 Are you looking to build an empire while playing Monopoly? Maybe you would rather win at the Game of Life or get artistic while paying Pictionar?No matter what games you like, we will be in the Digital Kiln with a selection of board games for you to try and choose from.

Location: Digital Kiln, Mellor Building, College Road


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