Welcome to Burton and South Derbyshire College

Welcome to your Staffordshire University course delivered by Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) in our University Centre. The College is at the heart of the community, and we are delighted you have chosen to study with us. We are committed to providing you with the skills required to achieve your future aspirations through a strong and valued partnership.

When you study with us, you're not just gaining knowledge, you're developing real-world skills that will set you apart in today's competitive job market. Our strong connections with employers mean that our courses are designed to meet industry demands, giving you a competitive edge.

You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, work on live industry briefs and receive training from experienced professionals who are experts in their field.

So, welcome to a journey of academic excellence, personal growth, and professional success. We're thrilled to have you with us, and we're committed to supporting you every step of the way.

Dawn Ward CBE DL, Chief Executive, Burton and South Derbyshire College

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you as a Staffordshire University student studying at one of our partner institutions. You may be studying closer to home, or studying a specialised course that matches your interests, but you are as much a student of the University as those students who study with us on our main University campuses.

The Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships Service and the academic Schools at the University work very closely with our partner institutions to ensure that you, our students, have a great experience whilst studying your Staffordshire University award.

I wish you all the best for the coming academic year.

Sapreena Kumari, Executive Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships, Staffordshire University

When do I need to enrol?

You will receive an invitation via email to invite you to complete your online enrolment. Please ensure you do this as soon as possible as this will give you access to a range of University resources and information to help you to prepare for your new course.

When your course is ready for you to complete your enrolment, you will receive a separate email with your enrolment invitation. These invitations are being sent out over the course of late July and Early August. Please make sure you keep checking your email account.


You can find all the most important information, including, Evision, news, and library resources on Beacon.

Beacon is accessible direct via a web browser at https://beacon.staffs.ac.uk, or as a downloadable app for your compatible iOS/Android device.


Burton and South Derbyshire College website


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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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