Welcome to Burton and South Derbyshire College

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to your Staffordshire University course delivered at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) 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.

We work hard to continuously enhance the quality of our teaching and learning, facilities and employer links to make sure your time here is as beneficial and fulfilling as possible. Put simply, studying at BSDC will give you access to the contacts, live briefs and unrivalled opportunities that will make you stand out to employers in your chosen industry.

You can rest assured that as we start the academic year, your safety will be at the heart of everything we do. With small class sizes and new ways of working, we’re committed to ensuring you won’t be disadvantaged as you start your learning journey with us.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Dawn Ward CBE, Chief Executive & Principal, Burton & 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.


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Lichfield Street
DE14 3RL

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