Skills Bridge

Join us at our pre-arrival welcome events, where we’ll be delivering a range of different informal sessions, aimed at preparing you for University life and higher education so you can hit the ground running in your Staffordshire University journey.

Is this event for me?

Whether you're transitioning from school or college or returning to education as a mature learner this is a great opportunity to make sure you’re equipped with the academic and digital skills and knowledge you’ll need to excel during your studies with us. You’ll also get the opportunity to meet support staffs from a range of different areas before you even officially start your studies with us.

As these sessions are aimed at developing you as an independent learner, we are asking that you attend the sessions without any accompanying guests unless absolutely necessary.

What to expect

  • Digital Skills
  • University Language and Terminology
  • Student Support Services
  • Library and Academic Resources
  • Tips on becoming a confident independent learner
  • Careers
  • Peer Mentor Scheme
  • Opportunity to tour our campus for anyone who’s not yet been able to join us on-campus


This event will commence from the Catalyst Café (located on the ground floor of the Catalyst Building to the right of the building entrance).

Register your place

  • Monday 11 September, 10am-2.30pm – Register
  • Thursday 14 September, 10am-2.30pm – Register
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