Founded in 1914 as a polytechnic institution, Staffordshire University received the University Status in 1992. It has earned an international repute for its vocational and academic teaching, innovative research, and student employability. The university prides in calling itself a ‘Connected University’, connected to the needs of its students, to business and to society.
Home to over 12,000 students, the university is committed to achieving its core values of being ambitious and inspirational, brilliant, and friendly, curious, and daring and proud to be Staffs through its core strategies: connected communities, innovative and applied learning, and talented people.
The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The seven schools include Digital, Technologies and Arts, Health and Social Care, Law, Policing and Forensics, Life Sciences and Education, School of Health, Science and Wellbeing and Staffordshire Business School.
Staffordshire University is spread across two campuses – The main city campus in the Stoke-on-Trent and Centre of Excellence in Stafford offering world class specialist healthcare education. Stoke-on-Trent has two sites - The campus on Leek Road site is home to law, business, sports spaces, and the Science Centre. Computing, creative arts and engineering facilities are housed in the College Road site campus.
Rich in cultural and industrial heritage, Stoke-on-Trent
is famous for ceramic manufacture and production. Today, it is
home to several business headquarters including Vodafone & JCB.
Staffordshire University has significantly contributed to the local and regional economy for 100 years through creation of employment opportunities, knowledge exchange partnerships and community engagements.
Research is at the core of the university’s academic framework with hundreds of internationally recognized research papers published every year by the university’s interdisciplinary network of research centers. 100% of research conducted in Psychology being classified as ‘internationally significant’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.