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Campus was small which was nice sometimes due to always walking past someone you knew which created a family feel. Only really heard mention of the rugby and netball clubs and socials, as well as archery at the very start of the year.. other than that no clubs seemed readily available! Students union was again nice as it was a small family like campus and everyone made each feel welcome and happy so everyone could enjoy their time. Internet was more than often losing connection which was super annoying when watching something or trying to get an assignment fone.done.

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By beccaagiless
On 30th April 15

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Clarice Cliff Court #1
Leek Road Halls #2
Leek Road Houses #3
Yarlet #4
Stafford Court #5

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Campus was small which was nice sometimes due to always walking past someone you knew which created a family feel. Only really heard mention of the rugby and netball clubs and socials, as well as archery at the very start of the year.. other than that no clubs seemed readily available! Students union was again nice as it was a small family like campus and everyone made each feel welcome and happy so everyone could enjoy their time. Internet was more than often losing connection which was super annoying when watching something or trying to get an assignment fone.done.

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By beccaagiless
On 30th April 15

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Staffordshire University Reputation

Staffordshire University boasts a low cost of living and as being one of the most affordable universities in the country. Staffordshire is also one of the best universities for secondary education training being ranked in the top three with Oxford and Cambridge, with new PGCE courses being recently added. Staffordshire University offers a taste of life near the countryside as well as city life, with campuses in Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Lichfield.

There is an 18:1 staff to student ratio at the University to ensure the best experience for students. The Psychology department has been ranked in the top ten in the country whilst the Molecular Biology and Organismal Biosciences courses have both been awarded ‘Excellent’ from the Quality Assurance Agency. Only four universities have been acknowledged as having high academic quality for Forensic Sciences and Staffordshire University is one of them. The University as a whole has also done consistently well on the National Student Survey.

The Stoke on Trent campus offers a taste of city life, with a vibrant night life, shopping, theatres and plenty of places to eat and drink. The Peak District National Park is also close by to Stoke on Trent for students who want to explore more of the area. The Stafford campus is based in a market town and gives more of the countryside experience to students. There is still plenty to do including visiting art galleries, exploring the history of the area, and stopping off at shops and cafes along the way. Lichfield is close to many canal paths, the National Forest and plenty of pubs along the way. It is a great place for students who enjoy being active with plenty of opportunities to go cycling, walking and running.

 The Staffordshire Students Union offers plenty of volunteering experiences for students as well as giving free advice at the Student Advice Centre. Students are encouraged to attend the Students Union Council meetings to have their say and to find out what is happening across the university. At Stoke and Stafford there are plenty of sports clubs and societies on offer from motor sports, to tennis, skiing and scuba diving.

Accommodation can be found close by to all the university campuses including catered and self catered options. Each of the halls of residences has a free car park for any students wanting to bring their car with them. There is also private housing usually inhabited by students after their first year.


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th June 18

The shared kitchen in Clarice Cliff is poor. I moved in to find the oven and hob didn’t work. I waited 4 months for them to fit a new one. I also shared the flat with two individuals who refused to clean their mess, and Reslife/cleaners did not interfere with this issue, so in the long run me and the other flatmates were forced to pay a fine for the mess we did not make. The accommodation is very over priced.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th June 18

The shared kitchen in Clarice Cliff is poor. I moved in to find the oven and hob didn’t work. I waited 4 months for them to fit a new one. I also shared the flat with two individuals who refused to clean their mess, and Reslife/cleaners did not interfere with this issue, so in the long run me and the other flatmates were forced to pay a fine for the mess we did not make. The accommodation is very over priced.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 11th April 18

Stoke-on-Trent Campus was terrible. The area is segregated and if your an asian like myself who is new to the midlands - you almost certainly will be treated like a local with disrespect and little ambition. Some teachers were good, however some were just damn awful. I left university disappointed by my experience and the racism that is prominent in student halls when living on campus for first year. I remember the first week of starting uni, I was walking up Leek Road and some white youth in hatchback drove pass throwing eggs... Typical. I wish I could turn back time and have stayed with a local London uni - I made many friends for life, but I hold Staffordshire University in contempt for not really addressing their image or student concerns especially with poor lecturers with no interesting in teaching. i.e. If asking questions - you're an interruptor If you and the class doesn't understand something -the lecturer just says "moving on" no real care or compassion.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th January 18

Racist bunch of bigots, if you are a minority don't go there at all costs or you will regret it!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th January 18

The internet is pretty good and the 24/7 library is fantastic!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th December 17

Today I attended an Interview for the midwifery course. I was made to feel so welcome and was able to relax even though I was interviewing. They made the day so rememorable even with adding breakfast to start the day after travelling two hours prior to make it for 9am. I also got on offer which was the icing on the top! I can't wait to start September 2018!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th October 17

Staffordshire university does a really good job at making you feel really welcome on the first day to the last day. We are like a big family and everyone is here for each other. The clubs are so friendly and make sure to make everyone feel welcome new or old. The campus is all really close to it's self and it takes about 15 minutes to walk from one side of the campus to the other side.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

So far my experience with the campus and classes have been more than what I expected. My tutors are beyond excellent and can’t be more helpful and enthusiastic, my only issue is the aproach the ResLife team takes when contacting us. The emails and tone of the contact with them is condescending or intimidating. Every thing seems to be threatend with a cash fine. As someone with anxiety the emails and letters seem to always put me on edge and make feel uncomfortable living on campus

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th October 17

Blackheath has a cafe and library with a nice selection. All the clubs/societies and student union activities are based at the main stoke campus, which makes me feel a bit left out. People do make their own fun though, we got a free gym pass so can organise badminton. I haven't used the careers service so can't judge that. The wifi on campus is great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

came here expecting better WiFi than my shoddy AOL router at home, ended up disappointed after taking what seemed to be an eternity to download a <15MB file. :(

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 17

Welcome week was really helpful for getting to know lecturers and coursemates and the moving in party was really good fun.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 17

The student union is everywhere and always available if you need help. There is a society for everything and the facilities are modern and suitable for every course

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

So far I've been very comfortable in my living space. My room is big enough for me, my desk is a comfortable size and my bed is actually quite comfortable!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th October 17

WiFi is super slow and sometimes doesn’t even connect

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 17

A fabulous unviversity, great people, great atmosphere providing a safe and homely environment.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th October 17

Overall a well balanced University. The university have good intentions for there students however they could offer better support with maintenence. The price of individual academic uniform is very expensive. After 3 years studying I will have invested in access of £55,000. I would of expected the university to offer some kind of understanding.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

The campus is great, clean, attractive. The computer facilities are amazing and the campus is locate not too far from stoke cote centre (15-20) minute walk. I feel it lacks in nightlife. The university itself does host its own event nights at the lrv but I've never really been drawn to attend; friends say it's empty. In the ember lounge they hold a karaoke night which is a blast. Especially whilst enjoying some of their cocktails. But there's not much in the clubbing scene. There are some venues in Hanley but they're a bit lacklustre and more expensive than I would have thought. £3-6 a drink. Overall I do really love this University as the course is phenomenal. The area around it is a different matter. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to do technology-based courses and even business and art; the facilities are second to none.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th October 17

Had to purchase wifi ourselves but every other student accommodation has wifi - I haven't used the careers service so I have no judgement student union are fab as well as societies - I play badminton on Wednesdays and campus facilities have my divided opinion as I am split between multiple campuses

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th October 17

Everywhere has its problems but staffs really tried and for games and media is the best in the land. Amazing.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

Good facilities! Unless your in Clarice cliff which is outdated!!! Hence 3* but other than that amazing place! (Also never used career service yet) societies are good fun and always looking to get you involved in activities :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th October 17

My experience if the careers network has been very good, the campus itself has a few shops and takeaways on it so anything you need is readily available.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 17

An excellent university with an outstanding photography department. Lectures and technicians were always willing to help you if and when it was needed! Constantly checking progress of assessments and genially interested in your wellbeing not just on the course! A very understanding group of people who do not judge or behave negatively around others.. when choosing which university I wanted to attend 3 years ago I decided Staffs sounded the best due to the course, the campus, the area all the boxes were ticked and it did not disappoint!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th July 17

Staffordshire University has been amazing at supporting me academically with the resources available. I am a recent graduate, 3 years ago when it came down to choosing the right university for me I have chosen Staffs because of the amazing facilities available for the photography course, as well as equipment. I can now say it has not disappointed me. I would truely recommend this university with anyone doing a creative course, especially photography!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th November 15

The only thing I wish there was would be a running/track team, other than that I have no issues, it's a fab uni!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 15

Loving it here, friendly people, easy to find your way round campus and passionate staff!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 15

Helpful staff, great facilities and undergoing a big refurbishment to support all students in their studies!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 15

It's a lovely campus. As soon as I came here on open day it felt right. The staff I have spoken to have been friendly and helpful. I love the cosplay society. The leaders are awesome and it's nice to hang out with like minded people.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd October 15

It's ok I guess, not amazing. The computers are minimum, the library pretty bare. The students union seems to do nothing of actual worth other than hold a subpar "club" night in the union bar every Friday and running meaningless #proudToBeStaffs campaigns. At least you get internet everywhere on campus.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th September 15

Wifi cuts all the time even though i paid for a £50 upgrade

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th September 15

Most of the clubs and societies are on the stoke campus

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th September 15

Facilities up to working standard, the union is very friendly and great for a job. University is always look for staff so it easy to get a job. Free WiFi in every building and it's much better than in halls

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th September 15

It's alright. Pretty mediocre. Nothing special about it really.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Well organised lecturers who are really helpful. Great Students Union

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th August 15

I wouldn't pick anywhere else. There's much to be improved but the social aspect outweighs all the bad points! The students union does a great job and making it a place that you love

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th July 15

The university has provided me many opportunities to make the best out of my university life and career. The facilities are amazing and tailored towards giving the best education.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

I expected so much more when I came to university, the range of clubs is limited and the ones that are available do not do many activities. It would be nice if he student union did more events to get students involved and bear what they want. Also the music played in the student club (LRV) is so boring it's unbelievable, they really need to change it up it the same thing each week and it is not universal. WiFi in halls is rubbish!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great Uni! Lecturers are awesome (on Psychology), Good facility's. New building. Only downside is the area (Stoke is a rough place to live) but all things considered the Uni is amazing

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Campus was small which was nice sometimes due to always walking past someone you knew which created a family feel. Only really heard mention of the rugby and netball clubs and socials, as well as archery at the very start of the year.. other than that no clubs seemed readily available! Students union was again nice as it was a small family like campus and everyone made each feel welcome and happy so everyone could enjoy their time. Internet was more than often losing connection which was super annoying when watching something or trying to get an assignment fone.done.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Campus appears nice but social side isn't fantastic

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

If you were to compare this to other ex-poly's. It's poor, MMU, LJMU, Leeds Met, all fantastic, this is just poor. Been to better Sixth Forms.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Good uni for the course but halls seriously let it down!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

student com internet is terrible

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

It's not the best, but the course is alright. Everything else is pretty dire however.

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