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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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 :)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.