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Staffordshire University Reputation
Staffordshire University is located in Central England. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 14,345 students are enrolled at Staffordshire University:
- 13,910 of these students come from the UK
- 130 come from other EU countries
- And 310 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Staffordshire University show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Staffordshire University, is £20,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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On mobile the WiFi around the campus is horrendous as well as the reception if you use data. Other than that everything at this university is amazing. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, while also offering a lot of support services for students regarding bullying, finance or mental health services. The mystaffs app they have is the best thing to use, and you can even make appointments for several of their services through it, such as student advisors. The layout of the campus might be a bit spread out but getting to one side to the other isn’t too difficult. All the buildings are clearly labelled on the outside, and the only downside is the fact that they’ve renovated and the layout inside some buildings is a bit confusing. I get lost easily and I’ve still managed to find each of my classes. The tutors are the best part of my whole uni experience. Thanks to them I’ve never felt anxious about going to class and I’ve always felt like I’ve had someone to talk about regarding my work.
Super friendly, helpful and determined staff who always put their students first. The campus is very large but very easy to get to point A to B. A wide range of societies and clubs to choose from as well as the ability to create one of your own. The students union are students who are very passionate to help you whenever you need it and create fun day events for the whole campus to enjoy. This university is the best! if you are looking for a fun, supportive and well organised university experience, came to staffordshire university. You won't regret it!
Students Union can be busy one day and dead the next it’s really dependant on who’s there, it’s probbaly better to go to a club or something. Internet is pretty slow but good enough for on campus. Societies fair made me cringe a lot most likely won’t be joining any of those but to be fair they have a karate selection so i’m sure you would find what you wanted, i’m just pretty stubborn with that stuff. Campus is friendly with good facilities but often find there’s not enough PCs in library or in lesson too because of big classes. Overall really nice University though, as a gaming student i recommend it for that as they have all of the resources you need.
The university is one of the best in the country for the course I’m currently doing e.g. Computer Science. The teachers are very friendly and always there to help. The lectures are very fun even though that sounds a bit strange. The university overall is very good and can’t wait to see what opportunities it will give me.
Very happy with my choice of uni. Staffs was my top choice and I was so pleased when I got it. Has exceeded my expectations and I’ve settled in very well. Classes are a great size, lecturers are very supportive and you can never ask too many questions.
The library is absolutely fantastic. Much better than any other university I looked at. It’s useful for every course as the computers are equipped for nearly every course. Those who need specific software will most likely find it on the Apple Macs or, for engineering and maths, subject-specific computers. The Science Centre is fantastically equipped. They could do with another printer in there but other than that it is fantastic.
I received a Master's in Interior Design and thankfully, I did not have to pay for the online courses myself. This particular program is very over rated. It's hard enough to make a Master's in Interior Design program that actually has value in a traditional, hands-on school. I felt that the curriculum was extremely easy and, in some cases, amounted to busy work to justify the tuition. I did learn some things here but nothing I could not have learned reading a couple books. In general, not worth it at all.
Great course content on the MSC Cyber Security along with interesting and challenging assignments! A very technical MSC. The course focused on developing and demonstrating practical Cyber Security skills. This course was certainly more technically challenging and less of a 'managerial/policy focused' MSC than the MSC's some of my colleges have/are studying at alternative uni's. I've certainly explored areas of Cyber Security that i wouldn't have otherwise, such as Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering (MARE), i really liked that the focus of assessments was always on demonstrating practical competence by solving realistic Cyber Security problems in well thought out scenarios - e.g. in MARE a real world piece of malware was provided and students were required to identify it and reverse engineer it, in a sand boxed environment they had to create! Incident Response was also a really enjoyable module, where practical digital forensics skills were taught and tested during the assessment
Great course content on the MSC Cyber Security along with interesting and challenging assignments! A very technical MSC. The course focused on developing and demonstrating practical Cyber Security skills. This course was certainly more technically challenging and less of a 'managerial/policy focused' MSC than the MSC's some of my colleges have/are studying at alternative uni's
studied law degree at this uni. Rubbish basic facilities all round. Most of the tutors need upgrading. They get facts wrong and lots of bullying and sexual harassment happening here. Uni do nothing to address this. I do not recommend this uni.
Law degree for last three years and overjoyed to leave this nasty place. Building and most of the tutors need to be upgraded. Basic facilities all round. Not worth the money you pay. Lots of bullying and sexual harassment which is not appropriately dealt with. Many tutors have been taken on after just finishing degrees at the university. Not good and I would not recommend this place.
The law school was actually quite good - supportive tutors and lecturers, interesting material, a big dedicated law library in the law building. On the social side then there are plenty of societies to get involved in. Ember is decent, and let's face it, Gobble at the LRV is better than most nights out. Stoke isn't the liveliest city for nightlife and clubbing, but it makes up for that with a great house party scene.
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.
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.
I'm reading for an MSc in Computing at the university via distance learning. The course is terrible and the teaching/support is abysmal. There is no directed reading, properly informed lectures or anything of the like. The course material consists of a set of tasks which you are required to complete, a very superficial power point presentation which is supposed to pass as a lecture and then you're left to get on with it. Comparable courses at other universities have a rich variety of multimedia to support teaching and deliver an enjoyable learning experience. This course is so bad that I've even resorted to using youtube as a means of getting some decent lecture material. The lecturer is often late in delivering the (very basic) course material and the little material that is provided is often contradictory to whats in textbooks on the subject. I so regret not having chosen a different university. I am thinking about complaining but am afraid that this might result in bad marks.
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!
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.