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Staffordshire University is located across two campuses in the towns of Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford and was established in 1992, with around 12,000 students currently enrolled. The University offers a wide variety of two-year ‘fast track’ degrees in subjects such as Business, Law and Computer Science.
The University focus on employability and have partnerships with prestigious global companies, such as Microsoft and CISCO, and industry links with global leaders including Amazon and Google. Stoke-on-Trent is one of the most culturally significant cities in the UK, rich in industrial heritage and creative artistic flair. Just an hour’s drive away from Liverpool and Manchester, Stafford University is home to a wealth of global businesses, headquartered close-by including Vodafone & JCB.
Staffordshire are a truly trailblazing institution. In 2017 they launched the UK’s first ever Esports degree which has attracted 100s of applications from all over the world. Supported by The NUEL, Fast Web Media and Codemasters, this unique degree focuses on the business side of Esports and builds on a reputation as a leading institution for Computer Games. digitally inspired Staffordshire University courses will open doors to a range of new and yet to be discovered job opportunities.
The Staffordshire University acceptance rate is 57% and Staffordshire University courses will set you up for a rich and fulfilling career. Key Staffordshire University rankings include being in the UK top 10 for Social Inclusion in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. A wide variety of Staffordshire University scholarships are available for eligible international students.
Digital Institute London is part of Staffordshire University and is one of the biggest and best gaming universities in the UK.
The International Student Centre is part of Staffordshire University's Student Office and provides a range of support for international students, including English language teaching, academic and cultural support as well as specialist immigration advice. The centre is staffed with a team of experienced English language teachers and two international student advisers. At the beginning of the year there is an International Welcome Programme run for students to get to know each other, Staffordshire and the University.
Overall, 68% of Staffordshire University’s research was judged 3* "internationally excellent" and 4* "world leading", up from 37% in 2014, following the results of the REF 2021. In addition, 87% of the University’s research impact has been rated as “very considerable” or “outstanding”.
Accommodation is divided across both campuses. Stoke has just over 1,000 rooms available either in student houses or more traditional halls of residence, while Stafford has 605 rooms. Postgraduate students have a dedicated hall of residence on the Stoke campus, while the University also run a search engine for landlords to help students who wish to live in the private sector.
Staffordshire University has two main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, along with four smaller areas of study. The city of Stoke-on-Trent is in north Staffordshire, 45 minutes from Manchester by train; while the town of Stafford is in south Staffordshire, about one hour from Birmingham.
Stoke and Stafford are 27km apart in the centre of the UK and Stoke-on-Trent, which now has a population of over 250,000 people, is a vibrant modern city renowned for its industrial heritage. The local area is often referred to as 'The Potteries' because of its long history of ceramic design and manufacture.
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