Staffordshire University is a university in Staffordshire, England. It has one main campus based in the city of Stoke-on-Trent and three other campuses; in Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury.
The university has two main campuses, four smaller campuses, and extensive links with National, European and Transnational academic institutions.
The two main campuses (Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford) and the Lichfield campus all have purpose built Business Villages. These have fully furnished small office spaces with internet access.
In the 2012/13 academic year, the VC, Michael Gunn, announced that a consultation exercise would be undertaken on whether to keep both campuses (Stafford and Stoke) open or whether to close one. As yet no definitive conclusion has been made and the ultimate result will based on many decisive factors including student feedback and financial viability. It is anticipated that the review will take a year to carry out. The university announced the result of their Estates Strategy on 30 January 2014 after the Board of Governors met at a special meeting to decide on it the night before. The decision was made to move the computing and entertainment technology courses to the Stoke-on-Trent campus by 2016 and health courses in Stafford will remain.
The main campus is in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, and primarily offers law, business, sciences, applied computing, engineering, arts, design, journalism and media production courses. These are split into two areas, one on College Road, and the other on Leek Road. A new Science and Technology facility was opened in 2012 as part of a major redevelopment adjacent to Stoke-on-Trent railway station. The old science building on the College Road campus, Mellor building has since been refurbished to form the new home of the School of Engineering (which moved from the Stafford Beaconside campus) in 2013 and applied computing which moved from Brindley building in 2013. A large section of the campus is supported by AirNet, the university’s free wireless connection.
The Stoke campus also features its own student nightclub called the „LRV“ short for the Leek Road Venue. This nightclub hosts a variety of student nights on various days of the week but its main open nights are on a Wednesday and Friday.
A public film theatre is situated on the side of the Flaxman building on College Road, and shows mainstream and independent films on a regular basis to an audience of up to 180 people, as well as being used for large lectures. In 2006, a new TV studio facility was opened by former BBC Director General Greg Dyke in the Arts, Media and Design faculty building on College Road, Stoke. The new £1 million development features up-to-date technology and industry specification equipment.