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Staffordshire University

Creative Town Campus

Ucas code: S72

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

47%

LOW

Sporty

64%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

56%

MED

Creative

72%

HIGH

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £20k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 81% HIGH

Number of students

14,883

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

86%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

40%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

51%

of students are male

Young / Mature

29%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

5%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 221 comments (77 students)
    • Course

      The course has modules focusing on different aspects, with one per year focusing on how to improve employability. The others...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

      Course

      The course has modules focusing on different aspects, with one per year focusing on how to improve employability. The others focus on the ecology side of the course and another is designed to make you think about how we got here through evolution and abiotic factors we have managed to adapt around. They also teach you statistical skills which are very useful for when we graduate and find a job in this career field. Lecturers are always available when you need them. Feedback is a little hit and miss, sometimes it will come back to you quickly and others will take weeks, although these are usually the more detailed versions of feedback which actually help you improve. Assessments are all different, with a mix of presentations, practical portfolios, in class submissions, exams, assignments and even making a website. Its generally good but the amount of deadlines do cause a lot of us stress.

      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

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    • Accomodation

      The neighbourhood is full of students and is only across the road from the uni, between both parts of the campus which is why...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

      Accomodation

      The neighbourhood is full of students and is only across the road from the uni, between both parts of the campus which is why all of us have chosen to live in the area. There's 2 bars, a nightclub, 2 shops, 2 libraries and a coffee shop which are all student run. Supermarkets are only 10 minutes walk away (Aldi, Asda, Farmfoods, Tescos) and the main town is a 20 minute walk or a short bus journey away so it's all well connected. Although the area is in between everywhere I don't think I'd choose to live here again as its a rough area. There has been 2 stabbings this year, bodies found in the river and more. There are also strange people that hang around on the roads and make you feel uncomfortable as you walk past by shouting at you (if you're a female). I'd move somewhere slightly further away where it is quieter and I'd feel safer.

      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

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    • Support

      University wasn't much help apart from at one point I was unable to buy any food and so was given free food. My Student loan...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

      Support

      University wasn't much help apart from at one point I was unable to buy any food and so was given free food. My Student loan isn't enough to pay my rent even though I know others with parents in high paid jobs who get over double the amount I do. because of this I have to work as much as possible which affects the amount of time I can do my work, meaning I stretch my time until the deadline and my work probably isn't the best of my ability, if I do want to produce better work it will just mean I'll starve. My parents don't have the money to send to me even though student finance assumes they do.

      2018, 2nd year, Ecology

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    • Course

      I feel like there is not enough contact hours with tutors or enough guidance to help us improve on our grades

      2018, 2nd year

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    • Support

      Didn’t seem any as I didn’t know where to go.

      2018, 1st year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accomodation

      I live in Shelton, the area directly surrounding Staffordshire University's Stoke campus. This area is popular with students...

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      2018, 2nd year, Textile Design

      Accomodation

      I live in Shelton, the area directly surrounding Staffordshire University's Stoke campus. This area is popular with students due to how close it is to the university. My house is a 3 minute walk from campus, and is near the 24 hour library so it's easy to get home if I have been studying late. There are regular buses into Hanley from a bus stop nearby, and Stoke on Trent railway station is just around the corner, along with a taxi rank. There are a lot of takeaways and corner shops nearby, making it convenient for food and drink. The main supermarkets are slightly further away (15-30 minute walk, depending on which store) but are still accessible. I am living in Shelton again next year as I am happy with the location and how easy it is to get to university.

      2018, 2nd year, Textile Design

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