Staffordshire University

Home to a global network of over 20,000 students, and based in the cultural hub of Stoke-on-Trent - there's a reason that Staffordshire University has been recognised as the Highest Climber in the Complete University Guide 2019. 

Digitally led and focused on graduate employability, the University provides high-quality undergraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, and new and industry-relevant courses launch every year, such as their esports undergraduate course - the first of its kind in the UK. 

The institution prides itself on being The Connected University, connecting students with staff, business and career opportunities. Theya re commended for their teaching standards, rated Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), and they offer a variety of full-time, part-time and distance learning opportunities - meaning whatever a student's commitments may be, there's always a way to study for a better future. Academic staff are constantly contributing to world leading researching too, and as a result we have broken into the top 1000 research institutions in the World University Rankings 2019. 

Graduate employability is at the forefront of the University's objectives. All courses provide opportunity for relevant work-placement, and students can benefit from a vast network of professional connections from academic staff and alumni alike. 

The Stoke-on-Trent campus is constantly improving, with over £100m invested in facilities and new buildings in recent years. Facilities are up-to-date and industry relevant, and students get the chance to practise in professional environments such as the new for 2019 Smart Zone, the Staffs Newsroom, the future for students to take advantage of too, with a £30m Science Centre, updated learning areas in the brand-new Beacon building, and many more innovative additions to their campus. 

Staffordshire University boasts a vast range of accommodation options for their students to enjoy. They have over 1200 rooms at their Stoke-on-Trent campus, and 50 near their Stafford Centre of Excellence. Surprisingly for their city locations, much of the accommodation opens out onto gardens, fields, or intimate courtyards. Outside space with built-in furniture, fairy lights, bean bags, pizza ovens, fire pits and electrical points for music make it the perfect all year round space to enjoy. 

So not only do students leave the University with new knowledge and skills, but they leave with professional connections and unique life experiences that make them ultra-employable in the real world. 

Key contacts for enquiries

Jo Ellard
Department of Sport and Science 

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Associated courses

BA Sports Coaching course

If you want to pursue a career in sports coaching and development, either in the UK or abroad, then our Sports Coaching degree is for you. 

Do you want to help athletes and teams perform to their absolute best? Or maybe you like the idea of helping to make a difference to society through sport? Wherever your sporting ambitions lie, we'll give you the practical skills and knowledge you'll need to build a successful career in the sport industry. 

Supported by our research active educators, you'll take a multidisciplinary apporach to sports coaching that encompasses sport pedagogy, psychology, sociology, sport development and more. 

You'll also develop your practical coaching skills across a variety of sports. We have estabilished partnerships with internationall recognised organisations, including UK Coaching, The FA, the RFU, Nippon Sports University, as well as regional sporting and educations organisations such as Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire University Academies Trust, Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre, Stoke City FC Community Trust and Port Vale FC Community Trust.