History, Affiliations and Rankings
Alfred Bolton, an industrialist, purchased a 2-acre (8,100 m2) land on what is now College Road in 1901, and mining classes began there in 1906. Pottery studies began in 1907, moving from Tunstall to temporary buildings, and in 1914, J. C. Cadman officially opened the Cadman Building as the Central School of Science and Technology. President of the Board of Education, A. Pease Over the entryway, a frieze represents potters and miners. The Alfred Bolton Room was renamed in 2013 at the Cadman Building's Library Conference Room. North Staffordshire Polytechnic was created in 1970 as a result of the amalgamation of Stoke-on-Trent College of Art, North Staffordshire College of Technology (both situated in Stoke-on-Trent), and Staffordshire College of Technology in Stafford. Madeley College of Education, originally County of Stafford Training College, a teacher training facility in Madeley, Staffordshire, was absorbed by the polytechnic in 1977. North Staffordshire Polytechnic was one of just a few third-level colleges in the UK to offer an International Relations degree. The International Relations Department received the highest rating in the institution during the 1992 UK government Research Assessment Exercise. Staffordshire Polytechnic became the institution's new name in 1988. Staffordshire University was established in 1992 as one of the new universities founded on former polytechnics. The university is well-known for its innovative approach and has become a leader in vocational and academic instruction, innovative industry understanding, and student employability. The university is affiliated with MillionPlus, Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Universities UK. According to the Times Higher Education Rankings 2022, the university is ranked #1001 - 1200th across the globe.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university has 2 campuses, the main campus is located in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, and it primarily offers courses in law, business, sciences, applied computing, engineering, arts, design, journalism, and media production. These are divided into two sections, one on College Road (the former County Cricket Ground) and the other on Leek Road. The Mellor Building on the College Road campus, formerly housing science teaching, has been refurbished to become the new home of the School of Engineering (which moved from Stafford Beaconside) in 2013 and of Applied Computing, which moved from the Brindley Building in 2013. AirNet, the university's wireless network, serves a substantial portion of the campus. In 1998, the university launched a new campus in Lichfield in collaboration with Tamworth and Lichfield College. There are 6 major departments in the university, Staffordshire Business School and Computing and Digital Technology Department are the most renowned. It is a public-funded university that runs dozens of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs across various disciplines.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The School of Computing was originally housed in GEC's former Nelson Research Laboratory on Blackheath Lane on the outskirts of Stafford. It provided one of the first BSc programmes in computing in the UK, and its first main computer was a used DEUCE. The School of Computing eventually relocated to the Octagon, a purpose-designed building on the Beaconside campus completed in 1992 after the university was granted status. A Cisco Networking Academy has been established at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Sciences (FCES). In 1990, the university was the first to offer a single honours degree in Film, Television, and Radio Studies. Greg Dyke opened a new Media Centre in 2005, which included radio studios, a television news desk, and a broadcast journalist suite. The National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council both offer nationally accredited courses in print, broadcast, and sports journalism. The Forensic Science degrees (Forensic Science,Forensic Science and Criminology, and Forensic Science and Psychology) were accredited by the Forensic Science Society (FSC) in 2007, making it one of four universities whose courses have been recognised for high academic quality and teaching services. The Forensic theme is continued with a specific Forensic Biology degree, and the Faculty of Computing Engineering and Technology on the Stafford Campus was one of the first university faculties in the UK to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the new discipline of Forensic Computing. Some of the notable alumni of Staffordshire university are David Bolt, Tim Field, Mark Wallace, Susie Cooper, and many more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
They are dedicated to fostering and facilitating a positive culture in which workers, students, and visitors can be themselves. They emphasise inclusion as a means of ensuring equitable opportunity for all of our people and demonstrating our dedication to Equality, Diversity, and Human Rights. The two key strategic objectives for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are to ensure a University environment that actively promotes social and educational inclusion and equality of opportunity for everyone who works, studies, or visits here, and to ensure that the needs, rights, and contributions of people with protected characteristics are central to the design and delivery of the University's Enabling and Resourcing Strategies and related operational plans. Unitemps, Staffordshire University's official recruitment agency, is owned by the university. It was founded to assist businesses in attracting talent from universities. It also offers internships and short-term shift work. Over university, recruiters opt to hire their interns as full-time workers. Unitemps' internship services are further separated into Graduate Internships and Student Internships.