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Staffordshire University

1,005 Staffordshire University reviews

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2022 WUSCA winners

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(3.9)
  • Staffordshire University
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poppy
04 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years

Collaborative Theatre Practice MA

University rating (5)

n/a

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Jordan Samuels
27 Mar 22

Computer Science (with a Foundation Year) (Optional pathways: Cloud Technologies, Internet & Web Management, Network Computing, Software Development) BSc (Hons)

University rating (3)

The facilities are not the best. Least now the catalyst building has been built my mind my change on that. I had a terrible tutor who couldn’t explain stuff the best so I was so far behind , I almost failed my first year . I think there should be a procedure, where the tutor should have to prove they are able to teach to a level where the people interviewing , have a clear understanding of what the tutor is trying to teach them .

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Joshua Banfield
27 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

Computer Science (with a Foundation Year) (Optional pathways: Cloud Technologies, Internet & Web Management, Network Computing, Software Development) BSc (Hons)

University rating (3)

The student life is dreadful (especially at the university's students' union club, the LRV). On most nights, it's completely empty, like COMPLETELY empty. They make no effort to advertise or campaign for it, in different ways and this effectively strips away the expectations for what a student would have wanted, while at university. The support on my course has been bare bones and basic and that's being generous. They are only helpful, as far as it comes to ticking boxes and filling out the forms they need. At that point, all support and help drops away and no effort is made to help students. As for the campus, the newest building, the Catalyst is modern, stunning and up-to-date. This is where is ends. The rest of the university is miles behind others and feels very depressingly. So many things are old or even completely broken and it doesn't make the amount of debt feel worth it. The location is good, in terms of it being central to many cities and having a good selection of supermarkets around it. That being said, the city itself is ugly and has a high crime rate. It's hard to feel safe here and it isn't overly likeable.

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Ali Raza
27 Mar 22

Computer Science (with a Foundation Year) (Optional pathways: Cloud Technologies, Internet & Web Management, Network Computing, Software Development) BSc (Hons)

University rating (3)

The university could do a lot more to make a better student nightlife as there is no nightlife in stoke city Centre and the student union is the same as it is practically empty on most nights. The buildings around the campus look old and unbuilt. Most of the facilities are outdated. However the location for the uni is brilliant as you have the train station around the corner and a lot of diverse halal shops and grocery shops around a 5 min walk

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Markuss
26 Mar 22

Automotive & Motorsport Engineering BEng (Hons)

University rating (1)

Starting with the facilities they are probably the least bad aspect of the university. For an engineer student at least you have access to 3D printers and laser cutters, along with some lathes and CNC machines for metal work. However, the rest of the buildings are rather bare and even the new Catalyst building which they boast about being +£40m to build yet it genuinely has nothing in it. Moving onto the location, if you go on Google maps or just know what stoke looks like then I think it really speaks for itself so not much else on that. Student support is very bad from a personal view, there is no offer of actual face to face therapy sessions only over the phone which I think is a bit of a joke, and when it comes to your subject if you don't understand something then don't bother emailing the lecturers as they only tell you to look at the PowerPoints they've already gone through. Student engagement in lessons doesn't exist, but neither does teacher engagement. There really isn't anything good to say about the campus, the buildings are spread out so takes about 10 minutes to get to the old library building from the halls, and it does not feel like a university campus should sadly. Best way to describe it is college just with a different label. The cafes are probably the only highlight of the campus as they are generally empty (what a surprise), and the staff there are usually nice. Don't expect party life to be good either as it really isn't both on campus or in stoke. Especially not on campus as the music playing is the same every Wednesday and Friday, and the DJ might as well be replaced with a Spotify playlist I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Next up is the student life. It's miserable. Don't expect to be taking part in many clubs as they all seem to inevitably die because nobody shows up to them. Making friends can vary from course to course, but as it's a uni aimed at gamers it's hard to actually socialise and make friends with people. Even in the course you will find that half the class don't show up after about a month and the other half are usually quiet and antisocial. However experience there can vary from person to person. Student Union tries with events and whatnot but at the end of the day when the students aren't going to engage in any activities it is inevitably destined for failure.

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Charlotte
26 Mar 22
Aged 25-34 years

Psychology MSc

University rating (4)

n/a

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Lorena Rejon Franco
23 Mar 22

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

In general everything is quite good, Im enjoying my course. The general experience in uni is good, there are many activities to take place

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Laszlo Banyik
23 Mar 22

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

University rating (4)

Some of the modules and lecturers are really knowladgable and the actual modules are well structured in order to help getting through the degree as well and gaining good technical knowladge.

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Haddy Ngum
23 Mar 22

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

University rating (5)

I have tremendous support when I really needed it and have always got it. Library is great computers takes 30mins or more to boot up, if you have an hours break and need to use them it’s useless. Apart from that I enjoy the course and all the support and knowledge I gain.

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Asad Ali
23 Mar 22

Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng

University rating (4)

Some lecturers are not the best at teaching ither than that its great

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