• Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Izaak Walton (Author)
    Neil Morrissey (Actor)
    Fran Healy (Musician)

  • Population: 130,869

    • About Stafford

      Split over three main campuses in Stoke-on-Trent (two) and Stafford (one), the University of Staffordshire is a modern institution with a dedication to its student body.

      Over 16,000 students make up the varied mix of learning and independent study available in the heart of Staffordshire, with over 5,000 studying degrees abroad under the uni’s international academic ‘umbrella’. 

      The uni covers a wealth of degree subjects at both undergraduate and post graduate level, including an innovative 2-year degree programme – in which it is a leading authority. Roughly 30 kilometres from the Stoke sites, The Stafford campus is the main base for the Nursing and Midwifery faculties but is also home to the majority of the science students, giving a predominantly male population. Whether this is a good thing or not probably relies on your own gender and interests, but the Stoke sites do retain a bit more of an artier, cooler air. 

      Stafford is a country town and no amount of students has stopped that – the nightlife offering a good choice of pubs and friendly atmosphere but little for the hardcore party people. On the plus side, the Law faculty is hugely respected, the uni boasts a state of the art Journalism department and Alton Towers is practically next door.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre


      Interesting Facts

      • Stafford Castle was built by the Normans on the nearby hilltop to the west in about 1090

      • There are more miles of canals in Staffordshire than any other county in England

      • The UK's premier theme park Alton Towers is only down the road from Stafford!