Read the latest blogs from around Staffordshire University

  • Research Funding & Placement Opportunities
    Newton-Bhabha PhD placements programme British Council, GB This programme enables UK and Indian PhD students to spend between two and four months in Indian and UK higher education or research institutions. Indian scholars will receive a monthly stipend of £1,300 to cover meals, accommodation and domestic travel, whereas UK scholars… ... read more
    Blog: Graduate SchoolPublished on 22-07-2016
  • HEFCE catalyst fund
    With £45m in funding to drive innovation the the higher education section, the HEFCE catalyst fund is one not to miss. HEFCE are interested in collaborative approaches around: •student engagement •enhancement of teaching and learning •student participation and success •strategically important and vulnerable subjects •research •knowledge exchange •leadership, governance and… ... read more
    Blog: ResearchPublished on 22-07-2016
  • What should you do before calling clearing
    “Don’t Rush the call” My first advice is don’t rush that call! I wish I hadn’t as I must of sounded like a mad woman harping on to Ed (Edward Tolhusrt, my course leader). Remember you can only make one first impression. You need to be prepared and try to… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-07-2016
  • Summer Adventures: Essex Pride 2016 Edition!
    Surprisingly considering I am studying Radio Production at Staffs, I’ve been volunteering in radio stations since I was 16 years old. I started off in Hospital Radio Chelmsford, where I worked 3 shows a week (2 request shows, visiting the patients and hearing wonderful stories, and 1 show on my… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-07-2016
  • Commuting to University
    As a rule I drive into university, its easier for me to travel and saves me some time, but for this post I decided to use public transport to see another option of getting there. So today I got the bus. It started with a brisk walk to the stop in… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 21-07-2016
  • CCU Postcards!
    We have six lovely new postcards that showcase some of our creative evaluation tools. Get in touch if you’d like us to send you a free pack. Find out more about our creative and participatory evaluation projects and our creative approaches to measuring social value. ... read more
    Blog: Creative Communities UnitPublished on 21-07-2016
  • Adjusting to Life After Uni…
    I’m officially back home and the word “weird” is definitely an understatement to how I’m feeling. I went to Uni with two suitcases and a couple bags with food and bedding etc and I’ve come home with over double of that! I don’t know where it’s all going to go!… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 21-07-2016
  • Has University been any different coming through clearing rather than the traditional route?
    Has University been any different coming through clearing rather than the traditional route?NO, not it the slightest the only difference is how I applied….. I Called Staffordshire University clearing I went through grades with clearing staff member I then got transferred through to the tutor, tell me about the course and assessed… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-07-2016
  • Ghostbusters: Who Ya Gonna Call?
    Hey peeps! Now, I have a friend who has been a Ghostbusters fan all of her life and while my memories of Ghostbusters are scarce, having only remembered that one ‘Decapitated Heads in the Train Tunnel’ scene which I remember leaving me scarred as a child, I finally decided to on… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-07-2016
  • Humanitarian Aid post-Brexit, Dissertations, and Woodrow Wilson
    In my last blog (written in the lead up to the Brexit referendum) I referenced the political debate taking place at that time. That’s been and gone now, the deed is done, and those of us directly affected by such a monumental, political upheaval are now dealing with the fallout.… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 19-07-2016
  • New Appetite Case Studies
    You can now view five new case studies that form part of our evaluation of Appetite. These case studies consider areas such as Appetite’s funding for developing new artists, the positive journey for a Community Hub member who commissioned a successful performance drawing on Stoke’s heritage, the impact of Appetite on the City, and the experience… ... read more
    Blog: Creative Communities UnitPublished on 19-07-2016
  • Graduation 2016
    Wow – what a fantastic week and the sun shone for all but one day. Graduation is a time when I am sure that we all reflect on what Higher Education is all about. As I talked to students, parents and families and listened to our Students’ Unions’ representatives in… ... read more
    Blog: Vice Chancellor Professor Liz BarnesPublished on 19-07-2016
  • Workout Tips
    I for one have a love/hate relationship with working out, especially going to the gym so I’ve taken to working out at home as you can still see great results without a gym. So if you’re like me and don’t like travelling or you just don’t have the time, here… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 19-07-2016
  • Pokémon GO Mania!
    Pokemania is back and it’s taking the world by storm! Now those are the words I wasn’t expecting to ever hear again but to my surprise the past week or two, kids around the world have been living the life of a Pokemon Trainer while adults of all ages (me… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 18-07-2016
  • Home From Home
    By Fiona Christian (Level 5) Most people would commute or travel slightly to get to university, whereas me, I had to spend 4 hours on a boat then a 2 hour car journey to get to Staffordshire (as I am from the Isle of Man). Nevertheless, it was tiring but… ... read more
    Blog: Sports TherapyPublished on 18-07-2016