Read the latest blogs from around Staffordshire University

  • Black Ice = Dirty Ice?
    Getting up close and personal with a glacier for the first time is an unforgettable experience. I first studied glacial geomorphology over 25 years ago and the strange vocabulary of the science still trips off the tongue: roches moutonnées, drumlins, ablation, calving, moraines. I have stood in the great glaciated… ... read more
    Blog: GeographyPublished on 26-06-2016
  • What does Brexit mean for Universities?
    The votes counted. A decision made. The UK has decided to leave the European Union. But what does this mean for universities? Universities UK have put together answers to some key questions. Will the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes change? There will be no immediate changes to EU programmes such as… ... read more
    Blog: EU ReferendumPublished on 24-06-2016
  • Step Up student blogs: Tom
    What motivated you to apply for Step Up? During my time at college I did not see the need for a good education, and left gaining a job in retail, over the past 8 years I have been able to work my way up to assistant manager in a clothes… ... read more
    Blog: Mature LearnersPublished on 24-06-2016
  • The vote for Brexit – What was the thinking?
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    Blog: EU ReferendumPublished on 24-06-2016
  • E3 Mania!
    E3 is the latest craze everyone is talking about… well gamers especially. To those that are reading this blog and seem confused and asking themselves questions like ‘What on Earth is E3?’ or ‘Isn’t E3 a drug and if it is… where can I get it?’ then don’t worry my… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 24-06-2016
  • Staffordshire University and Adult Community Learning forge partnership to support education across the city.
    Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have come together to collaborate their efforts in supporting learners back into education. The University will be working closely with Adult Community Learning in the Local Authority headquarters, One Smithfield building in Hanley city centre to provide information, guidance and mentoring to members of… ... read more
    Blog: Mature LearnersPublished on 22-06-2016
  • Powerful Civil Rights Drama
    I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know … Continue reading ... read more
    Blog: English and Creative WritingPublished on 22-06-2016
  • The EU Referendum
    June is an important month for the United Kingdom as we finally as a nation to decide whether we want to stay in the European Union or leave. Now, I’m not personally a political person myself but this debate has been on my mind for the last few months. I… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-06-2016
  • England…Can we still do it ?
    England…“Everyone seems to know the score, they’ve seen it all before They just know, they’re so sure That England’s gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away But I know they can play, ‘Cause I remember…Three lions on the shirt”  Those words seem no more appropriate than now, it seems… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 21-06-2016
  • Better the devil you know – why we will vote Remain?
    Well, that’s sewn up the referendum result – David Beckham will be voting Remain. So now we’ll all be following one of Britain’s leading lights into the ballot box … Unfortunately for those who believe in the power of celebrities to sway the country’s political will, there is little evidence… ... read more
    Blog: EU ReferendumPublished on 21-06-2016
  • Heart Attacked? Try Sport.
      There are many reasons for women to get involved in sport, yet women are still, according to Sport England statistics, less likely than men to engage in active lifestyles. A quick trawl of the internet emphasises multiple health benefits, from increased fertility to cardiovascular health to decreasing the loss… ... read more
    Blog: Summer of SportPublished on 20-06-2016
  • Women in Sport: Moving in the right direction?
    Lynne Duval l.duval@staffs.ac.uk @Lynnestaffs   The recent Aviva Women’s Cycling Tour had its penultimate stage finish in Stoke on Trent on June 18th 2016. Whilst cycling is by no means immune to accusations of sexism, with recent reports suggesting a longstanding culture of inequality[1], the tour is one of the biggest… ... read more
    Blog: Summer of SportPublished on 20-06-2016
  • The probable economic costs of Brexit
    These two letters form part of a correspondence in a local newspaper conducted by Geoff Pugh (Professor of Applied Economics, Staffordshire University Business School).   Letter 1: How much is Brexit likely to cost a family living one average wage?   Last week Ruth Sheard said on these pages she… ... read more
    Blog: EU ReferendumPublished on 20-06-2016
  • Prison Escape – Could you do it?
    Ever wanted to try your luck at escaping a prison, at a disused prison? Well now is your chance! Branching out from just giving historical tours and educational visits, Jailhouse Tours have set up their own Prison Escape event. The event is the only one available in the UK, and… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2016
  • Eroica Britannia – Day 1
    So here I am in Bakewell for day 1 of the fantastic festival known as Eroica Britannia. Riders are getting registered and then having a quick drink in the tent There’s all sort on including talks about racing on penny … Continue reading ... read more
    Blog: Staffordshire ProfessoriatePublished on 17-06-2016