Read the latest blogs from around Staffordshire University

  • You do Psychology?! What am I thinking?
    via GIPHY I am enrolled on the BSc Psychology and Counselling degree, and I thought it would be a good idea to write about a first-hand experience of what it is like on the course. As Psychology is such a big department at the university, with a lot of… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 29-09-2016
  • What My Second Year at Uni Taught Me
    My second year of university is finally over and I couldn’t be happier. It has definitely been the hardest year so far, but i have learnt so many things along the way. some of the things are to do with the academic side of university, but there have also been… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 29-09-2016
  • A Guide To Being An A+ Flatmate
    If you’re living away from home for university it’s highly likely that this will be the first time you’re going to be living with other people who aren’t your parents or siblings. Now your family might be accustomed to your way of living but the new people you’re living with… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 28-09-2016
  • Is Being An Academic Rep Worth it?
    If you’re a fan of Resident Evil, you’ll understand why I got excited when I learnt that there was something called STARS in my first year at Staffs. Uni must be pretty intense if it needs its own Special Tactics and Rescue Service, but I figured I was up… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 28-09-2016
  • Our lecturers in action – on Radio Stoke and Facebook
    For the next 3 weeks, you can catch up with Dr Barbara Emadi-Coffin’s interview on BBC radio Stoke about religious issues and the American presidential election. The interview starts at 2.08 into the show. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p046mdgj#play Barbara and Dr Simon Smith I have also been posting things to their History/Politics Facebook page:… ... read more
    Blog: US ElectionPublished on 26-09-2016
  • 3 Things to Mention in Your Personal Statement
    Your personal statement is part of the application which university tutors will use to assess whether you’re fit to study a particular course. This means that it is a pretty big deal and you want to make sure that you stand out from the many others applying. If you think… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 26-09-2016
  • Dr Sarah Rose blogs on attending the BPS Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference
    Dr Sarah Rose (Lecturer in Psychology and Course Leader for Staffordshire University’s BSc Psychology and Child Development) recently attended the British Psychological Society’s Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, and blogs about her experience of the conference: This year’s conference was in Belfast and included a wonderful mix of applied and… ... read more
    Blog: PsychologyPublished on 26-09-2016
  • Playing Nice: Tips On Working With Others
    Here is an appropriate representation of my feelings towards group work: via GIPHY I genuinely hate it, and I’ve had to do a couple of group projects every year I’ve been at uni. Part of this utter dread comes from the fact that I’m bossy and I’m a perfectionist, the… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 26-09-2016
  • Welcomed Back by Welcome Week
    And what a week it was! Setting foot on campus again after a long summer, it felt like I had never left. Seeing all the familiar faces dotted around, it was hard to realise that this was potentially the last welcome week, and last year, that I would get to… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 26-09-2016
  • The Power of the Cadman Library
    “You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!’’ – The 10th Doctor (David Tennant) Now, you may think of ignoring this blog but I must urge to you all, whether you are first,… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 26-09-2016
  • Single Parent Student
    So for those of you don’t know, I have a teenager! An “it’s not fair” eats me out of house and home, no concept of money, sleep in till mid-day teenager. And for over the past three years I have been a single parent. So how do I juggle full… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 25-09-2016
  • Dissertation Blues
    With the children of Gadoulou in the far north of Central African Republic. They live with the permanent threat of enemy militia in the bush around their village. There are two themes running through this blog: malaria and my upcoming dissertation. Regular readers of this blog (yes, both of you)… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 24-09-2016
  • Welcome – just in time for the first debate!
    Welcome to this blog. I work at Staffordshire university and will be visiting the USA when election day comes on November 8th. I will be speaking with voters in Louisiana and Tennessee before the polls open and hoping to get some insights into why voters are choosing their next President.… ... read more
    Blog: US ElectionPublished on 23-09-2016
  • Zach’s Welcome Week
    I can’t believe that’s it, another Freshers week come and gone!…And it didn’t disappoint, but certainly didn’t come without its laughs and it’s drama’s. So much has happened in one week, I’ve met some amazing people, seen some unusual things and done some crazy stuff I didn’t think I would… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-09-2016
  • Being A Student Ambassador: Survival Tips
    Being an ambassador is so much fun, but it is hard work! Don’t think its all smiles and easy work.  I decided to make a ‘book of tips’ for people thinking of joining the scheme, from myself and other ambassadors. My top tip is buy comfy shoes and bring plasters… ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-09-2016