About the UQ

Transforming Lives, Transforming Our City

The University Quarter stretches between the town of Stoke upon Trent, past Stoke’s main railway station through the campuses of City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent College up to the city centre of Hanley.

In 2009, the University Quarter partnership brought together a unique collaboration of Stoke-on-Trent’s three key educational partners. They all shared a vision of breaking down barriers to give everyone the chance to achieve their full potential. They are all working together, engaging staff, students, local residents and a wider partnership, to ensure the brightest possible future for the city.

We are working closely with our communities to engage people more in decision-making processes and to empower them to improve the cultural, social and civic fabric of the neighbourhood and city.

In 2016 Staffordshire University closed its main campus in Stafford and moved many departments to Stoke campus.

Since 2009 the University Quarter partnership has invested in:

  • Stoke on Trent FE College’s Lifestyle Building, Enterprise Hub and Technology Hub
  • Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College relocation to a landmark site opposite Stoke on Trent Railway station.
  • A state of the art Science Centre at Staffordshire University for integrated education between University and College students.
  • South Shelton Environmental Improvements
  • Staffordshire University campus landscaping and estate remodelling
  • New entrance and social space to Henrion Building
  • New St Peter’s Academy on the old Sixth Form College site
  • Stoke College Sports and Fitness Centre
  • Staffordshire University Cadman, Flaxman and Mellor building refurbishment and redesign
  • Staffordshire University Beacon building

Beacon building

The new Beacon building on College Road opened in 2016.

street with new paving

In 2017 the City Council carried out improvements to the public space in the University Quarter and pedestrian links into Stoke town.